PONDA: Goa has filed a police complaint at Ponda Police station demanding ban products with a HALAL tag with immediate effect and respect the sentiments of Hindus.
HJS said that on 18th November Uttar Pradesh government banned products with a Halal tag and it declared that strict legal measures will be implemented against any individual or firm engaged in the production, storage, distribution, buying, and selling of Halal-certified medicines, medical devices, and cosmetics within Uttar Pradesh.
They further said that Halal certification of food products is a parallel system which creates confusion regarding the quality of food items and is not tenable under Section 89 of the Food Law Food Safety and Standards Act, the order said.
“The right to decide the quality of food items lies only with the authorities and institutions given in Section 29 of the said Act, who check the relevant standards as per the provisions of the Act”, it added. It said that certain medicines, medical devices, and cosmetic products are reported to feature the Halal certificate on their packaging or labelling when there are “no provisions for,” they said.
The Halal certification ensures that the products and services comply with Islamic law. The Commissioner’s order states that the right to decide the quality of food items lies only with the authorities mentioned under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.