Kuala Lumpur: The Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) is seeking to tighten the enforcement and standard operating procedures for Halal certification on imported material, especially meat, after the recent cartel discovery.
Deputy Minister of the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs), Ahmad Marzuk Shaary, said it would take help with other agencies like the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry to ensure that no such issue arises again.
He said that decision is to ensure that all Malaysians especially the Muslim receive clean and Halal certified goods.
Earlier, it was reported that the cartel smuggled frozen meat from China, Ukraine, Brazil and Argentina before repackaging the meat using the halal logo at a warehouse in Senai, Johor.
It is believed that the non-halal meat is being sold in Malaysia by several shops for years now.