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Malaysia Airlines Cargo Division Receives Halaal Certification Print

The Department of Islamic Development (JAKIM), has issued Halaal certification for the Halaal shipments handling capability of the cargo division of Malaysia Airlines (MASKargo).
 “The global halal market is right now worth close to US$2 trillion per annum. I am happy to share that MASKargo is now part of the halal logistics chain; ready and capable of tapping the market,” its chief executive officer Ibrahim Mohamed Salled said in a statement.    
He said jointly with JAKIM, all the processes were reviewed and amended in order to meet the strict requirements of maintaining Halal integrity, besides adding additional facilities to cater to the need of maintaining segregation and separation between Halaal and non-Halaal shipments.

Following the certification, MASkargo then shipped 720 kilograms of frozen food to japan under its Halal Logistics service via flight MH 088 which left Kuala Lumpur at 11.30 pm on June 24 and arrived in the Narita International Airport at 7.40 am the next morning.

The shipment was booked by Nippon Express (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

Commenting on the shipment, the general manager of Nippon Express Halal Logistic Division Roslan Osman said the reality of an integrated halal supply chain is made possible by such collaboration between stakeholders in the halal ecosystem.

“A halal certification makes exporting products to Muslim markets much easier,” he added.

SANHA Comments:
Ensuring the Halaal status of products by credible and competent authorities includes oversight of the entire supply chain from selection of raw materials, production, packaging, warehousing and transportation logistics.

Cross-contamination with non-Halaal items remains a concern and adequate arrangements for segregation and separation is required to maintain and guarantee halaal integrity of the logistics segment.
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