Public Comment



Halal pharmaceuticals – General requirements (First revision)

The Malaysian Standards relating to halal have been developed to meet the challenges of the growing demand for halal products and services, to complement the halal ecosystem within Malaysia. This standard was formulated based on the concept of halal built-in and used by existing competent authorities towards halal certification.

Halal built-in is a systematic approach to halal product development which begins with predefined objectives by the management. It embeds or integrates the requirements of halal as part of the overall management and control systems. It includes all aspect of manufacturing/ production, from strategy/ planning to research and development to raw material sourcing until delivery of finished product to its point of purchase. This ensures continuous compliance to the specific halal requirements and the aspects of product safety, performance, efficacy/ effectiveness and quality, along with the hygienic aspects in manufacturing and handling of the halal product.

Halal requirements are as stated by Shariah and fatwa that are incorporated into halal standards which are in the form of the standards developed by the Department of Standards Malaysia. Halal should be built-in into the entire system.

Obtaining halal certification is a business strategy and is seen as a value added element. Since, the main requirements of all pharmaceuticals are their safety and performance as such, all pharmaceuticals have to be registered with the competent authority before they can be certified halal.


16th August – 15th October 2018



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