KUALA LUMPUR, April 11 (Bernama) — The Herbal Technology Centre (HTC) of the Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) has received the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification for food and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP).
FRIM, in a statement today, said HTC received the GMP certificate for food (MS 1480: 2019) and HACCP MS 1480: 2019 from the KIWA International Certification (M) on Sept 3, 2021.
According to the statement, FRIM HTC also received the TQCSI HACCP Code: 2022 certificate on Sept 16, 2021 for its new extraction facility which was upgraded in 2020 under the 11th Malaysia Plan project.
FRIM director-general Dr Ismail Parlan said the certification proved that HTC’s services in detecting, assessing and controlling sources of contamination were significant to food safety, thus ensuring the products produced were safe for consumption.
“I hope this recognition can further increase the trust and confidence of consumers and the industry towards FRIM’s products as well as HTC’s ability to provide services that are satisfactory.
“The achievement is in line with FRIM’s transformation efforts towards becoming a leading research institution that is capable of providing services to produce and commercialise research and development products and technologies, not only in the country but also globally,” he said in the statement.
FRIM also mentioned that the internationally recognised certification was able to meet the global needs and requirements in food safety issues.
HACCP certification is accredited by the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) while HACCP and GMP are recognised by the Department of Standards Malaysia.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency