IHEC refers to Malaysian Halal Standards

Malaysian Standard - MS 1500:2019 Halal food – General requirements

Malaysian Standard - MS 2634:2019 Halal cosmetics – General requirements

Malaysian Standard - MS 2565:2014 Halal packaging – General guidelines

Basic requirements to be auditable

 1. No pork and pork derivatives in the facilities

2. No Khamr in the facilities

3. No Haram material in the facilities

4. Only Halal meat ingredients such as chicken, turkey, veal, ….  are authorized if they have a halal slaughter certificate issued by a certification body recognized by Jakim

5. No risk of cross-contamination with najs materials (included  processing aids, additives, cleaning products, lubricants, …)

6. Only Halal gelatin certified by a certification body recognized by Jakim.

 

 

 

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
1) A food is deemed as Halal if it meets the following conditions:
(a) The product does not contain any ingredient and/or derivatives from any non-Halal sources.
(b) The product does not contain any ingredient and/or derivatives from animals not slaughtered in accordance to the Shariah Law.
(c) The product does not contain any ingredient and/or derivatives that is considered as Najis.
(d) The product and/or ingredient is prepared, processed or manufactured using equipment and facilities that are free from contamination with Najis; and
(e) During its preparation, processing, packaging, storage and/or transportation, it should be fully separated from any other food that does not meet the requirements specified in items


2) STORAGE, DISPLAY & SERVINGS
All Halal food must meet the following conditions:
(a) They should be stored in a location that is segregated from non-Halal food and/or Najis items.
(b) They should be displayed and served using equipment and facilities that are free from contamination with Najis.
(c) There must be signages indicating that the food is Halal so as to prevent it from being mixed or contaminated with non-Halal food and/or Najis items.


TERMINOLOGY

Halal : Halal is from the term al Quran means something allowable, permissible or valid
Haram : anything that is strictly forbidden to Muslim ! Haram foods include those containing pork, alcohol, blood, dead animals, and animals not slaughtered according Islamic requirements.
Najis: Matters that are impure according to Islamic law and fatwas.
   •Dogs, pigs and their descendants or derivatives
   •Halal food that is contaminated with matters that are non-halal
   •Halal food that comes into direct contact with matters that are non-halal