The management of KFC Guyana says that it is open to discussions with the Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG) regarding its halaal certification.
In a public statement, the fast food company said that it purchases chicken exclusively from Bounty Farms Ltd, which is an CIOG certified halaal establishment. It also said that it does not handle or have as part of its ingredients any other animal based products, other than chicken.
But, KFC said that it has never “intimated or suggested” that it is halaal certified.
KFC’s statement follows an earlier statement issued by the CIOG.
According to the CIOG, KFC Guyana is not halaal certified. The body explained that the halaal process includes maintaining a certain standard in the food preparation in addition to ensuring that the meat and other ingredients used are halaal.
In light of this statement from the CIOG, KFC Guyana said that it remains open to discussions with the organisation.