Golden Churn canned butter, previously declared by state religious authorities as non-halal, has been confirmed to be halal.

This was revealed by Ballantyne Foods Pty Ltd, the company which produces the butter after the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia — Jakim, Johor Religious Department and Sarawak Islamic Religious Department successfully verified that the Golden Churn canned butter complies with Malaysian halal standard as per halal certificate issued by NZ Islamic Processed Food Management, an approved halal body by Jakim.

The verification process was carried out after state religious authorities declared the butter as non-halal after it was discovered to have purportedly contained pig DNA.

The butter will be now available under the non-halal section in major supermarkets.

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