Cadbury chocolates in UAE not contaminated with pork

Following news from Malaysia that some chocolate products had tested positive for pork, the parent company of Cadbury said the products were not available in the UAE.

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DUBAI // Cadbury chocolates sold in the UAE are not contaminated with pork DNA, the company has confirmed.

It follows news from Malaysia on Monday that two products, Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut and Cadbury Dairy Milk Roast Almond, had tested positive for trace amounts of the substance.

However, consumers in the UAE are not at risk.

“We understand how important halal is to the Muslim community,” said Mondelez International, Cadbury’s parent company.

“It is also of the highest importance to us here at Mondelez International.”

The Malaysian products in question are not sold in the UAE, the company said.

“We employ stringent quality procedures to ensure that all our products are of the highest standard of safety and quality,” it added.

The company said that it was working with authorities in Malaysia to resolve the issue.