News From : DagangHalal.com (16 Aug 2010)
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 13 (Bernama) — The Islamic Development Department (Jakim) welcomes non-Muslim communities for choosing halal products as practiced by other communities in developed countries such as Australia and New Zealand.
Its director-general, Datuk Wan Mohamad Sheikh Abdul Aziz said this was because halal products prioritised hygiene and food safety.
“Products certified halal (permissible in Islam) by either Jakim or state religious departments are assured of cleanliness and safety,” he said in a statement Friday.
He said most of halal certificate holders also have the Hazard Analysis Critical Point (HACCP) certificate, which was recognised throughout the world.
He said halal was not only limited to the Islamic law compliance as the world community began to realise the concept of ‘halalan toyyiba’ which focused on food hygiene and safety.