Halal Foods


Halal food is known as “permissible” according to the Quran. Mostly Halal food contains many sources of health benefits. This concept mainly refers to Islamic culture. In Malaysia, we have a huge community who practices consuming Halal food. Therefore, Malaysian International Food & Beverage Trade Fair (MIFB) continues to play an important role in providing a platform and a business matching place for F&B players around the world. With the fast growing demand of Halal Food internationally, MIFB once again would like to emphasize on Halal Food segment.

In 2019, Malaysia’s per capita gross domestic product was $11,400, according to the World Bank. The multi-ethnic country has progressed from an agricultural and commodity-driven economy to a manufacturing, export-focused economy, spurred on by high technology, knowledge-based

Key Highlights of Halal Food Segment in Malaysia

The Leading Global Halal Hub

Malaysia is perceived as the global leader in the global halal industry, with a proper halal ecosystem that is equipped with comprehensive and proactive policies as well as the frameworks to develop the halal industry.

Highly Sought-After Iconic Halal Logo by The Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM)

Malaysia’s halal certification is the most stringent and highly sought-after bilateral halal system recognition programme, which is globally recognised with over 50 international bodies registered-to-date with JAKIM’s recognition programme.

The Halal Industry Development Master Plan (HIDM) 2008 – 2020

Government aims to drive Halal as a new source of economic growth through this 13-year master plan which is divided into 3 different phases to strengthen Malaysia as the leading global halal hub.

Halal is for All

With different races of 31.7million people living in Malaysia, Halal is for both, Muslims and Non-muslims alike as it stands as a quality assurance for all.

The Importance of Halal Certification

Recently, expectations on halal certification in food products has been crucial and extended beyond meat and dairy products to other products such snacks, confectionery, and bakery products, including frozen and dried fruits and vegetables and tree nuts.

A Member of Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC)

In 2021, Malaysia’s total trade with OIC countries went up to 24.6% and in terms of trade, Malaysia’s top five key markets in OIC are Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey and Bangladesh.