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Cadbury to invest £75m in Birmingham production lines

ITV Central Business Correspondent Mark Gough reports that Cadbury will invest £75 million in modernising productions lines at its factory in Birmingham:

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200 jobs set to go at Cadbury factory in Bournville

The company says none of the job losses will be compulsory Credit: PA

More than 200 jobs are to go at Cadbury in a move the company says will safeguard production at Bournville for the next 25 years, according to reports.

It will see long serving members of staff receiving payoffs of more than £100,000.

Cadbury say none of the job losses will be compulsory.

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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.