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MALAYSIA: No Transition Period To Display Halal Logo – JAKIM

News From : DagangHalal.com (05 Jul 2012)

The Islamic Development Department (JAKIM) will not grant a transition period to restaurant operators to display Halal certification logos which was effective Sunday, 1st July 2012.

This is because JAKIM had implemented the education and warning stages on operators from January to June this year, and enforcement will begin from July until December.

Following this, JAKIM ordered premises using uncertified Halal logos to dispose them and obtain Halal certificates from the department or State Religious Council (MAIN).

JAKIM, in a statement Monday, clarified that they had tried to assist food premise operators by amending the Manual Procedure of Halal Certification(Revised 2011) and relaxed the minimum requirement of having two permanent local Muslim workers to two permanent Muslim workers (including foreigners).

For the first six months this year, 2,170 applications for Halal certification were made, of which 1,285 were approved, 68 rejected and 817 other applications were being considered.

 

Source:The Halal Journal

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