Malaysia’s Halal certification is recognised worldwide among Muslim and Non-Muslim countries. It is of ISO standard –MS1500:2004- Standard for the Production, Handling and Storage of Halal food, developed by the Department of Standard Malaysia. The standard complies with international standards such as Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Hygiene Practice (GHP).
Malaysia also has a balanced knowledge of both Islamic tenets and other areas including technological development and sciences, particularly food sciences, biochemistry and microbiology as well as in business management.
Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) is the Halal certification body for Malaysia. The Halal Directory features companies which are registered with MATRADE and have products which are certified halal.