Iranian food producing companies plan to participate in the 11th Malaysia International Halal Food Exhibition to be held on April 9-12. Halal Food producers from 25 countries including Saudi Arabia, Thailand, South Africa, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, China, Palestine, Italy, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, Belgium, Brunei, Russia, Tunisia, Turkey, Morocco, Australia, Chile, France, Pakistan, Bangladesh, The Netherlands and Spain will participate in the four-day event. Over 500 companies from 30 countries took part in the 10th Malaysia International Halal Food Showcase. The word halal means permitted or lawful. Halal foods are foods that are allowed under Islamic dietary guidelines.