Nutella factory temporarily closes, over ‘quality’ problem

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Nutella factory temporarily closes, over 'quality' problem
Nutella factory temporarily closes, over 'quality' problem

The world’s biggest Nutella factory has been temporarily closed over a “quality issue”.

Production lines in Viller-Ecalles, northwest France have been halted as the group investigates the cause of the problem.

The factory produces 600,000 pots of the spread a day, a quarter of global output. Jars already shipped are unaffected and supplies will continue to be available, Italian company Ferrero, which makes Nutella, said in a statement to the AFP news agency.

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An investigation is underway into the problem and the factory will remain closed in the meantime.

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Ferrero has seen sales double in the past decade as its sweet treats won new fans.

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However, its flagship product, which contains 56% sugar, has fallen victim to French laws which force supermarkets to charge more for branded goods in order to ensure fair payments to farmers.

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