KOTA BARU (Bernama): The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) welcomes the proposal from the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry to use the Quick Response (QR) code system for imported products at all entry points to detect non-halal meat.
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Ahmad Marzuk Shaary (pic) said that the entry of imported meat from abroad is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry and even the standard operating procedures (SOPs) come under its purview.
He said Jakim only provided approval for halal certification (to meat importing companies) and it was in the midst of drafting improvements of the SOPs as well as the QR code which have been listed for discussion.
He said this after presenting aid to 20 Pusat Asuhan Tunas Islam (Pasti) in the Pengkalan Chepa parliamentary constituency here Saturday (Jan 2).
Two days ago, Deputy Domestic Trade Minister Datuk Rosol Wahid proposed the use of the QR Code system for imported products to address leakages at the country's entry points and prevent recurrences of problems such as illegal meat syndicates.
Rosol said the proposal was to make it easier for officers involved to detect meat or any other imported goods that entered the country without following the stipulated procedures, such as at airports and seaports.
He also added that the system will be able to reduce the workload of enforcement agencies at the country’s entry points in the event of any misconduct regarding the entry of imported products. - Bernama
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