Subway, the sandwich deli chain, has engaged in discussions with MUIS with a view towards obtaining Halal certification for their outlets in Singapore.
On Jan. 30, 2018, it was claimed that Subway had approached MUIS to seek Halal certification.
The report, which is in Malay, said:
“The HalalNews SG understands that the Subway delegation has held a formal meeting with Muis officials at the end of 2017 to explain and clarify the aspirations and efforts they have made to meet all Halal Muis certification requirements for all Subway branches in Singapore.”
In reponse to Mothership queries, MUIS’s Halal Certification Strategic Unit confirmed on Jan. 31 that Subway has indeed made such an approach:
“Subway Singapore has shown interest in getting their outlets Halal-certified. We have had few discussions to help them prepare themselves, details of which are classified.”
However, MUIS said that as of Jan. 31, the religious authority has yet to receive a formal application from Subway, and could not confirm if the deli chain is seeking Halal certification for all of their outlets islandwide, or only at specific outlets.
MUIS’s official Twitter account, HalalSG, also announced the news on Jan. 31.
In a typically HalalSG series of tweets, it said:
But as of now, we have yet to receive any Halal applications from them.
So Q at your own risk hor.
— halalSG (@halalSG) January 31, 2018
Guess it won’t be long now before Muslim customers can eat fresh.
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