Abstract: The Halal industry involves farm-to-table operations. This has led to the development of new links within the value chain most notably in the area of information technology. Given the advancement in science and technology and the on-going initiatives to improve society, it is essential that the Halal concept be fully understood by industry players as well as customers. Halal traceability system and Halal tracking system are emerging as lucrative areas in the global Halal market. An effective traceability and tracking system in Malaysia is essential to mitigate the risks associated with Halal that can disrupt the international trade of Malaysian Halal food. Traceability and tracking systems function as a tool for communication making information available along the supply chain. However, recently Malaysias latest claim to be one of the Halal hubs in the world was put to test due to the unbelievable result of recent raid carried out by the Malaysia authorities. The finding was appalling and unethical as some so-called Halal foods manufacturers do not comply with the regulation set by the Malaysia authorities. The commotion pertaining to this issue was immense where the Muslim consumers in Malaysia began to question the effectiveness of Halal food traceability and tracking in Malaysias market. This study is written to discuss on the approaches towards Halal traceability and tracking currently used in Malaysia. Specifically, this study discusses the conceptual architecture on Halal traceability and Halal tracking system for Halal food product in Malaysia.
Suhaiza Zailani, Zainal Arrifin, Nabsiah Abd Wahid, Rosly Othman and Yudi Fernando, 2010. Halal Traceability and Halal Tracking Systems in Strengthening Halal Food Supply Chain for Food Industry in Malaysia (A Review). Journal of Food Technology, 8: 74-81.