Why Halal is important?
HALAL Certification is a big business because Muslims choose to only consume halal food as they believe it meets the requirements that make it acceptable for consumption. Halal certification helps Muslim consumers to decide which products to buy and with the global halal food trade estimated at a whopping USD$ 1.75 trillion annually, the Muslim market does provide a lucrative potential for trading opportunities.
According to the PEW Research Center, USA (2015) there are at least 50 Muslim majority countries and around 62% of the world’s Muslims live in the Asian Pacific region alone which accounts to over 1 billion adherents.
What is the Muslim population growth rate?
In 2006, countries with a Muslim majority had an average population growth rate of 1.8% per year. As of 2011, the world’s Muslim population grew twice as fast as non-Muslims and by the year 2030, it is estimated that Muslims will make up more than a quarter of the global population.
Main Food Imports of Muslim Countries
- Beef finished item
- Fresh and frozen fruits,vegetable and meat
- Seafood preparation
- Cereals, edible oat
- Dried vegetables
- Coffee, tea and spices
- Dairy product
- Preserved fruits
Why Malaysia JAKIM Halal?
Malaysia is the ONLY country in the world whereby the government provides full support in promoting the Halal Certification process on products and services. Halal certification bodies in other countries are either developed by the individual provinces or states or backed by their non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
JAKIM (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia) was the world’s first halal certification body responsible for monitoring the halal industry. It is the most stringent and sought-after bilateral halal system recognition programme in the world with over 65 international bodies registered to-date. The iconic Malaysia Halal logo is the most sought-after, globally-recognised hallmark that serves as an emblem for the country’s reputation as the world’s leading halal hub.
Why Futera Asia?
Our HALAL consultant has gone through rigorous training at JAKIM Halal instituiton. JAKIM HALAL certificate is valid for two years. Renewal need to be done at least 6 months before expiry date.
JAKIM halal certification can be applied by companies handling in:
- Food Product/ Beverages/ Food Supplement;
- Food Premise/ Hotel;
- Consumer Goods;
- Cosmetic and Personal Care;
- Pharmaceutical; and
Our services cover from the first consultation meeting, to document processing, and also the full audit whether your facilities are a factory, a manufacturing plant, or even a simple warehouse.