Kellogg’s, Sanitarium and Nestle quietly stop paying halal certification fees in Australia – after public concerns about the money funding Islamic activities

Two of Australia’s biggest breakfast cereal makers are no longer paying third-party companies to declare their products are fit for Muslims to eat.

Kellogg’s and Sanitarium have declared there is no need to pay an Islamic business or charity to declare their products contain no pork or alcohol products.

Nestle no longer has halal certification applied to its chocolate bars, including Kit Kat, unlike its rival Cadbury.

  • David Murrell

    Not to sound too repetitive, but somebody should research the halal-certification process here in Canada to see how it is done and what money changes hands.

  • Brett_McS

    That’s good news. There has been a growing spotlight on this scam over the past couple of years, courtesy of Kiralee Smith of Halal Choices and Pauline Hanson of One Nation, in particular.

    Sanitarium is an explicitly Christian business – it was the height of stupidity for their executive to pay for halal certification.

    • jayme

      It was the height of greed, in fact: all they seem to care about are profits. Once halal labelling is instituted, and because most people are (for the time being at least) non-muslim, they will stop paying the certification fee because they believe that they will lose more non-muslim customers than gain muslim ones by paying it. Every Western nation should have mandatory halal labelling.

  • BillyHW

    This needs to also happen in North America now.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Let the halal certification fees come from the pockets of Muslims themselves.

  • David Murrell

    I tooled around the web site of the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of Canada, and this links says that the council will give a “price quote” for food producers wanting to be certified:

    So indeed the halal serving companies do pay money to certification agencies.

    Here is more info from the above agency as to the certification process:

  • moraywatson

    Excellent article on the far reaching consequences of halal certification. None of it is good.

  • simus1

    It should also be illegal for food processors to sell unlabelled products that are halal compliant up to and after slaughter and for any substantial portion of their processing. There should also have to be notices attached re any complaints from muslim extremists that their product is “fake halal”. And, of course, what proportion of their exploited production workforce are muslims.

  • tom_billesley

    The new Bank of England polymer £10 note with the picture of Jane Austen is to contain a trace of tallow, like the polymer £5 note. That’ll cause protests again.

  • caliroxanne

    Hmmmm. Color me skeptical. Stealth jihad has perhaps gone even more stealth. There was probably a back-room hush hush deal where the food manufacturers said something like: “Hey my Muslim friend, some of those unsophisticated, provincial types are crying about this halal stuff. Is there a way we can do this on the down-low?” To which the Muslim halal chief responded, “Absolutely! That’s how we roll. (wink wink grin).”

  • Lightstream

    Good, because I stopped buying their products because of it.