a friend of mind telah menulis kepada syarikat ststrbucks coffee berkenaan isu...dan in response to my friend's concern, pihak starbucks has replied as below:
Hi Miss. XXX,
Greetings from Starbucks Coffee!
Thank you for highlighting your concerns without prejudice to us and giving us the opportunity to clarify matters.
At Starbucks, we have taken many steps to provide our customers anywhere and everywhere the satisfaction of every single cup.
As highlighted in your correspondence, please be rest assured that all beverages and food offered at Starbucks Coffee stores in Malaysia are safe and appropriate for Muslim consumption as we are certified Halal by JAKIM. You are most welcomed to go to JAKIM’s official website (www.halaljakim.gov.my) to look for our listing or you may use the following hyperlink – http://www.halaljakim.gov.my/directory/index.php?lang=&PHPSESSID=d6cfc763e2b6ddd2d1e159af981e55d7
In answer to the email which you have received that has been circulating indiscriminately, the Universal Beverage Base used for Starbucks Frappuccino® Blended Cream (vanilla, chocolate, caramel and green tea) is safe for Muslim consumption as it contains mono-and diglycerides (E471) derived from soybean oils. The cherries mentioned in your email are not a product that we offer in Starbucks as our Raspberry Frappuccino® Blended Tea is derived from juices that are extracted from various berries mixed with brewed tea and our tiramisu cakes do not contain any alcohol.
Attached herewith is also an article published in Kosmo (dated 7 April 2008 & 8April 2008) that you may find helpful. We hope the above explanation together with the media article have helped relinquish any doubts that you may have towards our products previously.
Once again, thank you for writing to us and we welcome any comments for us to further enhance your Starbucks Experience at our stores.
We look forward to serving you your favorite cup of coffee for many years to come.
Have a “Grande” Day!
Store coffee master
direct line: 603-2052 5838 I hunting line: 603-2052 5888
fax: 603-2052 5889 I email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Berjaya Starbucks Coffee Company Sdn Bhd
Lot 10-04, Level 10, West Wing, Berjaya Times Square ,
No.1 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
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