Jakim tightening enforcement, SOP for halal certification

KOTA BARU (Bernama): The Islamic Development Department of Malaysia (Jakim) will tighten the enforcement and standard operating procedure (SOP) for halal certification for imported goods including meat brought in by cartels.

Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs) Ahmad Marzuk Shaary said this was to ensure that everyone, especially Muslims, can get a supply of halal and clean food, based on Islamic rulings.

“God willing, with it (meat cartel scandal) being exposed, the government including Jakim will improve the SOP and monitoring for compliance, and if needed, to increase its (Jakim) manpower, ” he told reporters after attending the Pengkalan Chepa-level circumcision ceremony at Dewan Pusat Asuhan Tunas Islam, near here, on Saturday (Dec 26).

The media had reported the cartel’s tactic of smuggling frozen kangaroo and horse meat from certain countries and passing it off as beef by repackaging the meat and using the halal logo before selling it to supermarkets across Malaysia.

Marzuk said following this discovery, Jakim would step up collaboration with the relevant agencies including the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry to resolve the issue. – Bernama

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