From 2007 onwards, Dairy Farmers have been supplying the raw material directly to QBI Packaging in Shah Alam who have packed QBB Ghee since then. Somewhere in 2007, the Ministry of Economy, United Arab Emirates had enforced on QBB Pte. Ltd. Singapore to categorise QBB sold in UAE as animal shortening. This can be seen in the following websites:
which indicate that QBB is sold as animal shortening in United Arab Emirates since 2007 and listed as a product of Singapore as it is manufactured under the licence of QBB Pte. Ltd., Singapore.
Ministry of Economy, United Arab Emirates is world renowned for its food labelling enforcement. Every food product container received at its port is checked to determine its actual content by lab analysis.
We know that animal shortening is the industrial definition of pig lard usually extracted and thereafter purified from the abdomen of pigs. It is quite clear to me that QBB Ghee sold not only in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei but in other parts of Asia, Australia from 2007 right until its halal certification revocation by JAKIM, Malaysia in August 2010 contained pig lard as butterfat prices were too skyhigh to make a handsome profit for Dairy Farmers. Despite all this, JAKIM still wants to certify QBB as pure butterfat ghee. This is indeed very heartbreaking for all of us who were in involved in ensuring QBB was pure butterfat ghee prior to 2006.