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Halal Logo Stardardisation Helps Buying Decisions – Jamil Khir

News From : DagangHalal.com (26 Feb 2010)

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 (Bernama) — The standardisation of the halal certificate and logo by the Islamic Development Department (Jakim) starting Friday enable consumers to differentiate between a fake logo and a valid one, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.

He said with the move, all state religious councils would use a single halal certificate and logo, which was patented by Jakim.

“Consumers should no longer be confused in their buying decisions with the uniformity of the logo,” he told reporters after the launch of the 1Malaysia One Halal Campaign by Deputy Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah at the National Mosque here Friday.

Jamil Khir said Jakim would take stern action against those, who misuse the halal logo, certificate and procedure under the Halal Act, which would be enforced next year.

He said the enforcement would be finalised after a discussion between Jakim, the Attorney-General’s Chambers and the Domestic Trade, Corporative and Consumerism Ministry.

Earlier in his speech, Jamil Khir said the halal industry, which was worth RM8 trillion, should be tapped by entrepreneurs in efforts to transform the country into a halal hub and a high-income economy.

He said based on the HighBeam Research, the halal food industry in 112 countries would grow from USD150 billion (USD1=RM3.4) in 2007 to USD500 billion this year.

On the 1Malaysia One Halal Campaign, he said it was aimed at creating awareness among consumers on the single halal logo, and providing a platform for entrepreneurs to promote halal products and form a networking among them.

Among events lined-up for the three-day campaign are a halal forum entitled “Halalan Toyyiba and Nampak Halal Tapi Haram”, sale of products, a charity sale by Daganghalal.com and a free health-screening.


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