SESRIC


OIC- Standardization Experts Group (Halal Food)

The aim of developing a halal food standard is to provide the much needed international benchmark for halal food product certification for the common good of Islamic communities all over the world even in non Muslim countries. On the consumer side, there is a growing demand on halal food in international trade which should be perceived as a consumer right.

The OIC Standardization Experts Group (OIC SEG) held several meetings in Turkey and studied three documents namely “OIC General Guidelines on Halal Food"; "Guidelines for Bodies Providing Halal Certification"; and "Guidelines for the Authorized Accreditation Body Accrediting Halal Certification Bodies". In the second session of the 10th Meeting of the OIC SEG held in October 2009 in Istanbul, in the light of the views and comments of the International Islam Fıkh Academy, all three draft documents were finalized to be submitted for the ratification of the 25th Session of the COMCEC.

Planned / Implemented Meetings

Please Select a Year: 2009 2008


2nd Session of the 10th Meeting of OIC Standardization Experts Group (SEG) on 'Development of the OIC Halal Food Standard and the Procedures'
Date : 13-16 October 2009 Venue : Istanbul Turkey

Istanbul, TurkeyThe Second Session of the 10th Meeting of the OIC Standardization Experts Group (SEG), which was entrusted with the task of development of the OIC Halal Food Standards and Procedures by the 24th Session of COMCEC, held on October 13-16, 2009 in Istanbul, Republic of Turkey. The Turkish Standards Institution (TSE) organized and hosted the Meeting, which was attended by the representatives of 25 Member States of the OIC and the representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina as observer. Furthermore, representatives of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the Coordination Office of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (COMCEC), the Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) and Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Center for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) also attended the meeting. The SESRIC was represented in the Meeting by Mr. Mazhar Hussain, researcher at the SESRIC.

10th Meeting of the Standardization Experts Group (SEG) organized by the TSI
Date : 28-30 April 2009 Venue : Ankara Turkey

The 24th Session of COMCEC entrusted the 10th Meeting of OIC Standardisation Experts Group (SEG) with the task of “Developing Halal Food Standard and Procedures”. Within this framework, the 10th Meeting of OIC Standardisation Experts Group on “Studying and Developing Halal Food Standards” was convened in Ankara on 28-30 April 2009. The Meeting was organised and hosted by the Turkish Standards Institution (TSI). It was attended by the representatives of 30 OIC Member States. Furthermore, the representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina attended the meeting as observer. The representatives of the COMCEC Coordination Office, ICCI, ICDT and SESRIC also attended the Meeting. The SESRIC was represented at the said Meeting by researcher Mr. Murat Ilkin.