The use of the word ‘Halal’ is literally interpreted as something that is permitted. This word refers to many things, including food. In Islam, there are various foods that are allowed and not allowed to be eaten.
Halal food is based on good and legitimate methods in the process of obtaining it. While foods that are not halal tend to be wrong in the process of getting it or actually cause harm when eaten.
In daily life, there are a lot of foods that are halal-sourced, but the processing is incorrect, making these foods not halal. The halal rule of food is also based on Islamic beliefs.
How Halal Food Works?
Making halal meat, animals or poultry are obliged to be slaughtered according to the Islamic beliefs ritual. It is known as Zabihah. The Holy Quran describes how it works to get Halal Food. What is that? Check out the review below:
1. Zabihah requires animals to be alive and healthy before being slaughtered. This is caused by a ban on eating carrion in Islam. As a result, all these animals must be slaughtered by slitting their throats. In advance, these animals must be purified by means of ablution.
2. To remember, the knife used must be sharp and animals slaughtered with only one friction. This aims to minimize pain in animals. It is not only that, the person who slaughtered the animal must recite the two sentences of the creed and Basmala first.
3. After the animal is slaughtered, all the blood in the body of the animal is obliged to be cleaned. This is still in line with the prohibition on eating carcasses, including blood on the bodies of slaughtered animals.
4. Slaughtering animals by being strangled, beaten hard, and falling animals must not be eaten. Everything must be based on the teachings of slaughtering animals according to Islamic law.
5. Before being slaughtered, animals must be fed as usual. Food and drink needs are met. Diseased animals may not be slaughtered.
6. Equally important, people who slaughter animals must be Muslim and have reached puberty or someone who is an adult. It should be positioned to the Qiblah.
In Indonesia, the Halal Food industry is regulated and is obliged to obtain halal certification from the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) in which there is the MUI Food and Drug Assessment Institute (LPPOM).
As an industry, food and beverage companies must provide a clean place so they can obtain certification from LPPOM MUI. This is the reason why the selection of food factories or warehouses is very important to be considered by a company engaged in the food sector.
One of the factory or warehouse locations in Indonesia is in Karawang New Industry City (KNIC) in West Java. Besides its place that supports the Halal Food industry, KNIC also has various other advantages.
These advantages are strategic locations with access to Jakarta Bandung tollroad, access to Cikarang Dry Port,Kertajati Airport,Tanjung Priok Seaport, Halim Airport, Soekarno Hatta Airport, Elevated Toll Road, Jakarta Bandung Highspeed train, and Jakarta Surabaya double track train. This strategic location also facilitates the delivery of goods everywhere. The basic concept of KNIC itself is a world-class integrated industrial city so that the presence of world-class infrastructure can be seen in this region.