Breaching Halal Order
THE Magistrate’s Court yesterday ordered the manager of a Halal-certified restaurant to settle a fine of BND800 for breaching conditions Italian fined imposed under sections 3 and 4 of the Halal Certificate and Halal Label Order 2005.
Head chef of Sorriso Restaurant & Pizzeria, Italian national Salvatore Pio Giuseppe Intrigila, would have to serve three weeks’ imprisonment in default of payment.
DPP Ratno Eddy Sophian bin Haji Zaidi informed Magistrate Dewi Norlelawati binti Haji Abdul Hamid that the defendant was in charge of the operations of the restaurant when a team of enforcement officers from the Halal Food Control Division of the Department of Syariah Affairs conducted a routine inspection at the restaurant’s premises on December 8, 2016.
The officers found 42 packets of Filetto Di Coniglio (rabbit fillet), 28 packets of Vitello-Filetto Intero Kalbs-Filet (calf fillet), nine packets of Lombata Bov (sirloin steak) and four bottles of wine at the restaurant.
The meat items had no ‘Halal’ label and were found belonging to the defendant.
The defendant explained that he brought the meat items from Kuala Lumpur and stored them at the restaurant as his freezer at home had broken down.
He also admitted to keeping the wine at the restaurant.
The court found that the defendant failed to declare the items Halal and contravened the conditions imposed under the Halal Certificate and Halal Label Order 2005.
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