All halal standards emphasize the necessity of training specific people in halal procedures in certified sites or in sites willing to obtain the halal certification. Halal training is considered then essential in these matters.
The importance and benefits of training on halal standards shall be understood through the following points:
Companies should have knowledge on different halal standards accurately and their requirements by knowing what is permitted and what is prohibited in each standard.
Companies should understand how to build a halal management system that complies with these different requirements and how to manage this system.
Companies should have the ability to understand the critical points in halal procedures and how to manage and avoid such risks.
Companies should know the religious background of each halal standard, reasons for prohibition, analyzing them, and how to enforce theses rulings.
Companies should know about critical materials in Islam, the difference between them, and when it’s possible, license sites using such materials and when it is not.
Halal training is the first step that enables you to decide if your site qualifies for halal certification or not.
Types of Halal Training:
There are different types of halal training, ranging from simple exercises to specialized diplomas in the field. We present here the most important types of halal training, which are:
Training of the quality management team in companies already halal certified: This training is specifically directed for the quality management in companies, in which a specialized halal management system can be set and capable of studying and preventing risks and is also able to organize halal production in companies. This type of training is mandatory for all companies that have a halal certificate and must be carried out through a specialized training body. This training must be in line with approved international standards.
Internal training for workers in companies manufacturing halal: This training is directed to the largest segment of laboratories and focuses on communicating important information related to the daily tasks of employees working in halal procedures. This training is carried out by specialized bodies in this field or by the quality management team previously trained by specialists.
Halal internal auditor training: In some large companies, there is a need to have an internal halal auditor to ensure the continuity of the company`s commitment to halal standards. This auditor must have the appropriate training specifically for this job.
Training for the slaughtermen: The halal standard stipulates that all slaughtermen involved in halal slaughter must undergo periodic training that qualifies them to deal with the slaughter of animals according to the Islamic principles and at the same time these principles should be compatible with international animal welfare standards. This training must be carried out by a specialized body and according to approved international halal standards.
Training for auditors on slaughter procedures and slaughterhouses: This task is one of the most complex and most responsible and is directed to people who are appointed as observers of the halal slaughter procedures and slaughterhouses in order to ensure that the slaughter process is carried out in an ideal manner and in accordance with the standards of halal and Islamic law.
Certified Halal Auditor Training: This type of training is specifically for people willing to work as a halal auditor who for those who perform annual audits on manufacturers of halal products. This type of training qualifies people to work for halal organizations around the world and gives them a better chance of getting a job as an auditor.