Subway Singapore has officially been certified halal by the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS), announced on Friday, August 31, 2018. Subway says official certification is part of the latest effort to “bring the Subway experience” to “everyone in the wider community”
Subway Singapore says all but one of its restaurants in Singapore will start displaying halal certificates starting Saturday, September 1, 2018. Exceptions apply to company outlets at Wisteria Mall in Yishun, which they say are “still in the application process”.
This food outlet from the United States emphasizes that food sold in all Subway outlets in Singapore is now in accordance with Halal requirements.
Reporting from Channel NewsAsia, as part of its process of obtaining halal certificates, all Subway outlets in Singapore must undergo cleaning.
As part of its process to fulfill the requirements of the Islamic Islamic Council of Singapore (MUIS) for halal certification, Subway must work on three points – perform cleaning for all of its outlets, ensure that it has at least two Muslim employees at each outlet and ensure that all protein-based foods in its products halal certified.
In March, the company announced that it was applying halal certification and all of its outlets in Singapore would stop selling pork immediately.
“We respect all our consumers. “There must be differences of opinion, especially with social media, but we are pretty sure that halal is the right business decision,” said Subways’s Southeast Asia country director, Mr. Samad Mohd Shariff.
“Once again what we want to convince our regular customers is that the taste remains the same, the same high quality standards are truly maintained at all (outlets).”