Verifying the authenticity of Halal certificates
Response to parliamentary question on whether Muis will consider setting up a system to allow members of the public to immediately verify the authenticity of a Halal certificate, to prevent the forgery/falsification of such certificates.
03 October 2023
Written PQ 4951. Mr Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim: To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs to prevent the forgery or falsification of halal certificates issued by MUIS, whether the Ministry will consider setting up a system similar to the Authentic Court Order portal which verifies and authenticate all court orders issued by a Singapore court, so that anyone may verify the authenticity of a halal certificate immediately.
1. At present, members of the public can verify the authenticity of Halal certificates by checking against the list of Halal-certified eating establishments found on Muis’ website or its MuslimSG application.
2. Muis has stepped up public education efforts through its social media platforms to educate the public on key features to look out for in a Halal certificate to ascertain its authenticity.
3. Muis is also reviewing ways to enhance security features of Halal certificates through digitisation efforts that would make it easier for the public to verify the authenticity of a Halal certificate in the future.
4. Members of the public who wish to report any suspect certificates can contact Muis with their concerns at 6359 1199 or email@example.com.