This initiative was introduced in 2015 with the aim to establish a sustainable mechanism in providing technical assistance to the industry players in their preparation (i.e. readiness), including submission of application and; managing (i.e. maintaining) the Halal certification. The success rate for halal certification was only 36% mainly due to the following reasons;-
- Poor or lack of readiness by companies to comply with the requirements i.e premise facilities; documentation process.
- Internal capacity / manpower by JAKIM, JAIN or MAIN to process the halal certification.
- Registered company under Companies Act 1965 with a valid business license.
- Must have PBT license
- Product is ready to market.
- Operated at a dedicated premise.
- Company operated within the certification scheme i.e Food & Beverage; Logistics; Cosmetics & Personal Care; Pharmaceutical.
- Minimum 3 years in operation
- Company must at least generate sales turnover less than RM300,000 (micro category)