SHAH ALAM: The Selangor Islamic Religious Department (Jais) has detected a number of premises serving bubble tea drinks with ingredients that are not certified halal.
JAIS halal management section chief assistant director Wan Najmiah Wan Mohamad Ali said most of the ingredients were imported from Taiwan and checks revealed that they were without halal certification logo.
She said the premises found to be serving the drinks would be monitored as their action could lead to confusion among Muslim consumers.
“Many of the premises employ Muslim workers and this would confuse the consumers.
“When a bubble tea product becomes viral on social media, people don’t usually think twice about getting their hands on the drinks.
“They are willing to queue for it, without investigating if the premises have halal certification,” she said today.
Wan Najmiah said, so far, the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) had taken the initiative to meet the operators to find out the status of the ingredients.
She also urged operators to stop displaying halal logos from other countries.
So far, she said only Tealive, CoolBlog dan Chatime had obtained halal status, whileother operators had yet to apply for it.