The World's Biggest Media Channels Are Talking About Our 'Pretzel Dog' Fiasco

The list is really quite long.

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It seems that everyone can't stop talking about Auntie Anne's 'Pretzel Dog' since news broke out about the company's application for halal certification

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It was revealed recently that Auntie Anne's has yet to be certified halal by Malaysia's Department of Islamic Development (JAKIM).

One of the reasons Auntie Anne's was refused halal certification is because JAKIM found its 'Pretzel Dog' name to be "inappropriate", recommending the company to rename it to 'Pretzel Sausage'.

Following the incident, the issue has not only been widely reported by local media but also highly publicised in many other countries around the world.

Here's the list of some of the media from around the world that have reported on the issue:

1. America's ABC News

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2. America's International Business (IB) Times

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3. America's Time

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4. Australia's The Australian

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5. Austria's Der Standard

The headline roughly translates into: 'There won’t be any ‘hot dogs’ in Malaysia in the future: Dogs are considered "unclean”'.

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6. Germany's Rheinische Pos

The headline roughly translates into: 'Malaysia prohibits the sales of hot dogs'.

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7. Germany's Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The headline roughly translates into: 'The hot dog is un-Islamic'.

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8. India's NDTV

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9. Indonesia's Kompas

The headline roughly translates into: 'The Malaysian government asks restaurant to rename

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10. Indonesia's Tempo

The headline roughly translates into: ''Hot Dog' In Malaysia Is Urged To Change Its Name Due To Its "Haram" Impression'.

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11. Israel's The Jerusalem Post

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12. Japan's Nikkei Asian Review

13. Philippines' Manila Bulletin

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14. Singapore's Straits Times

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15. Taiwan/Hong Kong's Apple Daily

The headline roughly translates into: ''Hot dog' misleading Muslims to eat pork, Malaysia recommends a rename'.

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16. Thailand's Bangkok Post

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17. United Kingdom's BBC

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18. United Kingdom's Daily Mail

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19. Vietnam's Thanh Niên

The headline roughly translates into: 'Intense debate on request to change the name of ‘hot dog’'.

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Share with us if you've seen other articles by any other publishers around the world in the comments section below!

Speaking of which, did you there are actually other reasons why Auntie Anne's halal application was rejected besides the 'Pretzel Dog' name:

We tried renaming brands and other random things that contained some "confusing" terms:

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