Dick Smith says halal certification fees would make OzEmite dear too expensiveHe said this would keep Vegemite-like yeast spread out of Coles, Woolworths Entrepreneur described halal fees in the thousands as a ‘huge amount of money’The 73-year-old philanthropist said no one had ever requested halal product
Veteran entrepreneur Dick Smith has declared halal certifying his Australian yeast spread OzEmite would make it too expensive for supermarkets.
A jar of OzEmite is already 22 per cent more expensive than Vegemite, which is halal certified under a scheme which funds Islamic schools and mosques.
The 73-year-old businessman and philanthropist said paying a third-party certifier to declare his product was fit for Muslims to eat would be a commercial disaster.
‘It would probably be some tens of thousands of dollars, a huge amount
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