Malaysia is the only country in the world whereby the government provides full support in promoting the Halal Certification process on products and services. Halal certification bodies in other countries are either developed by the individual provinces or states or backed by their non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Halal Certification provides assurance to all Muslim consumers because it fulfills the Syariah law, which is a must for Muslims. To the non-Muslims, Halal products are quality products, simply due to the concept of halalan thoyyiban (Halal and wholesome) as HDC strongly advises all Halal certification applicants to comply with GMP and HACCP requirements. Thus, products certified Halal by JAKIM are Halal products which are safe to consume or use, nutritious and with quality.
The Malaysian certification procedures and both the Malaysian Halal Standards MS1500:2009 and MS2200:Part 1:2008 are continuously utilized because they received widespread recognition for maintaining excellence in the field of Halal-compliance. As a result, the Malaysia Halal Logo is recognized and well-accepted worldwide.
Inisiatif dan Impak Perlaksanaan 'Focus Group' Pengurusan Pensijilan Halal Malaysia : Sumber JAKIM (Bahasa Malaysia version)
27 May 2011 (The Star BizWeek) - Halal certification as a spring board for SMEs to access the global market
3 December 2011 (Bernama.com) - JAIJ Will Process Application For Halal Certificates Next Year