Taiping biscuit maker raided for illegal use of halal logo


IPOH: A biscuit factory in Taiping has been raided by the Domestic Trade and Cost of Living Ministry for unauthorised use of the halal logo.

The ministry's Perak director Datuk Kamalludin Ismail said the raid was carried out by its enforcement team from Taiping at about 10am on Thursday (June 20).

He said checks found that the factory had used the logo without approval on packets of biscuits distributed in the northern states.

“All the packets with the (unauthorised) halal logo were confiscated.

“The case is being investigated under Order 8(a) of the Trade Description (Halal Certification and Marking) Order 2011 because (the manufacturer) described the biscuits it supplies as halal and can be eaten by Muslims,” he said in a statement on Friday (June 21).

Kamalludin said action would also be taken under the Control of Supplies Act 1961 for failing to produce a permit to store controlled goods.

He said all the controlled goods at the premises, such as cooking oil, sugar and flour worth over RM7,000 in total, had been seized as well.

“We take the matter seriously and will act against traders who commit offences under the Act, and those who use (unapproved) halal marking on food products and goods,” he added.

He said anyone with information on such practices can report it to the ministry through WhatsApp at 019-2794317, its portal at https://eaduan.kpdn.gov.my, the call centre at 1 800 886 800, or its mobile app, Ez Adu KPDN.

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