Nutella responds to claims spread can cause cancer

Friday, January 13, 2017 01:23PM
ABC News reporter Mara Schiavocampo has the story.


The company that makes Nutella is responding to claims that the hazelnut spread can cause cancer.

Nutella uses palm oil to get a smooth texture and improve shelf life.

But researchers in Europe found that, when heated, the oil generates potential carcinogens.

Nutella has launched an ad campaign overseas to assure the public the spread is safe to eat.
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