2.7 Tons of Nestle Chocolate Destroyed by Chinese Officials

by Nate Wooley | March 5, 2013 10:15 am

Food inspectors in Shanghai have destroyed tons of food being imported into China.

The destroyed food — which officials say violated China’s food quality standards — includes Kraft (NASDAQ:KRFT[1]) Cream Cheese, Nestle (PINK:NSRGY[2]) chocolate and IKEA chocolate cake, reports the Associated Press[3].

It took time for some of the companies to be notified about the problem. While the IKEA cake was destroyed in November and December, a spokeswoman for the Swedish company says it wasn’t notified until Monday.

The Shanghai inspection service says that the cake contained unacceptable levels of coliform bacteria. Nestle was informed that the chocolate that was destroyed tested too high in the sweetener sorbitol.

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Endnotes:
  1. KRFT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=KRFT
  2. NSRGY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NSRGY
  3. reports the Associated Press: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_CHINA_FOOD_QUALITY?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-03-05-06-19-52
  4. Horse meat found in IKEA meatballs: http://investorplace.com/2013/02/horse-meat-found-in-ikea-meatballs/
  5. 38,000 Pounds of Sausage Recalled: http://investorplace.com/2013/02/38000-pounds-of-sausage-recalled/
  6. Spinach Recall for E. Coli Hits 39 States: http://investorplace.com/2013/02/spinach-recall-for-e-coli-hits-39-states/

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