Malaysia is globally known as a paradise for food lovers. Both locals and tourists alike can enjoy a selection from an extensive menu from the country’s multicultural society. The country has a large population of Malays, but it also consists of a vast number of other ethnic groups such as Indians, Chinese, and other non-Malay groups. In Malaysia, the food industry has many full-service restaurants which have made their mark in the major cities of Malaysia. Obvious examples of this can be seen in the various popular restaurants in Kuala Lumpur. The restaurants that provide signature dishes, as well as other diversified cuisines, are preferred by most Malaysians. Furthermore, if the dishes suit a healthy lifestyle, they will become popular among the people. The Malaysian government has set standards for maintaining the quality of the food that every restaurant has to follow.
Halal Certification in Malaysia
The authorities are working towards making Malaysia’s food industry as a hub for quality halal food as the country is a Muslim-majority country. The government requires the meeting international standards to assess the quality of halal food, and Malaysian food manufacturers must get certification under MS 1500:2004 to maintain the quality of the food while producing them.
The fact that Malaysia is a Muslim-majority country means that restaurants which have official halal certification have access to a large proportion of the population; restaurants which do not will lose out on much profit because they would therefore lack such access. Furthermore, proper halal certification also improves the reputation of the restaurant in two ways. One of these ways can be seen in the fact that restaurants with halal certification would be able to gain much credibility among the country’s large Muslim community. Through the spread of this information, more customers, both Muslims and non-Muslims alike, would begin to flock to the restaurant in question. Gaining proper halal certification also provides evidence that the owners of the restaurant are willing to undergo all procedures and use the proper legal methods in order to obtain any necessary certifications. This would thus imply that the owners of the restaurant are conscientious, dedicated owners who care about the well-being of the restaurant and its customers.
Setting up a restaurant in Malaysia can sometimes be an expensive and difficult process as it involves getting the business incorporated, finding a suitable location, choosing a menu that can help the restaurant survive the competition, and many other elements. If one can overcome these hassles properly, then the owner will find it a profitable and lucrative business opportunity in Malaysia.
Anyone who is interested in starting a restaurant or any other business of any sort in Malaysia can reach out to us Paul Hype Page & Co. We will guide you throughout the registration process. We will also ensure that you will receive all licenses required for the commencement of your business operations.