KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysia Islamic Development Department (Jakim) today stated that it had never issued any halal logo to any product confirmed to be haram (forbidden in Islam).
Its Halal Hub Division director, Hakimah Mohd Yusoff said investigations had been carried out following the dissemination of photographs on social websites showing non-halal products with the halal logo being sold at certain supermarkets in Sarawak recently.
“Jakim’s investigations at supermarkets in Miri and Kuching found no such products with the halal logo as claimed,” she said in a statement, here.
Hakimah did not dismiss the possibility of the pictures being deliberately doctored to include the halal logo on the products.
Recently, a number of photographs believed to be of canned pork products with the halal logo appeared on the social media, causing uneasiness among Muslim consumers.
In light of this, Hakimah said Jakim appealed to anyone with information on the sale, keeping or distribution of such products to come forward with the information. – BERNAMA