Raw material/ingredients sources are halal and safe
Raw material/ingredients which are sourced from animals shall have a valid halal certificate
Sources of imported animal-based raw materials shall come from approved plants by JAKIM and the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS)
Raw material without halal certification shall be accompanied by complete specification (indicating material composition, flow chart, and its raw material sources)
Raw materials, processing aid, and product/ menu shall be listed in detail in the application form
Non-halal raw material/ ingredient is not allowed to be stored in the premise.
Products applied should be produced consistently with an updated production record
Preparation, handling, processing, packaging, storage or transfer of products, they shall be in compliance with requirements by the Shariah law and remain clean as well as comply to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)/ Good Hygienic Practices (GHP)
No mixing between raw materials/ products with non-halal materials/ sources or those with uncertain halal status
Transportation used shall be for halal products only
Use of appliances/ brushes from animal hair is not allowed
Packaging and Labelling
The packaging label shall contain information according to the rules, act, and related standards such as:
Name of product
Malaysia Halal Logo with the Malaysia Standard (MS) number and the fie reference number (the last 10 digits)
Net content shall be stated in metric measurement (SI unit)
Name and address of the manufacturer, importer, and/ or distributor and its trademark
List of ingredients
Coding number to show the date and/ or production batch number and expiry date
Country of origin
Labeling and advertising shall not contravene the principles of Shariah law and shall not highlight indecency which contradicts the Shariah law
The Malaysia Halal Logo cannot be used on promotional products in conjunction with non-Islamic religious festivals or together with non-Islamic religious emblem
Name of the product does not use the word ‘Halal’ and names with elements of religion and god
The packaging material shall not be made from materials which are classified as Najs
Factory Premises ( Food Production)
The factory compound shall be fenced or having a control mechanism to prevent pets or wild animals from entering or remain in the factory area.
Equipment used shall be free from Najs, any hazardous materials and does not result in side effects to the products produced.
The arrangement of equipment and goods in the factory shall be neat, tidy and safe during working operations in producing the product.
Workers are not allowed to live in the factory compound. If it is necessary, living quarters for the workers shall be:
in separate building
if it is in the same building, there shall be a separate entrance to the processing area
no direct passageway from the workers’ living quarters to the processing area
there is a mechanism for controlling the movement in and out of workers
non-halal food/ beverages are not allowed to be brought into the factory compound
The factory shall have an effective control system from contamination of animal rearing centers, sewerage plant,s and premises that process non-halal materials.
Liquor and materials sourced from liquor are strictly prohibited to be in the factory compound.
Workers shall practice code of ethics and Good Hygienic Practices (GHP) as stated in the Food Hygiene Regulations 2009 and other related regulations
Workers shall wear proper and suitable attire
The environment shall be clean and its cleaning schedule shall be properly regulated and free from pollution
Equipment used must be clean and sanitary;
Equipment, machine appliances, and processing aids that have been used or in contact with Najs mughallazah shall be religiously cleansed (sertu)
Appliances/ brushes from animal hair are not allowed.
Applicants shall have records of regular pest control systems conducted by the company itself or contracted externally.
The cleaning schedule shall be prepared and properly monitored.
Applicants shall provide a proper file to keep related documents which can be referred to when inspection is conducted.
Workers’ Basic Amenities and Welfare
The management shall provide basic amenities and ensure the worker’s welfare is taken care of, including:
Suitable praying area for Muslim workers
Permission to perform daily Fardhu and Friday prayers
Supervision and Monitoring
The management shall ensure the supervision and monitoring of Halal Assurance System is well recorded with reference to the HAS 2011.
Tool and Elements of Worship
Tool and elements of worship are not allowed in the processing area, starting from the reception area for raw materials until the finished products, storage area and serving place.
The management shall ensure that all workers attended halal-related training.
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