Anyone surprised?

Anyone surprised?

NSW set to face bread shortage after warehouse fire

A fire at a massive bread factory in Sydney has threatened to stretch the state’s bread supply this week.

A fire at a massive bread factory in Sydney threatens to stretch the state’s supply this week.

Goodman Fielder, the umbrella company that owns brands like Helga’s, Mighty Soft and WonderWhite, has warned NSW customers they may face a “shortage of products”.

“Unfortunately, the site sustained considerable damage to our bakery production line, and we are still working through the full extent of the impact,” a spokesperson said.

“We are doing everything we can to minimise disruption to our customers and consumers.”

The company said while the shortages could be minimal, customers should be aware as to why shelves look a little light in the coming days.

A fire at a factory in Sydney has threatened to stretch the state’s bread supply this week.

A fire at a factory in Sydney has threatened to stretch the state’s bread supply this week.

Footage captured the moment the factory in Sydney’s west began billowing smoke as workers escaped.

Over 70 firefighters arrived in 18 fire trucks to battle the blaze for over three hours to extinguish the fire, which could be seen across the suburb. No injuries were reported.

Investigations are yet to determine exactly what caused the blaze.

The potential shortage brings another bout of bad news for shoppers, who have been forced to stretch their budgets this year as inflation takes hold.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the price of food and non-alcoholic beverages increased by 5.9 per cent in the last year due to high freight costs, supply constraints and strong demand.

As a result, consumers and businesses have gone to extreme lengths to cope with the country’s cost of living crisis as empty shelves, sky-high price tags and costly grocery bills become the new normal.

Foodbomb predicts that egg supply will run tight for the next 18 months as feed supply becomes increasingly difficult to source.

Salmon and chicken breast are also among some of the other animal products in short supply while selling at a higher cost, now ticketed at $40kg and 9.50kg respectively.

Similar to the egg situation, consumers can expect the price of chicken meat to remain high for the next 12 months.

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