The Implementation of Halal Cosmetic Standard in Malaysia: A Brief Overview

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In past few years, the demand on halal cosmetic and personal care products is increasing tremendously. This has lead to the introduction of Halal cosmetics standard MS 2200: 2008 in June 2010 that meets the strict rules of Shariah law. Hence, this paper focused on the implementation of halal cosmetic standard in Malaysia based on the aforesaid standard. The paper also highlighted on the requirements of the standards, the process involved in halal certification, liability imposed towards violation of halal certificate and the halal ingredients required by the relevant authorities. Generally, cosmetic products in Malaysia are regulated under the Control of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulation and officially authorised for cosmetic control. The Bureau is responsible for the registration, licensing and surveillance of all cosmetic products.

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... Nobody can supply false or ambiguous info to the authority during the claim of product registration under section 8 (9). The Secretary will keep a register of the product which must contain the name of the enlisted product, the quantity of active ingredients, address and name of a producer, address and the name of the product registration holder, product listing number or item registration number and date of issue or expiry date if present [12]. ...
... The purchaser of Group D Poison has to forward the written order to the pharmacist in charge when purchasing Group D Poison unless in emergency cases where the purchaser shall deliver the prescription within seven days after the purchase. Any individual who failed to do so shall be guilty of wrongdoing in contradiction of this Act[12]. ...
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The pharmaceutical business of Malaysia has been encountering dynamic development throughout the years. Sales and advertising need obligations of pharmaceutical organizations to spread the product information and materials through a precise regulatory pathway of advancing the sales of products. The pharmaceutical manufacturing hub in Malaysia is under the supervision of the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Malaysia. An execution of various laws and the establishment of regulating authorities have been done to govern the pharmaceutical business and protecting the community. While the laws are executed, the legislature or related specialists should watch out for the present medicinal issues to pass judgment on the viability of the current laws in overseeing the pharmaceutical sales and advertisement. The public should be exposed to the advertisements which help the consumers to settle on level-headed choices on the utilization of medications without confounding, misdirecting and beguiling cases. However, such activities are commendable if they are following the enactment and rules provided by the respective authority.
... Malaysia has established the halal branding concept through several initiatives for the rapid development of the halal industry (Jusoh et al., 2016). However, Malaysia also has a rising number of cosmetic manufacturers that cater to the non-halal target market. ...
... Malaysia has established the halal branding concept through several initiatives for the rapid development of the halal industry (Jusoh et al., 2016). However, Malaysia also has a rising number of cosmetic manufacturers that cater to the non-halal target market. ...
... Halal standards should be developed as guidance or standard in which manufacturers must achieve to obtain halal recognition for their products. The implementation of halal standards in cosmetics allowed committee from Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) to critically evaluate cosmetics products that were eligible for halal certification, (Jusoh et al., 2016). With that being said, cosmetics halal standards also served as a medium for monitoring and enforcing halal certification obligation in a way failure to comply with those standards resulting in serious actions taken to certificate holders. ...
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Purpose-Halal cosmetics area is progressively increasing these days. This bibliometric analysis is intended to systematically evaluate the research to brief researchers about the trend of halal cosmetics field. This paper also discloses the limitations of the studies in the area. Design/methodology/approach-This paper adopted bibliometric and network analysis to evaluate the research area. A total of 82 documents obtained from the Scopus database are extracted and analysed. Findings-The paper reports the type of documents available, the years published, authorship and geographical distribution of the published documents in the halal cosmetics area. From the keyword analysis, it is found that the most used words are halal cosmetics, halal, cosmetics, purchase intention, Malaysia, and Islamic marketing. Research limitations/implications-This bibliometric study is conducted using Scopus database; however, Scopus might possibly omit some publications, thus, authors might not report the missing studies. Halal cosmetics are still in the early years of publications, and only 82 published documents were analysed in the study. Originality/value-There is no study reported on the network analysis and bibliometric study techniques in the area of halal cosmetics.
... Other studies focussed on halal cosmetics certification. For example, Annabi and Ibidapo-Obe (2017) concentrated on the United Kingdom, while Jusoh, Kamarulzaman, and Zakaria (2016) focussed on Malaysia. Ali, Halim, & Ahmad (2016), Husain, Ghani, Mohammad, and Mehad (2012), and Swidi, Wie, Hassan, Al-Hosam, and Mohd Kassim (2010) examined the halal cosmetics industry in general. ...
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Twitter is one of the many communications means connecting groups of users with similar interests. This study analyses tweets related to halal cosmetics in order to gain insights about halal cosmetics chatter on Twitter. The researchers extracted Twitter data related to halal cosmetics (2008 to 2018) using English and Bahasa Malaysia keywords and examined a sample of 19,449 tweets. They found that halal cosmetics began to gain popularity in 2014 and, in terms of geo-location, the highest number of tweets pertaining to halal cosmetics came from Indonesia, followed by Malaysia and the United Kingdom. Nevertheless, they found that only 17 percent of the users revealed their geo-location. This study examines the content of tweets related to halal cosmetics with the aim to help increase knowledge about issues individuals are discussing when social networking with others about halal cosmetics. Specifically, the study analyses the text of the tweets, categorises them as information, promotions or advice, and examines the halal cosmetics brands/products that are most tweeted. The researchers found that most of the tweets were either providing information or promoting a particular product or event. The study also identified the top twenty-five brands tweeted. The findings could help the halal cosmetics players to strategize their future marketing plans.
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The objective of this paper is to analyse the Halal standards among OIC Country specifically on preparation of food standard. One of the reasons why the Halal industry cannot grow faster, despite rising demands for Halal products worldwide, is because there is no consensus on a Halal standard. Each country has its own certification body, which leads to disagreements over animal feed, slaughtering methods, packaging, logistics and other issues. Indeed, all sectors of the market from inter-government agencies to the smallest trader have recognized the need for one global Halal standard that is recognised by all importing countries. Amidst the growing number of agencies issuing Halal certificates, there is also an increasing trend for local government departments to take charge of Halal certification as a result of the increasing demand for the export of Halal goods. It would be very difficult for countries to collectively agree on one global Halal standard as this would mean surrendering their sovereign rights. As a conclusion, uniformity and consensus especially among OIC Countries is very much important in order to ensure Halal standard for OIC Countries can be develop or otherwise it will be a dream forever. Implication of this paper is to educate people and industry on the importance of having uniformity for Halal standard. Hence, in the future research, it is suggested to study on the establishment of International Accreditation for Halal.
The term halal refers to what ispermitted by Islamic law. It is a basic need for Muslims and encompasses all materials used in everyday life including cosmetics.Muslims want to be assured that the ingredients,handling, processing, distribution, transportation and types of cosmetic used are halal compliant. The halal aspects of cosmetic and personal care products cover ingredients, all the processes involved in production right up to delivery to consumers, safety and product efficacy evaluations. In order to verify halal compliance of cosmetic products, a method of detecting halal and non-halal ingredients is very important and critically needed. Halal cosmetic standards, halal certification and the halal logo can be used as benchmarks for halal compliance. In view of the importance of cosmetic and personal care products from the halal perspective, this review will cover the halal principles, halal cosmetic and personal care products, ingredients, standard and certification as well as safety. The development of the process of detecting non-halal ingredients and authenticating halal ingredients for potential cosmetic applications in recent years are included in this paper.
Recently, the HDC or Halal Development Corporation took over the administration of halal from JAKIM (Department of Islamic Development of Malaysia) to establish a specific body that is fully in charge of the halal administration. This appears to be one of the initiatives the government has implemented to raise Malaysia's standing as a major player in the world halal industry. In its implementation there must also be laws imposing criminal liability on the violation of halal, as well as particular standards for its achievement. This article discusses the laws that impose criminal liability as well as the Malaysian Halal Standard to determine whether Malaysia can position itself as the 'model' country for taking charge of halal matters globally.
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