Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail today called the relevant agencies to ensure that manufacturers strictly comply with the Malaysia Halal Standard, especially food manufacturers.
He said it was crucial to observe the halal quality as food products capture among the biggest slice of the global market and those with halal certificate could attract both Muslims and non-Muslims.
Tuanku Syed Faizuddin added that the halal certificate would confirm that a product was prepared in accordance with the specific requirements such as the hygiene aspect.
However, he also pointed out that there were numbers of manufacturers who have yet to obtain the halal certificate despite being in the business for years.
Tuanku Syed Faizuddin said this in his speech at the opening of 2015 Perlis Halal Expo at Dewan Warisan here.
Present was his wife Raja Puan Muda of Perlis Tuanku Lailatul Shahreen Akashah Khalil.
The three-day expo which was jointly organised by Perlis Islamic Religious Department, Tourism and Hospitality Department and Syed Sirajuddin Politechnic saw the participation from 10 government agencies and 27 traders across the country.