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.
Joint CPC/NAFDAC operation discontinuing production and sealing key storage of Krispy Kreme B.I location on account of serious regulatory violations with using expired doughnut mix and fillings. Further enforcement activities to follow. Consumer abuse knows no spectrum! pic.twitter.com/T1E2umY37m
— Babatunde Irukera (@TundeIrukera) August 8, 2018
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.