KUALA LUMPUR, April 9 (Bernama) -- Producers, manufacturers, food outlets
and slaughter houses are encouraged to apply online for the Department of
Islamic Development''s (JAKIM) Halal certification.
Minister in Prime Minister''s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom
explained that online applications would speed up the certification process.
National and international applications may be made directly to JAKIM''S
Halal Hub while local certification is handled by the respective State Islamic
Religious Departments or Councils.
"Approval may take a week or more but would not exceed 30 days, it depends
on the status and size of the business," he told reporters after the ground
breaking ceremony for the construction of Kompleks Darul Hidayah here today.
Meanwhile, in Petaling Jaya, JAKIM served warning notices to four food
outlets in Subang Jaya and Puchong for using unrecognised halal logos, said the
Department''s Halal Hub assistant director Adam Drahman today.
The offence is punishable by a fine of up to RM5 million for misrepresenting
or deceiving consumers, under the Trade Descriptions Act 2011, he added.
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