Call to harmonise halal standards

Dhaka,  Fri,  28 October 2016
Published : 11 Oct 2016, 21:29:45

Call to harmonise halal standards

FE Report

Speakers Tuesday at a programme stressed harmonisation and unification of halal standards and assessment system.

They also laid emphasis on the development of appropriate strategies to tap the potentials of global halal markets.

The opinions came at an awareness training programme on Halal Food, held in the city, according to a statement.

The programme was organised by Bangladesh Accreditation Board (BAB) in collaboration with German Metrology Institute (PTB) and SAARC Secretariat.

Currently, Bangladesh has necessary infrastructure to develop halal accreditation and certification schemes, said A M Badrudduja, secretary at the Ministry of Food, who was the chief guest at the programme.

He laid importance on appropriate strategies to face challenges and tap potentials of global halal markets.

In the day-long programme, halal experts and scholars from SAARC countries made their presentation explaining current status, challenges and prospect of halal products.

The participants exchanged their views and experiences on halal certification, products and process in the program.

Abu Abdullah, director general of the BAB, chaired the programme, while  members from SAARC Expert Group on Accreditation (SEGA) and National Accreditation Focal Points from six SAARC member countries including Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, among others were present at the programme. A
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