Lab For Halal Food Analysis To Operate Early Next Year

| 09/11/2009 | Reply

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 (Bernama) — Malaysia’s first
laboratory to analyse halal food products is expected start operations
early next year in Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in Serdang, near
here.

The lab will help overcome the problem of shortage in the number
of labs that can analyse halal food products which is currently carried
out by the Chemistry Department of Malaysia.

Work on the RM10 million laboratory started in the middle of this
year, and once completed, analysis can be carried out on meat based
food products, fats and gelatine. Detection of non-halal products in
these food products can be detected within one to five days in the
laboratory.

According to the Deputy Director of UPM’s Halal Product Research
Institute, Prof Madya Dr Suhaimi Mustafa, the laboratory will be able
to give out results on Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) testing within two
hours.

“Tests on various products such as medicines, food, cosmetics and
clothes to gauge the halal levels can be carried out in this laboratory
as well. The results for the tests will be given out according to the
contents in the products,” he told reporters during a one-day seminar
on halal food products awareness at UPM on Monday.

— BERNAMA

Category: Asia, Halal Integrity

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