Guinness Nigeria Plc has confirmed that its iconic, Non-Alcoholic Malt Drink, Malta Guinness has been recertified by Jaiz International Halal Certification Limited (JIHCL) as Halal and hygienically endorsed for consumption.
This is coming after the Halal regulatory organisation confirmed that Guinness Nigeria has continued to meet all requirements to ensure the annual recertification of all its non-alcoholic brands.
During the reception of the JIHCL team at the company’s head office in Lagos, the managing director, Baker Magunda noted that, the management is glad to be working with the Halal Monitoring Committee to ensure continued recertification of the Malta Guinness beverage and other non-alcoholic brands in the wide portfolio.
“As expected by JIHCL, our company has continued to ensure that all our brands, especially the non-alcoholic beverages continue to meet the standards of healthy and sustainable consumption trends around the world,” Magunda stated.
The JIHCL revalidated the Certificate of Confirmation of Malta Guinness drink as Halal and hygienically endorsed for consumption and the Certificate of Permission to continue to use the Halal logo on Guinness Nigeria Non-alcoholic brands.
Confirming the recertification, Lead Auditor, Jaiz International Halal Certification Limited (JIHCL), Dr. Abdullahi Shuaib, noted that, the recertification audit processes at the plants were very rigorous with due diligence as part of the efforts to ensure that the aspects that were pending during the initial certification were now checked and meets international standards.
“The Shariah Advisory Board is glad to recertify Guinness Nigeria based on the reports of the audit process which showed that Malta Guinness is Halal and meets the international requirement to be certified. The key requirements confirmed that Malta Guinness has no alcoholic content and that it is Halal for Muslims and other diversified market segments,” Shuaib pointed out.