The Deanship of Scientific Research at Sudan University of Science and Technology, in cooperation with the Sudanese Halal Goods and Services Council, organized an informative symposium under the title
"The Role of Research and Studies in Halal Products",
which was presented by Dr. Ali Abdelraziq Ali Lutfi, Secretary-General of the Sudanese Halal Goods and Services Council, with the honor and attendance of Prof Amel Omer Bakhiet, Dean of Scientific Research, and a group of representatives of relevant institutions and bodies, and a number of university professors and those interested in the field.
Prof Amel Omer Bakhiet expressed her happiness and welcome to the symposium and said "many concepts about halal changed after listening to the lecture. that halal should be investigated by any individual in his daily life". She also explained that the country is moving forward through scientific research that puts us in the ranks of developed countries in the world, and the symposium illuminated the way for us and shed light on important issues on the subject of (halal) and we hope to communicate in the future.
Dr. Ali Abdelraziq welcomed the audience, referring to the institution as one of the unique institutions of higher education in Sudan.
“Halal is the legal and scientific knowledge of its aspects in products and awareness and education of individuals in Islamic institutions and societies with that issue.” he said.
He noted that research studies play a major role in determining halal, through biological and laboratory studies and that the halal product is the highest value added to describe a consumer product that observes the principles of Islamic law. He mentioned that in 1994 the foundations and principles were laid for classifying some products, especially those from abroad and reviewed references, magazines, books and scientific papers specialized in halal.
He also talked about misconceptions about halal products, the laws and requirements that govern these, and the role of scientific research in halal products in terms of education, awareness, choices, and the establishment of halal product systems, e.g., the Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC), the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (aka Jakim), the Indonesian Ulema Council (aka MUI), the Saudi Food and Drug Authority, Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA), and the Association for the Inspection and Certification of Food And Supplies (GIMDES) in Turkey.