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Authorities seize crackers with unauthorised use of Halal label

Azlan Othman

Enforcement officers of the Halal Food Control Division, Syariah Affairs Department conducted an operation in Gadong following public complaints of unauthorised use of Brunei Islamic Religious Council’s (MUIB) Halal label.

They found 10 boxes containing eight packs of tuna crackers and 131 prawn crackers with Halal label as well as three packs of labels with the MUIB Halal logo.

The items were confiscated and three people found at the scene were ordered to appear at the Syariah Affairs Department.

The case will be investigated under Section 12 (3)(a) of the Halal Certificate and Halal Label Order for using the MUIB Halal label without permission which, if convicted, will result in a fine of up to BND8,000 or imprisonment for up to two years or both.

The Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) reminded local food manufacturers to obtain a Halal permit prior to using the MUIB Halal label on their products.

The public can share information with the Syariah Affairs Department via its hotline 7166222 or visit its offices.

Religious enforcement officers during the raid. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN
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