Hot dogs 'must be renamed' in Malaysia, says religious government body

Hot dogs 'must be renamed' in Malaysia, says religious government body
 

Food outlets selling hot dogs in Malaysia have been asked to rename their products or risk being refused halal certification, by a religious government body.
The Malaysian Islamic Development Department said it adopted the ruling after complaints from Muslim tourists.
Director Sirajuddin Suhaimee said the name might cause "confusion".
"In Islam, dogs are considered unclean and the name cannot be related to halal certification," he said.
Malaysian halal food guidelines say "halal food and halal artificial flavour shall not be named or synonymously named after... read more

 
19 October 2016 in World News, Views: 34
Source: BBC
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