GEORGE TOWN, April 23 – The Consumer Association of Penang has urged the government to enforce labelling of medicines and supplements with halal logo. Its president, SM Mohamed Idris claimed some medicines for diarrhoea typically prescribed by doctors contained porcine (from pig), and were available at pharmacies. “In addition, popular vitamins such as Centrum Multivitamin which does not require a doctor’s prescription is also found to contain bovine, (from cow) and widely taken by Muslims, without clearly stating whether the cow was slaughtered, in accordance with Islamic rites,” he told reporters in George Town, Wednesday. He suggested that the contents of a product be stated clearly using simple language. Mohamed urged the Malaysian Islamic Development Department to carry out classification to identify medicinal products which did not contain banned substances.

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