Cadbury chocolates scandal in Malaysia: NGOs to sue Cadbury over pig DNA in chocolates

A chocolate scandal in Malaysia made waves when Malay Non Government Units (NGOs) found traces of pig DNA in certain Cadbury chocolate products.

Cadbury with pork dna in Malaysia

Due to the findings, over 80 Muslim NGOs are waiting to file suit against Cadburry. By rough estimate, the suit will be about RM100 million.

Following reports that say two of Cadbury products - Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut (200813M01H I2) and Cadbury Dairy Milk Roast Almond (221013N01R I) contain porcine DNA, a Malay group called Jaringan Melayu Malaysia (JMM) said it could be suing Cadbury Confectionery Malaysia anytime soon.

JMM President Azwanddin Hamzah said, Cadbury is openly misleading the Muslim consumers of its chocolate products in Malaysia. Hamzah said in a press conference:
This is a malicious lie and has to be contained. Among the Muslims, this is a great insult... such products should not be produced at all
As an initial action against the unexpected discovery of Islamically unlawful ingredients, Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) suspended the Halal certification of the said Cadbury products.

As of press time, Cadbury asked for the recall of Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut and Cadbury Dairy Milk Roast Almond.

Azwanddin was very upset, as he himself bought some of the said chocolates and that his children have eaten them already.

JMM earned enormous supports from the public, on its move to pursue legal action against the chocolate maker.
We also received complaints from more than 50 individuals with receipts and other proof that they have bought the two products that allegedly contained porcine DNA
JMM is coming from the viewpoint of Section 50 of the Consumer Protection Act. (Source)

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