News From : DagangHalal.com (21 Dec 2009)
SEPANG, Dec 21 (Bernama) — Malaysia will formulate the Halal Act by the end of next year which, among other things, will promote the growth of the halal industry and check the problems of halal certificate falsification.
Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Jamil Khir Baharom said the proposed act would specify the form of action and measures to be taken against those using fake halal certificates and the laxity by certain quarters in complying with the halal regulation.
“These include falsifying the certificate, while there are also others who have obtained the halal certificate but do not comply with the syariah requirement, thus it needs some form of enforcement,” he told reporters after opening the IMT-GT Third International Symposium on Halal Science and Management 2009, here Monday.
He said the implementation of the proposed act would also help in tackling the various halal issues that might crop up.