Families in this, one of the poorest of the EU countries are being paid as little as 20p an hour for making the toys at home.
Child exploitation is not new in Romania. It is probably as famous for sending gangs of child pickpockets to the UK as it is for being the home of Vlad the Impaler.
Apart from the child exploitation experts say there is also a risk of food poisoning if the toys have been assembled in unsanitary conditions.
A whistleblower said “Customers would expect products which go inside children’s chocolates to be made in controlled conditions but so many of the toys are being made in peoples homes that effective quality control is impossible”.
“Ferrero (the Italian chocolatier that makes…
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