Government Agency(s)/Competent Authority
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:
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 must comply with the regulations.
Certification and Accreditation
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).
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 (2018)
USDA’s GAIN Report Food Processing Ingredients (2017)
USDA’s GAIN Report Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional (2018)