Ep 09. Halal Certification in Malaysia By JAKIM
In this episode, the director of the Secretariat Halal Council of Malaysia, Dato’ Dr. Sirajuddin Suhaimee gives a brief talk on Halal Certifications in Malaysia, comprising of the process of getting products certified, bodies and government agencies that one can go to in order to require more information, gaining international interest towards halal products, the advantage of being a certified halal industry or company as well as the benefits that it could bring for Muslims and non-Muslims worldwide. Furthermore, he also touches on the historical aspect of the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) and its objectives, the meaning behind Halalan-Toyyiban حلالا طيب , along with the significance of the Malaysia Halal Expo 2019 event.
Having the initiative to market Halal products all over the world, kicking off with Asian countries like Japan and China, the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) believes that coming up with more industries and companies that have halal certification and can offer more benefits to consumers as well as the industries and companies themselves. Since Japan will be hosting the Summer Olympics in 2020, the Malaysian Islamic Halal Council and several other organizations are focusing on marketing Malaysian Halal products and probably be exported to Japan, to be sold during the Olympics. Furthermore, it is vital for agencies that wants to sell halal products to get their goods certified by JAKIM (government) / JAIM (state), consequently proving that the products sold are halal and has been deemed hygienic and safe for use. Rules and regulations are reinforced such as the development of Halal standards and schemes which serve as the guidelines for industries to understand the concept of halal and what does it takes to be certified as a ‘halal’ manufacturer.
Products and services which are certified halal can increase their sales up to 800% in a year!