Halal certification provides assurance to all Muslim consumers because it fulfils the Syariah Law, which is a must for Muslim. To the non-Muslim, halal products are quality products, simply due to the concept of halalan toyyiban (halal and wholesome) which is embedded inside the halal certification requirements. Thus, other requirements such as GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) and HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) requirements are critical in the Malaysia Halal Certification where the products are safe to consume or use, nutritious and with quality.

Malaysia Halal Certification issued by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) as well as State Islamic Religious Affairs Departments (JAIN and MAIN) are adhered to the Halal Malaysian Standards and the Certification Procedure Manual which are continuously improved in order to maintain its excellence in the field of halal-compliance. As a result, the Malaysia Halal Logo is recognised and well-accepted worldwide.

By 1 January 2012, only Malaysia Halal Logo can be used and will be recognised in Malaysia. This means that all products, food premises, hotels and other which, prior to this, were using halal logos not issued by JAKIM, will need to make fresh applications because the existing logo is void after 1 January 2012 (

Malaysia Halal Certification issued by JAKIM is open for application for both local international companies inside and outside Malaysia.