Posted September 29, 2018 06:14:03 The moulds used to create the heart chocolate, one of Australia’s favourite treats, are almost gone, with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) calling for a review into the industry.
A spokesman for the ACCC said the commission had been asked by the government to look into the matter.
“The Commission is aware of reports from an industry insider that the industry has been engaged in a process of recycling moulds and other moulds from the supply chain and is actively seeking information on the processes used,” the spokesman said.
The industry source told the ABC that a group of manufacturers, including the Australian Crop and Moulds Association, had started “retrofitting” factories in China to process the mouldings and was “currently on track to complete the retrofitting process” by the end of the year.
But Mr Kynaston said the industry had to take steps to ensure that there were no problems with the manufacturing process.
If there is any problems with any moulding process, then the whole process will be completely shut down, he said.
“This is going to be a very serious issue and it’s going to take us several years to fix it,” Mr Kymaston said.