Recent reports of worms being found in chocolate in China, especially chocolate containing nuts, are likely the result of poor handling in the distribution process, according to the China Economic Net website. Worms have been found in chocolate products across China over the past six months, the website said, with the latest incident reported by Guangzhou’s Yangcheng Evening News earlier in the month…Full Article: WantChinaTimes Mar 2014

Key point

  • There are multiple theories as to the origin of the contamination including poor production practices (e.g. live eggs in the nuts), inadequate storage during transportation, and retail markets opening/resealing packages

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  • According to a November 2012 Euromonitor report, Chinese citizens consumer only 100 grams of chocolate per year, 11 times less than the Japanese and 44 times less than Americans

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