"Golden Churn" is a reputable "butter" brand and by reputation has set high standards. The "butter" has been around for the last 6 or so decades enthralling Malaysians in the countless ways it has been used for food - cakes and all and your faithful toasted bread!
In Malaysia we set very high standards and for JAKIM, it's higher! The Johore JAKIM people in the zeal to protect Muslims have jacked up the expectations for Ramadhan during when and building up to Hari Raya Ai'dil Fitri all kinds of delicacies are made with butter as an ingredient.
In May, 2011, JAKIM JOHORE declared "Golden Churn", the Australian butter, not "halal" as it was found to be contaminated with "babi" DNA (porcine). Information on the how and why is scarce. Problem, isn't it? You can't butter your bread on the usual side with Golden Churn if its your favourite.
Is JAKIM churning something?
However, JAKIM (National) have come out with a verbal statement and told TV 9, it was only for specific consignment of the product that was contaminated in Johore. Nothing in print so far has been seen.
If you love Golden Churn, don't whet your appetite just yet. You might just leave that side of your bread alone before you butter anything at all. Who knows? All "butter" is not "halal"?[PIX RIGHT: Golden Roti Bakar ]
With so much radio-active materials mined in Australia, I would be quite concerned if my butter is contaminated that way. But it seems they have buttered up Gebeng, Pahang where PM Najib was born.
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