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The rapid growth of halal industry in Malaysia and globally has sparked the idea of offering halal as one of the subjects of study in the higher learning institutions in Malaysia, with halal laws and regulations being the points of focus. Nonetheless, students and academicians do not seem to have a specific textbook that can serve as the main source of reference in matters related to halal laws and regulations in Malaysia.

This Halal Industry In Malaysia: Understanding The Legal & Administrative Procedures book is designed to serve as a quick reference for students studying at the local higher learning institutions to understand the subject of Halal Industry Management.

It provides an insight into the existing laws governing the halal industry in Malaysia, such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, logistics, halal enforcement, personal, food and premise hygiene within the perspective of Malaysian Halal Certification.

Aside from the legal requirements, this book also highlights the administrative infrastructure which, among others, includes the guidelines, codes of practice, and the position of fatwas (Islamic verdicts) in relation to matters related to halal. This book will be a useful guide for students and anyone who is interested to know about and comprehend the legal framework of halal industries and halal consumerism in Malaysia.


About the Author

Associate Professor Dr Noriah Ramli is a lecturer at Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). She obtained her PhD in Law in 2007. She was the former Deputy Director, International Halal Audit, Certification and Consultancy at International Institute for Halal Research and Training, IIUM.

Among her major input in the field of research was under the Niche Research Grant Scheme, Muslim Friendly Hospitality Services: Developing Legal and Administrative Framework in Malaysia, among which the main achievement was the development of the Malaysian Standard (MS 2610:2015) Muslim Friendly Hospitality Services – Requirements.

She is currently conducting research in Halal Medical Tourism and the need for legal framework for Shariah Compliant Retirement Village, Malaysia. She is also an MQA panel for Bachelor and Diploma in Halal Management programmes at several local IPTs.

In March 2015, she was a visiting lecturer at Business Research, University of Waikato, New Zealand, and co-authored the journal article “Positioning New Zealand as World Preferred Halal Tourism Destination” and keynote address “Role and Contributions of Tourism Stakeholders” at New Zealand 2nd Halal Symposium, Auckland Institute of Studies.

She was also involved as Panel, Bengkel Pemantapan Mekanisme dan Tadbir Urus Halal di Malaysia and Technical Committee, Bengkel Susulan Memperkukuh dan Memperkasa Akta Perihal Dagangan 1972.


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