Details on Each Halal Certification Scope

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Food/Food Ingredients/Beverages

Foods and beverages are the most commonly known scopes for halal certification. For example, curry sold at general food stores often bears a halal certification mark.

What is less commonly known is that this halal certification mark is not only related to the non-use of “pork”, “alcohol” and “non-halal meat” in the ingredient label but for all ingredients in the ingredient list. However, it indicates that “pork-derived”, “alcohol-derived”, and “non-halal-derived” are not included as ingredients. Therefore, the part that becomes extremely important in the process of halal certification is the halal nature of food raw materials, including food additives.

Depending on the raw material, most of the ingredients available in Japan may be derived from pork and non-halal meat, and even well-known examples include “shortening,” “lard,” and “gelatin.” In order to obtain halal certification, it is necessary to remove such raw materials, replace them with foodstuffs that maintain halal properties (fish, etc.), or replace them with similar raw materials that have already obtained halal certification. We can also introduce food raw materials and additives that have already obtained halal certification, so please contact us.


Cosmetics/Cosmetic Ingredients

Although not common in Japan, halal certification is becoming widespread in Malaysia and Indonesia for products that are indirectly ingested or come into contact with humans other than food. The most typical one is cosmetics, and halal certification is also applied to the cosmetic raw materials that make up them. Familiar examples range from perfumes, skin cosmetics, and lipsticks to medicinal ones such as toothpaste and soap. MPJA has many achievements in halal certification for cosmetics and cosmetic raw materials that require extremely complex chemical knowledge.


Halal certification for restaurants such as restaurants and accommodation facilities including restaurants in hotels has already been extensively carried out in Japan as an inbound service. Important points in halal certification for restaurants and accommodation facilities are that the provision of non-halal foods and alcohol in the facility is prohibited in principle and that Muslim employees are required to be hired. In Japan, those that can meet these extremely strict standards are limited to ethnic restaurants in the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, and stores that specialize in Muslim support.

Therefore, MPJA has established a system called “Muslim-friendly certification” in a form that is looser than halal certification in accordance with the Japanese environment. By using this “MPJA Muslim Friendly Certification”, it is possible to provide non-halal foods including alcohol, provided that the facilities are thoroughly classified, and it is obligatory to hire Muslim employees. It has not been converted. One of the features of the “MPJA Muslim Friendly Certification” is that it has been recommended by the Malaysian Islamic Development Agency (JAKIM), and it has the advantage of being recognized by the Malaysian halal certification body while adapting to the Japanese environment. For more information on “MPJA Muslim Friendly Certification”, please click here.

<JAKIM Muslim Friendly Certification Recommendation Letter>


The most ideal halal certification system is a halal guarantee that covers all stages of the supply chain, from the procurement and delivery of raw materials, which is the first stage of the manufacturing process, to the delivery of goods to consumers. I can say. To complete this, logistics halal certification, such as warehouses for transporting and storing products, is being built as an emerging field. MPJA is currently making ongoing adjustments to provide halal certification to transportation and logistics companies. Please contact us if you are looking for halal certification for logistics.