HALAL PRODUCTS SCIENCE
This field of studies focuses on research and innovation of authentication and detection techniques of non-halal constituents, contaminants and toxicants in food and non-food products including healthcare products. Research and innovation in this field include the development of detection methods using various techniques and procedures (chromatography, spectroscopy, molecular biology, nanotechnology, proteomic, metabolomic, bioinformatics), toyyiban (quality assurance) aspect including safety, wholesomeness, efficacy, food and nutrition benefits and health effect of halal products on consumer, and the aspects of agriculture production which emphasizes slaughtering management and supply chain management.
HALAL PRODUCTS DEVELOPMENT
This field of studies covers research, development and commercialization of products and processes which are halal compliant for the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. The areas covered in this study programme are development of halal products such as protein-based hydrolysates, halal enzymes and meat and meat-based products. The development of halal lipid-based materials will cover halal emulsifiers, fat and oil substitutes and halal specialty fats, while the development of processing aids are alternatives to using porcine enzymes and replacers to non-halal gelatins and other non-halal protein hydrolysates. Examples of products to be developed in this area of study will also include halal food ingredients, halal confectionaries and bakeries, halal cosmetic ingredients, halal pharmaceutical ingredients, halal thickening agents and stabilizers, halal colours and pigments, halal personal care products, halal pharmaceuticals, halal fragrance, halal medicine and vaccines, halal skins, halal packaging, halal sensory, halal dairy products processing, fermented products and ethanol production technology.
HALAL PRODUCTS MANAGEMENT
This field of studies focuses on aspects of business and management of halal products. Issues involved include strategic management (halal products), operational management (halal products), quality management (halal products), logistic management (halal products), international trade management (halal products), strategic marketing (halal products), international marketing (halal products), promotional management halal products), consumer behaviour (halal products) and tourism and hospitality (Islamic perspectives). The difference between this field of studies with the normal management studies is that it not only focuses on the aspects of the management of halal products but also the application of Islamic principles.
SHARIAH AND HALAL LAWS
This field of studies focuses on development and current legal issues of halal products. This includes development of halal products laws, development of fiqh and usul, management of fatawa on halal, development of Islamic legal principles, system and the administration of Islamic laws, international trade laws, consumer protection laws, and product liability and safety laws. The difference between this field of studies with other legal studies is that it not only concerns with the sanctity of halal products but also the application of Islamic legal principles in modern business.
Updated:: 28/06/2023 [salehan]
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Putra Infoport, 43400 UPM Serdang Selangor