Jakim warns public of ’10-min pig DNA detector’

KUALA LUMPUR: The Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) said it would only accept the results from the Chemistry Department as proof of the presence of pig DNA in food products.

Jakim director-general Mohamad Nordin Ibrahim said this following a claim that a piece of equipment could detect the pig DNA in food in 10 minutes.

Jakim said such a claim could cause confusion in society.

“Consumers should be careful and should not be confused by this equipment.

“This is because the confirmation of the contents of a product can only be made by a party with the authority and which is accredited by the Department of Standards Malaysia based on certain criteria,’’ he said.