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HALAL INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
HDC has been tasked to further boost the Halal agenda in terms of standards development, branding enhancement as well as commercial and industry development. Halal is not merely a way of life – it is a global industry. With a stake in commercial sectors worldwide, Halal Development has become a significant contributor to all facets of economic growth. Established on 18 September 2006, Halal Industry Development Corporation coordinates the overall development of the Halal industry in Malaysia. Focusing on development of Halal standards, audit and certification, plus capacity building for Halal products and services, HDC promotes participation and facilitates growth of Malaysian companies in the global Halal market. Intent on building a global Halal community, HDC brings the Malaysian Halal industry in unison toward a common goal. By nurturing growth and participation of local businesses into the global Halal market, HDC sets the bar for Halal best practices in Malaysia to enrich the development of Halal standards globally. Through unsurpassed knowledge and experience, HDC is the gateway toward a better understanding of Halal for all. Other Related Agencies in Malaysia
DEPARTMENT OF ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA
JAKIM is a Malaysian Government institution which has established Malaysia Halal logo and implemented Halal Certification System. Issues Halal certificate for local and export markets. Monitoring and enforcement of halal guidelines. Objective To review, verify and oversee all food products and halal personal care, and guaranteed the cleanliness efficiently and effectively. Our Vision To be a credible halal certification services centre and is recognized nationally and internationally. Mission
To ensure that all products are certified halal, or the using of halal expression is pure and according to Islamic principles. Jabatan Agama Islam Negeri and Majlis Agama Islam Negeri Both help in monitoring to protect Halal integrity and issues Halal certificate for domestic markets only.
MINISTRY OF DOMESTIC CONSUMERISM (MDTCC)
KPDNHEP provides enforcement and monitoring programme to protect Halal integrity Halal logo and consumer's interest. About MDTCC The Ministry of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives And Consumerism with the aim towards encouraging ethical trade practices and to protect consumer interest. Vision To be the leader in the development of domestic trade, co-operatives and consumerism Mission • To provide a conducive business environment for the development of domestic trade • To steer the nation towards a more consumer conscious and empowered society • To develop competitive, progressive and resilient co-operatives • To foster creativity and innovation through and effective IPR regime Task Fields and Functions • • • • • • • • • • • • The Ministry is responsible for the supervision of domestic trade through: Determining and supervising the prices of items of necessities, Licensing and controlling the manufacturing and sales of such items. Managing matters related to consumer protection. Managing matters related to intellectual property, covering matters of copyrights, trademarks, patents and industrial designs. Licensing for purposes of selling and the distribution of petroleum and petrochemical products. Coordinating policies, regulations and activities related to safety for the petroleum, petrochemical and gas industry. Licensing of the direct selling business. Eradication of fraudulent trade practices. Implementing the Weights and Measures rules and regulations. Registering and the supervising of trusts companies. Registering and the supervising of businesses.
• Drafting and conducting research on policies and strategies related to domestic trade development, consumerism and intellectual property.
MINISTRY OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY MITI formulates strategies and provides incentives to encourage trade and investment in Halal products and services. MITI's focus is not only in the promotion of Halal products and services. The Ministry takes a holistic view and has worked with the Ministry of Finance to design and provide incentives and support along the whole chain of the manufacturing process. At the international level, MITI assumes an active role in promoting the Malaysian Halal Standard to be used as a benchmark for the International Halal Standard. Vision To make Malaysia the preferred investment destination and among the most globally competitive trading nations by 2020. Mission • To promote and strategise Malaysia's global competitiveness in international trade by producing high value added goods and services. • To spur the development of industrial activities towards enhancing Malaysia's economic growth for achieving a developed nation status by 2020. Objective To plan, legislate and implement international trade and industrial policies that will ensure Malaysia’s rapid development towards achieving National Economic Policy and Vision 2020. Functions • To plan, formulate and implement policies on industrial development, international trade and investment. • To encourage foreign and domestic investment. • To promote Malaysia’s exports of manufacturing products and services by strengthening bilateral, multilateral and regional trade relations and cooperation. • To enhance national productivity and competitiveness in the manufacturing sector.
MALAYSIA EXTERNAL CORPORATION
MATRADE, as the national trade promotion agency under MITI, undertakes various export promotion activities including the promotion of the Halal sector. These activities include participation in international trade fairs overseas, organising specialised Halal marketing
missions to selected markets, undertaking advertising and promotion of the Halal sector and disseminating information on market opportunities in the Halal industry to Malaysian companies. Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), was established in March 1993 as a statutory agency under the Ministry of International Trade Industry (MITI). As Malaysia’s national export promotion agency, MATRADE is responsible for assisting Malaysian companies succeed in the international market. MATRADE’s vision of making Malaysia the premier exporting nation is paired with its mission to develop and promote Malaysia’s exports to the world. MATRADE serves to promote Malaysia’s external trade with particular emphasis on the export of manufactured and semi-manufactured products and services. In addition, MATRADE formulates and implements export marketing strategies and trade promotion activities to increase Malaysia’s exports, undertake market research, and create a comprehensive database of information for the development and improvement of Malaysia’s trade. MATRADE also organizes training programs to enhance the international marketing skills of Malaysian exporters, promote and assist in services related to trade, and protect Malaysia’s international trade interest abroad.
MALAYSIAN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
One of MIDA role is to help disseminate information and provide updates on policies and Halal incentives. The Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA) is the government's principal agency for the promotion of the manufacturing and services sectors in Malaysia. MIDA assists companies which intend to invest in the manufacturing and services sectors, as well as facilitates the implementation of their projects. The wide range of services provided by MIDA are include providing information on the opportunities for investments, as well as facilitating companies which are looking for joint venture partners. MIDA also assists companies interested in venturing abroad for business opportunities. MIDA also evaluates the following applications for projects in the manufacturing and its related services sectors: • • • • • Manufacturing licenses Tax incentives Expatriate posts Duty exemptions on raw materials, components, machinery and equipment
Functions of MIDA • to promote foreign and local investments in the manufacturing and services sectors
• to facilitate cross border investments and assist Malaysian companies to identify markets and investment abroad • to undertake planning for industrial development in Malaysia • to recommend policies and strategies on industrial promotion and development to the Minister of International Trade and Industry • to evaluate applications for manufacturing licences and expatriate posts; tax incentives for manufacturing activities, tourism, R&D, training institutions and software development; and duty exemption on raw materials, components and machinery • to assist companies in the implementation and operation of their projects, and offer assistance through direct consultation and co-operation with the relevant authorities at both the federal and state levels • to facilitate the exchange of information and co-ordination among institutions engaged in or connected with industrial development
MALAYSIA PRODUCTIVITY CORPORATION Help in identify potentials in Halal industry as well provides training and consultancy to SMEs and industries to meet Halal standards and requirements. The Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) which was formerly known as the National Productivity Corporation was established in 1962 as a joint project between the United Nations Special Fund and the Federal Government, with the International Labour Organisation acting as its executing agency. In 1966, the National Productivity Council (Incorporation) Act No. 19 was passed making the Centre an autonomous body. It was later amended as the National Productivity Council (Incorporation) (Amendment) Act A305 1975, to cater for expansion of the Centre`s role. This act was subsequently amended as the National Productivity Centre (Incorporation) (Amendment) Act A801 1991. With the Act coming into effect on 1 December 1991, the National Productivity Council became the National Productivity Corporation. Until recently, with effect from 21st February 2008 National Productivity Corporation (NPC) is now officially known as Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC). YB Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) had signed the document enforcing National Productivity Corporation Act (Incorporated) (Amended) 2008 and set February 21, 2008 as the effective date of the said act. In keeping with the expanded role of the corporation, the act is now known as Malaysia Productivity Corporation Act (Incorporated) 1966.
DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY SERVICES Department of Veterinary Services is an agency of the Federal Government under the Ministry of Agriculture. Until the year 2008, Department of Malaysia has been led by nine (9) the Director General.
As the only organization responsible for the welfare of animals and livestock industry in this country, the expansion of the scope of responsibilities and the department’s role to fulfill the universal aspiration led to the rebranding of the Veterinary Services Department. 24th May 2008 was a historic date for staff departments and organizations when the Department of Animal Services Department name was changed to the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS). The launch was officiated by YB Dato' Mustapa bin Mohamed, Minister of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry. Vision A competent veterinary authority serving the animal industry for the sake of human welfare Mission Provide quality veterinary services as an assurance for public health and sustainable livestock industry for the sake of human welfare Objective • Strengthen and maintain animal health status conducive to the animal industry • Public health assurance through the control of zoonotic diseases and wholesome food production from animal based products • Encourage sustainable livestock production and value added industry • Explore, develop and encourage the use of technology and optimum use of sources in animal based industry • Promote animal welfare practices in all aspect of rearing and production system
ROYAL MALAYSIAN CUSTOMS Vision Making
Mission Spurring economic growth, preserving national security and well-being of the people through revenue collection services, facilitation of trade and industrialisation, and ensuring adherence to the laws through efficient and effective means Service Trustworthy Services, Sincere and Dedicated (A.B.I.D.) ethics
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTIC MALAYSIA
The Department of Statistics Malaysia is a premier government agency under the Prime Minister's Office entrusted with the responsibility to collect, interpret and disseminate latest and real time statistics in the monitoring of national economic performance and social development.
Role To increase and broaden its role as the premier agency in the field of statistics towards establishing a quality, user-oriented and timely information system for the formulation of policies for national development planning and administration. Vision To Become a Leading Statistical Organisation Internationally by 2020
Mission Producer of National Statistics of integrity and reliability for national planning and development through: • • • • • Adoption of best practices and methodologies Continuous research and statistical analysis Use of the best technology; and Competent and innovative human capital
Objectives • To improve and strengthen statistical services and delivery system; • To be highly responsive to customer needs in a dynamic and challenging environment; • To have strong research and analytical capabilities • To ensure maximum use of superior technology and statistical methodology; • To inculcate a culture of innovation in producing and delivering statistical products and services; • To have competent workforce with high level of professionalism • To broaden the use of statistics among users. Function • Under the “Statistics Act 1965 (Revised 1989)”, the main functions of the department are: • To collect and interpret statistics for the purpose of formulation or implementation of government policies in whatever fields as needed by the government or for fulfilling the requirements of trade, commerce, industry, agriculture or others • To disseminate statistics which have been collected or interpretation based on statistics collected, not only to government agencies but also to authorities or persons where the information is useful to them
STANDARDS AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF MALAYSIA In becoming a more market-driven organisation, SIRIM will focus on discovering and developing new technologies to enable industries move up the value chain and aimed to expand from simply using technology to solve technical problems to discovering
technology that will help industries to reinvent their products
SIRIM also aims to promote the development of new sources for SMEs to tap and collaborate with SIRIM in the quest for growth in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors - as SIRIM Berhad continues to set the foundations for the second phase towards Vision 2020 and to become a key player in the broadening of Malaysia's knowledge-based economy. Together with its industry partners, SIRIM Berhad has contributed tremendously to the dynamic national economy, enabling Malaysian products and services to receive its due recognition of quality and innovativeness. Continuous reinvention has enabled SIRIM Berhad to ensure that it is market-driven, flexible, cost-effective and responsive to clients and customers. SIRIM Berhad is a wholly-owned company of the Malaysian Government under the Minister of Finance Incorporated. Registered on 15 November 1995 and in full operation as a corporate entity on 1 September 1996, and since then, it has successfully delivered its role as the national agency for industrial development.
DEPARTMENT OF STANDARDS MALAYSIA STANDARDS MALAYSIA play active role in assisting Malaysia to accelerate Halal industry by developing Malaysian Standard on Halal Food (MS 1500) also helps industry leaders in development and promotion of Malaysia's Halal Standards and continually to develop and update Malaysia Halal Standards. The Department of Standards Malaysia (STANDARDS MALAYSIA) is an agency under the ambit of Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI). STANDARDS MALAYSIA was officially launched on 28 August 1996 following the incorporation of Standards and Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) into SIRIM Berhad. STANDARDS MALAYSIA took over the statutory roles in standardization, formerly carried out by SIRIM. In addition, STANDARDS MALAYSIA is also entrusted with the responsibilities of accreditation. In performing its duties and functions, STANDARDS MALAYSIA is governed by Standards of Malaysia Act 1996 (Act 549).
EPU support and helps in formulate Halal industry Master plan to strengthen the role and function.
Mission "We strive to be the centre of excellence in economic development planning for Malaysia" Objectives • To enhance Malaysia’s socio-economic development towards achieving a developed-nation status by the year 2020; • To improve the quality of life of all Malaysians and promote balanced and sustainable development through effective development planning; • To strengthen internal resilience and international competitiveness and; • To promote optimum utilization of available resources. • Functions Below are the functions of the Economic Planning Unit :Formulate policies and strategies for socio-economic development; Prepare medium and long-term plans; Prepare development programmes and project budget; Monitor and evaluate the achievement of development programmes and projects; Advise Government on economic issues; Initiate and undertake necessary economic research; Coordinate Malaysia's involvement in the development of the Growth Triangle Initiatives; • Monitor and evaluate investment activities to ensure they are in line with the corporate equity restructuring objective. • • • • • • • •
SME CORPORATION MALAYSIA SME Corporation Malaysia (previously known as Small Medium Industries Development Corporation (SMIDEC)) provides matching grants to SMEs for Halal product development and product formulation, sample testing, acquisition of machinery and equipment, renovation expenditure for compliance to certification requirement, other related costs for compliance to requirements of Halal certification and promotional activities. Other useful links by SME Corporation Malaysia: • Funds and Schemes for SMEs Promoted by The Govt. • Overseas Promotion Programmes • Funds and Advisory Services for Small and Medium Enterprise Definition of SMEs Malaysia adopted a common definition of SMEs to facilitate identification of SMEs in the various sectors and subsectors. This has facilitated the Government to formulate effective
development policies, support programmes as well as provision of technical and financial assistance. An enterprise is considered an SME in each of the respective sectors based on the Annual Sales Turnover or Number of Full-Time Employees as shown in the table below. Medium enterprise Sales turnover Sales turnover between between RM10 Manufacturing, Sales turnover of less RM250,000 and less million and RM25 Manufacturing-Related than RM250,000 OR than RM10 million million OR full time Services and Agro- full time employess OR full time employees based industries less than 5 employees between between 51 and 5 and 50 150 Sales turnover Sales turnover Services, Primary between Sales turnover of less between RM1 Agriculture and RM200,000 and less than RM200,000 OR million and RM5 Information & than RM1 million full time employees million OR full time Communication OR full time less than 5 employees Technology (ICT) employees between between 20 and 50 5 and 19 Micro-enterprise Small enterprise
SMEInfo The SMEinfo is a One Stop Information portal for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). It provides information on all aspects of SME Development including Financing, Advisory Services, Training Programmes, Business and Networking opportunities as well as other SMEs Developmental Programmes/initiatives by the Government and the Private Sectors. SME Corp. Malaysia is the Secretariat to the National SME Development Council (NSDC). In this capacity, SME Corp Malaysia : • Promotes collaboration and oversees the coordination of overall SME development efforts across all Ministries and Agencies; • Formulates policies and strategies for better coordination and efficient implementation of SME development initiatives; • Coordinates SME statistics and publications; and • Formulates and implements overall SME financing policy to enhance access to financing across all economic sectors.
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
Department of Chemistry is the leader in Halal product analysis and traceability. The specialized in meat speciation/Halal DNA functions as well research and product quality assurance. Vision A dynamic world class organization providing leadership for scientific solutions. Mission • KIMIA MALAYSIA is committed to excellence in: • Providing integrated and synergistic services to ensure the nation’s welfare, public safety and health • Employing innovative sciences in strategic and emerging areas to enhance national competitiveness Principles • The following values shall be the guiding principles for KIMIA MALAYSIA in defining its activities and operations towards achieving its desired goals; • Professional integrity • Scientific excellence and objectivity • Commitment to quality; and • Concern for customer satisfaction
MALAYSIAN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
MARDI was established with the main objective of generating and promoting new, appropriate and efficient technologies towards the advancement of the food, agriculture, food and agro-based industries. MARDI is managed and guided by the regulations and policies set by the MARDI Governing Board and consented by the Minister of Agriculture And Agro-Based Industry. In matters pertaining to finance the consensus of the Minister of Finance is also obligatory. Whereas, the Scientific Council ensures that MARDI technical programs attain the highest quality and level of competence.
BiotechCorp is an agency under the purview of Ministry of Science, Technology and
Innovation and is owned by the Minister of Finance Incorporated. BiotechCorp is governed by the Biotechnology Implementation Council and advised by the Biotechnology International Advisory Panel, both chaired by the honorable Prime Minister of Malaysia. The objective of the establishment of BiotechCorp amongst others is to identify value propositions in both R&D and commerce and support these ventures via financial assistance and developmental services. BiotechCorp’s key mandates are as follows: • • • • Act as a one-stop-centre Nurture and accelerate growth of Malaysian biotechnology companies Actively promote foreign direct investments in biotechnology Create conducive environment for biotechnology
TPM BIOTECH SDN. BHD. TPM Biotech Sdn. Bhd. (Formerly known as Periwinkle Science Sdn. Bhd.) was established in 2004 as a fully owned subsidiary of Technology Park (TPM) Corporation Sdn. Bhd, a Malaysian government-linked company. As Malaysia is famous of her flora and fauna, TPM management recognised the opportunity and potential to utilise these abundance natural resources. In line with the global market trend and the growing demand in biodiversity products, the establishment of TPMB is materialised. With the investment of more than RM28m, a biodiversity research and production center was setup on a 500-acres of land in Raub, Pahang. This research and production center is fully equiped with state-of-the-art laboratory equipments and production facilities to meet the market demand for high quality products with competitive price.
MALAYSIAN PALM OIL BOARD (MPOB) The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) was established in May 2000 as a government agency under the purview of the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities, entrusted with the functions of promoting and developing the nation's palm oil industry. As a country's premier oil palm R&D institution, MPOB is committed in ensuring the development of the Malaysian palm oil industry through research and development, and the provision of excellent services. Towards achieving this aim, MPOB's objective is to position the palm oil industry as the most dynamic, productive, competitive and sustainable. Through intensive R&D programmes, MPOB emphasis is on producing market driven technology in line with industry needs. MPOB has thus far launched more than 350
technological breakthroughs including high quality planting materials, efficient agronomic practices, modern milling and processing techniques, foods, nutrition, biomass, oleo chemical products and biodiesel technology for adoption by the industry and commercialisation. MPOB is pursuing a dynamic role in research and development to be recognised as the premier Nobel Laureate producing R&D institution.
OTHER MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT MINISTRIES
MINISTRY OF FINANCE Vision To Be the Premier Agency Responsible for the Management of the Nation's Finance and Economy Mission To Manage the Nation's Finance and Economy Effectively, Transparently and Efficiently to Achieve the Nation's Development Goals Motto Driving Objectives • • • • • Ensure sustained and continuous economic growth. Strengthen national competitiveness and economic resilience. Ensure effective and prudent financial management. Pursue a more equitable sharing of national wealth. Improve quality of life and well being of society. the Economy through Excellent Financial Policies
Function • To formulate and implement fiscal and monetary policies in order to ensure effective and efficient distribution and management of financial resources. • To formulate financial management and accounting processes, procedures and standards to be implemented by all Government. • To manage the acquisition and disbursement of federal Government loans from domestic and external sources. • To monitor that Minister of Finance Incorporated companies are managed effectively. • To Monitor the financial management of Ministries, Government Departments and statutory Bodies. • To formulate and administer policies related to be the management of Government procurement.
• To formulate policies and administer Government housing loans for public sector employees. MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION Vision "Science, Technology and Innovation for knowledge generation, wealth creation and societal well-being" Mission "Championing scientific discovery and transforming innovation to achieve a K-based society for sustainable development through R&D planning, funding and commercialization." Goals Knowledge Generation To generate knowledge to spur the economic advancement through human capital and intellectual property development. Wealth Creation To value-add the existing sources of wealth and create new sources towards elevating national competitiveness and ensuring economic advancement. Societal Well To enhance societal well-being and improve the standard and quality of life. MINISTRY OF TOURISM MALAYSIA Vision To develop Malaysia into a leading tourism nation Being
Mission To implement the National Tourism Policy towards making the tourism industry the nation's main source of income for the socio-economic development of the country National Tourism Policy To turn the tourism industry into a major, sustainable, viable and quality sector which contributes to the socio-economic development of the country Objectives • To develop a sustainable tourism industry in order to generate a major source of income for the country • To promote the tourism sector professionally, efficiently and continuously to meet the needs and preferences of foreign and local tourists • To strengthen and upgrade a quality service delivery system in order to ensure tourist satisfaction • Function • To formulate the national tourism policy to achieve the Ministry’s vision, mission and
objectives • To implement policies pertaining to the progress and development of the tourism industry • To co-ordinate, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of tourism programmes and projects MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT Mission and vision
To develop efficient, safe and effective transport systems and services towards the enhancement of multi modalism and competitiveness. Functions 1. Planning, formulating and implementing rail, maritime, ports and civil aviation transport policies. 2. Implementing infrastructure projects for rail, maritime, port and civil aviation. 3. Coordinating the integration of transport modes to achieve seamless travel. 4. Licensing services : • License service providers and concession holders (except commercial vehicles). • Individual driving licenses - individual / commercial driving licenses, pilot licenses, navigator and helmsman licenses. • Domestic shipping licenses. 5. Registration for all vehicles. 6. Pricing policy (except for commercial vehicles). 7. To regulate/ supervise policy and operation of concession holders/ government companies. 8. To determine/ regulate service and safety standards and regulations. 9. Forge and maintain regional and international cooperation programs in the transport sector. Objectives 1. To develop an integrated transport infrastructure network based on a supply driven approach. 2. To implement an efficient, modern and high-tech transport system. 3. To develop public and goods transport services which are seamless, safe and efficient. 4. To create a competitive environment in the transport industry. 5. To implement an efficient enforcement and regulatory function with integrity.
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE Vision Forefront Mission in Agriculture Transformation.
• To transform the agriculture and agro-based industry into a modern, dynamic and competitive sector • To position Malaysia as a major world food exporter. • To develop the agriculture sector as the country’s engine of growth Core Business
Core Business 1 To plan and formulate relevant policies, strategies and Agricultural Development Programmes Core To evaluate and coordinate programmes/project the Business implementation of Agricultural 2 Development
Core Business 3 To carry out agriculture related data and information collection and economic analysis based on the collected data and information. Core Business 4 To plan and put in place publicity programmes for advisory and research services as well as for agricultural information management system Core Business 5 To ensure the ministry’s participation in international programmes and assignments Core Business 6 To be a one stop agency on agro-food related expert and advisory services to the private sector
NATIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL CONTROL BUREAU (NPCB) The National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau (NPCB) was established to implement quality control on pharmaceutical products. The infrastructure and facilities were designed to meet the requirements for testing and quality control activities. Beginning 1985, NPCB was given the task of ensuring the quality, efficacy and safety of pharmaceuticals through the registration and licensing scheme. This is achieved through evaluation of scientific data and laboratory tests on all products before they are marketed. The NPCB also handles courses and provides training to personnel from the ASEAN countries, for example from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Mongolia and Vietnam. Main activities • To implement the drug and cosmetic registration scheme through evaluation of technical data, laboratory test, research and information from international bodies. • To carry out analytical, pharmaceutical, microbiological, pharmacological and
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toxicological tests on drugs and cosmetic to ensure quality, efficacy and safety of the products. To enforce a quality control scheme on drugs in the market through random sampling and test. To enforce a licensing scheme for manufacturer, importer, wholesaler including licensing scheme for clinical trial. To encourage and assist local manufacturer to upgrade the manufacturing standards to levels equivalent to the requirements of Good Manufacturing Practice as recommended by WHO. To manage adverse drug reaction monitoring programme and participate in the WHO Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring Programme. To manage the product recall scheme for the pharmaceutical products which are found to be substandard or dangerous to the consumer. To carry out research on methodology for the purpose of evaluating quality, efficacy and safety of drug and cosmetic. To establish a reference standard system for local use and neighbouring countries through a scheme of co-operation among ASEAN countries. To carry out training for pharmacist, professional and semi professional who are placed in this institution from time to time under local training scheme or international co-operation scheme
FOSIM FoSIM is an acronym for Food Safety Information System of Malaysia, an intelligent world class web-based information system to enhance the management of food safety surveillance thus ensuring food sold in Malaysia is safe for human consumption. FoSIM emphasizes the establishment of food import surveillance system. The system having interfaced with Custom Information System (Sistem Maklumat Kastam -SMK) which allows importer/agents and authorised officers at entry points to manage food importation activities electronically using ICT.
LOCAL UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS
Provides research and development (R & D) and courses in Halal matters. Halal Product Research Institute, HPRI of UPM and Halal Industry Research Centre of IIUM as among the leading research Institute in Halal matters, giving full dedication in their R&D and findings followed by other universities.
HPRI : HALAL PRODUCT RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF UPM Halal Products Research Institute (HPRI) has been established officially on 1 July 2006 resulting from restructuring Halal Food Institute to undertake research and development (R & D) in the halal products industry. The establishment of the Halal Products Research Institute serves as a one-stop center or 'one-stop center' approach through a comprehensive, balanced and multifaceted to study all aspects of halal products in national and global levels. Halal Products Research Institute aims to be a center of excellence in halal products research, as well as providing a professional services in realizing the countries' aim in developing the field of agriculture and make Malaysia as a Global Halal Hub.
HALAL INDUSTRY RESEARCH CENTRE OF IIUM One way to promote high quality of research is to establish well-balanced team of researchers through the so-called research clustering. Clustering research into strategic areas increase the number of researchers bidding for major or big projects. Data from Ministry of Science Technology and Environment shows that the institutions that become the major takers for IRPA grant, derived from the existence of research clusterings in the. Research clusterings have a huge impact in encouraging and promoting research. Among the main objectives for the establishment of research cluster that is expected to bring major contributions to research in IIUM are: • To promote research and enhance good research image of the IIUM ; • To be more focused in conducting quality research and innovation in IIUM niche areas; • To encourage researchers in disseminating research findings through articles in refereed journals, papers in international proceeding, books and seminars; • To provide opportunities for new and senior researchers to have their own research team; • To form national and international research linkages, • To commercialize the research outputs through patenting, etc.
HALAL INFORMATICS RESEARCH CENTRE (HOLISTICS), UTM The niche areas showcase the research projects and consultation activities of the department staffs and students and areas in which subjects and academic programs are offered by the department. Taken together, these areas are representative of the strategic directions of the department in its research and teaching: Information System TAM -- for Technology, Application Development and Management. This strategy is intended to
articulate a vision for the department's key activities. The strategy is also intended to distinguish and build upon the areas of the department's high competency in research. These areas cover the concepts, methods, techniques, tools, and issues related to information systems in organizations: • Information systems management • Information systems development in organizational context • Information and data management
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA, UiTM UiTM is Malaysia's largest institution of higher learning in terms of size and population. It has experienced phenomenal growth since its inception in 1956 and it is still growing. The university has expanded nationwide with 12 branch campuses, three satellite campuses, 9 city campuses and 21 affiliated colleges. With this vast network and a workforce of 17,000, the university offers more than 300 academic programmes in a conducive and vibrant environment. It is also home to some 172,000 students. The University is committed to helping bumiputera students achieve the highest scholarly level and to prepare them for careers in public and professional practice in various fields. Its formation is based on a vision of outstanding scholarship and academic excellence that is capable of providing leadership in various arenas. Although still a fledgling compared to other more established universities in the country, UiTM has earned a reputation as being one of Malaysia's innovative and entrepreneurial universities, as it has formed linkages with numerous and diverse industrial sectors. Hence, its relationships with the industries have enriched its research and innovation as well as its entrepreneurial culture. Today, UiTM draws strength from the initiatives of its founding fathers, exploring and mastering various frontiers of knowledge as it works towards reaching greater heights and celebrating more accomplishments at home and abroad. The ultimate is to put UiTM on the world map.
UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA, USM Right from the time of its establishment USM has adopted an innovative approach to higher education and of significance is its departure from the traditional faculty system of academic organisation. In its place, USM implements the broad-based School system where related subjects are grouped into schools of study and within each school, the policy combines subjects and to organise courses in such a manner that a degree of specialization in a chosen subject was possible. From the outset, USM was given the mandate to provide, promote, and develop higher education in the fields of Natural Sciences, Applied Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Building Sciences & Technology, Social Sciences,
Humanities, and Education, as well as to provide for research and advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of such knowledge in these fields of study. As one of the four Higher Institutions of Learning recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education as a Research Intensive University, USM offers educational and research opportunities to both students and staff. One of the key elements in the development of academic excellence at USM is the establishment of its research centres and units. This is due to the fact that the University has always been aware of the need for both research and teaching to remain as receptive as possible to the demands of society, and that the centres and units would provide better opportunities for integration and networking. In addition, USM also provides consultancy, testing, and advisory services to industry. These services come under the ambit of USAINS Holdings Sdn Bhd, the University’s commercial arm.
UNIVERSITI ISLAM SAINS MALAYSIA, USIM Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM) or formerly known as Islamic University College of Malaysia (KUIM) is the 12th Public Higher Education Institution (IPTA) in Malaysia. KUIM was approved by the Cabinet on 11 June 1997 and made public on 13 March 1998. KUIM started its operations in January 2000 at 5th Floor, Faculty of Islamic Studies Building, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi. The first enrolment for KUIM began on 18 June 2000 in our temporary location at Institut Professional Baitulmal (IPB), Kuala Lumpur. In January 2002, KUIM moved to another temporary campus in Tower A and B, Persiaran MPAJ, Pandan Indah, Kuala Lumpur. Currently, KUIM is operating in stages at a permanent campus in Bandar Baru Nilai starting 15 July 2005. KUIM was officially upgraded to USIM on 1 February 2007, in line with the government’s aim to upgrade the development of higher education to an international level. Among the objectives of the establishment of USIM are to uphold and enhance Islamic studies, bring Islamic Studies into the national main education stream, emphasize the use of information technology in education and research systems. Focus is also put in mastering Arabic and English language as well as the national language. At present, USIM have 8 faculties with 18 academic programmes. The academic programmes are focused and developed with the idea that Islamic studies should be taken as a base for all academic programmes and it should cover and surpass all branches of knowledge that includes economy, law, syariah, language, dakwah, management, Quran and Sunnah, Fiqh, counseling, communication, medicine, science & information technology, dentistry and accounting. Through this unique approach, it is hoped that wider opportunities for Islamic stream students are open and these graduates will not be too confounded on the traditional scope of Islamic Studies per se.
UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia) Established in 1970
UKM is the first Malaysian university to operate a teaching hospital. The University has 12 faculties including Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science and Technology, and Social Sciences and Humanities. For STPM students, the University offers wide range of courses for further studies. UKM has 98 disciplines, courses covering Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Accounting, Bachelor of Science Education, Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Law, Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, and Bachelor of Islamic Studies degrees.
Malaysia Halal Logo
Recognizing Malaysia Halal Logo
• Eight-pointed star is placed in the middle of the circle • A word-Halal in Arabic – “ ” is placed in the middle of the star • It is then followed a “HALAL” word in Roman • The circle of the logo contains, the word "Malaysia" in Roman and Arabic • Two small five-pointed stars are placed to separate the Roman and Arabic word. (Source: JAKIM) The Halal Certificate is valid for two (2) years. It can be revoked at anytime when the owner is found to contravene with the Halal Certification Procedures. Renewal shall be made 6 months prior to expiry date.
Owners of Halal certificate who fail to renew their certification will not be allowed to use the Malaysia halal logo at the premise or on the label of their manufactured products.
Terms & Condition To Use JAKIM Halal Certificate and Malaysia Halal Logo
• The Halal certificate cannot be traded, leased, exchanged, forged, abused or amended in whatever way.
• The use of halal logo is subjected to existing laws and regulations of the country. • Any changes on the name and address of the company, factory/premise, brand name, ingredient, manufacturers and other related matters should be reported to JAKIM in writing for further action. • The Halal certificate owner is responsible on the loss or damage of the certificate whereby a police report should be made and should be informed in writing as soon as possible. • The Halal certificate can be withdrawn or terminated at anytime before its expiry date and the use of halal logo is not allowed when the company is found to contravene with Halal Certification Procedures, or if there is any matter or way of handling which is doubtful according to Shariah Law. JAKIM can blacklist and publish any company which had failed to comply with the terms and condition of JAKIM Halal Certification Procedure. Related Articles: 28 September 2011 (Bernama.com) - Only Halal Logo Issued By Jakim Will Be Accepted From Next Year
Malaysia is the only country in the world whereby the government provides full support in promoting the Halal Certification process on products and services. Halal certification bodies in other countries are either developed by the individual provinces or states or backed by their non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Halal Certification provides assurance to all Muslim consumers because it fulfills the Syariah law, which is a must for Muslims. To the non-Muslims, Halal products are quality products, simply due to the concept of halalan thoyyiban (Halal and wholesome) as HDC strongly advises all Halal certification applicants to comply with GMP and HACCP requirements. Thus, products certified Halal by JAKIM are Halal products which are safe to consume or use, nutritious and with quality. The Malaysian certification procedures and both the Malaysian Halal Standards MS1500:2009 and MS2200:Part 1:2008 are continuously utilized because they received widespread recognition for maintaining excellence in the field of Halal-compliance. As a result, the Malaysia Halal Logo is recognized and well-accepted worldwide.
Process & Requirements
Halal Certification Process Guide
There are three types of certification schemes available which cover consumable and nonconsumable products and food premises and abattoirs/ slaughter houses. Product This scheme comprises all manufactured consumable and non-consumable products based on the following categories: 1. Food 2. Cosmetic Premise This scheme covers all permanent eating places as follows: 1. Hotel kitchen/ Commissary 2. Franchise outlet/ Food court 3. Restaurant
Abattoir Place/Premise for slaughtering or processing animals.
Halal certification is open to both local and foreign companies in Malaysia and abroad. Applicants who are eligible to apply for Halal Certification are categorized as follows: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. manufacturer / producer distributor/ trader sub-contract manufacturer repacking; food premise, and abattoir
1. Food manufacturer/ food premise / abattoir must only produce/manufacture/ sell / distribute halal products only. 2. Applicant must ensure that sources of ingredients are halal and deal with suppliers which supply halal materials or the suppliers are halal certification certificate holders. 3. Company must abide to the procedures in all aspects as spelt out in the Manual Procedures. 4. Those companies which are classified under Multinational and Small and Medium industry must form an internal Halal Audit Committee and appoint one Islamic Affairs executive (Islamic studies) to handle and ensure the compliance of halal certification procedures. 5. There must be at least two full time Muslim workers who are also Malaysian citizens being employed in kitchen section / handling / processing of food. 6. During the preparation, handling, processing, packaging or transporting of product, the product must be clean and free from any non-halal ingredient. 7. Apparatus and facilities in the premise must be clean and free from being contaminated by substance considered as najis (filthy) or harmful to health. 8. The transportation is only used for halal products. 9. The company must stress on the cleanliness of tools, transportation, production area and surrounding area in line with Good Manufacturing Practice or GMP. 10.All workers are required to practice code of ethics and good hygiene practices as follows: • All workers to obtain medical injection (TY2) from any medical centre recognised by the Government before being employed. • All workers are required to practice good health care and personal hygiene especially those who work as production operators.
• Any worker who is sick or injured and may affect the product quality must not be allowed to work until he/she recovers. • Workers are not allowed to touch bare-handedly any raw material or semi-finished product. • Activities which may affect the production quality like smoking, eating, drinking and others must be done in a special area and away from the production area. • All parties who want to enter the production area must wear special attire for factory or decent and clean (if without special attire) which follows healthcare procedures and personal healthcare. This is applicable to permanent workers, temporary workers, management staff, visitors and others. • A worker must always take care of his/her health and wear suitable attire, head and mouth cover, suitable gloves and shoes. 11.A worker must always wash his/her hands with soap as follows; • Before starting any activity of food handling • After using the toilet • After handling raw materials or contaminated substances. 12.Workers are not allowed to wear any jewelery or accessories, watch and others in the food processing area which may cause contamination to the food product. 13.Workers must always be working and functioning at the designated place like "check point". 14.Workers must be committed and responsible with the stipulated halal policy. 15.Religious worshipping items are strictly forbidden in the premise/ food processing area.
Applying for Certification Local Certification
You may apply online through www.halal.gov.my and send the relevant documents to the Halal Hub Division Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM). JAKIM contact details are as follows: Jabatan Kemajuan (Halal Ground Floor, Enterprise Persiaran 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor Islam Hub 3 Malaysia Block (JAKIM) Division), 2200, Building, APEC,
Tel : +6(03) 8315 0200 Fax : +6(03) 8318 7044 Hotline : 1800 - 880 - 555 (within Malaysia), +603 8313 7280 (outside Malaysia) Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
JAKIM also provides certification services to international companies. This certification is only applicable for product and premise. The certification process is similar to local certification, except that it is currently available for manual application. Any interested international party is welcome to apply by contacting: Jabatan Kemajuan (Halal Ground Floor, Enterprise Persiaran 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor Islam Hub 3 Malaysia Block (JAKIM) Division), 2200, Building, APEC,
Tel : +6(03) 8315 0200 Fax : +6(03) 8318 7044 Hotline : 1800 - 880 - 555 (within Malaysia), +603 8313 7280 (outside Malaysia) Email : email@example.com
Recognised International Bodies
Malaysia currently recognizes 51 Islamic bodies in 25 countries around the world as certification bodies for products imported into Malaysia. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N OP Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Buenos Aires Contact: Gustavo President Tel/Fax: 54-11-4672-1682 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.thehalalcateringargentina.com Khalil / 20-11338133-8
ISLAMIC CENTRE OF THE ARGENTINA (CENTRO ISLAMICO DE LA REPUBLICA ARGENTINA) 3053 San Juan Ave Capital Federal Argentina Contact: Julio Husain Made Tel: Fax: +54-11-4931-3577 Email: email@example.com /
Issam Sibai +54-11-4931-3577 #106
ADELAIDE MOSQUE ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA 20, Little Gilbert Street,
Adelaide Australia Contact: Mr. Mohd Tel: Fax: Email: MohdFarid_Ismail@yahoo.com
Ismail 0882316463 0882316443
HALAL 4A Virgil Yokine, Western Australia 6060 Contact: Haji Sadiq Tel: Fax: 61-8-94440236
ISLAMIC Geraldton 172 Geraldton, Western 6530 Australia Contact: Haji President Daftie
ASSOCIATION Mosque, George Australia,
ISLAMIC ASSOCIATION P.O Box Katanning, 6317 Western Australia Contact: Alif President Tel/Fax: 61-8-9821-2627
AUSTRALIAN HALAL FOOD SERVICES (AHFS) Head Office Queensland State PO Box 775, QLD 4127, Australia Contact: Dr. Mohammed Lotfi Director Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: + 61-7-3290 Fax: + 61-7-3290 Mobile: 0412 354 058 Website: www.ahfservices.com.au
email@example.com 1544 0411
Victoria State RDV Business 41 Cumberland Pascoe Vale, Victoria 3044 Contact: Mr Food Tel: + Fax: + Mobile: +61- 418 996 661 Ali 61618640
Chawk Division 3795 9350 1063
New South Wales State - Sydney Contact: Mr Mobile:+ 61-402140883 Omar Lotfi
SUPREME ISLAMIC COUNCIL OF NEW HALAL MEAT IN AUSTRALIA (SICHMA) Unit 1, 35-37, Harrow Rd, Auburn NSW 2144, Australia Contact: Mughtar Chairman Tel: Fax: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sadien 61-29643 61-29643 7775 7776
THE AUSTRALIA FEDERATION 932 Bourke Zetland Sydney, PO Box Alexandria NSW 2015 Contact: Mr. President Tel: Fax: Email: email@example.com Website: www.afic.com.au
COUNCILS Street, NSW SSBH,
Ikebal 02/9319 02/9319
Patel 6733 0159
HALAL Suite 22 Auburn Australia Contact:
AUSTRALIA 1, Auburn NSW
INC. Chambers, Rd 2144
Mr. Muhammad Executive Tel : (02) Fax: (56) E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
M. Director 9643 9646
Khan 1962 2480
THE P.O Burswood 7 WA 6100 Contact:
COUNCIL Box WA
OF 6103 Road
WESTERN 70, OR; Rivervale,
Abdul President Tel: Fax: 0893622210
THE PERTH MOSQUE OF 427 429 P.O Box Aberdeen Perth W.A 6001 Contact: Mohammad Senior Tel: Fax: 0898924080
WESTERN AUSTRALIA INCORPORATED William Street, 106, Street,
Khan Trustee 61-894431157
AUSTRALIAN HALAL AUTHORITY & ADVISERS Office Level 365 Vic 3000, Australia Contact: Mr. Executive Email: Telephone: +61422782878 Office Unit 26, Prospect Perth , Western Australia Contact: Mr. Muhammad Director/National Email: Tel: +61 +61 8 Fax: +61 +61 8 9399 0866 Website: www.ahaa-services.com Halal 3 3 Sungkar Manager email@example.com 9606 0786 9399 8800 9606 0786 Najib Muhammad Esfandiar Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org 2: 5, Armalade, 1: 9, Little Room Collins 9.05, St.,
ISLAMIC 155 East Victoria
OF VICTORIA Street,
(ICCV) Brunswick, 3057,
Australia Contact: Mr. Chairman Tel: 61393805467 Fax: Email: email@example.com Refik Koyu 61393806143
KHAIRAT MELAYU 56, May Altona Victoria 3028, Australia Contact:
Hj Salem Chairman Tel/Fax: Email: Enquiries@kmiv.org / firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.kmiv.org
ISLAMIC INFORMATION AND A-4050 Traun, Theodor A-1010 Vienna 1, Sterngasse 3, Contact: Mr President Gunter
DOCUMENTATION Korner Str.
Tel: +43 699 Email: email@example.com Website: www.iidz.at / www.halal-iidz.eu
ISLAMIC FOOD COUNCIL IN EUROPE 4, Rue De la Presse Brussels 4000 Belgium Contact: Dr Mohammad Sadek Tel : 32 2227 1114 Fax : 32 2218 3141 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mr. Iqbal Qureshi Email: email@example.com
FEDERATION OF MUSLIMS ASSOCIATION IN BRAZIL Rua Tejupa 188 CEP 04350-020
Sao Paolo, SP-Brazil Contact: Mr Muhammad Al-Zoughbi Tel : 55 11 5031 0810 55 11 5031 1536 55 11 5031 6586 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
LEMBAGA MENGELUARKAN PERMIT IMPORT HALAL (BOARD OF ISSUING HALAL IMPORT PERMIT) Bahagian Halal Haram Jabatan Hal Ehwal Syariah Kementerian Hal Ehwal Ugama Negera Brunei Darussalam Jalan Elizabeth II Bandar Seri Begawan 1180 Negara Brunei Darussalam Contact: Dato Seri Setia Awang Hj. Abdul Rahman bin Pehin Khatib Abdullah Tel : 2242565 Fax : 2223106
CHINA ISLAMIC ASSOCIATION 103 Nan Heng West Street Xuanwu District Beijing P R China Contact: Hj. Abdullah Ma Wen Hua Tel : 8610-63533727 Fax : 8610-63529483
SHANDONG ISLAMIC ASSOCIATION 5 th Floor, San'fa Building No 57, Luoyuan Avenue, Lixia District, Jinan City, Shandong Province, China Contact: Sulaiman Zhang Ruizheng Vice President Secretary-General 86 531 86912564 / 86916250 86 531 86916253 /86916250 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com Website: www.sdislam.com.cn
ISLAMIC ASSOCIATION OF HENAN 2nd Floor, Zheng Street 3, 450003 ZhengZhou City, Henan Province, China Contact: Mr. Liu Bao Qi, Yusof Chairman Mr. Ma Jin Bo, Yusof Secretary General Tel: 0086-371-65908629 / 00604-3800 988 Fax: 00604-3800 987 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
CENTRO ISLAMICO DE CHILE Campoamor 2975, Nunoa Santiago Chile Contact: Mr. Kamal Sufan Tel : 56 - 2 - 3431376 Fax: 56 - 2 – 3431378 E-mail: email@example.com Website : www.halal.cl / www.centroislamicodechile.cl / www.islamenchile.cl
ISLAMIC CULTURAL CENTRE (IKCS) Horsebakken 2 DK-2400 Copenhagen NV Denmark Contact: Kassim Ghanem Saeed Secretary General Mr Khalil Jaffar Mushib Imam of Islamic Cultural Center Tel : 3860 9017 Fax : 3880 0386 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.iqraicc.dk
ASSOCIATION FINISTERIENNE POUR LA CULTURE ARABO - ISLAMICO (AFCAI) 3, Rue Jean-Marie Le Bris 29200 Brest France Contact: Tel : + (33) 298469245 Fax : + (33) 298469856 Email : email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.afcai.com
RITUAL ASSOCIATION OF LYON'S GREAT MOSQUE (ASSOCIATION RITUALLE DE LA GRANDE MOSQUEE DE LYON) 146, bd Pinel 69008 Lyon France Contact: Mr Kamel Kabtane / Mr M Abdou Ben Maamar Tel : 04 78 76 00 23 Fax : 04 78 75 77 42 Email: email@example.com
HALAL CONTROL e.K. (EU) Pruef- und Zertifizierungsstelle fuer Halal-Lebensmittel European Inspection- and Certification Body for Halal-Food Kobaltstr. 2-4 D-65428 Ruesselsheim Germany Contact: DI Mahmoud M. Tatari Tel.: +49 6142 301987-0 Fax: +49 6142 301987-29 Mobile: +49 179 5207088 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com Website: www.halalcontrol.eu
ISLAMIC CENTRE OF HAMBURG Schöne Aussicht 36 / 22085 Hamburg / Germany Or Querstr. 18 / 30519 Hannover / Germany Contact: Dr. Mohammad Djavad Mohagheghi Phone : 0049 (0) 511 848 55 77 Fax : 0049 (0) 511 848 55 88 Mobile : 0049 (0) 170 462 42 42 E-Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com Website: www.izhamburg.com
JAMIAT-E-ULAMA-E-HIND MAHARASHATRA STATE (HALAL COMMITTEE) Maharashatra State Imam Wada Compound Opposite B.I.T Chawl no. 1 Near Moghal Mahid Imama Wada Road Mumbai 400 009 India Contact: Mr Shahid Mohammed Waseem Qasmi Tel : 91 22 2372 537 3 91 22 2373 537 3 Nadeem / A. A.Khan
Fax : 91 22 2375 9169 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.halalcommittee-jum.org
LEMBAGA PENGKAJIAN PANGAN OBAT-OBATAN DAN KOSMETIKA The Indonesian Council of Ulama (MUI) Lembaga Pengkajian Pangan Obat-obatan dan Kosmetika, Gedung Majelis Ulama Indonesia Jl. Proklamasi, No. 51 Menteng-Jakarta Pusat Contact: Ir. Lukmanul Hakim, M.Si Director Tel: +62 21 3918890 Fax: +62 21 3918915 Email: email@example.com
JAPAN MUSLIM ASSOCIATION 3-4-14, Kohinata, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8585, Japan Contact:
Prof. Hideomi MUTO (Tayeb MUTO) Chairman Tel: +81 339479406 Fax: +81 339479416 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / TayebM@aol.com / email@example.com
HALAL FEED AND FOOD INSPECTION AUTHORITY (HFFIA) Visit Address: Fijnjekade The Postal Address: P.O. Box The Hague, The Netherlands Contact: Hj. Director Tel: 0031-(0)70-364 Fax: 0031-(0)70E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.halal.nl Ms. Management Email Yasmin : Abdul 91 364 54 91 60 Qayyoem 16786, 2500 BT, 225, Hague, The 2521 DT, Netherlands
Hamersveld Assistant email@example.com
CONTROL OFFICE OF HALAL SLAUGHTERING & HALAL QUALITY CONTROL
Laan 2517 Netherland Contact: Tel: Fax: Mobile: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
70 70 +31
346 345 (06)
9795 0033 22196666
TOTAL QUALITY PB 179 2300 AD Leiden The Netherlands Contact: Mr A Director Tel Fax Email : email@example.com
Ben : :
Salah 31715235770 31715235771
FEDERATION OF ISLAMIC ASSOCIATIONS OF NEW ZEALAND (FIANZ)
P.O. Box 1415 Wellington New Zealand Contact: Mr Secretary Tel : Fax : Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Syafiq 4 4 394 473 Khan General 7526 6332
NZ ISLAMIC MEAT MANAGEMENT MANAGEMENT Level 1, 181 Willis Street, CBD, Wellington, New Zealand Contact:
Dr Mohamed Phone No: 0064 Fax No: 0064 Email : email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Samy 04 04
Abdel-Al 2033 1091
JAMEA MARKAZ ULOOM ISLAMIA MANSOORA (JMUIM) Multan Road Lahore Pakistan Contact: Mr Tel Maulana : 5419509 Fateh / Mohammad 5432391
Fax : 5432194
ULAMA CONFERENCE OF THE PHILIPINES 79 Commonwealth Metro, Philippines Contact: Mr Sheikh Deputy Tel / Fax : 027318489 Anuar Secretary Sharief Limbona General Jocfer Ave, Annex Quezon Building City Manila
ISLAMIC DA'WAH COUNCIL OF THE PHILIPINES (IDCP) Suite 400 FUBC Escolta P O Box 3669 Philippines Contact: Atty. Hj Abdul Rahman b. Tel : 2458456 / 2429394 Fax : (632) Email: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.idcp-ph.org T. /
Building Manila Manila
Linzag 2410735 2415142
ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS COUNCIL OF SINGAPORE (MUIS) Singapore Islamic 273 Braddell Singapore Contact: Tel : Fax : Email: email@example.com Website: www.muis.gov.sg (65) (65) 6256 6253
NATIONAL INDEPENDENT HALAAL TRUST 5770 Cnr Topaaz Extension 5, Lenasia, Gauteng Contact: Moulana Tel : Cell : Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Abdul +2711 +82 Wahab 854 897 Wookay 4381 8656 & Turquoise Avenue,
SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL HALALA P O Box 2092 Durban 4000 South 2nd Floor 45 Durban-Overport Durban 4000 South Africa Contact:
AUTHORITY Africa Hopelands
(SANHA) or Road
Maulana MS Tel : 27 31 Fax : 27 31 Email : email@example.com / SANHA-KZN@sanha.org.za
Navlaski 2075768 2075793
MUSLIM JUDICIAL COUNCIL HALALA TRUST P.O Box Cape Town South Africa Contact: Moulana President Tel: Email: Sheikh Deputy Tel: Email: Igsaan +27 21 Achmat +27 21 684 684
Hendricks 4603 firstname.lastname@example.org Sedick President 4608 email@example.com
Tel: +27 Fax: +27 21 696 8502
TAIPEI CULTURAL MOSQUE No. 3 Xinhai Taipei City, 100, Taiwan Contact: Mr Chairman Tel Fax Email: Ali : : 886 886 Kamaluddin 2 2 Chang 23675421 23652094 firstname.lastname@example.org Lane 25, Sec 1 Road
THE CENTRAL ISLAMIC COMMITTEE OF THAILAND The Institute for Standard of 45 Moo 3 Klongsib Nongchock Bangkok 10530 Thailand Contact: Mr President Tel : Fax : Email: email@example.com Aziz 66-2949-4114/ 66-2949-4341/
Food Thailand Rd Sub-District District
Phitakkumpon 66-2949-4146 66-2949-4250
KAS DLUSLARARASI Sertifikasyon GÖZ Ve TEKKON. Hiz LTD Sti (KASCERT) AlpayTzer Sok. No:6 D:4 Ertunc Apt. Kartaltepe Mah Bakirkoy – Istanbul Turkey Contact: Mr. Tel : +90 Fax : + Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Kenan 212 90 212 466 466 49 46 Altunkaynak 00 35
Association For The Inspection And Certification Of Food And Supplies (GIMDES) Tesktilkent B 5 Blok No: 76 Esenler Istanbul Turkey Contact: Dr. Huseyin Tel : +90 Fax : +90 Email : email@example.com Kâmi 438 438 Büyüközer 18 19
United State Of America
HALAL FOOD COUNCIL SOUTH EAST ASIA 132 East Suite 302 MD 21802 USA Contact: Hj Vice Tel : Fax : 410 548 2217 Abdol 410
Hajir President 1728
ISLAMIC SERVICES AMERICA (ISA) P.O. Cedar Iowa USA Contact:
521 Rapids 52406
Mr. P. Musa Director of Tel : (319) Fax : (319) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com Website: www.isahalal.org
Habhab Services 362-0480 366-4369
ISLAMIC FOOD AND NUTRITION COUNCIL OF AMERICA 5901 N. Cicero Ave, Suite 309
Chicago, IFANCA 777 Busse Highway Park Ridge, Illinois 60068 Contact: Dr. President Tel Fax:
Muhammad : 847 993 +1
Chaudry +17732833708 +17732833973
Tel: +1 Fax: Mobile: +1 773 447 3415
ISLAMIC COMMUNITY OF HO CHI MINH CITY 52 Nguyen Van Phu Nhuan Ho Chi Vietnam Contact: Imam Hj President Tel : Fax Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Ally 84-8-38444092 :
Street District City
Ahmad 8445031 84-8-8298540
Policies & Regulations
Food Additives Regulatory Bodies Food Act 1983 and Food Regulations 1985 Food Export Requirements Halal Agencies in Malaysia Funds and Schemes for SMEs Promoted by the Govt. of Malaysia
Food Additives Regulatory Bodies
Malaysia United Kingdom
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Food Act 1983 and Food Regulations 1985
The act was introduced and BE IT ENACTED by the Duli Yang Maha Mulia Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong with the advice and consent of the Dewan Negara and Dewan Rakyat in Parliament. The Food Act 1983 and Food Regulations 1985 is fully utilize by Ministry of Health under Food Safety and Quality Division to ensure and uphold the nation's integrity in food safety and quality. The division will ensure: • All imported and local manufactured food is safe and in compliance with Food Act 1983 and Food Regulations 1985. • Food consignments exported by the country is in compliance with regulations imposed by the importing countries. • Food Regulations 1985 is reviewed and updated to be in line with Codex Alimentarius and other country legislation. • Participation in planning, monitoring and evaluation of all activities with regards to the WTO (SPS & TBT agreements) trade agreements and Regional Affairs. Food Safety Information System of Malaysia (FoSIM) operates as intelligent web-based information system enhancing management of food safety surveillance in Malaysia. Integrated with Custom Information System, FoSIM will allow importers/agents at entry points to manage food importation activities using ICT effectively. ^back to top
Food Export Requirements
A. Product Certification True enough it is not easy to market product internationally. However, by adapting to international standards and needs, it will lead to amplify market opportunities thus, bring up bigger return in investment. In addition, it will increase competitiveness in the global marketplace which facilitate to faster, easier access to foreign markets. This requirement will also help to avoid cost and need for testing and re certification when hoping to another potential market. In food and beverage sector, requirement for standard or certification is compulsory due to safety and quality factor of the products. Listed below is some of standard/certification related to F&B sector: • • • • • • • • • • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Codex Standard and Codex Good Manufacturing Practices Good Hygiene Practice Halal Health Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures Quality Assurance ISO EU Registration Number (EU No. for seafood) (HACCP) Alimentarius (GMP) (GHP) certificate certificate (SSOP) Programme 9000
For further information on every country import and export standards, please refer to FAO site (link available for each country sections). B. Country Specific Requirement
Some country will have more stringent requirement than others depending on their regulatory and policies. Most of country will required at least certification on HACCP, in Malaysia; exporters can apply for HACCP certification and other certification through Food Safety and Quality Division. Compliance with other standards will make it simpler to exchange technical information with experts in other countries due to the fact that, standards are constantly changing and exporters always need to keep up date. Australia HACCP meat and meat product Health Certificate - frozen cooked prawns
Free Sales Certificate - food products Health Certificate - general food products
HACCP - meat and poultry establishment and storage facilities
Health Certificate - edible palm oil, palm olein and general food
HACCP - meat and meat product
European Union (EU)
HACCP - meat and meat product and fish and fish products EUREPGA - fruits and vegetables
Free Sales Certificate - food products Health Certificate - general food products
Free Sales Certificate - food products Health Certificate - edible palm oil, palm olein and general food
Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) and Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS) HACCP all food products Heat Process Meat Certificate - food products
HACCP - animal product processing business
Saudi Arabian Standards Organizations (SASO)
Non-Genetically Modified Food (GMO) declaration on the non-use of GMO in raw material
United States America
USDA fruits and vegetables The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) - plants, meat and animal products HACCP - meat and meat product and fish and fish products
Free Sales Certificate - food products Health Certificate - edible palm oil, palm olein and general food
In effort to encourage competitiveness of local Halal products in global market, as well to cultivate new investment in Halal food manufacturing, Investment Tax Allowance (ITA) for Halal food production has been introduced. This will facilitate manufacturer of Halal food to explore opportunities of producing high quality Halal food that comply with international standard and also help in increasing utilization of modern technology in food manufacturing. Companies with Malaysia Halal Certificate are eligible to be given ITA of 100% of qualifying capital expenditure incurred within a period of five years. This allowance can be offset against 100% of the statutory income in the year of assessment. Any unutilized allowances can be carried forward to subsequent years until fully utilized. Applications should be submitted to MIDA. To apply for Malaysia Halal Certification, please refer Halal Certification Web page. On top of having Halal certificate, to become export ready for local Halal food product, Companies may require one or all of the following certificates from Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH): • • • Hazard Analysis Free Sales Certificate (FSC) Health Critical Control Point (HACCP) Certificate Certificate
In the case of exporting meat, poultry and other livestock products, several additional documents are required by the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS): • Export • • Veterinary Note: Please and Import Permit Veterinary Health some related | Other Import Health Mark in Halal Requirements Certificate (VHM) Market Information
^back to top Halal Agencies in Malaysia
HALAL INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION HDC has been tasked to further boost the Halal agenda in terms of standards development,
branding enhancement as well as commercial and industry development.
Other Related Agencies in Malaysia DEPARTMENT OF ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT MALAYSIA JAKIM is a Malaysian Government institution which has established Malaysia Halal logo and implemented Halal Certification System. Issues Halal certificate for local and export markets. Monitoring and enforcement of halal guidelines. JABATAN AGAMA ISLAM NEGERI AND MAJLIS AGAMA ISLAM NEGERI Help in monitoring to protect Halal integrity. Issues Halal certificate for domestic markets only.
MINISTRY OF DOMESTIC TRADE AND CONSUMER AFFAIR (KPDNHEP) KPDNHEP provides enforcement and monitoring programme to protect Halal integrity Halal logo and consumer's interest.
MINISTRY OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY MITI formulates strategies and provides incentives to encourage trade and investment in Halal products and services. MITI's focus is not only in the promotion of Halal products and services. The Ministry takes a holistic view and has worked with the Ministry of Finance to design and provide incentives and support along the whole chain of the manufacturing process. At the international level, MITI assumes an active role in promoting the Malaysian Halal Standard to be used as a benchmark for the International Halal Standard.
MALAYSIA EXTERNAL TRADE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION MATRADE, as the national trade promotion agency under MITI, undertakes various export promotion activities including the promotion of the Halal sector. These activities include participation in international trade fairs overseas, organising specialised Halal marketing missions to selected markets, undertaking advertising and promotion of the Halal sector and disseminating information on market opportunities in the Halal industry to Malaysian companies.
DEPARTMENT OF STANDARDS MALAYSIA STANDARDS MALAYSIA play active role in assisting Malaysia to accelerate Halal industry by developing Malaysian Standard on Halal Food (MS 1500) also helps industry leaders in development and promotion of Malaysia's Halal Standards and continually to develop and update Malaysia Halal Standards.
ECONOMIC PLANNING UNIT EPU support and helps in formulate Halal industry Master plan to strengthen the role and function.
SME CORPORATION MALAYSIA SME Corporation Malaysia (previously known as Small Medium Industries Development Corporation (SMIDEC)) provides matching grants to SMEs for Halal product development and product formulation, sample testing, acquisition of machinery and equipment, renovation expenditure for compliance to certification requirement, other related costs for compliance to requirements of Halal certification and promotional activities.
SMEINFO The SMEinfo is a One Stop Information portal for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). It provides information on all aspects of SME Development including Financing, Advisory Services, Training Programmes, Business and Networking opportunities as well as other SMEs Developmental Programmes/initiatives by the Government and the Private Sectors. SME Corp. Malaysia is the Secretariat to the National SME Development Council (NSDC).
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY Department of Chemistry is the leader in Halal product analysis and traceability. Specialized in Meat Speciation / Halal DNA Functions as well research and product quality assurance.
MALAYSIA PRODUCTIVITY CORPORATION Help in identify potentials in Halal industry as well provides training and consultancy to SMEs and industries to meet Halal standards and requirements.
MALAYSIAN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY One of MIDA role is to help disseminate information and provide updates on policies and Halal incentives.
DEPARTMENT OF VETERINARY SERVICES DVS provides consultancy and advisory services on Halal livestock to the food industry. Issues VHM logo for meat based products. Monitoring and enforcement. Issues export permit and veterinary
health certificate. Link : List of Approved Abattoir
ROYAL MALAYSIAN CUSTOMS Monitoring Halal product import and export. Issues export documents
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTIC MALAYSIA DOSM provides updates on Halal market and responsible in collecting, interpreting and disseminate latest and real time statistics in the monitoring of national economic performance and social development .
MALAYSIAN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE Play active role with other research institute in enhancing research and development in Halal products especially in Halal food processing technology and leveraging upon technological development of Halal products.
STANDARDS AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF MALAYSIA SIRIM support R&D for Halal in areas of advance material and advance manufacturing.
OTHER MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT MINISTRIES MOF: Ministry of Finance MOSTI: Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation MoTOUR: Ministry of Tourism Malaysia MOT: Ministry of Transport
MOA: Ministry of Agriculture NPCB: National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau MOH: Ministry of Health MOH acted under Food Safety and Quality Division, issues health and HACCP certificate as well as monitoring the performance of the food factory. Useful link FOSIM - Food Safety Information System
LOCAL UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS Provides R&D and courses in Halal matters. HPRI : Halal Product Research Institute of UPM and Halal Industry Research Centre of IIUM as among the leading research Institute in Halal matters, giving full dedication in their R&D and findings.
Tanjung Manis Set To Be Malaysia's Largest Halal Hub
By Amrizan Madian, Bernama published 3 years ago In the early 1990's, the mere mention of Tanjung Manis would make people link the town with Sarawak's lumber industry. However, last Feb 18 marked the transition of Tanjung Manis into an industrial hub. Among the industries set to flourish here are deep-sea fishing, palm oil, gas and petroleum as well as shipping. At the launch of the Tanjung Manis Halal Hub last Feb 18 Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, witnessed the signing of agreement between 11 companies, including six from Taiwan, and Sarawak Timber Industry Development Corporation (STIDC) worth close to RM4.0 billion. With the launch, the Halal hub is expected to diversify the existing economic activities at Tanjung Manis. AQUACULTURE Second Minister of Planning and Resource Management Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hassan said the companies would venture into projects like aquaculture, biotechnology, farming, Halal food processing apart from research and development. "The state government welcomes foreign investors Sea Party Group to implement largescale aquaculture, fish and prawn breeding projects as well as poultry and seaweed farming using modern and environmental-friendly technology", the minister said in his speech at the function to launch Tanjung Manis Halal Hub here recently. The six Taiwan companies are Sea Party Microbes Sdn Bhd with RM1.04 billion investment, Sea Party Aquaculture Sdn Bhd (RM113 million), Sea Party Technology Sdn Bhd (RM480 million), Sea Party Industry Sdn Bhd (RM90 million), Sea Party Biotech Industry Sdn Bhd (RM150 million) and Sea Party Technology R & D Centre Sdn Bhd (RM20 million). The total amount is RM1.8 billion. PROJECT PROPOSALS The five Malaysian companies investing there are Najee Brothers Sdn Bhd (RM2.0 billion), Golden Priority Sdn Bhd (RM45 million), Intigrati Sdn Bhd (RM100 million), Pertanza Sdn Bhd (RM10 million) and Musyati Sdn Bhd (Sarawak) (RM30 million) and the total investments is worth RM2.1 billion. Awang Tengah said the STIDC has been entrusted to develop Tanjung Manis and it has been allocated RM135 million to provide the basic infrastructure for the Halal hub. Since the announcement on the Tanjung Manis project during the World Halal Forum in Kuala Lumpur May last year, STIDC has received many project proposals on Halal-based industries that would cover 16,000 hectares of area and providing job opportunities for 3,000 people. Apart from Tanjung Manis, the country has three more Halal hubs in the 'pipeline'. They are Malaysia International Halal Park (MIHP) in Selangor (2,756 hectares), Zamcorp Niaga (Kumpulan Halal Hub) also in Selangor (2,000 hectares) and Halal Park Hadhari Cattle in Kedah (1,000 hectares). Malaysia's existing Halal hubs are at Pulau Indah (Selangor) launched in 2003 and Tanjung Pelepas Fee Trade Zone (Johor) unveiled in 2006. The country also has Halal
parks at Gambang in Pahang (100 hectares), Pedas in Negeri Sembilan (55 hectares), Serkam in Melaka (127 hectares) and Perda in Pahang (10 hectares). INFRASTRUCTURE In line with the move to develop Tanjung Manis as Malaysia's biggest Halal hub, the Sarawak Government has tasked the STIDC to provide more facilities and basic infrastructures for this township. Among the infrastructures is the 20km-long Jalan Serdeng at the cost of RM121 million that would link Sibu and Tanjung Manis. STIDC also plans to spend almost RM5.0 billion to upgrade the port, airport and roads as well as banking facilities at Tanjung Manis. The move to make Tanjung Manis a Halal hub is timely as non-Muslim countries like Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, China and Thailand dominate almost 80 percent of the globe’s Halal food products. Currently Malaysia produces US$10.0 billion worth of Halal products but some 85 percent is from non-Bumiputera companies. With the world Muslim population reaching 1.61 billion, West and South Asia with 584 million Muslim populations is the globe's major market for Halal products at US$175 million a year while for Africa (461 million populations), the market is worth US$115 million annually. Malaysia, as a Muslim country has the ability and advantage to be among the world's major producer of Halal goods and services.
The US$5 billion Halal food market
By Meat Trade News Daily published 2 years ago Original Article Source: Meat Trade News Daily Filed Under: Halal Market Reports Sometime in the year 2004, Muslims in United Kingdom were rudely shocked by claims that products such as Lucozade contained traces of alcohol and Ribena uses a filter made from gelatine derived from pigs in its production process. These claims were later found to be true which galvanised the Muslim community into taking decisive steps in boycotting the products. Initially, the producer of Ribena and Lucozade, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) were slow to response to protests by the Muslim community. As the Muslims were a minority in the UK numbering only about two million in strength, the drink producer was confident that these protests would not affect the existing sales of the products. What happened after was completely the reverse. There is no official statement by the producers on the actual drop in the sales of these products; however GSK seemed to be concerned enough about the figures to have sought a fatwa from the UK Muslim Law Council, the highest authority in the UK on Halal food. It took the Council approximately five months to deliberate on the issues whereby opinions of various Scholars were sought and earlier rulings on Halal food were referred to and examined. The fatwa issued were no less controversial and divided opinions amongst the Muslim community on the validity of the fatwa. "I see no harm in consuming Ribena and Lucozade which contain traces of ethyl alcohol and animal ingredients that do not bear their original qualities and do not change the taste, colour or smell of the product", the late Zaki Badawi, formerly the UK Muslim Law Council chair and former adviser on Islam to the Prince Of Wales, concluded. Lucozade contains 0.01% of ethyl alcohol to ensure the flavouring permeates the whole drink. The Council accepted the opinion and rationale of the California based foundation for Islamic Knowledge which stated that that alcohol level of 0.01 to 0.05 percentage is insignificant and therefore the product can be considered Halal. The Islamic Fiqh Academy made a finding that gelatine made from haram animals is allowed if it has undergone fundamental process of transformation through chemical changes and thus, ruled that Ribena is Halal. The fatwa on alcohol is further strengthened by the opinion of Imam Sheikh Yusuf Qaradhawi in 2008 on the permissibility of consuming food and beverage that contain minute amounts of alcohol subject to firstly, it does not intoxicate and secondly alcohol was as a result of natural fermentation. The necessity of the presence of alcohol is in its role as soluble and flavouring for the food industry. The Imam was also of the opinion that products derived from pigs are permissible if it has undergone a process of denaturation. The fatwas for the parameter of alcohol allowed in food and beverage is based on the jurisprudential principles of "transformation" and "assimilation". This fatwa argues that a Haram matter that mixes with a much larger volume of Halal matter to the extent that it loses the Haram attributes by way of taste, colour and smell, would be transformed into a Halal matter and may be consumed. Thus, jumhur ulama (majority Scholars) has opined that the level of intoxicant allowed to exist in food and drink produce shall not be more than 0.05% on the basis that at this level the food or drink does not intoxicate. The authority on
Halal food in Malaysia, i.e. Jabatan Agama Islam Malaysia (JAKIM) accepts this view. Some consumers and Islamic Scholars are not convinced that these principles of transformation and assimilation are properly applied and argued that any matter remains Haram even if it is in minute quantities quoting a Hadith by the Prophet that says: "Of that which intoxicates in a large amount, a small amount is Haram" And again, "If a bucketful intoxicates, a sip of it is Haram" (Reported by Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi). Scholars for the principles of transformation and assimilation explained that the Hadith refers to a Haram matter such as alcohol which is still in its one hundred percent pure state of intoxicant. If the alcohol is mixed with a predominantly Halal matter to the extent that it loses its Haram attributes, it may be transformed into a Halal matter, whereby the intoxicating element has lost its intoxicating abilities. The condition for consuming produce that contain such impurities is that the impurities are at levels allowed by Shariah Scholars such as stipulated in the fatwa issued by the UK Law Council. The applications of these principles are understandably one of necessity and an evil that could not currently be avoided. The danger however, is that its liberal application over an extended time may lull the Muslim community into accepting the situation as a permanent measure. There are several reasons why we have not progressed towards finding a better solution for our food consumption. The foremost is the commercial viability of the Haram matters as food soluble, flavourings, preservatives, stabilisers and enzymes used in the food industry. A Halal solution requires heavy investments in rendering it a commercially viable alternative to the Haram elements. The Muslim community are not without its share of Scientists but they have not prioritised investments in these areas and collaborative efforts in addressing these issues are severely lacking. Such investments in the food industry is worthwhile considering that the food flavouring industry in the US alone now has annual revenues of about $1.4 billion; meaning that the potential for any development in Halal food flavouring and the likes are vast and immense. The Muslim community are also largely unaware of their strength as a consumer market segment. After the controversial case of Ribena and Locozode, another major snack food manufacturer in the UK, came under fire for not informing consumers that its products contain traces of alcohol. Enraged Muslim consumers ceased to buy these products and the snack food manufacturer suffered a similar drop in sales as did GSK. These issues came to light partly due to efforts by concerned consumers and strong food lobbyists and watchdogs such as the UK Halal Food Authority. The society has been actively lobbying for Halal symbols on popular food products, labelling and packaging that would list information about ingredients of the products including items deemed as Haram by the Shariah. Through their efforts, the Muslim community became quickly aware of any issues in the food industry and for giant food manufacturers such as GSK a significant drop in sales persuaded GSK that the Muslim community are a consumer based segment that cannot be ignored. In Malaysia, a similarly strong watchdog in Halal food is the Consumer Association of Penang. United in Halal issues, the Muslim market segment has the means to dictate market and industry trends. Therefore, if they use their strength as a market segment, it is possible for this market segment to demand compliance by food manufacturers with Halal requirements and to invest in Halal alternatives for food soluble, flavourings, preservatives, stabilizers and enzymes. The Muslim community have to consciously seek a better solution instead of relying on the principle of "Necessity makes the unlawful lawful" (Dharurat-Necessity) that justifies the total application of principles of transformation and assimilation in most situations for an indefinite period.
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