Monday, 1 August 2011

Non-halal butter non-issue for ‘kek lapis’ makers

MIRI: Golden Churn Creamery butter which has been confirmed as not halal are a non-issue to ‘kek lapis’ producers here, meaning production will still go on to meet anticipated high demands for the coming Hari Raya celebration.
A producer, 24-year-old Mohd Hafiz Rohani, said his company had not used the product for processing their layer cakes.
“We have received enquiries from customers all over the nation whether we are using the non-halal butter but after explanation they no longer doubt our products,” he said when contacted yesterday.
In fact, the company had received some 1,500 orders for the layer cake from distributers in west Malaysia, Brunei and locally despite the confusion.
“We explained to our customers that our products are halal and the processing does not use the non-halal butter as it is much more costly than other butter brands,” he said.
He did not deny that since the non-halal issue concerning Golden Churn Creamery butter which contains pig DNA came up, many of their consumers especially Muslims doubted their products.
According to him, the demand for ‘kek lapis’ here continued to increase despite the issue.
“What is most important is that Gerai Tepian Sungai does not use Golden Churn product as we are using a cheaper and quality brand,” he revealed.
Established in 2003, Gerai Tepian Sungai is a popular choice due to its quality products which are reasonably priced.

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