Our quality & ingredients

Why does
Nutella® taste so good?

What makes Nutella® so delicious? It's the care and passion we put into every step of its production in order to offer you a tasty and pleasurable experience.

7 quality ingredients, that's all

The iconic Nutella® recipe is the same worldwide. It is made by combining 7 carefully selected quality ingredients, to ensure its creaminess and intense flavour.

Let's discover each of them.


Palm Oil
Palm Oil
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Our attention to quality for more than 50 years

Quality is as important to us as it is to you, and that's why we guarantee high quality standards for every plant in the world that produces Nutella®.

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Independent verification programme

Some of our high quality standards are also verified by SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. As an independent service provider, SGS verifies that Nutella®  and all its ingredients match the requirement of “Our quality" verification program.

The signature receipe for Nutella® is made with 7 quality ingredients and contains no preservatives, colorings, or hydrogenated fats. This is guaranteed by our internal quality policy as well as verified by SGS.

How does the SGS verification
process work?

The quality standards are independently verified by SGS according to a programme based on 4 pillars:

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At this stage SGS and Ferrero define reference documents, representing the quality standards against which the verification programme is carried out.

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SGS auditors carry out annual verification activities, both at Ferrero Headquarters and within each plant producing Nutella® around the world. These audits, both announced and unannounced, verify that the control plan defined by Ferrero for each stage of production - from incoming raw ingredients to finished product - is being met.

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In addition to the audit activities, SGS carries out regular analysis - performed at independent laboratories - on raw ingredients and finished product samples in each plant that produces Nutella®.

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Finally, SGS plans occasional and random sampling of products taken from the points of sale for testing and label reviews.

Discover more about SGS

SGS was established in 1878 and registered in Geneva as Société Générale de Surveillance in 1919. Today, with a global network of offices and laboratories around the world, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity.

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