The Possibility of Uniformity on Halal Standards
inOrganization of Islamic Countries (OIC) Country
Mustafa Afifi Ab. Halim and Mohd Mahyeddin Mohd Salleh
Faculty of Syariah and Law, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia,
71800 Bandar Baru Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
Abstract: The objective of this paper is to analyse the Halal standards among OIC
Country specifically on preparation of food standard. One of the reasons why the Halal
industry cannot grow faster, despite rising demands for Halal products worldwide,
is because there is no consensus on a Halal standard.
Each country has its own certification body, which leads to disagreements over animal feed,
slaughtering methods,packaging, logistics and other issues. Indeed, all sectors of the market
from inter-government agencies to the smallest trader have recognized the need for one global
Halal standard that is recognised by all importing countries.
Amidst the growing number of agencies issuing Halal certificates, there is also an increasing
trend for local government departments to take charge of Halal certification as a result
of the increasing demand for the export of Halal goods. It would be very difficult for countries
to collectively agree on one global Halal standard as this would mean surrendering their
As a conclusion, uniformity and consensus especially among OIC Countries is very much
important in order to ensure Halal standard for OIC Countries can be develop or otherwise
it will be a dream forever.
Implication of this paper is to educate people and industry on the importance of having
uniformity for Halal standard.
Hence, in the future research, it is suggested to study on the establishment of International
Accreditation for Halal.
Read : http://idosi.org/wasj/wasj17(TTHTA)12/2.pdf
Halal Standards Wordlwide
World Applied Sciences Journal 17
(Towards the Traceability of Halal and Thoyyiban Application):
06-10, 2012ISSN 1818-4952
© IDOSI Publications, 2012
Corresponding Author: M.S. Mahyeddin, Faculty of Syariah and Law, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia,
71800 Bandar Baru Nilai, Malaysia. Tel: +6019-5705259, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.