Popular Pau factory raided, halal certificate expired two years ago

By Aida Aziz
Photo KPDN Perak

MUALLIM: Ignoring advice to renew expired halal certificates for two years and continuing the operation of a pau and coffee factory.

As a result of persisting stubbornness, a prominent pau factory that has been operating for over 50 years in Tanjung Malim and has four branches was finally raided.

The Director of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDN) of Perak State, Datuk Kamalludin Ismail, said the raid was conducted by KPDN Tapah Branch together with the Perak Islamic Religious Department (JAIPk) on Thursday.

“It was found that the factory had been using a halal certificate that expired in September 2022.

This integrated operation was carried out as a result of checks on holders of halal certificates who are still using the halal logo even though the certificates have expired.

“The factory owner was advised by JAIPk three months ago to renew the halal certificate application, but it was ignored.

“As a result, KPDN arrested a local man in his 50s believed to be the owner of the factory and recorded his statement,” he said in a statement today.

Kamalludin said the total value of the seized goods was estimated at RM30,000.

“The case is being investigated under Order 8 (a), the Trade Descriptions (Certification and Marking of Halal) Order 2011, which involves the offense of falsely declaring any food to be halal,” he said.

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