PUTRAJAYA, Feb 9 — The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) is expected to introduce halal certification for medical devices in the third quarter of this year.
Its Halal Hub Division director, Datuk Sirajuddin Suhaimee said the certification, drafted together with the Department of Standards Malaysia, was now at the final stage of public feedback.
“Once the halal certification is implemented, the recipients will include the synthetic bones produced by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation with Sirim (Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia),” he told reporters at the pre-launch of the Malaysia Halal International Conference 2018 here yesterday.
Sirajuddin said industries had been waiting for the Jakim medical devices halal certification including manufacturers of liquids used in dialysis machines.
On the conference, to be held from March 26 to April 3, Sirajuddin said over 900 participants from at least 42 countries were expected to attend.
Themed, ‘Halal Connecting the World’, the conference comprises the Halal Professional Board course, International Halal Capacity Development Programme, Halal Certification Bodies Convention and the International Halal Authority Board General Assembly. — Bernama