UP Bans Halal-Certified Products With Immediate Effect

Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath-headed BJP government has ordered a ban on the manufacturing, storage, distribution and sale of food products with ‘Halal Certification’ within the state limits of Uttar Pradesh with immediate effect.

“In the interest of public health, production, storing, distribution and sale of halal certified edible items banned in Uttar Pradesh with immediate effect,” said the order issued by Food Commissioner’s Office on Saturday.

On Friday, Uttar Pradesh police registered cases against several companies and organisations for allegedly issuing ‘forged’ halal certificates to boost sales.

Halal certification signifies that a product has been manufactured in accordance with Islam beliefs, doesn’t have any forbidden component.

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