Loaf of white sliced Photographer: Jennie Hills

Cost of the Sliced Pan to Rise as Price of Flour Sky Rockets

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Bakers are warning the price of a sliced pan could go up by about 15% because of ingredient shortages.

Just two-fifths of the flour used here is actually produced in Ireland — and the Irish Bakery Association says the flour stockpiles built up here for Brexit are now starting to run low.

They add that the flour stockpiles built up here for Brexit are now starting to run low.

The trade group says flour prices are at a record high, and other ingredients like vegetable oil, yeast and sugar are all going up in price too.

It follows a bad harvest in Britain — and the imposition of trade tariffs on Canadian wheat for British mills.

Spokesman Gerald Cunningham says the flour available from the Continent just doesn’t work for making a sliced pan.

The protein levels of the wheat is lower and is not suitable for making the type of bread that we’re used to eating in this country. You know in the EU, alot of the breads are more open textured, you know like baguettes, focaccias and different types of open textures like ciabattas, that kind of products.”