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'Jihad' declared on Cadbury's after pig DNA found

Chocolate maker Cadbury has recalled two of its products after traces of pig DNA were found in the hazelnut and roast almond bars during testing for non-halal substances in Malaysia.

Many Muslims have reacted with anger and some Islamist groups even called for “jihad” against the company for what they call a “betrayal", according to AFP.

Traces of pork DNA was found in some Cadbury chocolate bars during routine checks for non-halal substances. Credit: PA

"Cadbury has voluntarily removed two of its products from the shelves," said the Malaysian health minister, S Subramaniam.

Some chocolate bars have been taken off the shelves in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur, in Malaysia.

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