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New Malaysian Standard On Halal Pharmaceuticals To Benefit Malaysia, Says Fadillah

News From : DagangHalal.com (03 Mar 2011)

KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 (Bernama) – Malaysian Standard – MS 2424:2020 (P): Halal Pharmaceuticals: General Guidelines, the world-s first incorporated general guidelines for Halal pharmaceuticals, are expected to benefit Malaysia in the competitive Halal industry.

Science, Technology and Innovation Deputy Minister Datuk Fadillah Yusof said that with the development of the Malaysian Standard series, including MS Halal Pharmaceuticals, Malaysia has an advantage in the increasingly competitive halal market.

The guidelines on the requirements and critical areas in the manufacturing and handling of Halal pharmaceuticals was developed by the Industry Standards Committee on Halal Standard (ISC I), he said.

It was represented by various organisations, including the Department of Standards Malaysia, Health Ministry and the National Pharmaceutical Bureau.

-This Halal value proposition comes on the back of the government-s current campaign to incorporate Halal considerations towards achieving an integrated Halal lifestyle,- he said in a statement Wednesday.

Fadillah said it was in line with the Strategic Reform Initiatives (SRIs) for the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) as standards have been identified as one of the drivers for economic activities that have potential to propel transformation and growth in the Malaysian economy.

-The guidelines will also serve the growing Muslim market with 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide and a lucrative market worth US$2.3 trillion,- he added.


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