GR Spices issues apology for non-halal label mix-up

Widespread outcry and concern from the Muslim community over yet another halal controversy, this time involving Chikro Food Market and GR Spices, has turned out to be a matter of mislabelling. Speaking to VOC in-studio on Monday, Chris Green, the managing director and owner of GR Spices says the company[…]

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Burger King changes halal status

A decision to add pork to Burger King’s menu has been met with upset by Muslim consumers, who have raised concerns about possible cross-contamination. With effect from 1 September 2019, 44 Burger King outlets in South Africa will operate without halaal certification. However, 52 outlets will remain halaal certified, with[…]

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Invalid halaal certificate used at a non-halaal restaurant

The Muslim Judicial Council’s (MJC) Halaal Trust is concerned The Greek Fisherman restaurant at the Victoria and Alfred  (V&A) Waterfront produced an outdated and invalid halaal certificate to patrons to substantiate that they are “halaal-friendly”. “We were alerted to the post, which was published on Cape Town Halaal’s Instagram and[…]

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Debunking myths around KFCs halal status

By Najma Bibi Noor Mahomed Questions around the halal status of one of South Africa’s most loved chicken fast-food chains KFC have surfaced following messages circulating online alleging that their chicken sources are not halal. One of the halaal bodies that have been mentioned in this alert was the South[…]

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MJCHT delisted by top Malaysian body

The Muslim Judicial Council Halal Trust (MJCHT) has been delisted from the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) after failing an external audit for the first time in 19 years. JAKIM is the Malaysian government’s highest Islamic affairs body. JAKIM’s audit of the MJCHT in November last year stated that[…]

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Spur issues fine to kiosk vendor

The Spur Group has issued a fine to a woman accused of using an expired certification document during operations at a Spur kiosk at the Junior Cycle Tour earlier this month, to advertise food as ‘halal’. Cindy Louw allegedly used a letter confirming the certification of meat products – not[…]

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MJC responds to Spur debacle

The Muslim Judicial Council’s Halal Trust (MJCHT) has spoken out about confusion surrounding the Spur kiosk which falsely served unhalal foods to a number of Muslims families at a local event. MJCHT president Sheikh Achmat Sedick said an out dated halal certification confirmation letter has now come into question after[…]

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Spur apologises to Muslims after halal bungle

A number of Muslims resorted to Facebook this week to express their disgust after they were led to believe that a Spur Steak Ranch kiosk was halal and later discovered it was not certified. The popular franchise sold food to customers at the Junior Argus Cycle Tour last Saturday, an[…]

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