Halal certification bodies in other countries are either develop by the individual provinces or states or backed by their non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Halal certification provides assurance to all Muslim consumers because it fulfils the Syariah law, which is a must for Muslims. HDC bring forth on how to get halal certification that includes the process and guide. To the non-Muslims, Halal products are quality products, simply due to the concept of halalan toyyiban (Halal and wholesome) as HDC strongly advises all Halal certification application to comply with GMP and HACCP requirements.
The good refer of Halal meaning is on Quran justification. Islam has introduced the concept of slaughter, whereby a naturally halal animal would have to be properly slaughtered prior to consumption. The act of slaughtering is to ensure the quality of meat and to avoid any microbial contamination, which basically covers the toyyiban part of halalan toyyiban. HDC clearly give the definition that demonstrates the product which harmful, intoxicated and hazardous will not be certified halal under the Malaysian Standards. Muslim is supposed to live their lives by this concept, with its connotations of cleanliness, integrity and self-restraint.
HDC has been tasked to further boost the Halal agenda in terms of standards development, branding enhancement as well as commercial and industry development. JAKIM is a Malaysian institution which has established Malaysia Halal logo and implemented Halal Certification System. Products certified Halal by Jakim are Halal products which are safe to consume or use, nutritious and with quality. Jakim main objective is to review, verify and oversee all food products and halal personal care, and guaranteed the cleanliness efficiently and effectively. HDC afford the Halal directory which is for quick and easy reference to Malaysia Halal Certified Products and Service and will compile all the directory of Halal food list.
For more information, please visit official website of Halal Industry Development Corporation.