Ha­lal cer­ti­fi­ca­tion a pre­ferred lifestyle choice

New Straits Times - - Letters -

I READ with in­ter­est re­cently about Ja­batan Ke­ma­juan Is­lam Malaysia (JAKIM) award­ing Chem­i­cal Com­pany of Malaysia or CCM with the Ha­lal Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for its range of Pre­scrip­tive Medicines.

I felt in­clined to read fur­ther about the Ha­lal Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and was very pleased to note that there is now a spe­cific Ha­lal Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion for Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals re­ferred to as MS2424: 2012 Ha­lal Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals-Stan­dard Guide­lines.

This Ha­lal Stan­dard is the first of its kind in the world and it is de­vel­oped here. It is in­ter­est­ing to point out that prior to the avail­abil­ity of this cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, medicines, vi­ta­mins and health sup­ple­ments were cer­ti­fied Ha­lal based on Food Stan­dards MS1900.

As a Mus­lim con­sumer, I am very par­tic­u­lar about the ha­lal sta­tus of the prod­ucts I use daily be­cause a ha­lal prod­uct does not only mean that it is permissible in Is­lam but also man­i­fests the as­pects of qual­ity, hy­giene and safety.

In fact, ha­lal is now more of a pre­ferred lifestyle and is not limited to food and bev­er­age prod­ucts.

For this, I ap­plaud Jakim and all other bod­ies in­volved in com­ing up with this new Ha­lal Stan­dard and also ku­dos to CCM which is se­ri­ously do­ing their bit to pro­duce and en­sure that Ha­lal phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals are made avail­able for ev­ery­one.

Ha­lal is suit­able for ev­ery­one. as it takes into con­sid­er­a­tion ev­ery as­pect and process

YUSOUFF ZAMRI Am­pang, Se­lan­gor

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