A Framework for Tracing the Flavouring Information to Accelerate Halal Certification

S.F.M. Hashim, J. Salim, S.A. Noah, W.A. W. Mustapha


Halal industry is a new sector in the manufacturing industry in Malaysia and is a fast-growing global business. In Malaysia, JAKIM is the body responsible in matters relating to approve the halal certification. However, the process of issuing the halal certificate is time consuming. Based on the delay in issuing the halal certificate, this study conducted a case study to examine issues in halal certification. The reasons for the delay in issuing halal certification is the constraints in determining halal status of flavouring due to the absence of halal certificate when auditors were processing the documentation for applying certification. In addition, the inconsistent use of terms among the food producers and the auditors makes it difficult to trace halal status of flavouring. The case study also found that there is no framework that can help to trace the halal status of flavouring ingredient systematically. Thus, the study contributes a framework for tracing flavouring information to accelerate halal certification.


Halal; Halal Certification; Ontology; Traceability Framework;

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