Asia Food Centre

Home > Centre > Asia Food

“Asia’s Leading Halal Food Centre”

Asian Food Validation Centre or ASIA FOOD is a manufacturing, processing and validation centre developed by MARA in collaboration with the Ministry of Health Malaysia to provide entrepreneurs in the food and beverage industry with comprehensive training, support and consultation services in food technology and manufacturing. For more information please visit – http://www.micet.unikl.edu.my/asiafood/

It is estimated that Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) contribute to almost 99.2% of business establishments in Malaysia and the food processing sector accounts for the largest sector among SMEs. With Malaysia emerging as one of the major players in the Halal industry globally, the growth opportunity for food manufacturers in Malaysia is immense. Realising the potential, MARA developed ASIA FOOD – a one-stop-centre equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and expert trainers which will be able to provide:


  1. Guidance on business registration & licensing application
  2. Halal & technical consultation
  3. Food chemical & bio analysis services
  4. Food processing & manufacturing facilities
  5. Packaging & distribution services
  6. Training on marketing and promotion

With ASIA FOOD existing collaboration with the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrient, University of Maryland and in the pipeline to expand the collaboration and partnership with relevant parties between ASIA FOOD and the Ministry of Health’s Department of Food Safety and Quality, Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC), Department of Chemistry, ASIA FOOD is progressing towards being recognised as an Accredited Certification Body (ACB) by the Department of Standards Malaysia (DSM) and Certification Body (CB) by the Ministry of Health Malaysia. By strengthening this partnership, ASIA FOOD is also able to provide guidance on business registration and licensing application. This will pave the way for ASIA FOOD to become a ONE STOP CENTRE and world-class Halal Validation Centre, as well as a centre to develop competent human capital who are knowledgeable in Halal food technology and manufacturing

Besides training and consultation, ASIA FOOD also actively produces its own brand of high-quality food products for commercialisation. The products are a result of UniKL’s R&D initiatives which sees researchers and academicians in the related field actively producing innovative food products which have huge commercial value. These products are then mass-produced and commercialised as a source of income for ASIA FOOD and UniKL.

In addition, ASIA FOOD also acts as a teaching factory for UniKL lecturers and students where they are exposed to the actual food production methods and industrial practices. This Production Based Education (PBE) has led to UniKL students being able to obtain a holistic education as they are able to see for themselves and apply the theoretical knowledge taught in classrooms in actual industrial settings. ASIA FOOD has also kept abreast with the latest technology and advancement in factory production. Through this, ASIA FOOD is able ro support UniKL’s Industrialmanship programme where students are required to attend industrial training sessions as early as semester one, giving them exposure to a real working environment early on. This provides them with the hands on knowledge and experience and this will eventually increase their employability great career prospects upon graduation.

Through an A to Z, all-inclusive training and consultation service provider, ASIA FOOD hopes to ensure the sustainability of start-up businesses in food processing and manufacturing as well as introducing new technology and innovation into existing food enterprises. Besides advice and assistance to improve the manufacturing process flow and business productivity, ASIA FOOD also strives to ensure that products which are produced abide by the international food safety and quality standards as a means to increase the product’s marketability and competitiveness in the global Halal market.

Asia Food is fully equipped with advanced technology machinery. There are 9 mini factories Asia Food, as listed below:
  • Biscuit & Dough
  • Frozen Pastry
  • Frozen Pratha & Spring Roll
  • Chilled Culinary Paste
  • Frozen Fruit Puree
  • Retort Pouch
  • Spray Dried
  • Sparkling Fruit Juice
  • Freeze Dried

Asia Food has two laboratories :

  • Analysis Laboratory
  • Packaging Laboratory

Inkubator Teknologi Makanan MARA,
Lot 2868, Jln KIP 2,
Kaw Perind. Kepong,
52200 Kuala Lumpur

+603 – 62615209

+606 – 551 2001


1016, Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur

+603 - 2175 4000

+603 - 2175 4001


MOE Registration Certification No: DU011(W)

UniKL website developed & managed by
Corporate Branding & Strategic Communication
Department (CBSCD)

Share This