Social media users are sharing a message along with a screenshot of the Cadbury website.
They claim that Cadbury is `halal' certified and contains beef. "Please note, if any products contain gelatin in the ingredients, the gelatin we use is halal certified and derived from beef (sic)," reads the text
Several users have shared this in the context that Cadbury products sold in India have beef content. They have called for a boycott of Cadbury products.
The claim is FALSE.
Though the screenshot shared along with the viral message belongs to a genuine Cadbury website, it is twitter from the Australian version of Cadbury.
Sensing trouble, the company tweeted that these claims are false. The company said all products manufactured and sold in India are completely vegetarian.
"The screenshot shared in the tweet is not related to Mondelez/ Cadbury products manufactured in India. All the products manufactured and sold in India are 100% vegetarian. The green dot on the wrapper signifies that. The consumers are requested to verify the facts related to the products before sharing them further," the company tweeted.
When searched the Cadbury website, we found that the screenshot is from the Australian version of the Cadbury website. These halal-certified products are stated and sold in a separate section of the website.
Therefore, the claim that Cadbury products sold in India contain beef is FALSE