Halal Assurance System

Halal Assurance System is a carefully developed plan, an integrated management system to ensure the halal integrity is intact throughout the halal supply chain. It serves as the guiding document to maintain the consistency of halal product or services produced or offered by the company. Halal Assurance System is a mandatory requirement for certain Malaysian Halal Standards, but it is a mandatory requirement for Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) halal certification. For halal best practice purposes, it is strongly recommended for the company to have a customise Halal Assurance System that suits their company specific needs.

It is very important for the company to understand the processes involved throughout the supply chain and as to construct a manageable plan to prevent the risk of contamination or quality issues to the halal certified products. Depending on the requirements of certifying bodies, the major elements to construct the Halal Assurance System include Halal Assurance System Manual, Management Responsibility which includes the roles and responsibilities of the Internal Halal Committee or Halal Management Team, identification of halal critical points and its control measures, managing non-conformance, traceability, internal audit and management review.

The Halal Assurance System manual is perhaps one of the most important prerequisite for a successful maintenance of the halal system in any establishment. It provides a step-by-step approach with clear methodology on how to improve the overall system, not only on the shariah, but also the quality aspects of the halal products or services.

Normative References:

  1. JAKIM: Guidelines For Halal Assurance Management System Of Malaysia Halal Certification
  2. General Guidelines Of Halal Assurance System LPPOM MUI