DTI-ARMM Sends DOST Halal Laboratory Technicians for Training

 Published: 04 May 2014

The Department of Trade & Industry-ARMM sent three (3) DOST Halal Laboratory Technicians for training at the Halal Products Research Institute, University of Putri Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia last April 29-May 4, 2014 to capacitate them on Halal Awareness and Halal Product Testing.


Regional Secretary Sakiran A. Hajan (2nd from left) and Asst. Sec. Abubacar M. Datumanong (right) of Department of Trade & Industry-ARMM; and Secretary Myra M. Alih (2nd from right), DOST are welcomed by Mr. Ahmad Nizam Bin Abdullah (left), Assistant Registrar of Halal Products Research Institute (HPRI), University Putra Malaysia, on their arrival at the HPRI Laboratory on April 24, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Heading the delegation was DTI-ARMM Regional Secretary Sakiran A. Hajan and joining him was DTI-ARMM Assistant Regional Secretary Dr. Abubacar M. Datumanong and DOST Regional Secretary Myra M. Alih. The three (3) DOST Halal technicians were: Hamida Yacob, Ramla Bituanan and Nadjiyah Sinarimbo.

This capacity building is part of the package of the Halal Laboratory Equipment which was turned over by DTI-ARMM to DOST-ARMM last October 23, 2013 and funded out of the ARMM Transition Investment Support Plan (ATISP) of DTI-ARMM.

Salient features of the training included discussion on the acceptable level of alcohol from 0.01% to 1% (Fatwa). Determination of alcohol is important in clinical analysis, environment, food and beverage industry, crucial to its classification as Halal product.

Hands on training on Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry, Porcine Detection in Processed Meat and Fish using Perkin Elmer Detection Kit HaFYS (Halal Verification System) at Halal Laboratory Services has also been included.


Dr. Setiwayan Gumdi, a research fellow from Indonesia assigned at the Halal Policy and Management likewise gave a lecture on Management and Marketing of Halal products, Issues on Fatwa, Halal slaughtering, Islamic Quality System, Haram Analysis Contol Point (HACCP) and Halal Manufacturing Practices (HMP).

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