The flourishing worldwide Halal food industry needs an excellent and reliable traceability system to ensure that  consumers are persistently well protected from unconsciously consuming non-halal food which is against the Islamic law or the Shari’ah. There are various types of traceability systems being implemented by different food industries, not only in Malaysia but around the world. However, in perspective to the Malaysian Halal industry, there are countless cases discovered by the authorities and the consumers signifying for a better traceability system to be implemented by industry players, in particular the supply chain stakeholders. This paper aims to explore how knowledge management can be a commanding tool for an effective traceability system in our Halal food industry supply chain. The paper kicks off with an overview of the Halal concept followed by a discussion on traceability systems in the Halal food industry as well as the different traceability systems that have been implemented in other food industries globally. The Knowledge Management concept is then discussed and trailed with how it can be used as a tool in the traceability system. The final part of this paper proposes how the knowledge-based system can contribute as an effective traceability system in the Halal food supply chain.
Credit : JOURNAL OF RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS, ISSN: 2289-1358, page 78-85. and http://www.thehalalfood.info

Document : Trace.pdf

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