Cadbury confectionery Malaysia recalled two of their product after it was found to contain porcine. The “panic alert” came after posting on social media that the Health Ministry’s finding that two of their product contain traces of pig DNA.
Two Cadbury’s product that was found to contain porcine are 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)
This post about the findings released on 27th February 2014 sparked the alert.
This press Release below was posted on Kementerian Kesihatan’s Facebook.
This is what Wikipedia mention about Cadbury.
Cadbury is a British multinational confectionery company owned by Mondelēz International. It is the second largest confectionery brand in the world after Wrigley’s. Cadbury is headquartered in Uxbridge, London, and operates in more than fifty countries worldwide.
Cadbury is best known for its confectionery products including the Dairy Milk chocolate, the Creme Egg, and the Roses selection box.
Cadbury was established in Birmingham in 1824, by John Cadbury who sold tea, coffee and drinking chocolate. Cadbury developed the business with his brother Benjamin, followed by his sons Richard and George. George developed the Bournville estate, a model village designed to give the company’s workers improved living conditions. Dairy Milk chocolate, introduced in 1905, used a higher proportion of milk within the recipe compared with rival products. By 1914, the chocolate was the company’s best-selling product.
Cadbury merged with J. S. Fry & Sons in 1919, and Schweppes in 1969. Cadbury was a constant constituent of the FTSE 100 from the index’s 1984 inception until the company was bought by Kraft Foods in 2010.
Cadbudy’s social media release on 24 May 2014 mentions:
We have been made aware of certain information being distributed on social media with regards to our Cadbury Dairy Milk products.
We would like to reassure our consumers that we employ stringent quality procedures to ensure that our products are of the highest standard of safety and quality.
Care is taken with all the ingredients and production processes.
All our products manufactured in Malaysia are halal-certified by JAKIM.
We follow rigorous processes in making our chocolate to maintain our certification.
Another follow up from the above release mentions
We at Cadbury would like to respond to the report dispersed by Ministry of Health, Malaysia, earlier today.
We were informed that 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) analyzed by Ministry of Health tested positive for traces of porcine DNA. We have taken immediate action by recalling the products from the above two batches.
No other Cadbury chocolates are affected by this test.
We are undertaking a full review of the supply chain to ensure all quality standards continue to be met. 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. We employ stringent quality procedures to ensure that our products are of the highest standard of safety and quality.
Thank you for your continued support of Cadbury.
Following the KKM’s Press Release Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, JAKIM suspended the HALAL Certificate issued to Cadbury Confectionery Malaysia for both products.