ASEAN halal standard guidelines discussed

By Azlan Othman, Borneo Bulletin

The Syariah Affairs Department, Ministry of Religious Affairs yesterday participated in the inaugural guideline workshop for ASEAN Halal Food to evaluate the draft guidelines for halal standards in ASEAN, chaired by the Philippines.

The guideline was discussed during the working group on ASEAN Halal Food meeting on July 18.

The working group has been established to facilitate alignment of halal standards to meet increasing demand for halal food and services that can be trusted and guaranteed, in addition to ensuring that the Muslim community feels safe consuming Halal food products.

Officers from the Department of Agriculture and Agrifood at the Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism as well as Brunei Darussalam Food Authority also participated in the virtual workshop.