KUALA LUMPUR, May 24:
Two types of Cadbury milk chocolate have been tested positive for porcine DNA, which means they contain non-halal elements.
Health Ministry director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the ministry had tested these chocolates after rumours spread on social media on May 23 that it had contained porcine DNA. “There were analysis done online and it showed that the chocolate was found to contain it,” he said in a press statement. Two types of chocolate out of three analysed, tested positive for porcine DNA — Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut, with batch number 200813M01H I2 that expires on Nov 13, 2014, and Cadbury Dairy Milk Roast Almond, with batch number 221013N01R I1 that expires on Jan 15, 2015. Hisham said the Food Act 1983 and Malaysian Food Regulations 1985 protects the public from health risks and fraudulent methods of preparation, sale and use of food and other matters relating to it. In the statement, it stated that Cadbury Confectionery Malaysia Sdn Bhd had given its assurance that it will recall the products involved from the market immediately. The ministry advised people to read the batch number of a product before buying or consuming it. Any feedback or questions can be directed to hhtp://fsq.moh.gov.my or www.facebook.com/bkkmhq