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Almost 200kg of dubious meat seized

Azlan Othman

Enforcement officers from the Halal Food Control Division, Syariah Affairs Department confiscated 199 kilogrammes of chicken tails sold at a shophouse in Kampong Sungai Buloh.

The meat was brought into the country without the Halal import permit. Two suspects were detained for further investigation.

The operation, which was a result of public tip-off on the selling of chicken tails on social media, also involved personnel from the Royal Customs and Excise Department.

The Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) reminded companies wishing to import meat into the Sultanate to obtain the Halal import permit from the Brunei Islamic Religious Council, on top of fulfilling requirements stipulated by other agencies relating to the importation of Halal meat.

The regulation must be followed to prevent people, especially Muslims, from consuming meat with questionable Halal status.

The Halal Food Control Division and other enforcement agencies will conduct patrol and operations to ensure that laws and regulations in the country are adhered to.

The public wishing to lodge complaints and share information on violations relating to Halal meat, can contact the Halal Food Control Division through their hotline 7166222 or visit any Halal Food Control Division Office in every district.

Chicken tails sold at the shop. PHOTOS: HALAL FOOD CONTROL DIVISION
The seized frozen chicken tails.

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