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Hot Dog in Malaysia, OK by Any Other Name

Food outlets selling hot dogs in Malaysia have been asked to rename their products or risk being refused halal certification. The Malaysian Islamic Development Department, a religious governmental body, said it adopted the ruling because it is confusing for Muslim consumers in that it contains no dog meat. Dogs are deemed unclean in Islam. The U.S. fast food chain Auntie Anne’s was asked to rename its popular Pretzel Dog. “It is more appropriate to use the name Pretzel...

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