Jakim to send halal team to conduct audit in Australia

Published date28 May 2022
Publication titleMalay Mail Online

The Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) will send a halal team to conduct audits at all abattoirs and at the Supreme Islamic Council of Halal Meat in Australia Inc (SICHMA) in Australia, which supplies meat to Malaysia.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Idris Ahmad said the team would be dispatched immediately after Sichma, as the halal certification body, confirmed the Thomas Foods International Lobethal abattoir in Australia had violated halal protocols in the slaughtering process.

'Before Sichma's admission, we had taken action to cancel and stop the abattoir pending an investigation and today it is proven that Sichma, as the halal certification body, admitted that the plant had violated the terms of the halal certification,' he said at a press conference at the Hari Raya Asnaf Assistance Programme QSR-SPE at KFC Simpang near here today.

On May 13, the approval granted to Malaysia's halal-certified company in Australia, Thomas Foods...

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