Shah Alam (Selangor, Malaysia), May 13 (ANI): The Mufti of Selangor, Tamyes Abdul Wahid, has reminded one and all about the ban on wine vinegar, claiming that it is "haram" as per Islamic tenets.
He said law enforcement on the illegal use of wine vinegar by food manufacturers and hotels was difficult because it was almost untraceable.
"Usually, the wine vinegar is used in the baking of cakes and cookies. It is probably aimed at making the food last longer or even tastier," The Star quoted him, as saying after opening a seminar on the edict on wine vinegar here yesterday.
Tamyes said self awareness was vital and food manufacturers should declare whether or not they used wine vinegar in their products or take the initiative to stop using the substance in their products.
He reiterated that since halal food products were also produced by non-Muslim manufacturers, their understanding of the ban on the use of wine vinegar should also be enhanced. (ANI)