HOW TO GET HALAL CERTIFICATE
Basic Requirements for Halal Application
- Register with SSM / Other Government Agencies
- Register with FOSIM
- Hold a valid business license from a local authorities
- Fully operational before applying (Atleast 3 Month)
- Only produce and / or process Halal products
- Copy of Food Handling Course Certificate, Typhoid Vaccination Documents and Identity card for all staff.
- Premise Preparation
Premises must follow safety guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health Malaysia. The layout in the premises must take into account GHP elements. Drainage system must work properly and no entry of pests (Rats/Cockroaches)
- Staff Preparation
Employees must have these 3 documents, namely a Copy of Identity Card or Passport, Copy of Food Handler Certificate & Copy of typhoid injection which is still valid. For halal application, at least 2 Malaysian and Muslim employees are required.
- Raw Materials
List down all you raw materials used. We suggest to list it in excel or word file and call it Master-List. Once, done, source the halal certificate for each of the items.
- Develop IHCS
IHCS known as Internal Halal Control system which is a new requirement in MPPHM2020 guidelines effective 1 January 2021.
- Halal File
Once the steps above is complete, compile all of the documents into a single file. Halal file must be updated periodically if there are any changes. This halal file will be requested by the audit officer every time they conduct an audit on the premises.
- Create MyEhalal Account
All information that has been collected from steps 1 to 5 must be entered into MyEhalal account. If you do not have one, head to http://apps.halal.gov.my/myehalal/pemohon/index.php and create an account. This should takes 1-2 days for your account to be activated. You may create this from step 1 to save time.
- Submit Hardcopy
The last step in applying for halal certification is to submit a hardcopy document to the Halal Processing Division