GEORGE TOWN, June 28 (Bernama) -- The implementation of the MS2400 standard
based on the Halalan-Toyyiban Assurance Pipeline System(HTAPS)is an ideal
approach towards efforts to provide a product that is safe, pure and nutritious,
said Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) Chief Executive Officer, Datuk
Seri Jamil Bidin.
He said implementation of the MS2400 series can also help do away with
concerns of the community over the safety and purity of products during the
process of transport, storage and retail.
"This standard attests to the principle of maintaining halal integrity
throughout the supply chain. It is also aimed at avoiding contamination should a
halal product be stored alongside non-halal products," he added.
He said this in his keynote address at the seminar on "Opportunities in
Halal Logistics and ASEAN Free Trade Alliances (FTAs)" here today.
His speech was read by the HDC Vice-President Dr Malik Musharaf.
The one-day seminar was organised by the Ministry of International Trade and
Industry (MITI) and the HDC with the theme, "Opportunities in Halal Logistics
and ASEAN Free Trade Agreement".
Jamil said a lot of business opportunities could also be created through
the implementation and use of the MS2400 series standard as a means of halal
logistics in the supply chain.
However, he added that there was a need to also develop skilled and
competent workers to fullfil the needs of companies which provide halal
"To realise the business opportunities, there is an urgent need to train the
talent needed for this dynamic sector, he said.
He said Malaysia is committed to becoming a global halal hub, and the first
to be established was the Selangor Halal Park in 2003.
"To date, we have nine accredited halal parks throughout the country and
which have attracted investments worth RM5.8 billion," he added.
On the seminar, Jamil said he hoped the resulting exchange of information
and discussions, would drive the economy through the use of a standard that is
acceptable in the halal supply chain.
"This will enable Malaysian companies to plan strategy and create a
meaningful presence in the halal global market," he added,