News From : DagangHalal.com (03 Jul 2010)
HULU TERENGGANU, July 3 (Bernama) — The Muslim Chamber of Commerce (DPIM) has proposed that the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) and the government implement the halal auditing concept.
Deputy president Tan Sri Muhammad Ali Hashim said this was necessary to convince Muslims who doubted products manufactured by non-Muslim companies with halal certification.
“We support the government decision to return the halal auditing power to Jakim and want to know what it plans to do to overcome weaknesses,” he said at the annual general meeting of DPIM here Saturday.
Ali said the concept proposed was similar to financial auditing and would cover hotels, restaurants and factories.
“We will cooperate with universities to train professional auditors. Companies will have to appoint accredited auditors. DPIM will discuss the matter with Jakim,” he added.