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For details, refer to the following. Translated from the final draft of the ASEAN Taskforce guidelines for halal food as a result of the meeting.The Third Meeting of ad-Hoc Working Group on ASEAN Halal Food Guidelines between 24 - November 26, 1997 in Bangkok . The draft states that there is no practical effect, and translations are made up. Unofficially by Prof. Dr. Winai Dahlan and published in a book Halal-HACCP, Halal products, so manufacturers have mastered the production and operational guidance. Halal food distributor in South East Asia and around the world in the future.


The general approach of ASEAN and preparation practices for The Halal food.

1. Objective

To prepare guidelines for the preparation of halal food to the food industry. And provide the necessary basis for the certification of halal food trade between the ASEAN Nations .

2. Operational Framework

    1.The guidelines will be prepared in conjunction with the preparation of such guidelines for good manufacturing practices. Correct hygiene and sanitation.
    2.Applied to the use of the term " halal " conducted by religious authorities in each country. Who is responsible for the certification of halal food products to be distributed among the ASEAN countries.

3. Definition of Islamic Jurisprudence that the food (Halal) and not approved.

   1. Islamic Jurisprudence
        Islamic Jurisprudence (Shariah Law), referring to Islamic law , as stated in the Quran and al-Hadith (the Prophet Muhammad's (Saul 's) practice and discussed), but the Mahdi (consensus of knowledge in religion.) and Guillermo Hoyas (the comparison), which is an acceptable approach in other gas hubs tea Phil E or Hana feed or Maliki or Shanahan Bali is up to each country to adopt this approach to practice. that adhere to the guidelines.

2. Definition of approved foods (Halal)
         Food approved ( halal) or Muslim or halal foods identified. Or with words Or anything else that has the same meaning can be described as follows.
    (A) The composition of the food or the food. Nothing or any products derived from animals which on the way. Islamic jurisprudence is not approved as a food for Muslims. Or an animal being butchered with Islamic principles.
    (B) Considering that no element was found to be " like najis" as stated in Islamic jurisprudence.
  (C) It must not cooked or Processed or manufactured using equipment contaminated with what is considered a good najis. According to Islamic jurisprudence.
    (D) During the cooking process . Storage or transport Those foods Must be strictly separated from other foods. That does not qualify under clause (A) (B) and (C) above or from sources considered to be like najis principles of Islamic jurisprudence

4. Najis principles of Islamic jurisprudence.
       Najis principles of Islamic jurisprudence means
    (A) Things themselves are dirty. (According to Islamic custom ) and can not be cleaned, such as blood and pig carcasses.
    (B) Islam approved foods contaminated with dirt Islamic custom.
    (C) The food is exposed to dirt Islamic custom.

5.   The Source of Halal Food and beverages.
1. Animals

       Animals can be classified into two categories: terrestrial and aquatic animals .
       1.1 Terrestrial animals
           All livestock is considered approved as food except what follows.
    (A)  Animals not slaughtered according to Islamic jurisprudence.
    (B)  Hog
    (C) Dog
    (D) Animals with sharp teeth (Fangs like a dog Or green as long tusks) which is used to kill prey such as tigers, lions, bears, elephants, cats and monkeys.
    (E)  Birds of a claw or birds of prey.
    (F)  Islam permits the killing of animals , including rats, scorpions, snakes, crows.
    (G) Dirty animals such as fleas, lice , flies to the public.
    (H) Animals that live both on land and in water. (Amphibian), such as turtles, alligators.

       1.2 Aquatic animals .
           Aquaculture means the animals living in the water. And can not survive without water , like fish, animals of all kinds are considered permissible in Islam. The animals are poisoned Toxic or harmful to health.

 2. Plant

    Plants and plant products of all kinds are considered halal. The plant is poisonous , toxic or harmful to health.

3. Beverage

    Water and beverages was approved except the poisonous , toxic or harmful to health . Or it is mixed with Yitzhak.

4. Products from plants or animals that are dangerous. If the poison or harmful things out during cooking or preparation . ( Even out toxicity ) are considered halal.

6.  Slaughtering animals
1. Slaughtering animals should approve decisively separated from animals that are not approved. Guidelines are discussed below.
(A) Slaughtering should be done by Muslim believers. This understanding of the rules and conditions of slaughter animals according to religious principles.
(B) The animals will be slaughtered animals approved for food use, according to Islamic custom.
(C) Animals have to have a perfect life, (Before slaughter).
(D) Slaughtering should cut the windpipe , esophagus, arteries. And the veins in the neck.
(E) Having read the word "Bismillah" while slaughtering.
(F) Tool or knife used to slaughter must be sharp . And should not be raised at the time of slaughter.
2.The animals coma or unconsciousness (stunning) shall be as set out in Appendix 1.
Slaughtering Poultry Slaughtering machine use must be in accordance with Appendix 2 .

7.Products Collection Placement and services.
      Halal products storage / placement / or services should be excluded or should be labeled halal or approved at all stages. In order to prevent the mixing or contamination of impurity or forbidden in Islam.

8. Production and Operations
        Halal food is processed when the conditions below.

(A) Products or components of products no elements. Or animal products that are not approved by Islam or animals not slaughtered according to Islamic principles approvals.
(B) The products must not, what is najis Islam contamination, whether more or less.
(C) The product must be prepared through Or produced using equipment and tools . A place that is free of contamination with najis.
(D) During the preparation phase The process, store or transport must be strictly separate from foods that do not meet the conditions in paragraphs (a) (b) and/or (c) or other things That Islam is a good najis.

9. Hygiene and sanitation
1.There is tremendous emphasis on hygiene in Islam . In this combines to various conditions. The fabric used for personal hygiene and workplace tools used in the production of food. The objective is to ensure that . Food produced is clean. Unhygienic and not harmful to health.
2.Health can be defined as najis free of contaminants and harmful pathogens.

3.All food should be cooked through packaging, transportation and storage, according to the format given on hygiene and sanitation in each Member State and by the rules of a child 's governing hygiene , food and other  related standard.

10. The modified guidelines.
           According to the guidelines given above . Each member country may communicate with each other to further some specific content possible. Update and revise the guidelines listed above will be made periodically as appropriate.

Appendix 1: The device makes use of the entire animal, poultry and ruminants.
A. The general approach
    1. Method to make the animal unconscious may be used in two ways: using electricity and engineering tools.
     2. Using anesthetized animals should have a supervisor who is a Muslim , or may control the time employees spend slaughtered Muslims who have been well trained staff or use the Halal certification.
     3. Animals must be stunned temporarily, and should recover to normal on their own within five minutes after being stunned.
      4. Asphyxiation should not result in dead animals or animal was injured permanently.
B.Asphyxiation by electric.
      1.The strength of the electricity used should have staff trained to control.
     2.Tools make the animal unconscious with electricity. Should be the type of government departments responsible for the slaughter was approved.
     3.Using an animal unconscious electricity for poultry should be the type of water (water stunner) only.
      4. The use of animals should be type approved unconscious with head (head only stunner) only by attaching electrodes to the head on both poles.
C.Asphyxiation Mechanical Stunner.
        1.Asphyxiation Mechanical Stunner (mechanical-stunner) should apply only to cattle.
     2.Allow the use of stun a non-penetrating type (non penetrative) like a mushroom (mushroom head).
        3.Tools should not drill through or animal skulls cracked. In order not to cause injury to the animal . Became a permanent injury
         4.Animal skull (later skinless ) will have to show that no traces . Animals permanent injury if the skull is punctured or broken skull carcass shall be deemed not halal. And must be separated from the carcass halal.

Appendix 2: Guidelines for Poultry Slaughtering machine for chicken.
      Slaughtering machine for chicken will be approved for use in the following conditions.
       1.Users are slaughtered or automatic ( the slaughter) must be Muslim. Have to say, "Bismillah" before the slaughter machine.
         2.Muslims must not surrender the power to slice and slice and slice between your work place.
        3.If Muslims butchered users first need to abandon the area where the slaughter. Users must be Muslims butchered one another into active agents . The first would be to stop the slaughter. And Muslim second start from step 1 by default with the "Bismillah".
          4.The blade must be the same type of leaf blades are sharp.
          5.Slaughtering must be cut , pharynx , esophagus, large blood vessels of the neck ( jugular vein and carotid) of poultry there.
         6.The slaughter would have to determine that. Animals were slaughtered properly or not . If the animal can not be slaughtered properly. The slaughter of Muslims whom slaughter. Muslims are required to perform the animal is butchered with knives immediately.

Reference : FT491 Halal Food           .