'Pretzel dog' holds up halal certification for Auntie Anne's in Malaysia

'Pretzel dog' holds up halal certification for Auntie Anne's in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Popular American pretzel chain Auntie Anne's has said it has been unable to get halal certification in Malaysia for, among other reasons, selling "pretzel dogs"

TheRicebowl.Asia’s Take: Although it doesn’t contain dog meat, the Malaysian Islamic board are quite adamant in holding back the Halal certification on Pretzel Dog. Food manufacturers need to abide to the regulation of respective countries in order to claim their foodstuffs as Halal, even though it doesn’t make sense. The religious board also needs to loosen up their certification criteria and not just looking at the name, but the ingredients of the foodstuffs as well. 

Read more at: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/pretzel-dog-holds-up-halal-certification-for-auntie-anne-s-in/3214990.html

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