THE religious affairs ministry, via the halal food control division of the syariah affairs department continued its spot check on eateries, targeting 137 businesses in Kiulap, where 50 business were found to have not applied for a halal certificate or a halal permit, while nine others possessed expired certificates and permits.
The eateries were then issued Order Notices.
A similar spot check in the city centre previously found 43 eateries had not applied for the permits.
Saturday’s spot check was meant to enforce laws obliging the request and acquisition of halal certificates or halal permits for food retailers.
Brunei law stipulates that individuals owning and providing food businesses or food processing facility are required to apply and acquire halal certificates and halal labels. — The Borneo Bulletin/ANN
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