Promoting halal menus without proper certification is an offence, warns Jakim

PUTRAJAYA: Promoting menus such as buka puasa buffets and Ramadan sets as halal without having proper halal certification is a an offence under the Trade Descriptions Act 2011, says the Islamic Development Department (Jakim).

Jakim director-general Datuk Hakimah Mohd Yusoff said those who intend to provide catering services during the fasting month of Ramadan are advised to obtain halal certification.

"Food caterers planning to offer buffet services without halal certification are urged to promptly apply for it. They can do so through Jakim or the respective state Islamic religious councils," she said in a statement on Friday (Jan 5), adding that Jakim is ready to assist entrepreneurs to acquire halal certification.

For further inquiries, contact Jakim's Halal Management Division at 03-8892 5000 or email – Bernama

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