Withdrawal of halal fast food’s halal certs fake, old news – Jakim

18 Jan 2024 11:50am
Photo for illustrative purposes only. FILE PIX
Photo for illustrative purposes only. FILE PIX

SHAH ALAM - The rumour about the United States (US) withdrawing halal certificates for McDonald’s, Starbucks, KFC and Pizza Hut is false and has been addressed by Jakim since 2017.

Jakim's Halal Management Division in a statement said that the concern was related to the use of the ingredient "LM10" in their raw materials, which was alleged to be pork fat.

“It should be noted that all these premises are holders of the Malaysian Halal Certification (SPHM), which is still valid.

“Additionally, it is important to understand that the management and control of raw materials for each certified halal premise may vary from one country to another.

“In Malaysia, premises certified halal by reputable authorities such as Jakim, State Islamic Religious Council (Main) and State Islamic Religious Departments (Jain) comply with the requirements, standards, and regulations in force.

“All analyses of ingredient sources, halal aspects, and cleanliness undergo a meticulous evaluation process,” the statement read.

Recently, news regarding the withdrawal of halal certificates of McDonald’s, Starbucks, KFC and Pizza Hut by the US has gone viral on social media, prompting questions and concerns by the people.

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