Fact Check: No, Cadbury Products Sold In India Do NOT contain Beef; Viral Claim Is Misleading

A screenshot of the Cadbury Website is being widely shared on social media. It is being claimed that Cadbury is “Halal” certified and contains beef.

“Please note, if any of our products contain gelatine in the ingredients, the gelatine we use is halal certified and derived from beef,” reads the text in the viral screenshot. Many users are sharing the screenshot in the context that Cadbury products sold in India contain beef. People are also calling out to boycott Cadbury. 

One such post was shared on Facebook with a caption that reads, “If u are a Hindu and u like Cadbury chocolates then this is for u. These f*krs are using halal-certified gelatine in these chocolates which are derived from beef.”

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FACT CHECK 

NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be MISLEADING.

We did a keyword search and found a tweet uploaded on July 18, 2021, on the official handle of Cadbury Dairy Milk in which it was clarified that all the products manufactured and sold in India are 100% vegetarian. 

“Hi, 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,” they tweeted. 

The tweet which was in reply to the viral screenshot further stated that “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.”

Digging further, we found a tweet posted by Cadbury Dairy Milk in which it was again clarified that the screenshot shared in the Tweet is not related to Mondelez/Cadbury products manufactured in India. 

We noticed that the domain name in the viral screenshot end with “.com.au” meaning it should be from Australia. 

Taking a cue from this, we searched the Australian version of the Cadbury website and found out that the screenshot is indeed from this website only. The halal-certified products are sold in a separate section on this website. However, we could not find any such section on the Indian version of the Cadbury website. 

 

Thus, it is evident from the above information that a screenshot from the Australian version of the Cadbury Website is being shared with misleading claims stating that Cadbury products in India contain beef.

 

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