SINGAPORE: Subway has applied for halal certification in Singapore and all of its outlets here will stop selling pork with immediate effect, the sandwich chain announced on Wednesday (Mar 21).
The company said in a Facebook post that all of its restaurants in Singapore will serve only "non-pork protein".
This is to "meet the needs and preferences" of customers, said Subway's country director in Southeast Asia, Sue Sim.
Berita reported in February that the US-based chain was planning to obtain halal certification for its restaurants in Singapore.
In a tweet on Feb 1 through Twitter handle HalalSG, the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) said that Subway Singapore "had shown interest" in getting their outlets halal-certified.
"We've had a few rounds of discussion with them to help them prepare themselves," MUIS added.
In a Facebook post on Jan 31, Subway Singapore listed 60 of its branches that had stopped selling pork. From Wednesday, all 132 Subway outlets in Singapore will not sell pork.
Subway is still working towards being halal-certified.
"We are being meticulous and taking the necessary steps to ensure we are halal compliant and meet our standards for serving quality, nutritious food," added Ms Sim.