The Muslim consumer feels justifiably misled by Foodlover’s Market’s weekly brochure, stating that the Access Park store in Cape Town is “strictly halaal”.
The Halal certificate of Fresher’s Butchery’s at Food Lover’s Market in Access Park, Cape Town, has been suspended with immediate effect by the Muslim Judicial Council’s Halaal Trust (MJCHT).
The Muslim Judicial Council’s Halaal Trust is concerned The Greek Fisherman restaurant on the V&A Waterfront produced an outdated and invalid halaal certificate to patrons to substantiate that they are “Halaal-friendly”.
A recent article entitled “Christians war on Halaal” – published 01 April 2018 – made certain claims pertaining to the Halaal certification Industry in South Africa and gross misconceptions on Islam. The following article is meant to debunk these misconceptions and educate the non-Muslim community on the role of Halaal certification on the economic development…
While the halal certification processes at abattoirs and manufacturing plants include hygiene and food safety compliance, the Muslim Judicial Council Halal Trust (MJCHT) says it does not have the capacity to conduct regular scientific testing into microbial contamination of food products.
The MJC Halaal Trust (MJCHT) noted the request for clarity on the status of KFC products in view of the negative social media postings in circulation.
The MJC Halaal Trust DOES NOT certify any Foodlover’s Market stores in South Africa. However, certain sections in some of these stores, example: the butchery department, may be certified halaal.
The Muslim Judicial Council’s Halaal Trust (MJCHT) investigated a complaint from a consumer in which one of its labels was used on a non-halaal sandwich at Fedics, Sanlam Head office.