FILE - In this June 18 2010 file photo,a bartender spreads Nutella on a crepe in a creperie in Rome. French workers frustrated over salary negotiations are blocking the world's biggest Nutella factory. Tensions are mounting at the site in Villers-Ecalles in Normandy, where activists from the Workers' Force union have been blocking trucks from entering or leaving the factory for a week. (AP Photo/Alberto Pellaschiar, File)

Production resumes at world's biggest Nutella plant

June 05, 2019 - 6:10 am

PARIS (AP) — Unions and owner Ferrero say workers at the world's biggest Nutella factory have removed picket lines and are back to work after production after was brought to a near standstill in a dispute over salary negotiations.

Ferrero said on Wednesday that access to the factory was reopened overnight and that "normal activity" had resumed at the site.

Activists from Workers' Force at the factory in Villers-Ecalles in Normandy had barred trucks from entering or leaving the factory for a week.

Spokeswoman Prescillia Bourguignon said management had made "positive progress."

The plant produces 600,000 jars of the chocolate and hazelnut spread every day — a quarter of the world's output.