Beer manufacturers told not to confuse Muslims

Brewers told not to make non-alcoholic beer. Beer manufacturers in the country have been told not to confuse consumers especially Muslims by producing alcohol-free drink. Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof (pic) stressed that alcohol-free beer is only confusing Muslims and it is not a wise move. “Using the name alcohol-free […]

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Returnable glass bottles filled with beer sit on a production line at the Meteor brewery in Hochfelden, eastern France, on April 30, 2019. - The Alsace administrative region is trying to revive the glass deposit return system, an ecological practice fallen into disuse. The association Zero Dechet Strasbourg and three regional beverage producers launched the network "Alsace Consigne" on April 30, 2019, in which shoppers can return glass bottles in exchange for purchase vouchers. (Photo by PATRICK HERTZOG / AFP)

July 15, 2019

Brewers told not to make non-alcoholic beer.

Beer manufacturers in the country have been told not to confuse consumers especially Muslims by producing alcohol-free drink.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof (pic) stressed that alcohol-free beer is only confusing Muslims and it is not a wise move.

“Using the name alcohol-free beer is confusing as the process of producing the drink including distillation is carried out in the system used to produce alcohol products.

“We know the alcohol-free drink is produced by a beer manufacturer but it would cause confusion as some Muslims thought they could consume the drink,” he said.

Mujahid, who is also Parit Buntar MP, was commenting on a viral promotion of zero-alcohol beer by a beer manufacturer at a convenient store.

In this regard, Mujahid advised Muslims not to consume any products if they are doubtful of their halal status.

Meanwhile, the Malaysian Islamic Development Department also uploaded information on the issue entitled Alcohol and Liquor on its Facebook site yesterday.

According to Jakim, the soft drink is made from the same process of making alcohol drinks and as such Muslims are prohibited from taking the drink made from the alcohol product system regardless of whether they contain alcohol or not.

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