Singapore’s Geographical Location
Singapore is well positioned in a region with more than 60% of the global Muslim population and is itself a multiracial and multicultural nation, having a Malay community as its second largest population in her demographics.
Singapore’s Muslim population ranked amongst those with the highest purchasing power (Source: Economist Intelligence Unit). Equipped with an open economy, well developed infrastructure and logistic network, Singapore has the potential to develop a Halal Hub, serving its own Halal industry and exporting to the region.
In recent years, Halal products has also been extended to non-Muslim economies, where Halal food has become the new benchmark as a safe and hygienic form of food. Countries such as Malaysia, Korea, Japan, Brunei, China and Indonesia have been at the forefront of tapping into the Global Halal market.
Singapore Halal Certification
Trusted, Reliable, Widely Accepted
Established in 1978, The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) is the sole custodian of Halal certification in Singapore. Under AMLA, MUIS is vested with the sole legal powers to issue Halal certificates in Singapore, having more than 30 years of experience in administering Halal certification in Singapore.
MUIS issues Halal certificates based on a set of systems-focused Halal certification requirements known as the Singapore MUIS Halal Quality Management System (HalMQ, pronounced as “hallmark”). HalMQ is benchmarked against internationally-known standards such as ISO and HACCP. To date, MUIS offers 7 Halal certification schemes that span across the food supply chain.
Singapore certification standard may ride on Singapore’s reputation to further develop its brand as a trusted and reliable certification benchmark, rebalancing Asia’s share of the Halal industry and cementing our position as the hub of Asia.