EDIT: Attached are also screenshots from halalsg twitter account – Official account of the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) on Halal food & certification queries.
P.S. MUIS do routine and random spot checks on manufacturers in Singapore.
Dear Customers, we understand that there is a circulation of photos of Kwong Cheong Thye’s Sze Chuan Style Spicy Hot Bean Paste with a misleading cooking recipe that were not conforming to the MUIS standard for Halal food. Our product did not contain any Non-Halal ingredients, however the label containing a recommended cooking recipe was not acceptable by MUIS. It was due to our carelessness that this happened, and we would like to extend our deepest apologies to our Muslim friends.
We have since done corrective actions in February 2017
1) Kwong Cheong Thye recalled all Sze Chuan Style Spicy Hot Bean Paste from all supermarkets on 16th February 2017
2) Kwong Cheong Thye submitted a new label for Sze Chuan Style Spicy Hot Bean Paste to MUIS, conforming to the high standard
3) Upon approval from MUIS, Kwong Cheong Thye’s Sze Chuan Style Spicy Hot Bean Paste were all back on the shelves of Supermarkets in Singapore by the week of 27th February 2017
Attached in this post are 2 photos of our product with the new label that are available in the market now.
Attached in this post are also 2 circulated photos of our product in the old label, which are discontinued wef February 2017.
Customers who are still holding on to the old bottles of Kwong Cheong Thye’s Sze Chuan Style Spicy Hot Bean Paste may approach us immediately, and we will do a 1-to-1 exchange with you.
Please be assured that our products do not and will not contain pork.
We seek your kind understanding in this incident. Kwong Cheong Thye strives to serve our customers in Singapore and globally with products of the highest quality.
We appreciate if you would share this post with your friends for clarification purposes.
Source: Kwong Cheong Thye – KCT