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Food Safety Information System of Malaysia (FoSIM)


FoSIM is a one-stop web-based system that caters to various user groups namely public, food importers, exporters, handlers and the Health Ministry of Malaysia. The Food Safety and Quality Division (FSQD) is able to monitor traceability information via FoSIM of the entire food industry supply chain and its governing bodies in the country.

The system can be separated into two parts: physical infrastructure and software applications. Infrastructure is solar-powered hardware that consist of camera with video analytics capabilities as well as network equipment, and software is an application that enable monitoring by authorities and relevant stakeholders is to be installed in end users’ smart devices..

Technology Summary

An integrated enterprise web system that handles the entire supply chain of the food industry which includes Export, Import, Certification, Licensing, Sampling, Inspection and Training

Industries: Forestry, Government

  •  Micro-service oriented
  • Offline-enabled modules
  • Big data decision-making
  • Data security and protection
Technology Benefits
  • enhanced contravention management
  • Monitoring and alert of system tasks
  • Mobile device-enabled
  • Transparent procedures and processes

FoSIM monitors, governs and presents traceability information about food products from farm to fork.


FoSIM comprises the following features: 

  • Micro-Service Oriented
    FoSIM is a large-scale system built in modular services where each module supports a specific business goal.
  • Offline-Enabled Modules
    The system functions without an Internet connection for certain modules..
  • Big Data
    The wealth of data that is collected by the system will lead to better decision-making and establishment of future programs/policies.
  • Data Security and Protection
    Using HTTP protocol that requires a certificate to encrypt data, the gateway recognises unauthorised login attempts and subsequently probes for further credentials.

Technology Benefits

The main impacts of the IoT-based Smart Forest Monitoring and Surveillance System are:

  • Enhanced Contravention Management
    Early detection of food violation and notifying the right people at the right time
  • Monitoring and alert of System Tasks
    The system detects delays, triggers reminders and escalates pending tasks
  • Mobile Device-Enabled
    The Inspection and Sampling modules are accessible in offline mode and supported on handheld devices for ease of use..
  • Transparent Procedures and Processes
    System users will be well-informed of the procedures and processes through transparency in decision-making processes, and accountability in implementation.
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