Anyone else ever though of this little Kinder bars as the healthier chocolate? You know, like the little stick one with the creamy filling? I mean, it’s so little – it’s GOT to be better than a bigger Dairy Milk bar, right?
A German food watchdog has called for the chocolate bars to be recalled after tests found they contain dangerous levels of what have been described as “likely carcinogens”. They said that mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons, which are created when oil is refined, have been found in the product.
Speaking to the German edition of The Local, Mr Heeg said: “You can’t see it, you can’t taste it, but it’s in there
“We recommend not purchasing these products because the levels are simply unacceptable for consumption.”
Circulating warning claims that children’s chocolate treat, Kinder Joy contains a wax coating that can cause cancer. It further claims that Styrofoam containers also have a wax coating.
The claims in the warning are misleading and inaccurate. Many chocolate products do actually contain paraffin wax to give them a shiny finish and help them remain solid at room temperature. However, there is no evidence that this wax additive causes cancer. Wax has been used as an additive to various foods for decades and is considered non-toxic. And the claim that polystyrene containers have a wax coating is false. The warning is similar to another false warning that claims that instant noodles have a wax coating.KINDER JOY contains wax coating which is also used in Styrofoam containers. That is why Kinder Joy dont stick to each other when eating it. Our body needs upto two days to clean the wax. Make sure you stop eating Kinder Joy. This wax can cause CANCER.According to a warning that circulates via social media, you should stop eating the chocolate treat Kinder Joy because it contains a wax coating that can cause cancer. The message claims that the wax coating is designed to stop the treats sticking together when you eat them.The message warns that your body can take up to two days to get rid of the accumulated wax and that this accumulation can lead to cancer.It further claims that the same cancer causing wax coating is used in Styrofoam containers.However, the claims in the message are misleading and inaccurate.Foodwatch called for Ferrero’s Kinder Riegel, Lindt’s Fioretto Nougat Minis, and Sun Rice Classic Schokohappen by Rübezahl to be taken off the shelves on Monday after tests found “possible carcinogens.”The sweet treats had been contaminated with “so-called aromatic mineral oils (MOAH),” says Foodwatch, but the manufacturers are allegedly reluctant to recall their products.“The manufacturer is guilty of gross negligence. Instead of clearing the dangerous candy from the shelves and alerting consumers, they [postulate]… that everything was undertaken legally,” said Foodwatch’s John Heeg.Foodwatch tested more than 20 different kinds of potato chips and chocolate snacks and found saturated mineral oils (MOSH) which it warned can “accumulate in the human body and [cause] long term damage to organs” with children particularly at risk.“There is no acceptable levels of mineral oils in food for consumption,” Heeg told the German edition of The Local, citing the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) who he says considers MOAHs “likely carcinogenic and mutagenic.”“You can’t see it, you can’t taste it, but it’s in there,” warned Hegg. “We recommend not purchasing these products because the levels are simply unacceptable for consumption.”The chemicals are usually transferred to foods through recycled packaging that previously had been printed with inks which may contain oils.