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Inspection reveals 32 food outlets without halal certification

Azlan Othman

Thirty-two food outlets in Serusop out of 87 which had not applied for Halal Certification were given notices to submit their application within six months during an inspection by Halal Food Control Division enforcement officers at the Syariah Affairs Department recently.

The Syariah Affairs Department stressed that it is mandatory for food businesses operating to apply for the Halal Certificate or Halal Permit. The visit was to ensure that all food outlet owners apply for the certification.

The deparment urged all food operators without the Halal Certificate or Halal Permit to forward their applications immediately.

Failure to do so can lead to legal action with the penalty being up to BND8,000 fine or imprisonment of up to two years or both.

The department reminded Halal Certificate and Halal Permit holders to ensure that their certificates and permits are valid and to forward their application for certificate renewal within three months before expiry.

Enforcement officers from the Halal Food Control Division at Syariah Affairs Department during the inspection. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN