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Nutella makers deny involvement with chocolate syringes in Dubai

Ferrero, the owner of the Nutella brand of chocolate spread, has denied any involvement or association with the 'counterfeit' chocolate-filled syringes that raised consumer concerns in the UAE last week, Emirates 24-7 has reported. "Ferrero has recently been informed by Dubai authorities of the presence of some images depicting syringes bearing a 'Nutella' label and containing a brown spread," the firm said in an advert in local papers. The company "immediately confirmed to the Protocol Department of Dubai that said products are not approved and do not originate from the company," Ferrero said.