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Inculcating Halal values in seaweed production for competitive positioning

Mohammad Noor, Normawaty and Muhammad Noor, Sarina and Encik Weliyadi, Anwar and Salleh, Rukisah (2018) Inculcating Halal values in seaweed production for competitive positioning. The International Medical Journal Malaysia, 17 (Special Issue 1). pp. 37-40. ISSN 1823-4631

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Seaweed industry is important in several countries including Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The seaweed, Kappaphycus is widely used in a variety of food products as an excellent nutritional supplement. There are several stages in producing raw Kappaphycus for industry such as cultivation and harvest. Most of these steps follow a traditional way which has been practiced from one generation to another. As seaweed is part of the main ingredients in many final produce, its processing must incorporate cleanliness and quality aspect. Therefore, a focus on Halal is of utmost importance. Halal is a concept that stresses on shariah law and ensuring the utmost quality which benefits most producers especially in food and supplement products. However, the knowledge of Halal is still limited in marine production including seaweed. The seaweed process has gone through numerous stages yet none of them has been checked on its Halalness aspect. This study is to deliberate on the aspect of Halalness for each stage involved, including cultivation and harvesting. To achieve this, observations and literature search were performed and findings showed that there is lack of hygienic practices in handling seaweed production. Therefore, conjoint initiatives among university-industry-government are needed to enhance the value proposition of the seaweed production as it complies with the concept of Halalness. This will contribute towards the development of Halal ecosystem from seed to harvest of quality seaweed production.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6635/64930
Uncontrolled Keywords: algae, wholesome, quality of life, Islamic, Tayyibah
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP368 Food processing and manufacture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Marine Science
Depositing User: Dr Normawaty Mohammad Noor
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2018 09:46
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2018 15:41
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/64930

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