Premises raided for using invalid halal logo for ‘Salted Egg Salmon Skin’

By Balqis Jazimah Zahari
Photo KPDN Perak

IPOH: A premises processing popular snacks was raided after being suspected of using an unauthorized halal logo in the Jelapang Industrial Area here yesterday

Director of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs in Perak, Datuk Kamalludin Ismail, said that the enforcement operation conducted by enforcement officers began at 11 am based on public information and investigations related to the case.

According to him, during the inspection, the premises were in operation processing the food product ‘Salted Egg Salmon Skin.’

“A local woman suspected to be the premises manager was present and assisted in the inspection.

“Further inspection revealed a number of snack products marked with the halal logo.

“Initial scrutiny found that this halal logo was used for unauthorized trade,” he stated in a statement here today.

Kamalludin said the premises manager also failed to present any halal certification verified by the authorities when requested by KPDN.

“In connection with that, legal action has been taken by seizing all products suspected of using the unauthorized halal logo.

“Plastic containers displaying the halal logo and business documents were confiscated for further investigation under the Trade Descriptions Act 2011.

“The total estimated value of the confiscated goods is RM88,582.50,” he said.

He said the case is being investigated for violating Subparagraph 4(1) of the Trade Descriptions (Certification and Marking of Halal) Order 2011 under Subparagraph 8(a) of the same order.

“If found guilty, the penalty does not exceed RM100,000 or imprisonment not exceeding three years, or both for individuals.

“Meanwhile, a fine not exceeding RM250,000 for companies or corporate bodies,” he said.

He mentioned that these snack products are sold online and have gained popularity among many consumers.

“KPDN advises and urges every trader and entrepreneur to comply with existing laws, including obtaining valid halal certification from government agencies,” he said.

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