A grocery store in Kampong Lupak Luas, Jalan Lumapas, was fined BND900 for selling 100.277 kilogrammes of raw meat without a halal import permit.
It was found that the grocery store trader had received raw meat from the public without checking the source of its halal certifications.
The operation was carried out by the Halal Food Control Division at the Syariah Affairs Department and the Royal Customs and Excise Department, following public complaints about the sale of dubious raw meat at the grocery store.
The Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) urged traders to ensure that raw meat obtained from suppliers or importers came with halal certificates and halal import permits.
The public is encouraged to relay information on the smuggling of meat products through the Halal Food Control Division hotline at 7166222, or its office branch in each district.
The Halal Food Control Division, together with other enforcement agencies, will continue to conduct regular monitoring and operations to ensure compliance with the country’s law and regulations.