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FAQ: FOOD QUALITY DIVISION

The chemical analysis fee for each sample of water and ice license application is as follows:

JENIS PERMOHONAN LESEN

HARGA (RM)

Mesin Jual Air

260.00

Air Minuman Berbungkus

650.00

Air Mineral Semulajadi

650.00

Ais (sampel air) bagi permohonan baharu & permohonan pembaharuan

650.00

Ais (sampel ais) bagi permohonan baharu & permohonan pembaharuan

650.00

Ais (sampel air) bagi permohonan pembaharuan (spesifik 8 parameter)

490.00

Ais (sampel ais) bagi permohonan pembaharuan (spesifik 8 parameter)

490.00

Payment can be made in cash (for hand-delivered samples only)/remittance/bank draft in the name of the Director General of the Department of Chemistry Malaysia. This analysis fee should be included along with the sample.

No. The analysis fee should be made through the method described above.

Samples can be sent by hand or post. Samples must be placed in a box filled with ice and sealed with the official seal of the Ministry of Health Malaysia. The analysis fee for the posted sample should be enclosed in a tightly sealed plastic and enclosed along with the sample.

Sample delivery is by hand or post. Samples must be in the original packaging (final product), sealed with the official seal of the Ministry of Health Malaysia and stored at room temperature. The analysis fee should be included along with the sample.

Samples should be sent to the address:

Food Quality Division,
Department of Chemistry Malaysia,
Jalan Sultan,
46661 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor.
(u/p: Standards & Specifications Section)

The chemical analysis report will be issued within 10 working days from the date of receipt of the sample.

Chemical analysis reports will be emailed and mailed to customers. During the sample submission, please complete the sample submission form to the Department of Chemistry Malaysia issued by the Ministry of Health Malaysia by including the telephone number, e-mail address and mailing address in the information field of the license applicant.

Sorry. We are not a government body that issues certificates on food products. Can refer to KKM/PKD regarding this matter.

We only receive a sample of complaints through government agencies that conduct enforcement. Can complain about this problem to KKM or KPDN for further action.

You can refer to the Guideline Book for Sample Delivery to the Department of Chemistry Malaysia.

Suitable samples are food or beverage products that can take effect quickly after use. It can be found through customer complaints or testimonials given on the product. The product clearly states it can reduce body pain @ managing the body after use.

No need to freeze. Please send as soon as possible so that the samples received are still fresh.

Please sample as much as possible (> 1kg) and from the same batch as the foreign material may be difficult to find.

Residues are materials left over after a certain period of time after being sprayed or used for example on plants, fruits, grains and so on. Pesticides are preparations used to prevent or destroy such as fungi, parasites, bacteria, insects and weeds. Pesticide residues in agricultural products are controlled in accordance with the Food Regulations 1985.

It is the maximum value of pesticide residues that are allowed to be present in food crops as a result of the use of the pesticide based on Good Agricultural Practice (GAP)

Importance of MRL:
• Ensure pesticides are used prudently based on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)

• Protect the health of consumers

• Facilitate the process of domestic and international trade


The maximum limit value of pesticide residues (MRL) in food must be less than that prescribed in the Food Regulations 1985.

The Pesticide Residue Section, Department of Chemistry Malaysia provides the following pesticide residue analysis services:

1. Enforcement of pesticide residues in various agricultural commodities (vegetables, fruits, grains) in the market and gateway to Malaysia to ensure compliance with the Food Regulations 1985.
2. Export of fish and fish products abroad.
3. Monitoring cases from the private sector

20. The analysis includes the groups of pesticides Organophosphorus (OP),
Organochlorine (OC), Synthetic Pyrethroid (SP), Triazole/Triazine, Fungicide,
Carbamates and Dithiocarbamates.

 

All types of agricultural commodities such as vegetables, fruits, herbs, spices, grain foods as well as fish and fish products can be analyzed.

The sample delivery procedure is based on the Department of Chemistry Malaysia Sample Delivery Guideline Book which can be accessed through the Department of Chemistry Malaysia website.

Two (2) reference sources used are:

a) Food Act 1983 & Food Regulations Food Regulations (Amendment) (No. 3) 2020

• Item 41: Pesticide Residues

• Sixteenth Schedule (Rule 41) of Pesticide Residues


b) CODEX Alimentarius

The public should report the matter to the nearest Health Office. An officer from the Health Office will investigate the matter and a sample will be taken by the officer to be sent to the Department of Chemistry Malaysia for analysis

The Pesticide Residue Section receives samples from the industry but fees are charged through the Fees Ordinance that has been set.

Yes. The Analyst’s Certificate issued and signed by the Chemist is an official document that can be used for legal proceedings in court.

The required document is Form A (request for Food Sample Analysis). The absence of such documents will result in the sample not being accepted and registered. This form is used on behalf of the customer, the Ministry of Health Malaysia.
For government agencies other than the Ministry of Health Malaysia and the private sector, a letter of request through the company and signed by the respective Authorized Officers is sufficient.

The type of analysis is the decision of the sender himself, namely the State Health Office/Branch.

The type of analysis is the decision of the sender himself, namely the State Health Office/Branch.

The Department of Chemistry Malaysia has nothing to do with the implementation of the FOSIM system and it is under the full responsibility of the Ministry of Health Malaysia. The type of analysis can be specified in Form A (Request for Analysis of Food Samples).

No. Currently KIMIA only accepts samples from government agencies.

Currently KIMIA does not have an online registration system for sample delivery.

 

You can browse the website of the Department of Standards Malaysia, (https://www.jsm.gov.my/accredited-organisation-directories) where they have a list of laboratories that are accredited to conduct analysis in various fields.

You can contact us through the sample reception counter at 03-7985 3000 and be connected to the chemist who conducts the analysis on the sample. To facilitate this matter, you are requested to provide details such as sample reference number, type of analysis conducted and the date the sample was submitted to us.

You are encouraged to refer to this matter on the Sample and Exhibit Delivery Procedure which can be accessed on the Kimia Malaysia portal or scan the QR Code that has been affixed to each sample / exhibit reception counter.

You are advised to contact directly with the Director of Food Quality Division and Heads of Sections to find out more clearly. The directory on the Kimia Malaysia portal can be consulted to make it easier for you to communicate with the relevant officers.

We conduct various analyzes of food samples where for routine samples and the enforcement of the charter is 30 days. While for the Fish Veterinary Office (FVO) sample is 18 days. For the complaint/crisis sample, it is 10 days. However, it is still in the public interest which needs to be resolved immediately.

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