Restaurant fined for disregarding Halal Order

Azlan Othman

A restaurant owner was recently fined BND2,000 following the discovery of questionable food items by officers from the Halal Food Control Division under the Ministry of Religious Affairs’ Department of Syariah Affairs.

Three two-kilogramme packs of chicken wings and half a pack of chicken wings weighing one kilogramme were found during an inspection of Ismahana Restaurant at Unit 8, Block G, Sufri Complex.

The owner was convicted by the Magistrate’s Court for violating the requirements and conditions imposed under Section 37 of the Halal Certificate and Halal Label Order, 2005.

The Department of Syariah Affairs said, “Business establishments issued with a Halal Certificate and Halal Permit are reminded to comply with the requirements and conditions, including Brunei Darussalam’s Standards for Halal Food PBD24:2007 and the established guidelines.

“The Department of Syariah Affairs, through the Halal Food Control Division, will continue to carry out audits and inspections on establishments issued with a Halal Certificate or Halal Permit, to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions, while maintaining Halal food practices in the country.”