Chocolate scandal: Cadbury Malaysia under fire for "pig DNA" in products

This is bitter news.

The Straits Times reports, "Chocolate maker Cadbury Malaysia is conducting a full review of its supply chain after tests on samples of Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut and Cadbury Dairy Milk Roast Almond showed traces of porcine (pig) DNA."


Reports say the traces of porcine DNA were found during "a periodic check for non-halal ingredients in food products by Malaysia’s Ministry of Health."


The report went on to reveal that "the Malaysia Islamic Development Department (Jakim) will hold a special meeting with the Health Ministry, Department of Standards Malaysia and Chemistry Department on the issue."


Meanwhile, the Times report said that while Singapore’s Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) said it "did not import the implicated batch of Cadbury brand products," it will be "checking similar products under the Cadbury brand available in their market to ensure that the ingredients used in the manufacturing of the products are truly as declared under the statement of ingredients."


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