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HDC Certifies Kitchens Of 170 Hotels As Halal

News From : DagangHalal.com (08 Jul 2009)

PETALING JAYA, July 7 (Bernama) — Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) has certified the kitchens of 170 hotels as halal as of June this year, its chief executive officer Datuk Seri Jamil Bidin said Tuesday.

He said that five-star hotels accounted for 15 certificates, four-star hotels 23 certificates, three-star hotels 101 certificates, two-star hotels 14 certificates and others 17 certificates.

“We are hoping for more hotels to obtain the kitchen halal certification from HDC to gain the unwavering confidence of consumers towards their products and services,” he said at a media briefing here.

To date, HDC has received 149 new applications for halal certification of the kitchens and 29 had so far been approved, Jamil said.

He said the halal certification application from hotels as well as the food and beverage industry was voluntary like other industries which did not impose a compulsory requirement.

According to Jamil, HDC’s halal certification system has been enhanced whereby the processing timeframe has been significantly reduced so as not to hinder the applicants’ operations.

He attributed delays in the certification process to incomplete application details, including awaiting document submission for ingredients as well as payment fee and other non-compliance issues such as hygiene.

“The halal logo on halal products is an indication of the halal reliability and integrity associated with quality, hygiene and safety,” Jamil said.

“We are committed to preserving the halal integrity at all times and part of this undertaking is the stringent certification process,” he said.

BERNAMA

Related Information:

List of Halal Certified Hotels & Resorts

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