Golden Churn Butter
May 4, 2011 11 Comments
Recently there’s a memo from Jabatan Agama Islam Johor (JAIJ) regarding the issue about golden churn butter that is not halal..
It is confusing to me when it has a Halal certified from NZ while in Malaysia reported as not halal by JAIJ but not JAKIM.. I lived in Melbourne where there’s Halal cert from all over the world..unlike if we are in Malaysia, we have Halal Malaysia cert that we look for.. I make an attempt to email their regional manager regarding halal status and this is what I get from him:
RE: Ingredients in golden churn butter
Hemmat Nasrallah <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Mohd Yahaya <email@example.com>
Thank you Faridah,
Please rest assured All our butter sold anywhere in the world is Halal made out of Cow’s Milk.
Hemmat S Nasrallah
Regional General Manager
Ballantyne Foods Pty Ltd
Tel +613 96901766 Fax +613 96908582
Mob +61 404 828582
Web site http://www.ballantyne.com.au
Mohd Yahaya [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, 29 April 2011 10:11 PM
To: Hemmat Nasrallah
Subject: Ingredients in golden churn butter
Assalamualaikum Mr. Hemmat,
Regarding the golden churn butter, I had come across from in my country, Malaysia saying that this butter is not halal as it contains animal fat which is from the pig.
Please clarify this matter and what about the ballantyne butter that is sold in Australia is it contains any animal product?
Hopefully I will not be ‘was-was’ with halal issue from other countries anymore.. actually I never buy golden churn butter or product from Ballantyne..The butter quite expensive compare to home brand such as Aldi, Coles and Woolworth.. :) Yesterday when I was doing my errands in Safeway, I found this chocolate with 50% off ..
so I bought one and the taste was soo good.. Can buy their chocolate products again..
Till then, have a good day!