Four Decades of Food Fraud

A huge halal meat fraud was discovered in Malaysia. For over 40 years, a syndicate of bribed government and custom officials and slaughterhouses did lucrative business by smuggling fake halal meat into Malaysia. The meat originated in unapproved slaughterhouses in several countries which produced not halal-certified and low-grade meat from a variety of animals. This scandal put a setback on the goal of Malaysia’s plan to become one of the world’s main halal meat exporters, which is a multi-billion dollar business.

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Posted on 19 January 2021