Thursday, 22 December 2011

Food panel to conduct spot checks

KUALA LUMPUR: The special committee set up recently to monitor food products without brands will conduct spot checks at the Kedai Rakyat 1Malaysia (KR1M) and other premises, including hypermarkets.

Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the committee comprising officers from the Health Ministry, the Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry, Sirim Berhad and the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) had its first meeting recently. He said the committee would monitor the goods and produce at these outlets to ensure the items were halal and safe for consumption.

Tanjung Manis Pilihan Pelabur


KUCHING: Ketua Menteri Sarawak, Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, berkata penubuhan hab halal di negara ini bukan bertujuan membuka peluang perniagaan kepada usahawan Islam tempatan atau antarabangsa semata-mata kerana pelabur terbesarnya kini konglomerat bukan Islam.

Mengambil contoh Hab Halal Tanjung Manis (HHTM) beliau berkata, sebuah syarikat Taiwan menjadi pelabur utama di kawasan perindustrian itu dan ia mempunyai kelayakan dalam menghasilkan produk halal yang diiktiraf.

Cubaan sabotaj

IPOH: Kumpulan Syarikat Ramly yang terkenal dengan produk daging burger Ramly menafikan sekeras-kerasnya dakwaan hot dog keluaran syarikat itu mengandungi DNA babi berikutan kenyataan Jabatan Kesihatan Kedah baru-baru ini mengenai keputusan persampelan produk franfurter lembu dengan jenama Ramly dilakukan Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah Yan mengesahkan ia mengandungi DNA babi.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Hotel Hilton KL Halal

 Hilton Kuala Lumpur telah menerima pensijilan halal bagi dapur bankuasi dan restoran Makan Kitchennya.



Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM) menganugerahkan pensijilan itu selepas pemeriksaan, penilaian dan cadangan restoran itu tentang pematuhan halal.

Pengurus Besar DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Ian Barrow, berkata: "Pensijilan ini adalah satu tanggungjawab dan akan meningkatkan kepercayaan dan keyakinan pelanggan Islam ke hotel kami."

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Status Halal Fraknfurter Ramly


1. Jakim melalui Bahagian Hab Halal menerima banyak soalan dan aduan berkenaan status halal produk frankfurter jenama Ramly.

2. Susulan daripada aduab tersebut, Bahagian ini telah melakukan siasatan bersama Kemeterian Kesihatan Malaysia dan mengambil sampel produk dari kilang tersebut dan dihantar ke Jabatan Kimia Malaysia bagi ujikaji pada 14 November 2011.
3. Untuk makluman semua, hasil keputusan yang dikeluarkan oleh Jabatan Kimia Malaysia terhadap sample yang dihantar mengesahkan produk tersebut tudak mengandungi DNA babi seperti yang didakwa.
4. Dengan pengesahan ini, pengguna tidak perlu merasa was-was terhadap produk tersebut yang masih memegang Sijil Halal Malaysia sehingga 14 Januari 2012.
5. Pihak Jakim sentiasa prihatin dan mengambil langkah sewajarnya dalam memastikan kepentingan umat Islam terpelihara dalam isu-isu berkaitan dengan halal dan tidak akan bertolak ansur dalam perkara ini.
6. Bagi mengelakkan sebarang kekeliruan berkaitan dengan isu-isu halal semua pihak diminta untuk merujuk melalui laman web Bahagian Hab Halalhttp://www.halal.gov.my dan tidak merujuk kepada sumber yang tidak sahih seperti laman web sosial. Sebarang pertanyaan berkenaan status halal sesuatu produk boleh menghubungi Bahagian Hab Halal, JAKIM di talian 03-83150200.

Logo Halal sekadar di pinggiran

ASALKAN ada kalimah Allah, ayat al-Quran atau melihat juruwang mahupun pelayan memakai tudung di sesebuah premis, ia dianggap halal. Cukup mudah penilaian dibuat sebilangan masyarakat Islam hari ini dalam membuat keputusan sama ada mereka boleh menikmati hidangan di sesebuah kedai makan atau restoran.

Malah, ada yang beranggapan, jika ada logo halal pasti makanan itu boleh dimakan. Sikap pengguna yang memandang ringan status halal haram makanan disajikan menjadi punca sebilangan pemilik restoran bukan Islam menggunakan logo halal tiruan mahupun pengesahan halal daripada pihak tidak bertauliah bagi mengaburi mata dan meyakinkan pelanggan Islam.


Penutup Gambar Gereja


Thursday, 1 December 2011

Rahsia L-Gluthione anti penuaan masa kini, kembali awet muda, gebu dan berseri

L-GLUTHIONE adalah asid amino yang ditemui dalam setiap sel daripada organik algae hidup. Ia dianggap sebagai antioksidan utama dan diketahui manusia kerana melindungi tubuh daripada penuaan dan keadaan lain.

Tetapi seperti yang diketahui tahap glutathione kita habis kerana paparan pencemaran udara, tekanan, ubat-ubatan, merokok, atau bahan kimia makanan yang merosakkan sistem khidmat kita.

Seperti disebutkan di atas, L-gluthione boleh membantu sebagai anti penuaan masa kini.


Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Halal whisky-flavored drink


ArKay Beverages, the world's first alcohol-free, whisky-flavored drink is made with only certified Halal ingredients! Since its introduction to the world two weeks ago, the media has been buzzing over the concept of a non-alcoholic, whisky-flavored drink that tastes just like the "real thing" and with 0% alcohol can be enjoyed by those who would otherwise not be able to drink.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Punca IKS Tidak dapat dipasar di luar negara

INDUSTRI halal berpotensi besar untuk diteroka perusahaan kecil dan sederhana (PKS) di peringkat domestik atau global kerana nilai pasaran halal global kini mencecah RM6.5 trilion setahun dan memberi kesan positif kepada ekonomi negara jika diambil kesempatan sebaik mungkin.

Shapers Malaysia Sdn Bhd, sekretariat tetap dan pengasas Pameran HalalAntarabangsa Malaysia (Mihas) baru-baru ini menganjurkan Halal Fiesta Malaysia (Halfest) bagi membantu usahawan tempatan memperkembangkan produk halalkeluaran mereka. Ikuti temu bual wartawan Bisnes Metro, Hafiz Ithnin bersama Ketua Pegawai Eksekutifnya, Mohd Shukri Abdullah (gambar) mengenai potensi sektor halalkepada PKS tempatan.



SELAIN mengadakan Pameran Halal Antarabangsa Malaysia  atau Halfest, apakah projek terbaru bakal dilaksanakan?

Taylor's University Pertama Tawar Kursus Halal

TAYLOR'S University melalui Fakulti Biosains menjadi institusi pengajian tinggi swasta (IPTS) pertama di negara ini menyediakan mata pelajaran elektif Halal melalui program kursus Sains Makanan dan Pemakanan.

Bak Kut Teh Halal diragui

PETALING JAYA: Seorang pengguna yang mengunjungi sebuah pasar raya di Damansara Damai di sini, terkejut apabila mendapati Mi Segera Sayuran 'bak kut teh', yang sering dikaitkan dengan penggunaan babi sebagai salah satu ramuan, dijual secara terbuka, dua minggu lalu.

JAKIM TAK MONOPOLI SIJIL HALAL


YAN: Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim) dan 14 Majlis Agama Islam Negeri (Main) di seluruh negeri dilantik sebagai badan pensijilan halal yang berperanan mengeluarkan sijil halal dengan logo seragam di seluruh negara berkuat kuasa 1 Januari depan.

Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom (gambar) berkata, perkara itu sekali gus menolak dakwaan mengatakan hanya Jakim saja yang dilantik sebagai badan pensijilan halal tunggal negara bermula tahun depan, selain menyifatkan ia sebagai salah faham pihak industri.



Beliau berkata, perkara itu selaras dengan Pindaan Akta Perihal Dagangan 1972 yang digantikan dengan Akta Perihal Dagangan 2011 sekali gus memberi kuasa kepada Jakim dan Main untuk menjadi badan sah mengeluarkan sijil halal berkuat kuasa tahun depan.

"Sebanyak 15 badan termasuk Jakim yang dilantik kerajaan mengeluarkan sijil halaldengan logo seragam bermula tahun depan. Ia selaras usaha kerajaan memperkemas dan memantau pengeluaran sijil halal kepada pihak industri termasuk pengusaha kedai makan.

"Ketetapan itu dibuat selepas kita menilai pengalaman lalu apabila ketika pengeluaran sijil halal diberikan kepada tujuh syarikat swasta, kita lihat ia tersasar daripada matlamat asal sebaliknya digunakan untuk mengaut keuntungan manakala hak pengguna Islam dikhianati," katanya selepas Majlis Anugerah Kecemerlangan Pelajar di Sekolah Kebangsaan Kampung Jawa di sini, semalam.

Beliau berkata demikian ketika diminta mengulas mengenai kebimbangan disuarakan Persatuan Industri Kecil dan Sederhana (PKS) berhubung pelantikan Jakim sebagai badan pensijilan halal tunggal di Malaysia mulai 1 Januari 2011, yang didakwa menjejaskan industri makanan dan perkilangan.

Timbalan Presiden persatuan itu, Teh Kee Sin juga mahu kerajaan mengkaji kemungkinan memilih lebih daripada satu badan pensijilan sebagai sumber alternatif dalam pengeluaran sijil halal.

Sementara itu, Jamil Khir berkata, Jakim dan Main adalah badan yang tidak mempunyai kepentingan menjana keuntungan sebaliknya berperanan sebagai organisasi yang melindungi hak terutama pengguna Islam di negara ini.

"Mulai tahun depan, pihak industri hanya perlu membayar yuran RM200 untuk memperoleh sijil halal yang mempunyai tempoh luput selama dua tahun, malah mereka juga tidak dikenakan sebarang bayaran untuk tujuan memproses produk yang dihantar ke makmal.

"Sebab itu apabila sijil halal dikeluarkan pihak swasta, ada antara produk yang mendapat sijil halal dan apabila diuji semula mempunyai sumber tidak halal termasuk DNA gelatin babi dan ia disifatkan satu pengkhianatan kepada pengguna Islam yang mungkin sudah termakan produk terbabit," katanya.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Orang Islam mesti cemburu terhadap orang bukan Islam

Umat Islam di negara ini perlu mempunyai perasaan 'cemburu' terhadap orang bukan Islam yang menjadi pengeluar produk gunaan halal dengan berusaha menceburi bidang perniagaan itu berbanding hanya mengkritik saja.

Beli Sijil Halal 5 Ribu


Mercu tanda Kuantan

Tetamu hotel juga pasti teruja menikmati hidangan restoran 'The Dining Room' yang menampilkan konsep dapur terbuka serta mampu memuatkan 300 pelanggan pada satu-satu masa.


Dengan menyajikan 300 jenis masakan secara bufet sarapan pagi dan lebih 50 menu makanan secara ala-carte yang dibuka setiap hari bermula jam 6.30 pagi hingga 11 malam ia pasti menjadi lokasi menjamu selera yang kekal terpahat dalam ingatan tetamu hotel.

Lebih istimewa, restoran ini mendapat pengiktirafan sijil halal daripada Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia, Jun lalu.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

JAKIM & MAIN sahaja yang berhak keluarkan sijil halal


PUTRAJAYA: Mulai 1 Januari depan, hanya Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM) dan Majlis Agama Islam Negeri (MAIN) dibenarkan mengeluarkan sijil dan logo halal seperti yang diperuntukkan dalam Akta Perihal Dagangan 2011 (APD2011) yang diluluskan Julai lalu.

Haram Makan Siput Gondang Peranchis / Escargot


Monday, 10 October 2011

The Best Kulit Popiah in Penang

video

Hebat betul pakcik ni buat kulit popiah.. Saya sempat rakam sekejap semasa singgah membeli jeruk di penang tempoh hari. Tergamak ke kita nak makan kulit popiah yang pakcik ni buat?

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Kosher or Halal? American Muslims Debate Which Certifications To Follow


Back in the 1950s, most American Orthodox Jews read food labels to determine if the food they were buying was kosher. They stayed away from foods with ingredients like gelatin and lard, which are derived from pigs. If the vegetable shortening was listed as pure, it qualified as kosher. Today, Orthodox Jews search for kosher symbols on food packages to determine if the food they are buying is kosher, because reading ingredients has become an inadequate method of determining a food’s kosher status – with globalization and new food technologies, consumers don’t recognize many of the ingredients. Substances like soy lecithin, a common ingredient in processed foods, are unfamiliar to many lay people, and processed foods can be contaminated with traces of other non-kosher products processed in the same plant. Organizations like the Orthodox Union and Star-K use their expertise in Jewish law and food technology to certify hundreds of thousands of products worldwide.
American Muslims are trying to develop their own rules for determining which foods conform to Islamic religious strictures. Food prepared under Islamic law is deemed halal, meaning lawful or permitted. The halal-certification industry began to develop in the 1990s, according to Maria Omar of the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America, an organization based in Chicago that was established 28 years ago and is recognized by Islamic organizations around the world.

Study needed on food stamps


PUTRAJAYA: The food stamp programme needs further study to ensure that it is an effective way to help the poor and the lower-income groups,Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.
He added that an in-depth study would enable the programme to meet its objective.
“We want to have the best approach to counter the rising cost of living.
“If we want to introduce the programme, a more in-depth study is needed because it is targeted at those earning RM3,000 and below.
Wide array: Muhyiddin being briefed by Dr Rajen (right) and Prof Omar on Holista Colltech’s products in Putrajaya Thursday. — Bernama
“We need to see how this programme can benefit them as they are the biggest group in the country,” he said after chairing a meeting of the Cabinet committee on supply and prices here yesterday.

PBIT, Thai Embbssy hold Halal Food moot

LAHORE - The PBIT in collaboration with the Royal Thai Embbassy held a Halal Food Conference at the CM Secretariat. The event was a part of the Halal promotion project undertaken by The Royal Thai Embassy to mark the 60th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Thailand and Pakistan. 
Chief Executive Officer PBIT, Dr Sajid Yoosufani addressing the audience said that the Punjab government is taking serious steps for making Punjab a Halal hub for the global market and we are on our way to developing a Halal Certification process and setting up Halal Parks through which Pakistan would be able to tap in to this trillion dollar market. He said that Punjab Government keenly awaits establishment of Halal meat and poultry processing businesses of CP Thailand in Punjab and PBIT is available at each stage for maximum facilitation. 
Punjab has the world’s fourth largest population of livestock with over 43 livestock breeds. Therefore given the importance of potential in Punjab for becoming the Halal food hub for the world, Halal Thai food authorities; National Food Institute of Thai ministry of Industries & Halal science center, Chulanogkoran University and the leading Thai companies dealing in Halal Food business like Thai President Foods, Modern foods, Thai Airways cuisines and Siam Daily foods, were invited for exchange of information on Halal Foods Business and way forward for cooperation between Punjab and Thailand in Halal Food Business. Business matchmaking between Thai and Pakistani Businessmen was arranged by PBIT to provide Pakistani Businesses engaged in Halal Food Business and those aspiring ventures in the field as learning and networking platform for the participants.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Logo Halal Malaysia sahaja mulai 1 Januari 2012


PUTRAJAYA 28 Sept. - Mulai 1 Januari depan, hanya logo halal yang dikeluarkan Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim) boleh digunakan dan diiktiraf.

Menteri Perdagangan Dalam Negeri, Koperasi dan Kepenggunaan Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob berkata, langkah itu susulan penguatkuasaan Akta Perihal Dagangan 2011 yang diluluskan Parlimen Julai lepas dan akan berkuatkuasa 1 November.
"Bermakna premis makanan, restoran, hotel dan pihak-pihak lain yang sebelum ini menggunakan logo halal bukan dikeluarkan Jakim, perlu membuat permohonan baru kerana selepas tarikh 1 Januari, logo halal sedia ada adalah terbatal.
"Mana-mana pihak lain juga tidak boleh lagi memperakukan atau mengeluarkan sijil halal ataupun membuat pengisytiharan sendiri berhubung status halal,” katanya kepada pemberita di sini hari ini. - Bernama

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Halal rage: Did bacon burger start brawl?


IT was a bloody brawl allegedly sparked by a hamburger with bacon.
Now 32 witnesses will be called to give evidence at a hearing about how an incorrect order allegedly led to a violent assault on two police officers at a western Sydney McDonald's in April.
Mouhamad Khaled, 23, his 20-year-old girlfriend Daphne Florence Austin and his father Walid Khaled, 53, have been charged over the brawl at the Bankstown fast food outlet.
In Burwood Local Court yesterday, Magistrate Christopher Longley set a hearing date in February for Austin and Walid Khaled, who have each pleaded not guilty to charges linked to the brawl.
Mr Longley was told the prosecution will call 29 witnesses and the defence will call three people.
Mouhamad Khaled is yet to enter a plea to six charges, including inflicting grievous bodily harm on a police officer, and will be dealt with at a separate hearing.
Police allege the trouble began when the group began abusing counter staff because their hamburger contained bacon.
Police who were on the premises spoke to Walid Khaled about his alleged offensive behaviour. When he allegedly continued to swear, police tried to arrest him.
Police allege they were assaulted by Mouhamad Khaled and Austin, prompting them to use capsicum spray and batons.
As they attempted to restrain Mouhamad Khaled he allegedly grabbed their handcuffs and assaulted them.
He struck probationary Constable Matthew Sutherland on the head before swinging them at Senior Constable Alicia Bridges, hitting her.
Austin is charged with assaulting and hindering police, and Walid Khaled with resisting police, behaving in an offensive manner and offensive language.
Mouhamad Khaled spent four months in custody before being granted bail in the Supreme Court.
Burwood Local Court was told in August that Austin is due to give birth in November.


Read more: http://www.news.com.au/national/court-hears-how-bacon-led-to-big-mac-attack/story-e6frfkvr-1226147647671#ixzz1Z7LLDqlU

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Butter : JAKIM sticks by 'non halal' stand


PETALING JAYA: Regional Islamic authorities give the green light for “Pure Creamery Butter-Golden Churn” but the Islamic Development Department (Jakim) maintains that the product is non-halal.
Last week, Jakim confirmed that the Pure Creamery Butter-Golden Churn sold in Malaysia was non-halal as it contained porcine DNA. Jakim’s decision came after several months of uncertainty over the status of the product.
This announcement however contradicted religious authorities from Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei who approved the product.

Awas! jeli gula-gula getah.. kegemaran kanak-kanak


Awas! jeli gula-gula getah.. kegemaran kanak-kanak

Monday, 15 August 2011

Jakim Sahkan Mentega 'Pure Creamery Butter-Golden Churn' HARAM


KUALA LUMPUR: Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim) pada Isnin mengesahkan mentega jenama 'Pure Creamery Butter-Golden Churn' yang dipasarkan di Malaysia adalah tidak halal.
Ketua Pengarahnya Othman Mustapha berkata keputusan itu dibuat selepas mendapati produk tersebut datang dari kilang yang sama dengan yang diedarkan di Sarawak walaupun pengimportnya berbeza dan untuk pasaran berbeza.
"Perkara ini disahkan sendiri oleh wakil syarikat Ballantyne Food dari New Zealand yang mengeluarkan produk itu. Sehubungan itu umat Islam seluruh negara diminta untuk tidak menggunakan produk tersebut," katanya dalam satu kenyataan di sini.
Sehubungan itu juga, Othman meminta pemegang dan permohonan baru Sijil Pengesahan Halal dari Jakim atau jabatan agama Islam negeri yang telah menggunakan produk tersebut agar menukarnya kepada yang mempunyai sijil halalyang diiktiraf serta mengemukakan resit pembelian bahan ramuan baru.
Beliau berkata mereka juga perlu melakukan proses samak dengan disaksikan jabatan agama Islam negeri serta mengemukakan bukti akuan samak.
Othman berkata perkara itu juga telah dimaklumkan kepada syarikat pengimport dan mereka bersetuju menarik balik produk terbabit dari pasaran.
Pada 19 Julai lepas Jabatan Agama Islam Sarawak mengisytiharkan produk itu yang digunakan segelintir pengusaha kek lapis sebagai tidak halal kerana dikesan mengandungi DNA (asid deoksiribonukleik) babi, menyebabkan industri makanan itu terjejas. - BERNAMA

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Golden Churn canned butter recalled after halal debacle


KUCHING: The Golden Churn butter producer will voluntarily recall all its canned butter worth approximately RM5mil from the Malaysian market.
This is due to possible porcine contamination of the butter produced in New Zealand.
Golden Churn manufacturer Ballantyne Foods Pty Ltd regional general manager Hemmat Nasrallah said the decision was made during a meeting with the Islamic Development Department (Jakim), Sarawak Religious Department (Jais) and Chemistry Department in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

E-halal system for all by next year


PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysia Islamic Development Department JAKIM is targeting use of the e-Halal system by all states by next year, Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Mashitah Ibrahim said today.
She said that only seven states would implement the system this year, led by Penang, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan and Sabah, followed by Pahang, Sarawak and Johor at year-end.
Mashitah told reporters here that the e-system would facilitate collaboration between JAKIM and state religious departments and council to standardise procedures, certificates and logos.
She said that the e-Halal system that JAKINM introduced in 2007 enables applications to be made on line and for anyone to check on the halal status of products and premises.
www.mmail.com.my

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Sijil Halal : JAKIM hanya guna ujian Jabatan Kimia


Kesemua sampel produk yang diambil oleh Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia Jakim dihantar ke Jabatan Kimia yang telah mendapat akreditasi bagi skop pengujian DNA untuk tujuan analisis Sehubungan itu Ketua Pengarah Jakim Osman Mustapha berkata dalam melaksanakan ujian bagi sesuatu produk oleh sesebuah makmal faktor seperti kaedah pengujian tahap pengesanan 

MCA Kecam cara JAKIM tangani isu halal


KUALA LUMPUR 3 Ogos — Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia Jakim tidak wajar bersikap kertelaluan dalam menangani isu berkaitan sijil halal sebaliknya harus menyediakan lebih banyak ruang untuk berkomunikasi khususnya membabitkan pengusaha bukan Islam kata MCA “Walaupun saya faham Jakim mahu mewujudkan standard antarabangsa mereka perlu membenarkan ruang untuk 

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Sosej pulut & Chicken Cake ada unsur Babi


KANGAR: Sosej pulut dan kepingan ayam (chicken cake) yang dijual di beberapa bazar Ramadan di sini dan digemari ramai penduduk tempatan, disahkan mengandungi asid deoksiribonukleik (DNA) babi.
Perkara itu disahkan Jabatan Kesihatan Perlis semalam selepas memperoleh keputusan analisis ke atas tujuh sampel awal yang dikumpulkan pihaknya di sekitar Sungai Bahru di sini dan daripada jumlah itu, dua disahkan mengandungi DNA babi.

Timbalan Pengarah (Bahagian Keselamatan dan Kualiti Makanan) jabatan itu, Mahamad Sukor Senapi ketika dihubungi berkata, dua produk yang dijual tanpa jenama itu mengandungi DNA babi.

ADUAN STARBUCK COFFEE : KENYATAAN MEDIA JAKIM



Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM)menafikan dakwaan pengguna laman Facebook dan Twitter tentang larangan meminum produk Starbucks Coffee kerana disahkan mengandungi unsur arak. 
Memetik kenyataan media dari JAKIM isu  aduan Starbuck Coffer seperti berikut : JAKIM

Simplysiti Jawab Isu Berus Dari Bulu Babi


Seperti yang diketahui, berita mengenai SimplySiti kini sedang tersebar luas tentang produk SimplySiti yang mempunyai berus yang tidak Halal. Untuk mengelakkan berita ini dari terus menjadi tanda tanya, Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza dan pihak pengurusan SimplySiti ingin memberikan informasi kepada semua melalui kenyataan seperti di bawah. Pihak SimplySiti harap ini dapat membantu untuk menjawab soalan yang kini sedang ditujukan mengenai kesahihan sijil Halal produk SimplySiti. Pihak SimplySiti juga sangat berharap pihak media dan wartawan yang tidak putus menyokong SimplySiti selama ini dapat turut membantu untuk berkongsi kenyataan beliau kepada semua.


Produk SimplySiti sentiasa mematuhi semua peraturan yang telah ditetapkan oleh pihak JAKIM sebelum sebarang produk kami diberi sesuatu kelulusan Halal. Sebenarnya, produk-produk SimplySiti serta berus yang terdapat di dalamnya yang telah mendapat pengesahan Halal tidak terbabit dengan tuduhan yang dibangkitkan tersebut.

Pihak kami selama ini berkerjasama rapat dengan pihak JAKIM dalam setiap proses yang harus dipatuhi sebelum sesuatu produk itu dihasilkan dan dipasarkan untuk kegunaan orang awam. Sokongan dan bantuan yang kami terima daripada pihak JAKIM amat kami hargai dan kami banyak belajar daripada mereka kerana sebagai perniagaan yang berusaha untuk memberikan yang terbaik untuk semua, pihak JAKIM adalah rakan dan pihak yang sangat komited dan paling berwibawa dalam menghulurkan khidmat nasihat dan bantuan kepada pengusaha-pengusaha seperti kami terutama sekali dalam proses penghasilan dan pengesahan kualiti sesuatu produk secara amnya, dan untuk piawaian Halal secara khususnya.

Sebab itu proses penghasilan sesuatu produk yang ingin mendapat pengesahan Halal daripada Jakim perlu melalui proses pemeriksaan dan siasatan yang terperinci bukan hanya bagi setiap jenis bahan yang terbabit di dalam pembuatan produk, malahan premis, setiap prosesnya termasuk pengangkutan, simpanan, pengeluaran, para pekerja dan segala-galanya perlu mematuhi piawaian yang telah ditetapkan oleh pihak JAKIM.

Merujuk kepada sebaran lampiran yang terdapat di dalam blog, berikut adalah kenyataan daripada SimplySiti. Pihak kami terpaksa membuat kenyataan akhbar lebih awal memandangkan terlalu banyak pihak yang telah menyebarkan spekulasi mengenai hal ini. Kenyataan ini dibuat bagi mengelakkan salah faham orang ramai dan melindungi imej produk kami yang dituduh menggunakan berus babi.

Apa yang berlaku di dalam konteks seperti yang tertera di di dalam blog tersebut adalah tidak benar. Bulu yang dilaporkan di dalam lampiran tersebut BUKANLAH bulu berus yang terdapat di dalam produk SimplySiti tetapi berus yang terlibat di dalam kerja pembersihan di kawasan kilang dan kerja-kerja menyamak dan penyucian menurut syarak telahpun dilakukan bagi memastikan tidak ada apa-apa langsung yang tidak suci terdapat di dalam premis kilang tersebut lagi sebelum proses pembuatan produk dilakukan di kilang tersebut.

Oleh itu, kami dengan ini menjamin bahawa produk-produk SimplySiti yang telahpun mendapat pengesahan Halal JAKIM adalah benar & berus yang terdapat di dalam produk-produk kosmetik yang kini terdapat di pasaran juga adalah mematuhi syarat piawaian Halal daripada JAKIM. Bukan itu sahaja, kami juga rasa terharu kerana kerjasama dan follow up dan kami terima daripada pihak JAKIM juga adalah pantas dan efisyen untuk kami mudah membuat apa-apa tindakan susulan dengan efektif.

Memang sudah cita-cita dan niat Siti adalah untuk memastikan produk SimplySiti adalah halal, suci dan berkualiti. Hanya yang terbaik untuk semua para pengguna maka Siti sanggup buat apa sahaja dan akan terus berusaha memperbaiki mana-mana kekurangan walaupun proses atau usaha itu mengambil masa dan kos yang lebih sedikit daripada proses yang biasa. Sekiranya sesuatu produk itu diragui kesuciannya, kami tidak akan menjual malahan akan menarik balik dari pasaran.

SimplySiti akan turut mendapatkan kenyataan daripada JAKIM supaya hal ini tidak lagi dipanjangkan sehingga meragukan pengguna SimplySiti. Kami harap pihak JAKIM akan dapat menerangkan status halal SimplySiti dalam kenyataan akhbar mereka nanti. Dan memandangkan isu ini timbul secara mengejut dan kebetulan jatuh pada hujung minggu, pihak SimplySiti akan turut berjumpa dengan pihak JAKIM secepat mungkin untuk berbincang tentang hal ini. Kami mohon agar orang ramai tidak membuat spekulasi awal kerana kami sangat prihatin dan sentiasa menitikberatkan kualiti dan kesucian di dalam produk kami.

Sekian, terima kasih.

Dato’ Siti Nurhaliza Tarudin

Presiden

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Shops that do not separate Golden Churn from halal products face whopping fine


KUCHING: Traders are being told to separate Golden Churn Creamery Butter from other halal dairy and cold storage products, and place them in the non-halal zone with immediate effect.
Failing to do so will see a whopping fine amounting to RM100,000 or three years of imprisonment under the Trade Description Act, said Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry state director Wan Ahmad Uzir Wan Sulaiman.
He said his enforcement officers would be carrying out checks on all supermarkets and shops statewide to ensure that this would be done accordingly.
“Golden Churn Creamery Butter needs to be placed with other non-halal products in supermarkets and shops and traders need to clearly inform consumers that the product is not halal. This is regardless of whether the butter comes from a different batch of stock and not from the ones tested to contain pig DNA.
“Since there are doubts on the halal status of the product, it’s best to generalise all are not halal even if some stock from a different batch was certified halal. This is to reduce confusion among consumers,” he told reporters here yesterday.
Ahmad said the Golden Churn Creamery Butter supplier had been instructed to make special stickers to cover the halal logo printed on the product’s packaging.
“We’re very glad that the supplier is very cooperative,” he said.
He added that there was no need to dispose of the product as it could still be sold to non-Muslim consumers.
Ahmad said since Thursday the department had formed four teams to carry out checks on Sarawak layered-cake or kek lapis manufacturers’ premises to ensure they were well informed of the butter’s status.
To date, they had visited six premises and more would be inspected in the coming days throughout the state, he said.
“All four kek lapis manufacturers and bakeries inspected on Thursday namely Mira Cake House, Dayang Salhah Enterprise, Afifi Kek Lapis Sarawak and Norjas Bakery showed that they never used Golden Churn Creamery Butter,” he said.
He said his men also carried out checks at Di Wannie Cake and Rabiah Amit Enterprise here yesterday.
“Di Wannie Cake which used the brand previously has carried out samak to purify its kitchen appliances and premise.
“Rabiah Amit also used the brand at her old factory in Jalan Astana which was burnt down about two years ago but not anymore at her new factory in Demak Laut,” he explained.Shops that do not separate Golden Churn from halal products face whopping fine

Business as usual for bakeries despite losses due to non-halal butter



KUCHING: The declaration that Golden Churn Creamery butter is non-halal has cost some bakeries here big losses but they are taking it in their stride.
Many bakeries are now busy finding alternatives and some bakers had seen the problem coming months ago when claims of porcine contamination in the Golden Churn product first surfaced in the peninsula.
Since April, Di Wannie Cake, which specialises in Sarawak layered-cakes or kek lapis, has been changing back and forth between ButterLite and Buttercup.
The company’s kek lapis used to be made from Golden Churn, because it was the best tasting butter in the market — a tub of 2kg Golden Churn butter cost RM71.
Biting the bullet: Di Wannie Cake CEO Zoraidah Leen and sales director Mahathir Bujang arranging layered-cakes as they get ready for business. Di Wannie Cake’s layered-cakes are no longer made from Golden Churn Creamery Butter product, which had been confirmed by Jais as non-halal. Zoraidah said she switched brands a few months ago. — ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE / The Star

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Can GM Foods Be 'Halal' or Kosher?



Back in December 2010, a conference held in Penang, Malaysia with biotechnology experts and halal proponents ended with the conclusion that genetically modified food was halal ( ‘permissible’ for Muslims) as long as the sources from which they originate from are halal. This decision – which was accompanied by a fatwa declaring GM halal – came as a shock to some in the wider Muslim community who consider GM a deviation from god’s creation.
The UK-based green Muslim organisation Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciencesinsisted the fatwa was controversial and “failed to consider biotechnology from an Islamic perspective, ignoring not only the harm that GM causes to the environment but the way it undermines the integrity of God’s creation.”
Genetically modified food is a plant or animal which has genetic material that has been changed using genetic engineering rather than sexual crossing. Genetic modification was developed back in the 1980s and commercial agricultural companies invested heavily in the science in the 1990s to grow crops mainly in developed nations such as Canada and the US.
It has since spread to rising developing nations such as Argentina, Brazil and India (although controversy in Europe means that their use there has been limited).
The Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences (IFEES) has remarked that GM companies are now targeting Muslim populations through their “profit-motivated” efforts to establish the Shariah-compliance of GM. They added that they are “manipulating Islamic scholars into issuing highly controversial fatwas in support of GM.”
Fazlun Khalid, founder of IFEES, explained in an editorial in the organisations newsletter that there were real fears about pest-resistant GM crops causing species loss and a decline in bird species. “There are complex scientific, ethical,and political issues to be explored ,” he said. “And it is a puzzle how an unrepresentative group of ulema [religious scholars], however learned in the Islamic Sciences, can determine in a two-day conference held in Penang, Malaysia last December, that GM foods are halal and can be consumer by Muslims.”
Green campaigners such as Greenpeace have challenged GM crops on the grounds that there is a lack of adequate scientific understanding of their impact on the environment and human health.
The GM industry has also been criticized due its efforts to portray GM as a solution to world hungerthrough genetically modifying crops with increased yield and nutrition, when in reality GM crops are expensive, require a lot of pesticide and water which may actually hinder the agriculture of developing nations.
However, even amongst green activists the debate over genetically modified food is not straightforward. During a lecture given by the vertical farming advocate Dickson Despommier, a question was raised about the possibility of using GM crops in the farms.
Despommier, who is a parasitologist at Columbia in New York City, insisted that there was nothing wrong with genetically modified food per se. The only problem he saw was that most GM crops were modified to resist higher and higher levels of herbicide and pesticide and not for greater yield or better nutrition.
So, what do you think? Is GM good or bad for us? Maybe you think that with some limits it can be useful or are you concerned that we are simply meddling in affairs we don’t fully understand? Also, can GM really be Halal or Kosher?