Muslims rejoice! Subway Singapore announced in a Facebook post today that they’ve officially been certified Halal by the Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS). Yay!
Starting September 1, Saturday, Subway restaurants across the island will display MUIS Halal certificates. The exception is the Wisteria Mall outlet in Yishun, which Subway said is currently still in the application process.
The post adds that “all foods sold at Subway Singapore restaurants are in compliance with Halal requirements.” This means all their pork or pork-based products will now be replaced with Halal chicken or beef. Red wine vinaigrette will also no long be available.
The move to being Halal is part of Subway’s regional efforts to be more inclusive and allow the Subway experience to be enjoyed by anyone in the broader community. As part of the process to Halal certification, all outlets across Singapore stopped selling meat in March this year. Although criticised at first, this move can only be seen as a step in the right direction for our society.