Halal certificate expired since 2017, KPDN raids murukku factory

By Aida Aziz
Photo KPDN Perak

TAIPING: For nearly seven years, a factory has been using expired and invalid halal certificates for six types of murukku products.

This irresponsible action was discovered at a murukku processing factory in Taman Pengkalan Maju, here, which was raided by the enforcement officers of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDN) in Perak, on Tuesday.

According to its Director, Datuk Kamalludin Ismail, the inspection found a number of snack products with unauthorized halal logos being used for trading purposes.

“The raid was conducted at 11 a.m. by KPDN enforcement officers in Taiping and it was found that the halal certification for the products issued by the premises had expired on May 17, 2017.

“The halal logos on the six types of murukku products were intended for distribution and sales in the northern region of Peninsular Malaysia,” he said in a statement here today.

As a result, he said, legal action was taken under the Trade Descriptions (Certification and Marking of Halal) Order 2011.

In addition to seizing all 1,580 units of the food products that used the unauthorized halal logo.

“The value of the confiscated goods is estimated at RM8,128.40.

“The case is being investigated under Order 8(a), Trade Descriptions (Certification and Marking of Halal) Order 2011.

“That is the offense of falsely claiming that any food, goods, or services relating to food or those goods are halal,” he added.

Kamalludin said that KPDN takes seriously the use of halal certification and marking on food products or goods that violate the law.

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