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1. Nutella factory shut Ferrero has temporarily halted activity at the biggest production plant of its Nutella spread because of a quality issue. Located in France’s Normandy region, the facility produces a third of all the Nutella jars sold globally. Ferrero, which also makes Ferrero Rocher pralines and Kinder chocolate eggs, last week reported sales of €10.7bn for the year to August 30.
2. J&J in US probe US authorities are investigating Johnson & Johnson, spurred by concerns about asbestos contamination of its talc products, such as baby powder. The inquiries by the department of justice and the Securities & Exchange Commission follow news reports in December that said the firm had known about the risks for decades. The firm, which contested the reports, said it was co-operating...