Kinder Chocolate Bars Found to Contain Likely Carcinogens

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A food safety watchdog found high levels of mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons, a likely carcinogen, inside the European candy
Kinder chocolate bars are more popular in Germany, Italy, and the UK than the United States.

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Kinder chocolate bars are more popular in Germany, Italy, and the UK than the United States.

A German watchdog agency, Food watch, has determined that Kinder chocolate bars — made by the Italian confectionary company Ferrero, and not to be confused with the American-made KIND snack and granola bars — are made with carcinogenic ingredients. The watchdog company found high levels of mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) in several Kinder products from Ferrero, sold in Aldi, a German supermarket chain.

“MOAH…can cause cancer and damage the human genome,” Food Watch said in a statement.

According to the European Food Safety Authority, consumption of MOAHs are “likely” to be “carcinogenic and mutagenic.”

Since the report came out there have been calls for the recall of the popular candy bars. The group claims that they told the candy manufacturers about the high levels of MOAH and asked them to recall the candy, but they refused.

“The manufacturer is guilty of gross negligence. Instead of clearing the dangerous candy from the shelves and warning consumers, they (haven’t).”

The Daily Meal has contacted Ferrero for more information. 

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