Malaysian Pineapple Industry Board (MPIB)

Also known as Lembaga Perindustrian Nanas Malaysia in Malay term. Previously known as Lembaga Perusahaan Nanas Tanah Melayu, prior to 1992. A statutory body established in December 1957. The board's functions include financing of agronomic and processing research programs for the industry; negotiation of agreements on prices and grades of pineapples for sale to canneries; regulation of the production, grading and marketing of pineapple for sale to canneries and of canned pineapple; administration of quality control and health regulations; and collection of statistical data and maintenance of statistical records of the industry. Registration is compulsory for carrying on the activities of pineapple preparation, labeling, cans imports and canned pineapple exports.
Notes:   Available in English and Malay versions.

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Guide ID: 1692 - Last Updated: August 16, 2013