A&W S'pore isn't halal-certified & not in the process of applying


Fasiha Nazren | June 18, 2020, 10:47 PM

Here's some disappointing news for some of our followers: American fast-food chain A&W isn't halal-certified in Singapore.

A&W not halal-certified

On June 18, Twitter page @halalSG confirmed this information in response to a query.

@halalSG is an official Twitter account managed by the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS).

In a separate tweet, it also confirmed that A&W Singapore are not in the process of applying for halal certification.

This development seems to be shocking to some people:

Supposed to be halal-certified

Back in July 2017, A&W Singapore confirmed that its outlets were going to be halal-certified.

President and CEO Kevin Bazner said all of its beef patties would be sourced from Australia, while fresh chicken supplies would predominantly be sourced in the region and prepared locally.

Not halal-certified doesn't mean not halal

However, it is worth noting that if something isn't halal-certified, it doesn't mean that it is not halal.

In a thread, @halalSG explained the difference between "not halal-certified" and "not halal".

And here's a quick guide to ascertain whether something is halal or not.

TLDR; Eat anything at your own discretion.

Top image by Mandy How & Wikipedia