Cake banned

Posted on August 7, 2006 

Cake banned

A pensioner was not allowed to give her friend a homemade birthday cake because it broke a centre’s health and safety rules.

Elaine Richards made the cake for her friend’s 96th birthday party at their local Age Concern day centre.

But when she arrived she was told the cake broke hygiene regulations and the OAP’s were only allowed to eat cakes bought from shops.

According to The Sun Elaine, of Braunton, Devon, said: “It’s nonsensical. I couldn’t believe it. I have a family of four who will vouch for my cooking. The worst anyone has had is indigestion!

“My cakes are healthy. The rules are completely daft.”

Andrea Scott of Age Concern, which runs the centre in Barnstaple, Devon, explained: “We have many frail and elderly come here and some are diabetic.

“If we let one person do this, the floodgates are open. We don’t know where these cakes come from. If something went wrong, we could be sued.”

Elaine and her friend tucked into the cake at her home instead.

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from Ananova

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