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Policy Information

Government Agency(s)/Competent Authority

Authorized Government Agency(s): 

Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry

Agency(s) Contact Information: 

Wisma Tani
No.28 Persiaran Perdana
Presint 4
Pusat Pentadbiran Kerajaan Persekutuan
62624 Putrajaya Malaysia,

Telephone: 603-88701000
Fax: 603-88886020
Email: pro@moa.gov.my
Website

Organic Regulations and/or Standards

Name(s) of Regulation and/or Standard: 

Malaysian Standard MS 1529:2001 The Production, Processing, Labelling and Marketing of Plant Based Organically Produced Foods

Date of Implementation: 

2012

Regulation and/or Standard Scope: 

Production and handling, including packaging, storage, transportation and sales of organic agricultural products. Food products must comply with labeling requirements in the Malaysian Standards MS 1529:2001 in order to label with the word organic, biological, ecological, and biodynamic.

Imported Products Requirements

Imported Products: 

Imported products must comply with the regulations.

Certification and Accreditation

Certification: 

The Department of Agriculture has developed a certification scheme (website; in English) to certify farms that are operated according to the criteria and guidelines stipulated within the Malaysian Organic Scheme Standard (SOM).

Additional Information

Additional Information: 

USDA’s GAIN Report Malaysia Exporter Guide (2017)
USDA’s GAIN Report Malaysia Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards - Narrative (2016)
USDA’s GAIN Report Retail Foods (2016)
USDA’s GAIN Report Food Processing Ingredients (2016)
USDA’s GAIN Report Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional (2017)

Definitions

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