Cadbury given all clear by Malaysia Islamic body

Malaysia's Islamic body has cleared Cadbury chocolates of containing pig DNA, easing outrage among Muslim groups who had called for a boycott of all Cadbury products.

The health ministry said earlier this month that porcine DNA had been found in two varieties of Cadbury chocolates, prompting the company to recall the products.

The Malaysian Islamic development department said on Monday that new tests on 11 samples taken from the factory showed no trace of pork in the two products, Cadbury's Dairy Milk Hazelnut and Dairy Milk Roast Almond bars.

Islamic officials said the earlier samples could have been contaminated as they did not come direct from the factory.

The controversy sparked a furore among Muslim groups, who accused the British confectionery company of trying to "weaken" Muslims in Malaysia.