The Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) announced that products from Itsuki Foods Co Ltd found sold in several supermarkets were ordered to be placed in the non-halal section for sale.
This was a result of Syariah Affairs Department’s investigation on Kyushu ‘Tonkotsu’ Artificial Pork Flavor Ramen through the Halal Food Control Division after public complaints. The department found the manufacturer also produces a variety of instant noodles with pork-based flavours.
With this findings, the Kyushu ‘Tonkotsu’ Artificial Pork Flavor Ramen’s manufacturing status is categorised as dubious and according to Syara’ law, if something is of doubtful origin, it falls into Syubhah.
To safeguard the interests of the Muslim community in the country, the department also ordered retailers to move all other products from the manufacturer into the non-halal section.
MoRA reminded retailers, suppliers and importers of food products to be vigilant and ensure that halal and non-halal products are not displayed together.
Those with information or complaints about halal product violations can contact the Syariah Affairs Department through the Halal Food Control Division by calling 7166222 or head to the division’s offices in each district.