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A staff removes packages of Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut that have been confirmed to contain traces of pig DNA from a shelf at a local supermarket, Kuala Lumpur, May 24, 2014. — Bernama picA staff removes packages of Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut that have been confirmed to contain traces of pig DNA from a shelf at a local supermarket, Kuala Lumpur, May 24, 2014. — Bernama picKUALA LUMPUR, May 25 — Cadbury Confectionery Malaysia Sdn Bhd has been actively engaged with the authorities concerned in the investigation on its two products that were tested positive for traces of pig (porcine) DNA.

Its head of corporate affairs, Raja Zalina Raja Safran said the investigation was treated with the highest urgency, as “they understand how important halal is to the Muslim community”.

 “It is also of the highest importance to the company. Ensuring that all our products made here in Malaysia are halal is something we take very seriously,” she said in a statement, here, today.

Raja Zalina said the company had withdrawn the two products, Cadbury Dairy Milk Hazelnut (with batch number 200813M01H I2 that expires on Nov 13, 2014) and Cadbury Dairy Milk Roast Almond (with batch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) immediately.

 “We would also like to reassure you that all other products made in Malaysia are not impacted by this test,” she said.

Yesterday, director-general of Health Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah confirmed that the two products were detected to have contained porcine, and the analysis results had also gone viral on the social media. — Bernama

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