Divine Injunction is sufficient basis for man to shun and abstain from the flesh of swine (pork) or any of its by-products.
Proclaimed as, "Forbidden and unclean" in the Bible (Leviticus 11:7-8, Deuteronomy 14:8), "inhabited by the devil" (Matthew 8:24-34), it’s "repugnance and impurity" was entrenched in the Final Revelation, the Noble Quraan (Surah 5:v4, Surah 6:v145, Surah 15:v115)
The teachers of Mankind, from Prophet Adam to Muhammad (peace be upon them all) reinforced the Divine Message by their life examples of shunning pork consumption.
Studies and research has now proven that the swine is a supreme germ
carrier and a cause of many serious and fatal diseases. Among them are
trichinosis, tapeworm, roundworm, hookworm, pancreatitis, liver
disorder, dysentery, diarrhoea and heart disease. Mankind, however,
should always be guided by Divine Ordinance.
Remember, what we eat does not merely enter the stomach and become
excreta. It is absorbed, metabolized and circulated to all parts of the
body including the brain. "You are what you eat," as the saying goes.
As a Halaal regulatory body, SANHA has over the years informed the
community of Haraam products that contained pork and porcine
by-products in yogurts, ice creams, confectionery, food ingredients,
medical products, cosmetics, pig skin footwear and accessories, as well
as basting brushes of pork bristle, etc.
It is deeply regretted that some detractors in their headlong
pursuit to score points and undermine the good work of SANHA, have
maliciously tried to sow confusion. Their vindictive, smear campaign
claims that "pork" has been certified Halaal. How ludicrous, given the aversion and abhorrence of swine by all Muslims.
It is SANHA's policy that any product which may have Haraam
connotation in its name, even though it does not contain any Haraam
ingredient (e.g. pork spice, rum & raisin ice cream etc), cannot
carry the Halaal mark. This is entrenched in the agreement contract
with certified plants and willful breach of this policy results in
termination of certification.
Unfortunately, labeling errors do occur and are dealt with
immediately. We appreciate the vigilance and assistance from consumers
where these discrepancies are noted and brought to our attention.
"Always verify & clarify before you amplify..."