Malaysia Leading in Halal Supply Chain

Dr Harlina Suzana Jaafar (center), the director of Malaysia Institute of Transport (MITRANS) UiTM,

Istanbul, 27th September 2019 – The development of the Halal Supply Chain standard continues for the 4th time at the Sheraton Istanbul Atakoy Hotel Istanbul on the 27th September 2019. Three parts of halal supply chain standards namely Halal Transportation, Halal Warehousing and Halal Retailing are developed concurrently to ensure consistency of the clauses, terms and definitions.

These standards have been adopted from the newly revised Malaysian version of MS2400 Halal Supply Chain, which was published in January 2019. As the representative of Malaysia, the director of Malaysia Institute of Transport (MITRANS) UiTM, Dr Harlina Suzana Jaafar, is being elected as the chairman of TC10 Halal Supply Chain which focus on standardisation in the field of halal supply chain including transporting, warehousing/ storing and retailing, that excludes manufacturing process of halal products, based on Islamic jurisprudential rules and ethics.

“Malaysia as the leader in halal supply chain standard, the standard development is progressing well. The member countries have given full support to the standard development having considered our experience in implementing and auditing this standard.”, said harlina.

She added; “All member countries are confident with the quality of these standards as they know the rigorousness of the standard development in Malaysia as well as the respect and trust given to our certification body, the Department of Islamic Development (JAKIM)”.

In this meeting, the task of the development of Committee Draft has been completed paving the way to the final stage, i.e. the development of Draft Standard. It is expected that this standard will be completed next year and ready to be used by all OIC countries.