Date of Award

Spring 2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Engineering Management - (M.S.)

Department

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

First Advisor

Layek Abdel-Malek

Second Advisor

Sanchoy K. Das

Third Advisor

Alberto Ivo Dormio

Abstract

Halal Certification is a worldwide recognition that the products are permissible under Islamic law. These products are thus edible, drinkable or usable by Muslims. It can be extended to industrial machinery and tools. This Certification must be issued by a Notified Body under the supervision of an IMAM. Focus of the Certification are GMPs and Food Contact Materials and Articles. Four main phases to achieve Certification (the scheme is the same of ISO 14001, ISO 18001 and ISO 9001):

  • Pre-Audit - The activity is to evaluate the documentation describing our internal system.
  • Audit - The activity is to evaluate how the Organization works in coherence with the documentation.
  • Issue of Certification - Released by an accredited Imam.
  • System verifications - The Certification has to be revised and confirmed every year by the Notified Body and after three years a new complete audit has to be carried out.

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