Chinese Proprietary Medicines (CPM) refer to medicinal products, used according to the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) system of therapeutics, that have been manufactured into finished dosage forms (for example, tablets, capsules, pills). The finished product contain Chinese herb as active ingrdients and these are generally safe for comsumption.
Health Supplements (HS) refer to a diverse group of products commonly consumed for the purpose of supplementing the diet and enhancing health. They are usually presented in dosage forms such as capsules, softgel, tablets and liquids. Some examples of health supplement include vitamins, minerals (eg. calcium, iron, magnesium) and herbal supplements (eg. Echincea, Guarana). These product typically contain ingredients from natural sources. They are not medicinal product meant to prevent, trat, curve or alleviate the symptoms of medical diseases or conditions and are generally considered low-risk.
An Arabic term which means "permissible" or "lawful". Halal food refers to food that is permissible for Muslim consumption. A food is deemed as Halal if it meets the following conditions
The product does not contain any ingredient and derivatives from any non-Halal sources
(eg. pork, blood, alocoholic beverages, birds of prey with sharp claws, animals that live on
both land & water, carnivores).
The product does not contain any ingredient and derivatives from animals not slaughtered
in accordance to the Shariah Law or considered as Najis.
The product and ingredent is prepared, processed or manufactured using equipment
and facilities that are free from contamination with Najis.
During its preparation, processing, packing, storage and transportation, it should be fully separated from any other food that does not meet the requirements specified in items (a), (b), (c) and/or (d) or any other things that are considered as Najis by Shariah Law.