Quality Assurance in Halal Food Manufacturing in Malaysia: a Preliminary Study

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This paper is about the importance of quality assurance in the manufacturing and handling of halal foods. Since, the Malaysia’s government has decided to be a halal centre or halal-hub in the region as well as international and Department of Standards Malaysia has developed a halal standard for foods, MS1500:2004. It covered from the production of halal foods, preparation, handling and storage in order to implement the food quality practices such as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and ISO9000/ Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP).

In order to acheve and gain world recognition as halal hub, therefore, on 18 September 2006, Malaysia Prime Minister launched the Halal Development Corporation (HDC). Some of the objectives are, championing halal standards including auditing process and halal certification endorsement, leveraging upon development of Halal industry to integrate into global market, developing and promoting Malaysia’s Halal brand and promoting halal concept in Malaysia as well as global market.

The author highlighted on Islamic processing techniques for halal certification and also need to concern and implement the total quality management practice for the marketability. The quality issues in food industry is needed and food and beverage industries in Malaysia were implementing certain standards in food processing as an obligation by Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) including Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

The quality assurance for the products is very important and must be implementing and McDonald’s has implemented strict quality assurance for their food product. In addition, the Halal issues also including in this paper since Malaysia has developed Halal Certification which is a total quality health and sanitary system that involves adopting procedure for slaughtering processing and other related operations...
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