31 Jul 00 - Food Safety - Cadbury's investigates chocolate recycling claim
Guardian ... Monday 31 July 2000
Cadbury's announced yesterday it had stopped using a contractor pending an inquiry into allegations that chocolate earmarked for pig feed was reused in its products.
A claim was made yesterday in a Sunday newspaper that the long-standing contractor was taking chocolate labelled Unfit for Human Consumption and reusing it in bars such as Dairy Milk and Creme Eggs .
A spokesman for Cadbury's said it would not use chocolate processed by R and JB Higgins of Chaddesley Corbett , Worcestershire, until it had investigated, but added that it had "total confidence" in the firm.
Higgins denied the claims, saying: "The public have nothing to fear." Its workers strip chocolate bars designated as waste, sent from Cadbury's Bournville factory in the West Midlands or from outside distribution centres.
A Cadbury's spokesman said that bars damaged in production, but in every other way perfect, were sent back to Bournville or another factory for remelting. Those near or just past their Best Before date were sent for resale at Cadbury's staff shop, and those past their sell-by date were destined for pig feed
. Workers at Higgins were accused by the Sunday Mirror of shifting bars from the pig feed pile onto that to be sent for remelting.
Ah so that's alright then
What the hell? They have a lot of respect for pigs, don't they?
And I'm sure you know this, but soda, such as Dr Pepper, rots your teeth and makes your stomach acidic, and is full of empty calories: sugar with no vitamins or minerals.