Starting a Halal Certified business is a wise decision to make in Malaysia as the Muslim community makes up the majority of the population in the country. Tapping into the Halal market in Malaysia benefits a business to gain the largest customer base possible because it allows every possible demographic to try your products. Here’s how to register a halal certificate in Malaysia if you are ready to start a Halal-certified business. It’s simple and easy!
Before you register for the certificate, it is important to check the eligibility of your business first. The following is a list of categories that are eligible and ineligible to apply for a Halal Certification:
If you are doing your business at home, you are unable to apply for the certificate. This is because there are other household use kitchen items that may be mixed with ingredients for the production of your products.
According to the Al-Barakah website, Malaysian Halal certification does not look at company owners whether they are Muslim or not. All applicants are welcome as long as they meet the requirements for Malaysian halal certification application as stated in MS1500: 2019 & Malaysian Halal Certification Application Manual (MPPHM Domestic 2020).
Annual sales value less than RM 500.00. 00 and workers less than 50 people.
Annual sales value of RM 500,000 to RM 25 million.
Annual sales value exceeds RM 25 million, has a network in several countries and employees more than 150 people.
To apply, there are a few types of forms available and applicants must fill in the appropriate form according to their business. The forms include:
The application form must be completed online by submitting the details as required in the form and enclosing the relevant certificates, as follows:
The applicant must also prepare a special file “Halal Certification” to store the relevant documents and can be referred to when the inspection is carried out on the premises.
You may download the Food Premises Halal Certificate Application Form here and apply online through this link. The application will then be accepted by the MYeHALAL system if you meet all the requirements.
After that, applicants may need to submit the following supporting documents to JAKIM (Department of Islamic Development Malaysia ) for review:
Then, JAKIM will issue a fee letter, which includes the applicants who need to pay for the Malaysian Halal certification. Up next will be the on-site review and if everything goes well, you will officially get your Halal certificate and use it for your business.
The Halal certification process isn’t that difficult. As long as you fit all the requirement, go ahead and get your business certified to welcome all locals to your premise.