program DVS provides the following services to
new and accredited establishments :
Relevant guidelines and codes of veterinary
5.2 Advice on building guidelines for
5.3 Advice on further remedial measures to
improve and upgrade plants to meet new
requirements from importing countries
5.4 Consultation and advice on the
preparation of manuals for quality assurance
and HACCP programs
5.5 Continuous DVS monitoring and
supervision in the form of surveillance
audits (twice a month) and a review every
At the moment, the government does not levy
any fees for the services. However, the
government reserves the right to charge
reasonable and appropriate fees for all types of
services rendered in future
applications are scrutinised for their
completeness. A complete application will
initiate the following activities:
initial inspection of the plant to evaluate
and assess the status of the current
quality assurance program (Good
Manufacturing Practice programs, other
prerequisite programs, Standard Operating
Procedures, audit, etc.) and also its HACCP
* Follow-up audits will be carried out if
deficiencies are observed during the initial
inspection that warrants repairs and
upgrading of facilities.
final inspection report will be evaluated
and the findings submitted to the
Departmental Standing Committee for the
Award of the VHM Logo for consideration.
being awarded, the applicant will receive an
official letter of approval, the VHM logo
with the establishment number and all the
conditions that must be abided by strictly.
Conditions for Use Of Logo
accredited plants are allowed to use the logo
subject to the following conditions :
logo can be imprinted on labels / packaging
of approved products only. Samples of logo -
imprinted packaging either in photographic
or normal-size form should be submitted to
DVS as evidence of use.
logo is non-transferable to other products
and premises of production.
management of approved establishments agree
to give access to DVS staff for purposes of
inspection, surveillance and compliance
audit, and sample collection for laboratory
changes in management, plant and processing
operations have to be promptly notified to
DVS but in any case not later than 30 days
after such changes.
8. Conditions for
Withdrawal Of Logo
award can be withdrawn on the following
Non-compliance observed during surveillance
and review audits.
Change in the location of the premises used
for normal operations.
Change in the management of the company.
Changes in the system of operation as
compared to the one approved at the
time of award.
Voluntary request for withdrawal from the
Non-usage of logo for a continuous period of
two (2) years.
Benefits of the program
the Producers (Processing Plants)
processing plants are under the continuous
supervision of a Competent autothority, that
is, the Department of Veterinary Services,
Products from accredited plants have
considerable competitive edge in terms of
market access and marketability.
degree of confidence on the hygiene and
safety of the products produced.
Reliable indicator of good plant
Boosting buyer’s confidence towards products
from accredited plants.
Easier acceptance in applications for access
to foreign markets.
Faster export document processing at DVS
(within three working days) after
the receipt of application.
Greater assurance of food safety to
Significant contribution towards improved
Expansion in the range of products safe for
Constant protection of consumer’s health
interest by the government.
Further Information and Inquiries
Veterinary Health Mark Accreditation Program is
under the purview of the Veterinary Public
Health Division, Department of Veterinary
Services, Malaysia. All inquiries and requests
for further information and particulars
regarding the above program can be directed to
the following address :
Veterinary Public Health Division,
Department of Veterinary Services,
Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry
Wisma Tani, Podium Block 4G1 & 4G2,
Precinct 4, Federal Government Administrative
62630 Putrajaya, Malaysia
603-88702000 ; Fax: 603-88885755