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DOST-ITDI introduces Halal compliant beauty products

Updated: Dec 15, 2021

The Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) will hold virtually its 2021 Technology Offering, LET'S TALK JAMIIL: Halal Personal Care (Exploring the Muslim World of Beauty), on December 14, 2021.

The event will showcase ITDI-developed Halal compliant beauty products such as moisturizing lipstick, lip balm, herbal whitening toothpaste, moisturizing and lightening soap, and shampoo with hair-growing properties. These are formulated in accordance with the Malaysian Standard 2634:2019 Halal Cosmetics General Requirement and follow the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to ensure quality and safe product development process.

Several top Department officials will grace the event including Secretary Fortunato T. De La Peña; Undersecretary for Research and Development, Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara; and DOST Halal Program Leader and DOST Region XI Director, Dr. Anthony C. Sales.

ITDI will be represented by its Director, Dr. Anabelle V. Briones; Deputy Director for Research and Development, Dr. Christine Marie C. Montessa; Deputy Director for Administrative and Technical Services, Dr. Zorayda V. Ang; and guest speakers from the industry, namely, Dr. Dave D. Centeno, Market Study Specialist, and Ms. Monica Ronda. The latter is a Halal personal care technology adapter and will share related experiences to guide and encourage other prospective adopters.

2021 Technology Offering: Halal Personal Care encourages everyone, both Muslims and Non-Muslims from the local industry, the academe, stakeholders, and entrepreneurs, to join and partake of what the technology has to offer.

Living beautiful and healthy is achievable using ITDI's Halal compliant products.

(DDGotis\\DOST-ITDI S&T Media Service)

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