Cadbury Malaysia recalled two of its chocolate products Monday after they tested positive for pork DNA, according to Reuters.
The government of Malaysia, a Muslim-majority country, periodically tests food products to ensure that they are halal, or in compliance with Islamic dietary restrictions.
In this case, the Ministry of Health found that samples from Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut and Cadbury Dairy Milk Roast Almond products included pork, which Muslims are forbidden from consuming.
A statement on the company’s Facebook page confirmed that the Ministry of Health did find “traces of porcine DNA” in samples of its chocolate.
“We are undertaking a full review of the supply chain to ensure all quality standards continue to be met,” the company said Friday. “We would like to reassure our consumers that all Cadbury chocolates manufactured in Malaysia are halal-certified by JAKIM, which includes the locations and raw materials used in the production of these products.”
In a separate post Saturday, the company said that it understands customer disappointment over the matter and that Cadbury values comments and feedback.
The chocolate manufacturer said that it is working with officials “to investigate the issue with the highest urgency.”
(H/T: Huffington Post)
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