MY: HACCP certification adds global value to Malaysian food manufacturers
matrade.gov.my: In effort to encourage more Malaysian food manufacturers obtain the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) certification, Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) is collaborating with SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd and SME Bank to introduce the HACCP Certification Assistance Programme.
The joint-collaboration will see MATRADE providing financial assistance to companies in the application of the HACCP, SIRIM QAS International Sdn Bhd as the certifying body and SME Bank as the body to offer financing facilities for companies to upgrade or renovate their factories – a key requirement in HACCP. The pilot project is targeting at least 30 companies to be HACCP-certified within a 6-month period.
This collaboration will enhance Malaysian food manufacturers’ capability, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the global market. The initiative also helps to boost SMEs competitiveness and create greater market access for them.