Issues in Halal Packaging: A Conceptual Paper
The paper aims to uncover the issues encountered on Halal packaging for Halal food products in order to ensure that not only the ingredients’ Halal status should be considered but the packaging itself must also be included. The method used for this conceptual paper is based from literature reviews from journal articles, theses proceedings and conferences, books and online news which are related with the keywords and research area. Packaging is one of the crucial elements in logistics activities and to ensure the integrity of the Halal status for the contents and the packaging, activities such as production, preparation, storage and transportation should instil the Halal practices. The issues encountered on Halal packaging are Halal certification on the packaging, the Halal methods of product handling and Halal traceability of the packaging. There is a need for greater study on Halal packaging although a lot of researches solely done on the Halal ingredients or contents only. Further research, both empirical and non-empirical, must be done in order to uncover more issues pertaining to Halal packaging. Plus, the study only covers the food product packaging and neglects the types of packaged product such as cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
Key words: Halal; Halal logistics; Halal supply chain; Packaging; Islamic culture
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