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Halnex offers coaching and training services to help business owners develop and implement Halal ecosystem in their organization to become eligible for Malaysia Halal Certification. Halnex’s coaching and training services for Malaysia Halal Certification is delivered through our iConsult – A comprehensive guide and facilitating tool to assist you in developing your Halal Quality Management System

Halnex also offers coaching and training covering the following scopes of Quality;

i. Hazard Critical Control Point (HACCP)

ii. Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)

iii. MESTi

iv. ISO

Our iConsult is segmented into 2 phases of readiness:

1st Phase;

iClinic

This is where anyone who is interested in getting Halal certified should start. iClinic offers an assessment to identify your gap in getting Halal certified. The report generated from iClinic assesment will help you to identify your to-do list and expected commitments to be Halal-ready!

Premise Assessment

Following the iClinic assessment, an online Premise Assessment will be conducted where Halnex expert will audit your premise to identify the compliance gap of your premise. This will help you to identify any renovations or monetary investments (if needed) before you commit to your Halal-ready journey.

2nd Phase – Halal-Ready Programme

Halal-Ready Programme is a comprehensive program designed to coach and facilitate the Halal-ready journey. By signing up to the Halal-Ready Programme, participants will have access to Halnex’s iTraining sessions on Halal Awareness, Halal Documentation, Halal Management Systems, Halal Audit and Halal Application. Participants will also have access to coaching sessions from Halnex experts.

Our Halal-Ready Program runs on a policy of a 3+1 months until Halal certified.

Our iConsult Coaching Program runs on a policy of 3+1 month until Halal certified!

*TnC applies

Our iConsult is designed specifically for micro ad small to medium industries. Only applicants that have passed the iClinic and premise assessment can apply for the Halal Package program. If you are still keen on getting the package, please gent in contact with our Halnex experts!

Yes. You can choose to subscribe to any of the services that suit your need

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Have a clear implementation structure

No hidden costs

Can be followed at any time

Flexible according to your suitability

Developed by the Halal industry expert

Food and Beverages Products

A. Manufacturer/manufacturer of product (manufacturer/producer);
B. Brand Owners;
C. Repacking operator (repacker); And
D. Central Kitchen.

Food premises

A. Hotel operators (Kitchen/ Restaurant);
B. Restaurants/cafes operators;
C. Canteen operators;
D. Bakery / Cake / Pastry shops operators;
E. Chain restaurants operators;
F. Catering / food serving services operators
G. Convention center kitchen operators;
H. Mobile food premise operators;
I. Cafeteria operates in food court
(Central appetite Management)
F. Food Kiosks operators;

Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices and Consumer Goods Products

A. Manufacturer/manufacturer of product (manufacturer/producer);
B. Brand Owners;
C. Repackaging operators (Repacker).

Logistics

A. Warehousing services company;
B. Transportation services company;
C. Retail services company

Slaughterhouse

A. Bird's slaughter house; And
B. Ruminant slaughter house.

Contract Manufacturers / OEM

A. Food & Beverages Products
B. Cosmetics Products
C. Pharmaceutical Products
D. Consumer Goods Products
E. Medical Devices Products

Not all products, services or businesses are eligible to obtain Malaysia Halal certification.
The following are the list of products, services and businesses that are not eligible for Malaysia Halal certification;

i. non-halal products;
ii. any application with no standard reference/ guideline;
iii. companies that produce and distribute halal and non-halal products;
iv. usage of similar branding for halal and non-halal products;
v. product/ food premise which gives negative implication towards religion and social (example: karaoke centre, entertainment centre, drug, cigarette, hair dye, nail polish and others);
vi. natural products which does not involve any processing such as fresh fish, fresh vegetables, fresh egg and the like;
vii. fertilizer and animal feed;
viii. crockery;
ix. paper;
x. products which use the name or synonymous names with nonhalal products or confusing terms such as ham, bak kut teh, bacon, beer, rum, hotdog, charsiew and the like;
xi. local and imported finished products which are relabeled without undergoing any processes in Malaysia;
xii. kitchen/ food premise/ food catering services which prepare haram cuisine as decreed in Shariah law;
xiii. products which are in the early stages of research and development (R&D);
xiv. products that can lead to deviation of aqidah, superstition and deception; and
xv. hotel with kitchen that prepares pork-based menu

Halal executive is a Muslim individual appointed by the top management of a company, who is qualified, experienced and competent in relation to the Malaysian Halal certification requirements. The Halal executive is responsible for coordination of Halal ecosystem at the company.

1. A Muslim
2. Holds at least Diploma in Halal Management or equivalent, or experienced in Halal management for at least 5 years
3. Possess Halal certificate from a Halal training provider registered under the JAKIM
4. Malaysian Citizen (for applicants operating in Malaysia)

No. The appointment of a Halal executive is only compulsory for the following applicants;
Applicants that fall under medium and large categories from Food and Beverages Products scheme, Cosmetics Products scheme, Pharmaceuticals Products scheme, Medical Devices Products scheme, Consumer Goods Products scheme, Logistics Services scheme and Slaughterhouse schemes
Applicants of the following food premises scheme;

A. Chain restaurant operators;
B. Hotel operators (kitchen/restaurant);
C. Cafeteria operating in food court
(with Central Management) D. Catering/Food Catering services/kitchen/ Convention Centre /central kitchen (Large categories)

Yes. Non-Muslim workers can work in companies seeking for Halal certification.
However, there is a minimum number of Muslim workers required for a company seeking to apply for Malaysian Halal certification.
Minimum requirement for Muslim Workers for each certification scheme can be referred to the Manual Procedure for Malaysian Halal certification (Domestic) 2020
https://smarthalal.com.my/manual.php

The Audit of Malaysia Halal certification covers general and special requirements of certification as follows:

A. Company documentation and profile;
B. Internal halal control system;
C. Raw materials/ingredients and processing materials;
D. Equipment;
E. Packaging and labelling;
F. Storage;
G. Processing;
H. Transport;
I. Employees;
J. Sanitation and premises sanitation system;
K. Waste management; And
L. Physical premises.

The Malaysia Halal Management System (MHMS) is an integrated management system developed, implemented and maintained by a company to ensure that the operations, and all products and services offered are in accordance to the requirements of Pensijilan Halal Malaysia. MHMS implementation in an organization is conducted through the Internal Halal Control System (IHCS) or Halal Assurance System (HAS).

Halal Assurance System (HAS) is a set of documents containing official procedures or principles used by a company to ensure that all aspects of business operations are carried out by fulfilling and achieving the objective of maintaining a comprehensive Halal assurance for medium and large industry.

No. The Halal Assurance System (HAS) is only compulsory for the following applicants;
Applicants that fall under medium and large categories from Food and Beverages Products scheme, Cosmetics Products scheme, Pharmaceuticals Products scheme, Medical Devices Products scheme, Consumer Goods Products scheme, Logistics Services scheme and Slaughterhouse schemes
Applicants of the following food premises scheme;

A. Chain restaurant operators;
B. Hotel operators (kitchen/restaurant);
C. Cafeteria operating in food court (With Central Management)
D. Catering/Food Catering services/kitchen/ Convention Centre /central kitchen (Large categories)

Internal Halal Control System (IHCS) is a set of halal control procedures for a company, consisting of Halal policy, raw material control procedures and reliability procedures as minimal control measures to maintain Halal assurance for micro and small industries.

The classification of business category in Malaysia Halal Certification differs according to the certification scheme applied.
Business category for each certification scheme can be referred to the Manual Procedure for Malaysian Halal certification (Domestic) 2020
https://smarthalal.com.my/manual.php

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