Baker puts webcams in its ovens

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Ginsters are to install webcams in their ovens to keep an eye on
rogue Cornish pasties, according to a report from Ananova.

Ginsters are to install webcams in their ovens to keep an eye on rogue Cornish pasties, according to a report from Ananova.

The UK-based pie and pasties manufacturer is hoping to prevent the perennial problem of misshapen pasties costing the business time and money.

Staff will be able to see inside the oven rooms to spot any pasties which do not conform to Ginsters' shape and quality standards.

The webcams are made by software company Cirrus and contain a built-in Ethernet card which can be plugged into the company's network. The data can then be viewed on a web browser on any authorised computer.

Jon Wight, head of IT at Ginsters, said: "I hope we will save around £60,000 (€93,000) each year by installing these cameras, just on the difference between the quantity of misshapes and good products.

"Currently it takes a good 15 minutes for a person to get from the plant to the ovens because of the distance and the hand washing and boot-changing hygiene precautions in place."

The £15,000 project is expected to be up and running by the end of July.

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