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Indonesia says testing Cadbury products after Malaysia halal uproar

Published on May 30, 2014 3:06 PM
 
Malaysian Muslim Consumer Association members throw Cadbury Dairy Milk bars into a thrash bin during a protest against Cadbury products, at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 29 2014. Indonesian authorities said on Friday that they were testing products made by British confectioner Cadbury to check that they complied with Islamic standards after two chocolate varieties in neighbouring Malaysia were found to be contaminated with pork DNA. -- PHOTO: EPA

JAKARTA/KUALA LUMPUR - Indonesian authorities said on Friday that they were testing products made by British confectioner Cadbury to check that they complied with Islamic standards after two chocolate varieties in neighbouring Malaysia were found to be contaminated with pork DNA.

This comes as Cadbury Malaysia on Friday said it stands by the halal status of its chocolates, and said it will meet with key Muslim leaders to reassure the community that all its products  are safe for Muslim consumption.

In a statement, Cadbury Malaysia said although two batches of Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut and Cadbury Dairy Milk Roast Almond were recalled, the firm has "no reason to believe that there is any porcine or pork-related ingredient in our Cadbury chocolates".

"We stand by our halal certification and we have the highest levels of product labelling standards," said head of corporate affairs Raja Zalina Raja Safran.

 
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