Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sardines and Arthritis

Like everything else, the Internet is also like a double-edged sword. It can be used for good, it can also be used for bad.

Lately, there has been an email circulating that our local Ayam Brand of sardines/mackerel contain non-halal ingredients thus making it unsuitable for consumption by Muslims, which the company has denied and with good reason too. To quote The Star:

Ayam Brand has denied allegations circulating on the Internet that its sardines contained non-halal ingredients.

In a statement yesterday, the company said its sardines and mackerel products, and factory in Taiping were certified halal by the Malaysian Islamic Development Department’s (Jakim).

“Muslims and non-Muslims can consume Ayam Brand sardines and mackerel with peace of mind,” it said.

The company added that it was contemplating action against those who were behind such false statements.

Incidentally, this is the only brand of sardines that I buy. Other brands just don't match up. By the way, I read that If you have arthritis, do eat four to six fish meals a week, especially salmon, sardines, mackerel, albacore tuna and herring. Also, eat lots of vegetables and spices such as ginger. Celery seed eases gout, a form of arthritis, according to one expert. There you have it, one of several arthritis treatments the natural way.


  1. Here we go again. Ha :D

  2. Never know Ayam Brand has a factory in Taiping...

    I don't eat sardine much these days. But I take fish oil capsules.

  3. rarely eat sardines, canned or fresh.. infact my favourite meat is always PORK!!! haha~~ :p

  4. Ya, I only like Ayam brand sardine.
    Byt man, they are expensive compared to other brands.

  5. My daughters do not like sardines.What am I to do?
    Take care now.

  6. Ayam non-halal probably but fish non-halal hm..interesting lol together with Tekkaus's here we go again..Great! good cure for arthritis cos of all the fish bones inside? Oh..Ayam brand Taiping mali? TQ

  7. T, nevermind, let's focus on the goodness of sardines.

    KS, it probably could be where the factory is located. No idea really.

    Fish oil capsules good too, I'm sure though I'd still prefer the real thing (although canned).

    SK, wow! You are a real traditional Chinese! Not being racist but traditional Chinese do love pork. I do too over beef.

  8. Lina, are they? I don't buy other brands so no idea how much they cost. Besides, I'm terrible at comparing prices.

    Shakira, oh? Maybe they don't like the fishy smell.

    Bananaz, must be the bones plus the fish has got Omega 3 fish oil. Taiping mali. LOL!

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