Definition Of Halal
For the purpose of this procedure, the following definitions apply :
Recognized authority refers to JAKIM, JAIN or MAIN, whichever applies.
Islamic Law (Syara')
Islamic Law (Syara’) refers to Islamic law according to the Syafi’e school of thought, or the Maliki, Hambali or Hanafi schools of thought, as decreed by the King of Malaysia and enforced in Wilayah Persekutuan or decreed by the Royal Head of State of any state and enforced in that respective state.
Halal logo refers to the logo issued by JAKIM/ JAIN/ MAIN and contains:
- An eight cusp star at the center of a circle.
- The Arabic word – “????” at the center of the star.
- The word "HALAL" in Roman alphabets below it.
- The word “Malaysia” written in Roman alphabets and ??????? in Arabic within the circle of the logo.
- Two small five cusp stars are positioned to separate the Roman alphabets from the Arabic word mentioned.
"Halal originates from an Arabic phrase that means allowed or permitted by Islamic Law"
The definition of Halal according to the Trade Description Order (Usage of the Term “Halal”) 1975 is as follows:
When the term is used in relation to food in any form whatsoever, in the process of trade or commerce as an aspect of trading or part of an aspect of trading for the referred food, the terms ‘Halal’, ‘Guaranteed Halal’ or ‘Muslim Food’ or any other terms that may be used to indicate or may be understood as meaning to indicate as permissible to be consumed by Muslims and allowed in their religion for the referred food to be consumed, must therefore mean the following, that is, the food for which such terms are being used:
- Does not stem from or consists of any part of or item from animals that are forbidden to Muslims by Islamic law, or animals that have not been slaughtered according to Islamic law.
- Does not contain any substance that is considered impure in Islamic law.
- Is not prepared, processed or manufactured using equipment or utensils that are not free from impurities as defined by Islamic law
- That, in the preparation, processing or storage stage, does not come in contact with or is stored near any kind of food that does not meet the requirements of para(s) (a), (b) or (c) or any substances that are considered impure by Islamic law.
Food and Beverage Products
Food and beverage products refers to products that are made or produced or are products or produce or output that involve food and beverage.
Consumer Goods refers to goods that are not food or beverage based; for instance cosmetics, clothing and equipment.
Food Premises refer to buildings and premises where food and beverage business is conducted including restaurants, food courts, commercial kitchens, cafeterias, bakeries, fast food restaurants, canteens, club/hotel restaurants, kiosks, caterers and others.
Slaughter house refers to a place or premises for slaughtering and/or processing animals.