The MJC Halaal Trust (MJCHT) has cautioned Muslim consumers from falling for a hoax message doing its rounds on social media claiming that the MJC and other ḥalal authorities had withdrawn the ḥalal certificate from SASKO and Albany white Bread.
The hoax message as seen below:
“The Halaal Trust hereby unequivocally dispels these malicious and deceitful social messages as untruths and fabrications. Such messages must be unambiguously dismissed as false,” said MJC Halal Trust Director Shaykh Achmat Sedick.
Sedick confirmed that the bakery products of SASKO are certified by the MJC Halal Trust (MJCHT) and the Albany Bakery facilities are certified by Sanha.
Pioneer Foods brand manager Riaz Badroodeen said all the ingredients that goes into the bakeries are halal certified.
“Every SASKO product that we produce and all our manufacturing sites are endorsed by the MJC. We have 14 bakeries across the country, all endorsed by the Halal trust.”
Furthermore, the Halaal Trust appealed to consumers to be vigilant and ignore such social media messages.
“Only when the originator/sender of the social media messages has declared his/her full name and contact details, and it being verified with him/her and the people concerned, then should one could put messages onto the media,” added Sedick. VOC