Last week, the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) stormed the office of popular Kripsy Kreme Doughnuts confectionery in Victoria Island, Lagos to conduct a quality inspection on the products, facilities and operations of the doughnut shop.
The company was shut down for allegedly using expired doughnut mix and fillings for producing doughnuts, as well as replacing the expiration date of materials by superimposing new expiration date stickers on products in clear violation of Nigerian law. This discovery is coming after the company celebrated its 81st anniversary worldwide.
Speaking on the closure, the CPC Director General, Babtunde Irukera stated that the shutdown was as a result of the conducted quality inspection in the company where it was discovered that the raw materials used by the confectionery company for production had expired.
He added that the Krispy Kreme tampered with the information written on the Best Before Date by placing another sticker which tend to conceal the original date by the manufacturer.
Irukera said a whole container load of such expired raw materials has been impounded by NAFDAC now.
“I consider Krispy Kreme a credible brand, but something went wrong here, and there must be consequences especially with food” Irukera said.
Following the shutdown, many Lagosians have expressed opinions over this incident as many seem unhappy, blaming CPC for the shutdown among others.