HALAL Assurance System is a systematic approach to identify non-halal contamination and control measures to ensure halal and safety status of products and services. Its implementation is beneficial for companies with reference to PDCA cycle as continuous improvement is required to ensure the integrity of halal products and services once the principles of HAS are implemented. Put it in simple terms, Halal Assurance System adopts a specified system for developing, implementing and improving the effectiveness of controlling halal purity and genuineness. Only halal certificate holder is allowed to fulfill halal standards, regulations and requirements in halal certification.
HALAL Assurance System also sets out six principles as well as it’s applications. Based on the six principles, the system provides the required systematic approach to ensure and preserve halal integrity of products. Hence it is absolutely wise for companies doing food business or industry to know about the system as it serves as a guideline in describing the practical approach in obtaining halal certification from relevant authorities in Malaysia. However, the manufacturer itself will be responsible for developing and managing the Halal Assurance System to comply with the entire supply chain process aligned with the requirements set by relevant authorities
Possible sources of contamination throughout the whole supply chain (also referred to as halal critical points) will be identified and deemed to be non-compliant with halal standard requirements and policy statement.
Appropriate flow charts that contain all steps involved in the entire supply chain process shall be drafted out and verified against the actual operations through practical onsite inspections. This will help in identifying potential halal contaminations and designing of appropriate control measures.
In the event where there are non-compliant issues, appropriate control measures will be taken in accordance with Malaysian standards.
Corrective actions will be developed, reviewed and carried out in the event of noncompliance. It is essential to preserve the halal integrity of the products or process and the corrective actions shall be ensured to align with established procedures.
Effective documentation and record-keeping system are required to provide evidence of conformity to the requirements and effective implementation of the system
The verification process shall include checking records and operational compliance of the monitoring systems, personnel compliance to operations and audit reports.
It is always advisable to enlist the assistance of professional food handler service provider to help keep your food business on track in terms of the Halal certification and HALAL Assurance System. Magcolm Solutions remains steadfast in welcoming you to be part of the food business component in providing products which are Halal-compliant to the public. Contact us to be your professional food handling partner!