(Source: Inside Retail Asia | 11 January 2017)
McDonald’s Malaysia has decided to ban customers taking products that are not halal-certified into its restaurants.
The fast-food restaurant chain says the measure is necessary to safeguard its own halal status, reports the Malay Mail.
“This is in line with fulfilling requirements of our halal certification,” company official say.
The new policy came to notice after an announcement was made in one of its restaurants that birthday cakes taken onto the premises must have halal certification or logo.
McDonald’s Singapore and Malaysia franchise rights were sold last month to Saudi Arabian company Lionhorn as part of a broader plan by the US company to move away from direct ownership in Asia.