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Hotel Encourage To Apply Certification Of Halal

News From : DagangHalal.com (22 Oct 2008)

In period of June until the middle October, about 525 Certification of Halal issued to Halal products in Malaysia and 10 certificate to international company. Apart from absorb Unit Halal Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) officers, HDC also comply fully utilise laboratory in Cyberjaya for apply deep scientific method. In conjunction for this method, hotel sector also are required to apply the Certification of Halal which was issued by Perbadanan Pembangunan Industri Halal (HDC) in efforts to attract more tourists especially from West Asia. Minister of Prime Minister Department, Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi says, JAKIM has been collaborating with Tourism Ministry and Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) has made coordination to determine hotel to get Certification of Halal. He said, the aspect to consider for the certificate grant is a food, food preparation and another hospitality services. The increasing number of hotels to apply the Certification of Halal will bring the good image for the tourist especially from West Asia. According to him, the Certification of Halal grants to hotels not concerning based on status of star hotel but depending on the outcome monitoring of thoroughly performed by officers JAKIM and HDC. Meanwhile, he also says, Certification of Halal production has get more application and increase to 30 percent since the certification process taken by HDC. Looking for the change of paradigm, the Halal product not only popular in religious among Muslim countries but also outside tourist, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said at a press conference at the lobby Parliament. Reference: Utusan Malaysia Online 22 Oktober 2008 / 22 Syawal 1429http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/info.asp?y=2008&dt=1022&pub=Utusan_Malaysia&sec=Parlimen&pg=pa_10.htm

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