Jakim gives halal certificates to 7,204 companies


Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) has handed out halal certificates to 7,204 companies as of January this year.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa said the department had also opened international certification opportunities for contract manufacturing and overseas factories to obtain Malaysia’s halal certification.

Jakim according to him, had recognised 75 Foreign halal certification bodies and halal authorities from 43 countries.

“Halal industry has gained interest throughout the world, not only Muslim countries but also but also other countries with Muslim populations.

“Consumers are interested in halal products because it certified that the preparation of the food is safe and hygienic for consumption,” he told reporters during the pre-launch event of Global Halal Summit (GHas) 2019 themed ‘Halal Connecting the World here on Monday night.

Mujahid said GHas which was previously known as World Halal Week, will start from April 1 until 6 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre ( MITEC).

GHas 2019 will be led by Jakim and coordinated by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry and Ministry of Economy Affairs.

The organiser according to Mujahid has targeted 3,000 participants from 130 countries for GHas 2019, he said adding that, the organiser had lined up six main programmes during the summit with four spearheaded by the department.

Among the programmes are international halal training capacity development program, Halal certification bodies convention, international Halal board general assembly and global Halal international congress.

The other two events are World Halal Conference, organised by Halal Industry Development Corporation and the Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS) by the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation. — Bernama