Technology requirement for Halal quality control
This study identify the appropriate characteristics of assistive technology to facilitate quality control process in halal industry segments namely food and beverages, consumer goods, logistics and cosmetics. 4 separate research projects have been conducted to cover these 4 deferent industry segments. This paper combined the findings and provided a compilation of all the results. Questionnaire surveys were distributed during MIHAS 2016. Main data collection was done on industry in Johor in southern part of Malaysia. The 7 elements of technology characteristics selected for this study are speed, convenient, integrated, auto-report, customizable, cost and data accessibility. Findings show that each industry segments have different technology characteristics preference. Majority of respondents agreed that technological assistance in halal quality control is vital in helping companies to ensure the halal integrity of their product and services.
Keywords: halal industry, quality control; technology assistance; food and beverage; consumer goods; cosmetics; logistics