The world's largest Nutella factory has been forced to temporarily shut down 3 years ago

The world's largest Nutella factory has been forced to temporarily shut down

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The largest Nutella factory in the world has been forced to shut down because of a quality issue, we report with a heavy heart.

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According to CNN, production at the factory in Villers-Ecalles, France, was halted earlier this week after a "quality defect" was detected in semi-finished products.

And as if this wasn't bad enough, the factory also produced Ferrero Rocher and Kinder Buenos. Arguably two of the best chocolate items you'll find in your local shop.

"This defect does not correspond to our quality standards, so we decided to temporarily suspend the activity of the factory," Italian candy maker Ferrero said in a statement on their website. "This measure, taken in the name of the precautionary principle, will enable us to carry out further investigations."

Ferrero did however say that none of the Nutella products currently on store shelves is affected by the problem and that the supply of Nutella to customers should continue uninterrupted, so you can continue to plough into a jar of it this weekend.

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There is currently no information regarding when the factory will reopen.