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Lab For Halal Food Analysis To Operate Early Next Year

News From : DagangHalal.com (09 Nov 2009)

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 (Bernama) — Malaysia’s first laboratory to analyse halal food products is expected start operations early next year in Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in Serdang, near here.

The lab will help overcome the problem of shortage in the number of labs that can analyse halal food products which is currently carried out by the Chemistry Department of Malaysia.

Work on the RM10 million laboratory started in the middle of this year, and once completed, analysis can be carried out on meat based food products, fats and gelatine. Detection of non-halal products in these food products can be detected within one to five days in the laboratory.

According to the Deputy Director of UPM’s Halal Product Research Institute, Prof Madya Dr Suhaimi Mustafa, the laboratory will be able to give out results on Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) testing within two hours.

“Tests on various products such as medicines, food, cosmetics and clothes to gauge the halal levels can be carried out in this laboratory as well. The results for the tests will be given out according to the contents in the products,” he told reporters during a one-day seminar on halal food products awareness at UPM on Monday.

— BERNAMA

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