QFA Nigeria Limited, a premium food outlets operator, including Krispy Kreme Confectionery, has stated in a press statement that its fully cooperating with authorities in addressing concerns of product expiry date tampering without regulatory approval in its outlet in Victoria Island, Lagos.
QFA who stated that they are committed to the highest operational standards and delivering safe products that satisfy customers, commended both the Consumer Protection Commission (CPC) and National Agency for Food and DAdministrationation and Control (NAFDAC) for their support to ensure customers have access to Krispy Kreme’s offering as quickly as possible.
The statement also said,
“Q.F.A. recognizes that a robust, transparent and effective consumer protection and food regulation are fundamental to promoting mutual confidence and an enabling environment for economic growth. We will continue with our spirited cooperation and transparent openness with the regulators and look forward to providing our customers with the best possible doughnut experience.”
The company further said it is committed to providing customers with the highest standards of service and product.
The CPC and NAFDAC had earlier shut down the Victoria Island outlet of the American doughnut and coffeehouse chain company. The shutdown was as a result of startling discovering upon inspection that Krispy Kreme had extended the expiry date of its doughnut mix and fillings.
The inspection of the facility was led by the Director General of CPC, Babatunde Irukera. He said Krispy Kreme printed a white sticker which says Best before 30/09/2018 and imposed such on the original date to conceal it.
Nairametrics also confirmed that the Ikeja City Mall outlet of Krispy Kreme Confectionary was affected. This was confirmed by a staff of the company who did not want to be identified. He said the Ikeja outlet get supplies from their Victoria Island outlet and since it has been shut down it also affected business activities there.
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation, a United States-based food company formally made its entrance into the Nigerian market in March 2018.
The Nigeria division is managed by QFA Nigeria Limited (Q.F.A), an operator of premium food outlets in Nigeria, after signing a development agreement with the American doughnut company to open 20 Krispy Kreme locations in Nigeria over a period of five years.
Nigeria is the second African nation to open Krispy Kreme shops. Krispy Kreme made its African debut in South Africa in 2015, when the company signed a development agreement with KK Doughnuts SA (Pty) Limited to open 31 Krispy Kreme locations in South Africa.