Philippines (September 13, 2012) — The Malaysian Department of Islamic Development (JAKIM) has delisted Islamic Da’wah Council of the Philippines (IDCP) from their list of Foreign Recognized Halal Certifying Bodies as of May 2012. The IDCP halal logos currently appear on Ribena, Kelloggs products, and select Nestle products made in the Philippines. JAKIM has confirmed that the Philippines government had never accredited IDCP as a halal certifier. The National Commission for Muslim Filipinos (NCMF), established by the Philippines government, regulates the country’s halal industry. It is responsible for accrediting credible non-governmental, non-profit organizations to issue halal certificates in Philippines.



Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA ®) is one of the world’s leading and well-respected not-for-profit halal certification organizations. Featured in various media such as the Wall Street Journal, Prepared Foods, CNBC, and CNN, IFANCA® has been promoting halal since 1982. IFANCA® was recognized in the “Best Halal Related Service Provider Award” by the Halal Journal at World Halal Forum 2007. IFANCA® certified halal products are recognized by Indonesia (MUI), Malaysia (JAKIM), Singapore (MUIS), and the United Arab Emirates (GSM) and are sold in nearly every country of the world. IFANCA’s halal certification expertise covers all food industry categories. For more information about IFANCA®, visit


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