A supermarket selling various brands of beverages found to be sourced from alcoholic products, was ordered to immediately withdraw the items from public display and move them to the non-halal section.
The products were: Asahi Dry Zero and Asahi Chardonnay Sparkling Taste, manufactured by Asahi Breweries Ltd, Suntory All-Free and Suntory All-Free Lime Short by Suntory Beer Limited, and Alps Elaborate Grape Juice Premium White and Alps Elaborate Grape Juice by Alps Co Ltd.
Acting on public complaints, the Halal Food Control Division of the Syariah Affairs Department, Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) inspected the products and determined there to be a possibility of the manufacturing process to involve ingredients sourced from alcoholic beverages, despite the products having been declared as non-alcoholic.
In addition, the manufacturing companies also produce various types of alcoholic beverage products in Japan.
More details on Sunday’s Borneo Bulletin