Halal is an abbreviation of the term Halalan Thoyiban. The term describes goods or actions that are permissible and wholesome according Syariah laws and Islamic principles.
Stating that all things are originally wholesome, Halal is a guideline to distinguish from harmful, intoxicating or, otherwise, Haram goods. Non-Halal or Haram goods are thus prohibited or strictly forbidden to Muslims.

Food and drinks that are neither Halal or Haram, otherwise classified as Syubhah should be avoided, until they are officially declared Halal. Since distinguishing between Halal and Haram is often complex, these guidelines vary from country to country.

The Malaysian Standard MS1500:2009: "Halal Food - Production, Preparation, Handling & Storage -General Guideline (First Revision)" sets the benchmark for Halal food consumption in the country. Food is certified Halal if it fulfills the following Syariah Law requirements:
Halal is often associated with safe, clean and nutritious food, prepared according to Islamic principles. But in fact, the concept of Halal applies to personal care and cosmetic products, pharmaceuticals, as well as finance and other services.

No doubt, the Halal is echoed by the fact that the global Muslim population is expected to grow from 1.6 billion to 3 billion. Coupled with the fact that non-Muslims are increasingly accepting Halal products and services, the global trade value for Halal products is estimated at USD 1.2 trillion annually.

The industry's sheer potential has garnered interest from the business community worldwide, hastening the move toward the development of global Halal standards; extending to activities such as logistics and packaging.
Recognizing Malaysia Halal Logo



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

JAKIM can blacklist and publish any company which had failed to comply with the terms and condition of JAKIM Halal Certification Procedure.  
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