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Minyak Ghee QBB

Sejak akhir-akhir ini banyak isu mengenai makanan yang halal dimakan dicampur dengan bahan yang tidak halal.. Mengapa jadi bengini???Bees mendapat e-mail drpd BIL mengenai minyak Ghee QBB. Mencari2 dalam web n menunggu berita daripada akhbar mengenai isu ini. Ini apa yang bees dapat melalui web. Semoga apa yang baik dapat dikongsi bersama semua..

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I have just received this through email. Our family have been using this product for many years. I am quite worried about this.

The copt from my email
2 April 2010
Attention: Ms. Tan Poh Hong
Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority
5, Maxwell Road
Tower Block, MND Complex
Singapore 069110

Dear Madam

We wish to inform your goodself that for years, our consumer group as many other faithful consumers have been using “QBB” Ghee for various delicacies and religious functions without doubt, with full confidence that the said product is manufactured from the milk of dairy cows by its highly reputable manufacturer based in Queensland , Australia .

However, lately, we found that although the colour and aroma had now varied much, the taste seemed to be somewhat different.
Therefore, we investigated this matter and concluded the following matters:

· Its manufacturer Butter Producers’ Co-operative Federation Ltd (BPCF) addressed as No. 489, Kingsford Smith Drive , Hamilton , Brisbane , Australia had ceased operations in September 2006 and was no longer listed in the website of Australian trade authority being http://www.austrade/ In fact the satellite picture as the website http://maps. shows that the following site is vacant land.

· Printed on the tin is that the said product is manufactured from milkfat of dairy cows of Australia and in even smaller and rather unclear script, it is mentioned that its manufacturer is Q.B.I. Packaging Sdn Bhd, No. 19, Lorong Keluli 1C, Kawasan Perindustrian Bukit Raja Selatan, 41050 Shah Alam, Selangor DE., Mala ysia and that the said product is manufactured under license from QBB (Pte.) Ltd., Singapore .

· QBB Pte Ltd.., Singapore was originally the sole agent for “QBB” Ghee for Mala ysia , Singapore and Brunei and it is not clear whether at the time when BPCF ceased operations in 2006, the “QBB” trademark rights were transferred from BPCF to QBB Ptd Ltd., Singapore . We suspect that Q.B.I. Packaging Sdn Bhd and QBB Ptd Ltd., Singapore are together carrying an act of piracy i.e. producing and selling a product whose legitimate manufacturing and sales rights were not transferred to them by its original manufacturer BPCF who was since wound up.

· The report of an analysis conducted by a reputable food technology laboratory in Australia on the contents of a 2-lb tin of this product, where the said tin was taken from Mala ysia to Australia by one of our group members, mentions the following:-
“This product constitutes of decolorized and deodorized lard (pig fat) in semi-solid state with permitted additives giving the product color, flavor and aroma similar to that of pure ghee color, flavor and aroma.” (Original report is with the sender of this letter).

Therefore, our consumer group had to boycott the use of this product as:-

a) Our muslim members cannot use this product as it is haram by religion
b) Our Hindu and Sikh members cannot use this product for burning of ghee lamps, religious functions or for preparing sweetmeats as places of worship which forbid the use of any animal oil/animal fat.
c) Our vegetarian friends who only consume vegetarian diet cannot consume the said product.

We believe that the “QBB Ghee” sold in Malaysia , Singapore and Brunei ever since BPCF closed down, is a product which is violating the related laws on the principle of “misrepresentation of label”. Therefore we hope that your goodself will take the appropriate action to stop the sale of this product.

Thanking you.
Letter signed by Mohd Kadir bin Mohd Karim (I/C No. 601223-10-6157)
Secretary of Kumpulan Konsumer Satu Malaysia (KKSM)

Note: Copy of this letter and analysis report sent to
YAB Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Abd. Khalid bin Ibrahim, Menteri Besar Selangor DE.

Posted by soraya mohammad yusof on 18-06-2010 16:53

Please read the following mail:

-----Original Message-----
From: Ariff []
Sent: Thursday, 17 June, 2010 10:04 AM
To: Lim Peck Bin
Subject: Re: FW: Enquiry from QBB Website

Dear Mr Lim

This is our reply to Muslim public for your info.

Thank you for forwarding your Halal-related query to Muis.

Muis received similar feedback dated 3 Jun 2010 on the presence of lard
in QBB Pure Ghee product.

Our investigation revealed that the product is manufactured in Malaysia
by QBI Packaging Sdn Bhd, located at No. 19 Lorong Keluli 1C, 40150 Shah
Alam, Selangor.Malaysia. It is locally distributed by QBB Pte Ltd at Blk
3 Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2, #05-12 Singapore 568050. Allegation that
the QBB Pure Ghee product is non-Halal is untrue due to the following:

i) The product is Halal-certified by the Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia
(Jakim) and the Halal certificate is valid till 15 Feb 2012.
ii) The product does not contain lard. This was further tested and
confirmed by the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore.

For more information on the QBB Pure Ghee product, please contact QBB
Pte Ltd at tel: 64846090.

Thank you.

Mohd Ariff Salleh | Senior Executive | Halal Certification Strategic
Unit |DID: 6359 1161|Fax: 62594733 | Email: ariff
Singapore Islamic Hub (Muis) | No. 273 Braddell Road, Singapore 579702

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