Fish & Co has regained its halal certification in Singapore after losing it in April this year, the restaurant chain said on Monday (17 September).
The company’s application for renewal of its halal certification was rejected earlier this year due to missing information, and its certificates expired after March, according to the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis).
In a statement on its Facebook page, the seafood restaurant, known for its fish and chips, said:
We are pleased to announce we have successfully renewed our Halal certificate and are fully operating as a Halal certified restaurant.
We deeply regret and apologise for the delay in the renewal of the Halal certificate. We endeavour to do better in the future to avoid a similar situation. Thank you for your kind understanding and patience in this matter.
We value your support and patronage, and look forward to catching you all at Fish and Co.!
Fish & Co said earlier in August in response to customer queries that all its 12 restaurants were still complying with halal standards set by Muis, and that its halal certification consultant, HalalHub, was consulting with Muis to renew its certificate.
Another restaurant chain, Delifrance Singapore, also lost its halal certification in July due to new rules requiring the original French company to be certified as halal, too.
Under new regulations, all related companies with the same name must be verified as halal before they can be certified.
Delifrance Singapore said that Delifrance Singapore Wholesale, which sells frozen bakery products, is a separate entity from the cafe operator and is not halal-certified.
The chain, which operates 19 outlets in Singapore, said then that it would submit a new application to regain its halal certificates after resolving technical issues with Muis.
Delifrance also said it continued to serve food prepared under halal standards as before despite not having received certification.