Domestic Trade Ministry raids Johor ice cream factory for allegedly using halal logo without approval


PONTIAN: The Johor Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry enforcement team raided an ice cream processing factory here for allegedly using a halal logo on its products without getting approval from the state religious authority.

A team of enforcement officers together with four officers from the Johor Islamic Affairs Department (JAINJ) raided the factory located at Kampung Parit Marjunit near Benut here at around 11.30am on Monday (Oct 26).

“Checks at the premises found it had produced ice cream using the halal logo which raises doubts.

“The premises violated Order 4(1) of the Trade Description (Halal Certification and Marking) Order 2011 because it has described the ice cream it supplies as halal and can be eaten by Muslims, which is an offence under Order 8(b) of the same Order, ” it said Tuesday (Oct 27).

The statement added that the ministry then seized several items from the factory worth almost RM60,000 for further investigations.

Among the items seized include 2,675 boxes of various ice cream flavours worth RM28,640 and 273 rolls of plastic ice cream packaging with halal logos printed on it worth RM31,122.

The statement also said the ministry looks at the offence, which can create confusion among consumers, seriously and warned other food producers not to use the halal logo without getting approval from the relevant authority.

The public can channel information or complaints to the ministry through its website at https://eaduan.kpdnhep.gov.my, call 1-800-886-800, email e-aduan@kpdnhep.gov.my, use the Ez-Adu KPDNHEP app, call 03-8882 6088/ 6245 or WhatsApp 019-279 4317.

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