Hula Hoop factory whistleblower brands it a 'disgusting' health hazard

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() Supermarket inspectors visit Hula Hoop factory after a whistleblower brands it a 'disgusting' health hazard and claims machines are covered in tar-like mix of fat and dust Leicestershire site also makes own-brand snacks for M&S, Aldi and Sainsbury's    Source says machines can't be deep-cleaned because they're always working  The factory is running 24 hours a day, with four shifts working there daily 

By Sebastian Murphy-bates For Mailonline

Published: 20:35 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 20:46 BST, 1 September 2019

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Supermarket inspectors visited Hula Hoop's factory after a whistleblower branded it a 'disgusting' health hazard and claimed machines were caked in fat and dust.  

As well as the popular savoury rings, the KP Snacks base makes Sainsbury's, Aldi's and M&S's own-brand versions. 

One source said that the site is 'rarely' cleaned even though it's had £30million of new machinery installed. 

The whistleblower told the Daily Star that a tar-like mixture of dust and fat lies on the floors, walls and machines.

Piles of Hula Hoops regularly drop off the conveyor belts and sit on the factory floor for months. 

The whistleblower says that sections of floor are covered in black grime and snacks are left on the floor for months after falling from the conveyor belts

The whistleblower says that sections of floor are covered in black grime and snacks are left on the floor for months after falling from the conveyor belts 

Aldi and M&S deployed inspectors to the factory to check the site after the source told the paper that red floors had been turned mainly black. 

The worker said: 'It's disgusting for a food

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