All products bearing brand name “Mamaku”, produced by PPS Food Industries Sdn Bhd, have been certified by JAKIM (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia).
Malaysian Standard on Halal Food (MS 1500:2009)
The Malaysian Standard entitled ‘Halal Food: Production, Preparation, Handling and Storage – General Guide (MS 1500:2009) was developed under the Malaysian Standard Development System, under the wing of Department of Standardization Malaysia (DSM), Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
The Malaysian Standard is one of five government initiatives in realizing the dream of establishing Malaysia as the centre of halal food.
The standard was developed by the National Industrial Standardization Committee related to Halal matters(ISC I), and is represented by multiple organisations including JAKIM, that acts as the Chairman for the Technical Committee. Please refer to Appendix 1 for an overview of the standardization development system in Malaysia and how ISC I contributes to this system.
This standard contains practical guidelines for the food industry on the preparation and handling of halal food (including nutrient enhancers). It aims to set the ground rules for food products or food businesses in Malaysia. It will be used by JAKIM as the basis for certification whilst other requirements will also be taken into account to complete the certification process.
This document has undergone the process required by international standardization agencies such as; International Standardization Organization (ISO), where the international standardization development system is based on the agreement of all vital parties, including governments, private sectors, NGO’s, researchers and professional bodies. Malaysia (DSM) uses the same ISO policy.
“HALAL” Definition (as per stated in JAKIM’s portal, here):
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.