Cadbury Products Contaminated with HIV by a Worker: Fact Check


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Cadbury Products Contaminated with HIV by a Worker

Story:

This is the guy who added his infected blood to Cadbury products. For the next few week do not eat any products from Cadbury, as a worker from the company has added his blood contaminated with HIV (AIDS). It was shown yesterday on BBC News.

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Cadbury के Products में employee ने HIV AIDS वाला संक्रमित खून मिला दिया है!

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Fact Check:

Some messages doing rounds on WhatsApp and other social media platforms warn consumers saying Cadbury Products are Contaminated with HIV (AIDS) by a Worker. They say a guy added his HIV Infected Blood to Cadbury products and warn consumers not to eat any Cadbury products for the next few weeks. They also claim to show an image of the guy, adding BBC news reported the incident. There’s nothing to worry, the allegations are just hoaxes and no such incident took place.

Cadbury Products Not Contaminated with HIV

The photograph accompanying the warning messages appears to show a Cadbury guy arrested for the alleged crime. However, the image comes from a different context. It in fact shows Aminu Ogwuche, an alleged mastermind of the April 2014 Nyanya bomb blast. Likewise, the photograph shows INTERPOL handing over the criminal to Nigeria.

Similar messages in past warned consumers not to drink any product of Maaza – claiming a worker from the Company added his blood Contaminated with Ebola virus. There were also warnings of HIV blood in Pepsi, Pine Apple and Frooti.

Like the messages suggest, there’s no such warning or report from BBC news about Cadbury products contaminated with HIV. Moreover, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HIV does not survive long outside the human body:

You can’t get HIV from consuming food handled by someone with HIV. Even if the food contained small amounts of HIV-infected blood or semen, exposure to the air, heat from cooking, and stomach acid would destroy the virus.

In response to a query questioning the claim on Twitter in March 2018, Cadbury Dairy Milk confirmed the warning message is a hoax. The company also asked people not to spread the fear mongering messages.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.


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Prashanth Damarla
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