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Does Cadbury use beef in it products in India

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News Claim: Madhu Purnima Kishwar posted a question on social media, asking @cadbury to confirm if it uses beef in its product in India. She posted a screenshot of Cadbury stating it uses halal certified and derived from beef.
Viral message on WhatsApp today & other Social Media: Is this true @CadburyUK?

If yes, Cadbury deserves to be sued for forcing Hindus to consume halaal certified beef products

Our ancestors &Gurus sacrificed their lives but didn't accept eating beef.

But post "independence"rulers have allowed our Dharma to be violated with impunity

Dear all, Please note, if any of #Cadbury @DairyMilkIn contain #gelatine in the ingredients, the gelatine we use is #halal certified and derived from #beef.

माल बेचने के लिए सबको हलाल वाले ग्राहकों की ही तलाश है। शाकाहारियों और गैर-हलालियों को पूछता ही कौन है? वैसे क्या डेयरी मिल्क में भी जिलेटिन मिलाया जाता होगा? में तो चौंक ही गया।

News Verification: The above viral news is widely talked about on social media and liked over by thousands on the internet. However, the information shared is not true. This was posted by Madhu Purnima Kishwar on July 17.

The question was replied by @cadbury itself. It said, “Hi Madhu, the screenshot shared in the Tweet is not related to Mondelez products manufactured in India. All the products manufactured and sold in India are 100% vegetarian. The green dot on the wrapper signifies that”

Although the screenshot is indeed from a Cadbury website. The screenshot contains the URL of the site, which is Cadbury.com.au, which means it is the website of the Australia unit of the company, as .au is the country code top-level domain for Australia. The packaging of its products contains a green dot, which means that it does not use any non-vegetarian ingredients. They only use plant-based and milk-based ingredients. 

On this admission by Cadbury of usage of beef in Australia, Kishwar questioned Cadbury again after Cadbury Dairy Milk's clarification on Twitter. Kishwar seeks clarification from Piyush Goyal, Minister for consumer affairs. She said, “We need clarification from @PiyushGoyal

 minister for consumer affairs whether @CadburyIndia is also using ingredients that include beef products?

They admit openly that they are doing so in Australia.

What about Cadbury products in India?”

 

Later Cadbury clarified, “As you can well imagine, negative posts like these, damages consumer confidence in our well-respected and loved brands. We request our consumers to please verify facts related to our products before sharing them further. Hope  we have clarified”

Hence, it can be said that the products of Cadbury in India do not contain gelatine derived from gelatin.

News verdict: False, the viral message used information from Cadbury in Australia to claim it relates to India.


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