Working hand in hand with Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM), we are able to ensure that our products are manufactured in accordance to the Halal standards and requirements. Continuing on our Halal journey, which commenced as a voluntary initiative back in 2013, Pharmaniaga was appointed as a member of the Working Group Committee under the Department of Standards Malaysia to revise MS 2424 : 2012 Halal Pharmaceuticals – General Guidelines. In addition, during the year, Pharmaniaga was appointed as a member of the Working Group Committee under the Department of Standards Malaysia to develop a new standard regarding Halal Medical Devices. We were also appointed as a member of the Working Group Committee under JAKIM to revise the Manual Procedure for Malaysia Halal Certification.
Discussions were also held between the Group and Halal Industry Development Corporation to develop a Halal Occupational Framework involving cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, research and development, tourism, retail, Islamic Finance, Halal Park and restaurant subsectors. Pharmaniaga’s internal Halal Committee is involved in training employees on the requirements of the Group’s Halal Assurance Management System. Apart from training sessions, Internal Halal Audits and process review were also conducted to ensure full Halal compliance. To strengthen the competencies of our Halal operations and in compliance with JAKIM requirements, our team also attended the Professional Halal Executive Training programme organised by JAKIM during the year. Latest Pharmaniaga succeeded in attaining Halal certification for more than 30 products with an additional 45 products in the process of obtaining certification.