PUTRAJAYA (Bernama) – Midamar Corporation, the United States beef supplier charged for fraud involving halal standards during slaughter, is not allowed to export beef products to Malaysia.
Islamic Development Department Malaysia (Jakim) Halal Hub Division director Hakimah Mohd Yusoff said the Midamar Corporation processing plant is not on the list approved by the Malaysian Veterinary Services Department (JPV).
“Only processing plants that have been approved and registered by the JPV can export their beef products to Malaysia,” she said in a statement yesterday. Hakimah said the case only happened abroad.
“The public are advised not to worry about the halal status of products imported into Malaysia because they are strictly controlled at the entry points by law enforcement agencies.”
Foreign media reports yesterday (Dec 17) said Midamar Corporation and two of its directors, brothers Jalel and Yahya Aossey, were charged with selling misbranded beef products and falsifying documents.