MCJHT celebrates historic achievement with ISO/IEC 17065:2012 accreditation

By Ragheema Mclean On Monday night (27 May), the Muslim Judicial Council Halaal Trust (MJCHT) celebrated its groundbreaking achievement of securing the ISO/IEC 17065:2012 accreditation from the South African National Accreditation System (SANAS). This milestone marks the MJCHT as the first Halal body in Africa to attain this certification. What[…]

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The MJCHT: “Halaal chicken was found in a fridge among non-halaal meat, and we do not promote this type of displaying of halaal meat”

By Kouthar Sambo Following an image circulating regarding a single Halaal chicken located among unhalal (not kosher) meat, the Muslim Judicial Council Halaal Trust (MJCHT) has come forward to respond to the matter. Speaking on VOC’s Drive Time show on Tuesday, Chief Operations Officer of the MJCHT, Moulana Zakariyah Philander,[…]

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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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