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Flies on Bakeries...

Hi guys!

Is it me or Bakeries seem to dont care at all about flies going around their food like nothing?

To be honest, for me thats a no buy anything on that bakery, problem is, i have seen that ALL bakeries - at least here in St. Gallen - dont care at all about the flies eating and crapping on their pastries and other stuff that they have, to be honest Im shocked how they dont even try to put some device or anything.

Back on my country backeries put all sort of things in order to prevent this and it actually work! Things like AC on the entrance to avoid flies coming in, Fly killers, etc.

Hope im not the only one bothered about that, and that realizes that in no country what they are doing is legal...
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Old 10.08.2021, 08:52
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Re: Flies on Bakeries...

I heard one needs a degree to work in a bakery in Switzerland.

Guess they dont teach how to deal with flies there.
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Old 10.08.2021, 09:17
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Re: Flies on Bakeries...

We used to buy flies‘ cemeteries at the bakers. Perhaps these ones escaped??

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=flies%27+cemetary&ia=about
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Old 10.08.2021, 09:50
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We used to buy flies‘ cemeteries at the bakers. Perhaps these ones escaped??

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=flies%27+cemetary&ia=about
So, basically you used to have a more interesting place for the flies to go in order to avoid the flies to go to the actual pastries?

Edit: nevermind i misunderstood it :P
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Old 10.08.2021, 09:52
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Re: Flies on Bakeries...

Back in old times, before humans worked out how to cultivate yeast, natural yeasts were transmitted through the digestive tracts of insects. If a fly hadn't shit on your dough it probably wouldn't rise.

And we wouldn't have beer either.

Wine on the other hand you have to thank wasps for.
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I’d rather have fly shit than a dead fly. These creatures are part of the ecosystem, we are not.
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Old 10.08.2021, 10:29
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Re: Flies on Bakeries...

Flies are a huge problem at the moment, it started here a few days ago. I usually tell them to use the rest of the flat as it's big enough but they actually follow me from room to room. So after a fair warning, I kill them.

If a shop had an excessive amount of flies on their goods, I simply wouldn't buy/return to the shop.

You could always go shopping with a flyswatter at hand. I'm not sure if it's already legally sorted, whether you will have to pay for every piece of ake you hit on with it.
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Old 10.08.2021, 10:43
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Flies are a huge problem at the moment, it started here a few days ago. I usually tell them to use the rest of the flat as it's big enough but they actually follow me from room to room. So after a fair warning, I kill them.

If a shop had an excessive amount of flies on their goods, I simply wouldn't buy/return to the shop.

You could always go shopping with a flyswatter at hand. I'm not sure if it's already legally sorted, whether you will have to pay for every piece of ake you hit on with it.
Same at home, i politely invite them to leave by opening the windows, if they decline i politely sent them to hell.
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Re: Flies on Bakeries...

I was thinking that a lot of wildlife especially birds have been killed recently by hail - perhaps the abundance of carrion is resulting in an excess of flies?

Farmers are also spraying their fields with manure this week as it was pointless to do in the heavy rain we have been having recently.
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I was thinking that a lot of wildlife especially birds have been killed recently by hail - perhaps the abundance of carrion is resulting in an excess of flies?

Farmers are also spraying their fields with manure this week as it was pointless to do in the heavy rain we have been having recently.
Hey Tom! Nah, this has been an issue for a long long time... since the first time i got to switzerland that i see this problem with the flies
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Same at home, i politely invite them to leave by opening the windows, if they decline i politely sent them to hell.
My cat does it for me ... she’s a fly serial killer.

Yea, it has always irked me as well - same with kebab shops etc. And also the cows & horses, back home they give them protection from flies. I always feel so bad for them when I see hundreds swarming around their faces.
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Re: Flies on Bakeries...

I once heard someone tell a story of how decades ago, we went to a Swiss alp and bought a glass of fresh milk.

He saw the guy reaching into a large barrel with a keg to retrieve the milk - only to see that the surface of the milk was completely covered in flies (in various states of lividity).

These days, hygiene standards are much stricter.

But I guess, the indifference towards flies is somewhat of a tradition....
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Old 10.08.2021, 18:39
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I once heard someone tell a story of how decades ago, we went to a Swiss alp and bought a glass of fresh milk.

He saw the guy reaching into a large barrel with a keg to retrieve the milk - only to see that the surface of the milk was completely covered in flies (in various states of lividity).

These days, hygiene standards are much stricter.

But I guess, the indifference towards flies is somewhat of a tradition....
I bet he spent 3 years getting a degree to operate that keg and that counted towards OECD statistics for education in Switzerland.
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Old 10.08.2021, 18:57
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Re: Flies on Bakeries...

I fry flies with one of those electric tennis racquet things, it's quite satisfying when they sizzle

Seriously, years ago my sister lived in Plaistow, East London and there used to be a bakers shop there called Pithers. They kept a big open vat of synthetic cream outside the back door that would be full of flies and bluebottles, but they'd still use it to fill iced buns with
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I once heard someone tell a story of how decades ago, we went to a Swiss alp and bought a glass of fresh milk.

He saw the guy reaching into a large barrel with a keg to retrieve the milk - only to see that the surface of the milk was completely covered in flies (in various states of lividity).
Sounds like you've been had
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I once heard someone tell a story of how decades ago, we went to a Swiss alp and bought a glass of fresh milk.

He saw the guy reaching into a large barrel with a keg to retrieve the milk - only to see that the surface of the milk was completely covered in flies (in various states of lividity).

These days, hygiene standards are much stricter.

But I guess, the indifference towards flies is somewhat of a tradition....
How fresh was the milk?
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Hope im not the only one bothered about that, and that realizes that in no country what they are doing is legal...
I hate flies on food too but are you sure that it's not legal to have flies inside a bakery in any country?
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Hey Tom! Nah, this has been an issue for a long long time... since the first time i got to switzerland that i see this problem with the flies
I don't know...I've seen flies all over the world, especially in warm countries or in summers. We went on many school trips as kids to introduce us to jobs - I remember giant state owned bakeries, yeast making plant (an off shoot of a brewery), a giant dairy plant, etc. The work places (dough mixing, etc.) were really kept cool. No flies. I rarely see flies here when it's cold.
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Re: Flies on Bakeries...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rUEJwsXbnk
I thought of this..
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I don't know...I've seen flies all over the world, especially in warm countries or in summers. We went on many school trips as kids to introduce us to jobs - I remember giant state owned bakeries, yeast making plant (an off shoot of a brewery), a giant dairy plant, etc. The work places (dough mixing, etc.) were really kept cool. No flies. I rarely see flies here when it's cold.
Meat markets in Africa. I didn't once get sick.
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