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Rational and practical aspects of Halal and Tayyib in the context of food safety


Alzeer, Jawad; Rieder, Ulrike; Hadeed, Khaled Abou (2018). Rational and practical aspects of Halal and Tayyib in the context of food safety. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 71:264-267.

Abstract

Background
Food plays a very important role in our daily life and most foods are based on regional, cultural and religious influences. Halal (permissible) food is emerging as one of the most important issues in food industries. Rational understanding of Halal, Tayyib (pure) and Khabith (impure) and their relationship with food safety is essential in determining Halal food status.
Scope and approach
Initially, Halal food was thought to be free from alcohol and pork. Later on, Tayyib was strongly introduced into Halal food production and led to include food safety requirements as part of Halal food certificates. However, the practical description of Tayyib and the rational merging with Halal have not been well clarified yet. In this context, we would like to give a practical overview of Halal, Tayyib and Khabith concepts, their values and relationship to food safety.
Key findings and conclusion
The rational understanding of Halal, Tayyib and Khabith in the context of food safety is essential. Considering Halal as a subject and Tayyib as a process facilitates Halal certification procedure. The main objective of Tayyib is to produce clean and pure, food and to create a comfortable feeling as the main goal, which can be achieved if food is produced according to Sharia (Islamic principles). Halal labeled food should reflect the concept of Halal and Tayyib, particularly the identification of all ingredients involved in the production, determination of Halal and toxicity status, and removal of repulsive, Najis (ritually unclean) and toxic ingredients.

Abstract

Background
Food plays a very important role in our daily life and most foods are based on regional, cultural and religious influences. Halal (permissible) food is emerging as one of the most important issues in food industries. Rational understanding of Halal, Tayyib (pure) and Khabith (impure) and their relationship with food safety is essential in determining Halal food status.
Scope and approach
Initially, Halal food was thought to be free from alcohol and pork. Later on, Tayyib was strongly introduced into Halal food production and led to include food safety requirements as part of Halal food certificates. However, the practical description of Tayyib and the rational merging with Halal have not been well clarified yet. In this context, we would like to give a practical overview of Halal, Tayyib and Khabith concepts, their values and relationship to food safety.
Key findings and conclusion
The rational understanding of Halal, Tayyib and Khabith in the context of food safety is essential. Considering Halal as a subject and Tayyib as a process facilitates Halal certification procedure. The main objective of Tayyib is to produce clean and pure, food and to create a comfortable feeling as the main goal, which can be achieved if food is produced according to Sharia (Islamic principles). Halal labeled food should reflect the concept of Halal and Tayyib, particularly the identification of all ingredients involved in the production, determination of Halal and toxicity status, and removal of repulsive, Najis (ritually unclean) and toxic ingredients.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:540 Chemistry
Scopus Subject Areas:Life Sciences > Biotechnology
Life Sciences > Food Science
Language:English
Date:1 January 2018
Deposited On:14 Mar 2019 10:29
Last Modified:29 Jul 2020 10:26
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0924-2244
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tifs.2017.10.020

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