Kuan­tan eater­ies urged to get halal certs for Ra­madan pro­mo­tions

New Straits Times - - News -

CASH­ING in on the pop­u­lar­ity of Ra­madan buf­fets, ho­tels and restau­rants in Kuan­tan are pro­mot­ing their menus to draw cus­tomers.

How­ever, to en­sure these eater­ies ob­tain halal cer­tifi­cates and other re­quire­ments, the Pa­hang Is­lamic Re­li­gious Depart­ment (Jaip) sends its en­force­ment team to con­duct checks.

Jaip Halal Man­age­ment Unit head Noridzuan Ab­dul Manan said his team had gone to premises be­fore the fast­ing month to en­sure that halal-cer­ti­fied premises ad­hered to pro­ce­dures and fol­lowed guide­lines in pre­par­ing food.

He said the 17-mem­ber team would en­sure food ingredients were halal-cer­ti­fied and that the premises pri­ori­tised clean­li­ness, es­pe­cially in kitchen and din­ing ar­eas.

“We are sat­is­fied with the com­mit­ment shown by ho­tel and restau­rant op­er­a­tors, but there are mi­nor is­sues that must be sorted out.

“Jaip has ad­vised them and we will con­duct checks to en­sure the premises fol­low our in­struc­tions. Any­one who wishes to break fast in ho­tels can choose ho­tels with halal cer­tifi­cates and re­port to us if they know some­thing is amiss.”

He said the team would to mon­i­tor ho­tels and restau­rants to en­sure op­er­a­tors did not make a quick profit dur­ing Ra­madan.

Last year, some ho­tels and restau­rants took ad­van­tage of the fast­ing month by of­fer­ing spe­cial menus with­out ob­tain­ing halal cer­tifi­cates.

Some op­er­a­tors printed brochures and even held pro­mo­tions through ra­dio and so­cial me­dia.


Jaip will mon­i­tor ho­tels and eater­ies dur­ing Ra­madan.

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