CHOCOLATES IN MALAYSIA CONTAIN PORK

Health Ministry confirms pig DNA detected in 2 Cadbury chocolate samples

KUALA LUMPUR: Two Cadbury chocolate samples namely Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut and Cadbury Dairy Milk Roast Almond were detected to have contained pig DNA (porcine).

The pig DNA was detected by the Health Ministry in the sample of Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut with batch number of 200813M01H I2 and expiry date of Nov 13, 2014; and in the sample of Cadbury Dairy Milk Roast Almond with batch number 221013N01R I1 and expiry date of Jan 15, 2015.

Director-general of Health Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah in a statement here today, said the analysis, however, did not find any pig DNA in the sample of Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate.

The analysis results showing that pig DNA was detected in Cadbury chocolates went viral on the social media since yesterday.

The samples of the three chocolate products were taken to be analysed for monitoring purposes.

Dr Noor Hisham said the product manufacturer, Cadbury Confectionery Malaysia Sdn Bhd, was expected to recall those products from the market immediately.

“The Health Ministry also advises the public to study the batch number on the product label before consumption,” he said.

More information can be obtained at the ministry’s Food Safety and Quality Division website at http://fsq.moh.gov.my or www.facebook.com/bkkmhq. — BERNAMA

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