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12/27/2013

Harmonization of
Halal Food Standards
Halal Congress Middle East
16-18 December, 2013

Hamed K.Lateef
Chairman
Technical Food Committee
Pakistan Standards & Quality Control Authority ( PSQCA )

Experience with Standards


@ Pakistan Standards & Quality Control Authority ( PSQCA )

Halal Food Management System Requirements


For
Chairman
(Technical Food
Standards)
Any Organization
InCommittee,
The Food Halal
Chain
PS: 3733-2010
General Criteria For The Operation Of Halal Certification
Bodies PS: 4992-2010
Conditions for Halal Food Conformity Assessment Bodies
PS: 5142-2013

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Experience with Standards


@ Tti- Testing Laboratories

Amongst the first Pakistani Labs to achieve ISO/IEC 17025


US CPSC Conformity Assessment Body
Largest Accredited Testing Scope
Member, Technical Standards ASTM
Member, AATCC
Member SDC
Accreditation Awareness Trainer / Activist

@ Tti- Inspection Pvt Ltd


One of the 5 Accredited Inspection Bodies in Pakistan.

Harmonization of Standards ?
unif ying REQUIREMENTS from
MULTIPLE STANDARDS to provide one
INCLUSIV E STANDARD businesses can
use to demonst rate compliance

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BUT Before Harmonization,


Understanding the Difference !
S c i e n t i f i c S t a n d a rd s
Formulation based on
Technical Requirements.
Flexible ;Basics can be
changed/ Revised.
Can incorporate any Logical
/Scientific consensus.
Created for Ease &
Uniformity

H a l a l S t a n d a rd s
Formulation based on
Shariah Fundamentals &
Obligations.
Inflexible : Shariah Law
cannot be changed.
Cannot incorporate any
consensus against Shariah
Created for Allahs Pleasure

Understanding the Fine Line

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Whats Haram is Haram !


Istihala/ Ijtehad
Prerequisites
Conditions
Validity

Adverse Affects if not done properly


Deviation from the True Spirit of Halal
Based on contemporary intellectual methods NOT Shariah
Law

Factors affecting the


Sustainability & Acceptability

Trustworthiness and Doubt Free


Shariah Compliance
Acceptability by the Ullema
Acceptability by the Masses
Integrity of Certification

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What needs to be done


Halal Standards are available!

What needs to be done


Halal Certification Bodies are available!

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What needs to be done


Industry to Implement Halal Standards
Certification Bodies to be Accredited
Transparency and Integrity of the
Accreditation
No Compromise on Shariah

What is Accreditation
Agreement between National Accreditation Body & HCBs
Pre-Assessment-If required
Final Assessment / Audit
N.Cs and Observations
Closing of N.Cs
Approval by the Halal Accreditation Committee / Peer Review Committee
Outcome of the Review Meeting
Final Approval by Chair
Grant of Halal Accreditation

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The Halal Concept

JazakAllah!
Hamed K.Lateef
hamed@ttilabs.net