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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) HALAL ANALYSIS DIVISION

i) General

• Analysis of animal Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) in food, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and consumer products using Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) technique.
• Determination of percentage of alcohol in food and beverage samples using Gas Chromatography Flame Ionization Detection (GC-FID) technique.
• Identification of pigskin and pig bristles in leather and brush products such as handbags, shoes, jackets, carpets and other leather products using chemical testing techniques, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometry (FTIR), stereomicroscopy and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM).
• Determination of specifications for tenders/ supplies such as shoes, water bottles, uniforms/ uniforms, uniform fabrics, dippers, etc.

Please refer to https://www.kimia.gov.my/pusat-sehenti-analisis-halal/ for more info.

For any enquires please contact us via email at halal@kimia.gov.my

No. Any complaints related to halal products can be channeled to the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP). KPDNHEP will send the samples to Jabatan Kimia Malaysia, if required.

Yes. Email any enquiry to halal@kimia.gov.my

Full payment must be made upon submission of the sample by using a crossed check/ bank draft to the “Director General of Chemistry Malaysia”.

Various beverages and food samples.

Packaged beverages samples such as in bottles/ cans/ boxes/ containers must be sent directly in the original unopened packaging.

Minimum of ten (10) strands of bristle. If the bristle from the animal obtained is fine or short, preferably more than ten (10) strands are required.

Minimum of one (1) brush for each type of brush/ brand.

ii) Tender/Supply Analysis

  1. Tenders/ Supplies – shoes, water bottles, uniforms, uniform fabrics, dippers etc.
  2. Halal Analysis Services – Leather, Bristle and Alcohol

 

    i.     Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH)

   ii.     Ministry of Home Affairs (KDN)

  iii.     Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP)

 iv.     Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM)

   v.     Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM)

 vi.     Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM)

vii.     Department of Islamic State (JAIN)

viii.     Malaysian Prison Department

 ix.     Department of Veterinary Services

 

Yes, accepted as follows:

i. Textiles – enforcement case

ii. Leather and bristle – monitoring and enforcement cases

Example of samples are shoes, water bottles, uniforms, uniform fabrics, dippers, etc. which are related to the procurement of tenders/ supplies.

A minimum of 2 pairs of complete uniforms and put together as a set in one plastic.

 

 

 

    i.     For tender and supply samples: minimum 2 meters of sample for fabric   ii.     For samples other than tenders and supplies: for example enforcement of the Customs Act and the Trade Descriptions Act, minimum 100 centimeters (cm) for fabric

 

 i.     Quantitative Chemical Analysis of Binary Mixtures of Cellulose and Polyester Fibers   

ii.     Qualitative Identification of Single Textile Fibers (Cotton, Viscose, Rayon, Wool, Silk, Acetate, Nylon, Olefin, Acrylic, Polyester) 

iii.     Determination of Woven Type for Woven Fabrics

iv.    Determination of Width   

v.     Determination of Number of Threads per Unit Length

vi.     Determination of Mass Per Unit Area (Grammage)

vii.     Determination of Maximum Force and Elongation at Maximum Strength Using Strip Method (Tensile)

viii.    Determination of Tongue Tear Strength – Shape Test Specimens (Double Tearing Test) – (Tearing)

ix.     Determination of Color Resistance to Water, Perspiration, Soap and Soda (Washing)  

x.     Determination of Color Resistance to Rubbing

xi.     Determination of Color Resistance to Light

xii.     Determination of Fabric Dimensional Changes Affected by Cold Water Immersion (Shrinkage)

xiii.     Color Determination in Textiles with Color Spectrophotometerx

iv.     Determination of Textile Fire Resistance (Vertical Test)

iii) DNA Analysis

Genes are small units of DNA, which contain instructions for how to make proteins. A chromosome contains many genes. 

DNA or deoxyribonucleic acid is a long molecule that contains our unique genetic code.

Mitochondrial DNA is the DNA located in mitochondria, cellular organelles within eukaryotic cells that convert chemical energy from food into ATP form that cells can use.  

Nuclear DNA, or nuclear deoxyribonucleic acid, is the DNA contained within each cell nucleus of a eukaryotic organism.

Mostly mitochondrial DNA, due to the available regions which can be used to uniquely differentiate the animal species.

Cytochrome b, cytochrome c oxidase subunit I, II and III (COI, COII dan COIII), ATPase6, ATPase8, 12SrRNA and 16SrRNA genes.

The laboratory technique used to identify DNA is called Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). This technique is used to amplify the DNA which means to make a million copies of DNA from a small sample of the genetic material.

PCR is a technique used in the laboratory to make millions of copies of a particular section of DNA.

Animal DNA can be detected using PCR, Real-time PCR and sequencing analysis.

The results can be delivered by postage, by hand or mail.

 

You may send it by hand or via any delivery postage services.

Raw and processed food samples, cosmetic products, gelatin, collagen, pharmaceutical products, consumer products and others.

Depending on the type of samples, minimum weight/volume of 250 gram/250 ml may be required. Please refer to https://www.kimia.gov.my/pusat-sehenti-analisis-halal/ for further info.

RM750 per parameter per sample (RT-PCR technique).

Gelatine is a substance derived from the collagen of animals such as chickens, cattle, pigs and fish. Collagen is found in tendons, ligaments, bones and cartilage. Porcine gelatine comes from collagen in pigs.

Gelatine is used in a very wide range of production, including many capsules and some food production due to its properties as stabilizer. This is to ensure that the product remains safe and effective during storage. It is widely used because it is cheap and abundantly available.

Gelatin from porcine skin produced from alkaline treatment is known as type B gelatin while porcine skin gelatin produced from acidic treatment is known as type A gelatin. They may possess different characteristics which determine whether one of them to be chosen by food manufacturer in their food production process.

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