Swiss food giant Nestle may consider a bid for Britain's Cadbury to challenge a hostile 9.9 billion pound ($16.3 dollars) bid by Kraft Foods Inc and a potential move by Hershey , Bloomberg reported on Sunday.

Nestle is still weighing its options and may decide against a bid, Bloomberg said, citing two unnamed people with knowledge of the matter.

Nestle declined to comment.

Italian chocolate maker Ferrero and U.S.-based Hershey have teamed up and said on Wednesday they were reviewing a possible offer for Cadbury.

Analysts view Nestle as a potential suitor for Cadbury.

(Writing by Lisa Jucca; Editing by Jon Loades-Carter)