According to many articles on the major international news agencies, a German watchdog agency, Food watch, has determined that Kinder chocolate bars — made by the Italian confectionary company Ferrero — are made with carcinogenic ingredients.
Are Kinder chocolate bars really bad for you and your children?
Pichu team for web content and food information analysis has conducted a study on the toxic and carcinogenic ingredients in Kinder chocolate bars:
According to a report published on FOODPACKAGINGFORUM.ORG in the last third of last year, there are high levels of mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) in several food products and food packaging (e.g. rice, pasta, corn flakes).
Food Packaging Forum has recently said that high levels of mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) have been found in Kinder chocolates' packaging, and this ingredient could have been transferred into the chocolate via recycled packaging.
The mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH) is a byproduct of the oil refining process. MOAH may damage the human genome and cause genetic mutations by altering the structure of the DNA of the body’s cells, which may lead to cancer and many health disorders in spleen, liver and lymph nodes. It is also thought to have allergic skin causing effects.
MOAH has been used in many well-known cosmetic products for lips included those marketed under the trade names Bebe, Blistex, Dove, Labello, Nivea, Scholl and Penaten.
Mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAHs) have been also found in cosmetic products such as body oils, lotions and creams, products for hair styling, and Vaseline.