In Singapore, being certified means you have credentials.
But “halal-certified headscarves”? Seriously?
In case you didn’t know, here’s a quick recap.
What was reported
The Straits Times reported that Vendmart at Giant in Tampines has 17 vending machines that dispense hot meals and other inedible objects.
Reporting the launch of Vendmart, ST had a caption for their video which raised many an eyebrow:
Realising the slip-up, ST has since changed the caption to “halal-certified products” instead.
But the burning question remains: Is there even such a thing as halal headscarves?
Mothership.sg reached out to the official Twitter account of Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) on halal food certification queries, and this is what they said:
And also once again, they clarified about the misphrased caption in response to a tweet:
Oh, and they threw in a sassy reply to boot:
'Cuz za headscarves are already too Halal to be certified.
Okay they didn't say that, we did. pic.twitter.com/NbaV2mLQXH
— halalSG (@halalSG) October 12, 2017
Despite the hilarious and slightly embarrassing mix-up, we’re sure lots of people will definitely be coming to check out this particular vending machine, so all’s well ends well.
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Top image via The Straits Times’ YouTube video