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Halal inspectors cannot test for bacteria strain: MJCHT

By Tasneem Adams While the halal certification processes at abatoirs 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. This is according to the MJCHT[…]

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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 seeks to align halal standards at PNP

Following a string of publicized operational breaches, the Muslim Judicial Council Halal Trust (MJCHT) says its confident halal standards will improve at supermarket chains in the next few months. The Halal Trust met the top management of Pick ‘n Pay in the Western Cape last week to discuss the importance[…]

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‘We need accountability in the halal industry’

The Muslim Judicial Council Halal Trust (MJCHT) is facing a public backlash over its halal certification processes, following an external audit which states the body must improve its systems. Last week, the MJCHT was delisted from the Department of Islamic Development of Malaysia (JAKIM)’s registry. The international halal regulatory body[…]

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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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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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Is McDonalds SA halal?

Amid a flood of queries over the halal consumption of McDonald’s, the Muslim Judicial Council Halal Trust (MJCHT) has participated in a public awareness campaign launched by the South African franchise on Youtube. The video was launched in May as part of the fast-food chain’s “Know our Food” campaign. In the[…]

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PnP to blame for labelling mistake

Another image of halal labelling gone wrong took social media by storm at the weekend. The item, a pack of Pick ‘n Pay russians and chips, was seen labelled with halal certification from the MJC Halal Trust (MJCHT) but upon further inspection, the ingredients stated that it included pork. But[…]

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