Halal logo cannot be used with non-Islamic symbols


(Kualalumpur-NewsHalal, Dhu-AlQa’dah 21, 1436, September 05, 2015) Fake Halal Logos and misuse of Halal logo getting attention Malaysia and other countries. Halal logo cannot be used on products promoted in conjunction with non-Muslim religious festivals or together with non-Islamic religious symbols, Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) director-general Datuk Othman Mustapha said.

He said this in response to the Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association’s (PPIM) complaint about an image of a Hindu deity being placed next to the halal logo on mineral water bottles.
Othman said the move by the company clearly contravened the Malaysian Halal Certification Procedure Manual under Article 6.3 Packaging and Labelling and that the company should change the image on the labels.

“If the company refuses to change it, we can suspend the halal certificate issued to the product,” he said in a statement. 
Growing fake Halal logos are also spreading confusion among consumers and raising concerns as many countries are still lacking Halal Standards or Shariah compliance.