Cookie Factory Raided For Use Of Unauthorized Halal Logo

By Aida Aziz
Photo: KPDN Perak

TAIPING: A cookie processing factory here was raided on Thursday for using an unauthorized halal logo for commercial purposes.

Director of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDN) Perak, Datuk Kamalludin Ismail, stated that the raid took place around 10 AM by KPDN enforcement officers from Taiping.

He said the raid discovered that the factory had been using a halal logo on the packaging of biscuit products distributed for sale in northern Peninsular Malaysia.

“As a result, legal action has been taken under the Trade Descriptions (Certification and Marking of Halal) Order 2011, and the biscuits bearing the unauthorized halal logo have been seized.

“The total value of the seized items is estimated at RM3,169.60.

“The case is being investigated under Section 8(a) of the Trade Descriptions (Certification and Marking of Halal) Order 2011, which pertains to falsely representing any food as halal,” he said in a statement here today.

Additionally, Kamalludin mentioned that legal action under the Control of Supplies Act 1961 was also taken against the same premises for failing to produce the necessary permit related to the storage of controlled goods after being instructed to do so.

“KPDN officers from Taiping took action by seizing all these controlled goods, which include 323 kilograms (kg) of cooking oil, 900 kg of sifted white sugar, 550 kg of wheat flour, and several related documents.

“The total value of the seized goods is estimated at RM7,061.00,” he added.

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