Bangkok, May 29: Islamic organisations in Malaysia have started a boycott of chocolate manufacturer Cadbury after discovering traces of pig DNA in two of its chocolate bars, a regional TV channel reported Thursday.
“Cadbury must be shut down. It has to pay for this mistake. We believe the people’s anger is justified,” Sabariah Abdullah, secretary general of the Islamic Information and Services Foundation, said.
“We urge all Muslims in Singapore, Indonesia and Brunei to check the chocolate that they sell them. Don’t trust Cadbury as we did”, Sabariah added. Some Muslims in Malaysia have even asked the confectionery giant headquartered in London to finance a blood cleansing.
Cadbury Malaysia, whose permit has been suspended, has already said that it is a priority for the company to find out what happened as it collaborates with the Malaysian Islamic Development Department to guarantee that its products fulfill all the requirements.