No pork DNA in Cadbury chocs in Singapore: AVA

No pork DNA in Cadbury chocs in Singapore: AVA
File photo of a customer purchasing Cadbury chocolates

SINGAPORE - Still, it will conduct checks on all similar Cadbury products available here. This is to "ensure that the ingredients used in the manufacturing of the products are truly as declared under the statement of ingredients", the AVA said in a statement on Monday.

 
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Here is a statement posted on Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority's (AVA) Facebook page:

While Singapore did not import the implicated batch of Cadbury brand products, AVA will be checking similar products under the Cadbury brand available in our market to ensure that the ingredients used in the manufacturing of the products are truly as declared under the statement of ingredients.

Cadbury Malaysia says will continue to work with authorities on product safety

By The Star/Asia News Network

KUALA LUMPUR - Cadbury Malaysia says it will continue to work with Jakim and relevant authorities to ensure the safety of its products following the recent detection of porcine DNA in two of its samples.

Its head of corporate affairs, Raja Zalina Raja Safran, said in a statement issued Monday that Cadbury officials met with Jakim today and will continue to collaborate with them and all relevant authorities.

"We understand how critical Halal is to all of us here in Malaysia. We acknowledge the distress this issue is causing and we want to reassure you that nothing is more important to us than your trust in our product quality.

"We are fully collaborating with Jakim. Earlier today, we have met with Jakim to discuss this matter and we will continue to collaborate with them and all relevant authorities.

"Meanwhile, Jakim has sent both product samples, as well as other products from the same processing line within the same plant, to Malaysia's Department of Chemistry for further testing.

"The Chemistry Department of Malaysia is the official laboratory used by Jakim for halal certification, as prescribed in the Manual Procedure of Halal Certification Malaysia.

"Jakim has urged the public not to speculate on the nature of the issue but allow the right authoritative body to conduct further investigations.

"We are proactively recalling two Cadbury Dairy Milk batches: Hazelnut 175g (batch number 200813M01H I2 that expires on Nov 13, 2014) and Roast Almond 175g (batch number 221013N01R I1 that expires on Jan 15, 2015).

"No other Cadbury products are affected by this test," the statement said.

In Putrajaya, Jakim said the official decision on the halal status of the samples would be made and announced within the next seven days pending results of the analysis by the Chemistry Department.

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