All meat items imported go via a rigorous and systematic evaluation process to make sure they meet halal requirements, the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) stated to allay fears of the individuals.
The ministry’s statement comes with reference to social media reports about some meat items imported to Oman not fulfilling Sharia’a on slaughtering (halal). The ministry confirmed that it is committed to complying with the highest regional and international requirements of halal and hygiene of meals items.
“MoAF coordinates with the concerned departments of the Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources and Ifta Office (Mufti Office) when there is a request from any company for import of food products.”
The ministry also stated that unique teams are formed to inspect institutions that appear to export to Oman. “A joint team of specialists always visit the company applying for the permit. These procedures are applicable to all companies that want to export to Oman such as Brazil’s Sadia,” MoAF stated.
Information Source: Muscat Daily