CPC shuts down Krispy Kreme for using expired products

Ugo Okoro, Abuja

Mr. Babatunde Irukera in front of the closed Krispy Kreme outlet in Lagos

Nigeria’s regulatory agencies have begun a shutdown of outlets belonging to the international doughnut franchise, Krispy Kreme, for using expired products.

The Director General of the Consumer Protection Council, CPC, Babatunde Irukera, said in a tweet on Wednesday, that there were issues with the shelf life of products used in making its doughnuts.

He added:” Expired doughnut mix and fillings which the company repeatedly self extended and re validated without regulatory process and approval. Sad about a business under lock, but there’s no dilemma at all when the alternative is possible risk of consumption of unwholesome food.”

The agency made the move after a joint inspection of Krispy Kreme’s Victoria Island outlet in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital.

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration, NAFDAC, was also part of the team.