The ‘Get Rich’ halal certifiers are now on the back foot. Consumers and Islamic scholars are pushing back against the halal moneymen. Politicians are listening to angry constituents. The issue is a hot topic on the public airwaves, online and in our Federal Parliament.
In Australia over 500 companies are now paying insidious halal certification fees.
Of the products we now buy at the supermarket checkouts in Australia, 80 per cent are halal certified with the costs passed on to the consumer. Countless restaurants, cafes, takeaway food outlets and fast food chains have been caught up in the con.
Some food producers say they absorb these costs but it defies logic to believe that millions of dollars is not regarded as a cost.