Halal Industry Case Study

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Halal industry
Malaysia is a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and multilingual society where Halal has now become a universal concept. Halal stands not only for just and fair business but also for animal welfare, social justice and sustainable environment. It is no longer a concept confined or restricted to the slaughtering of animals for the consumption of Muslims but encompasses products and services of the highest quality that meet the ever increasing awareness and needs of non-Muslim consumers in a demanding market (Golnaz, Zainalabidin, Mad Nasir, & Eddie Chiew, 2010). Halal industry is a vast industry that consists of several sectors; ranging from food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, services, banking and finance. This industry has
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Halal is a matter pertaining to Islamic law and is under the jurisdiction of the state but the state's jurisdiction is limited only to Muslims. (Halim & Ahmad, 2014).The enforcement of TDA 2011 by the Malaysian government is to ensure that only two parties; JAKIM and JAIN or MAIN are trusted to issue Halal certification in Malaysia and responsible to take action towards any abuse of Halal label (Halim & Ahmad, 2014). Due to this circumstances, JAKIM use Malaysian Standards (MS) and the Manual Procedure of Halal Certification Malaysia as guideline for halal certification (Kamilah & Mustafa 2012). The system was continuously updated by JAKIM26. In order to gain Halal certification, manufacturers must adhere to strict cleanliness and quality controls (Abdul Talib et al., 2008). In addition, to meet the Halal requirement, food producers are encouraged to adapt and maintain standards that meet global benchmarks such as ISO9000, Codex Alimentarius, QA, HACCP, Good Hygienic Practice (GHP), and SOPs (Abdul Talib et al., 2008). Application for Halal Certification Certificate for national and international market must be forwarded directly to JAKIM. Halal documentation is necessary documents needed by a new company which wants…show more content…
It is from this formation that JAKIM now becomes a government agency governing the halal related affairs (Malaysian Halal Directory, JAKIM, 2013). Thus the power describe for government’s agency shall be inherited by JAKIM in helping the government to administer the halal related affairs. The usual powers of a government’s agency are wide that it includes the power vested in the legislative, executive and judiciary (N. A. Aziz, Noriah Ramli, et al.,

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