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Overview of the halal food control system in Malaysia


Ahmad, Anis Najiha and Ungku Zainal Abidin, Ungku Fatimah and Othman, Mohhidin and Abdul Rahman, Russly (2018) Overview of the halal food control system in Malaysia. Food Control, 90. 352 - 363. ISSN 0956-7135; ESSN: 1873-7129


Awareness of the complexity in the global food chain, combined with several major halal food issues and scandals, are an impetus for major changes in the halal food control system in Malaysia. Malaysia holds a special position in the global halal market as the first country that assigns a government agency to regulate its halal matters and certification. This article describes and discusses the system for halal food control in Malaysia as framed by five important components for an effective national food control system: halal food legislation; halal food management control; inspection; laboratory; and education, communication, and training. Significant improvement has been made on the system; however, a few issues and challenges persist.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Food Science and Technology
Halal Products Research Institute
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2018.02.035
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Halal food; Scandals; Global halal market; Halal food legislation
Depositing User: Mr. Sazali Mohamad
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2019 04:06
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2019 04:06
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/75185
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