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Food Safety in Malaysia

Till today the food safety and quality legislation in Malaysia is progressively being updated to attend specific needs of consumers and food manufacturers. Consideration needs to include external and internal challenges such as harmonisation with international and local standards as well as social and cultural habits. Establishing an effective food safety and quality programme can sometimes be perplexing especially for the food processing companies, as there are various standards and regulations to implement.

WHO states the challenges for food control authorities include:

  • increasing burden of foodborne illness and new and emerging foodborne hazards;
  • rapidly changing technologies in food production, processing and marketing;
  • developing science-based food control systems with a focus on consumer protection;
  • international food trade and need for harmonization of food safety and quality standards;
  • changes in lifestyles, including rapid urbanization; and
  • growing consumer awareness of food safety and quality issues and increasing demand for better information.

Explore and find out what food safety standards and regulations would impact your business today.

Why Food Safety is Good for your Business

In Malaysia, many can share their stories of being a food poisoning victim after visiting an eatery. However, we cannot ignore the news of cases involving business closures due to unhygienic premises and news that involves the death of a 5 year old little boy due to Salmonella food poisoning.

Explore our food safety news section mainly covering food safety related issues in Malaysia.

Food Safety Insights

A key factor to consider in the response to pest infestation is whether or not a business operates in an industry that is subject to food safety and hygiene legislation requiring pest control.

Where food is a core part of the business (retailing, manufacturing, distributing food and beverages) and/or where the business is public-facing, the need for proactive pest control measures is a higher priority, and is subject to food safety and hygiene legislation, regulated by national governments and auditing bodies linked to the industries themselves.

Foodborne Illnesses

Foodborne illnesses are a common, yet preventable, public health problem across the globe. Poor hand hygiene and food preparation practices as well as pests, present a big threat to food safety along the entire supply chain, leading to serious problems for both individuals and to business operations.