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Raid Shows Up Fake Halal Stickers At Mall

News From : DagangHalal.com (08 Sep 2010)

KUALA LUMPUR: A raid conducted by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) and the Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism Ministry yesterday revealed that 27 food operators at a shopping mall here displayed halal stickers without possessing a Halal certificate by Jakim.

“Muslim consumers should refrain from patronising the lower-ground food court stalls at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur until further notice,” Jakim surveillance and enforcement assistant director Mohd Amri Abdullah said here yesterday.

He said consumers should subscribe only to operators with the black-coloured halal stickers issued by the department. It is learnt that the operators had been deceiving consumers into buying non-certified meat and poultry for more than three years by using “fake” Halal stickers issued by a private company under the guise of an Islamic research organisation.

“We have yet to determine who their suppliers are,” Amri said, adding that one of the operators failed to produce documents indicating his supplier.

The raid involved members of the religious department together with the Malaysian Islamic Consumers Association and the ministry.

“This is to ensure that patrons can eat with full confidence as other Halal stickers issued by unrecognised institutions can raise doubts,” he said.

New Straits Times

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