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About IFRC                                       


Islamic Food Research Centre (IFRC) is a private Hong Kong halal certification body operating in Malaysia and China.

The Directors of IFRC comprise of Mr. Ibraheem Lan Zhen Qiang of China, Mr. Assad Ur-Rashid of Hong Kong and Hj. Abdullah Fahim Hj Ab. Rahman (Former Director of Research and Halal, JAKIM, Malaysia).

IFRC is an active member of the World Halal Council (WHC), a federation of global Halal certifiers from all over the world established since 1999.

From 7th January 2015 to 6th January 2017, IFRC has received recognition from Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS), a government Halal authority of Singapore.

On 28th May 2018IFRC has received recognition from Korea Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (KMFDS).

IFRC has a number of qualified staffs graduated from reputable local and international universities in the field of Islamic Studies, Food Science, Food Engineering, Bio Medicine, ICT and International Business. With years of experience and expertise in Halal certification, our very own Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Tuan Haji Abdullah Fahim Ab Rahman and his team of experts are also able to provide consultation on any required Halal matters.

Tuan Haji Abdullah Fahim has been working closely with the World Halal Council as the member of Executive Committee and has been appointed as the Secretary General, Assistant Secretary and as Treasurer. IFRC has been focusing on Halal certification work in Asia region, especially Hong Kong and China. IFRC Logo is recognized and accepted worldwide.


Established in 2002, IFRC has started its operation as Halal certification body in Malaysia under Bahtera Lagenda Sdn. Bhd. certifying local and exports products, local and international food premises as well as food chains.

In 2008, IFRC was granted a full membership by WHC, a federation of global Halal certifiers, which made IFRC certificate acceptable worldwide. With this membership, IFRC is affiliated with Islamic Councils and Associations of 32 other members from all over the World such as Australia, Philippines, Turkey, South Africa, USA, Russia, Germany etc. and recognised by the respective countries.

In 2009, IFRC has been registered as Halal certification body in Hong Kong and has since expanded its market to Hong Kong, China and the rest of Asia Region. In 2012, Malaysian Government has enforced a new ruling to appoint Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) as the sole Halal certifier in Malaysia for locally distributed products and local food outlets. As a result, IFRC moved its target market from Malaysian companies to foreign companies mainly China and Asia Region.

Currently, its number of clients has reached more than 700 companies. From 7th January 2015 to 6th January 2017, IFRC has received a recognition by Islamic Religious of Singapore (MUIS), a government authority and a sole custodian of Islamic Affairs and Halal Certification in Singapore. Recently on 28th May 2018, IFRC has received recognition from Korea Ministry of Food & Drug Safety (KMFDS).

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