By the decision in January 2018, JAKIM enlisted the Agency for Halal Quality Certification on the list of recognized foreign halal certification bodies. This is granted unrestricted entry of halal products from the areas under halal certification of the Agency on the halal market of Malaysia.
Recognition by JAKIM
The Department of Islamic Development Malaysia or better known JAKIM is the authority for halal issues in Malaysia. In October 2017, JAKIM auditors have visited the Agency for Halal Quality Certification. On that occasion, the auditors of JAKIM inspected the system documentation of halal certification, and were directly convinced of the manner of audit and supervision performed by auditors and associates of the Agency in production facilities. Verification and accreditation were performed in accordance with the requirements of the standard MS 1500: 2009 - Halal food - production, preparation, handling and storage: General instructions.