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OUR POLICY

POLICY OF THE MUSLIM CONGRESS HALAL AUTHORITY


INTRODUCTION

The TMC Halal authority is the authorized certification and quality assurance body of The Muslim Congress. It aims to developHalal products standards and accreditation process and procedures for Halal products certification

VISION

To be the foremost Halal certification body in Nigeria

MISSION

To develop Halal products standard and conduct Halal product inspection in accordance with Islamic Law (Shariah) and in line with internationally accepted and reliable standards for both domestic and foreign consumers.

OBJECTIVES

  • To develop and establish Halal products standards inconformity with Islamic Law and parallel to International food standards.
  • To study and analyses the challenges in the Halal productsstandard accreditation process and identify corrective actions, whiledeveloping acceptable and reliable procedures for food producers, consumers and concerned bodies of both the public and private sectors
  • To develop human capacity in the field of Halal productscertification with the goal of producing highly qualified personnel
  • To carry out inspections of Halal products sites upon request, the results of which will be forwarded to the board of trustees and council of Ulamas for consideration and final approval
  • To ensure traceability of already certified Halal products, raw materials, production processes in order to maintain quality and standard accordingto Halal products Standard requirements.
  • To coordinate and collaborate with public and private bodies in order to develop Nigerian Halal products to meet international Halal products standards and also to liaise with international Halal organizations and other Halal accreditation groups to increase reliability and acceptability of Nigerian Halal products standard.
  • To promote researchinto Halal products within and those imported into the country and to study Halal products standard accreditation to ensuremore reliability and acceptability among concerned groups.
  • To disseminate information on accreditation and permission for using the Halal logo on certain products as well as revoking Halal accreditation and Halal Logo from food products not conforming to Islamic Law (Shariah) and international food standards.

CORPORATE STRATEGY

  • Management on the basis of good governance
  • Determine the context of standards and management of Halal products quality
  • Build more reliability and acceptability of Halal products standard
  • Promote and support Halal products for export

HALAL CERTIFICATION PROCESS

Halal productis a product that meets all the regulations on food safety, hygiene and sanitation, whose composition does not contain a single ingredient that is forbidden for Muslims to use, which applies the requirements of Halal production standards, and which does not use prohibited raw materials and other resources. Halal standard is a document that clearly defines procedures of Halal certification.

Halal standard prescribes:

  • What is allowed and what is forbidden to Muslims,
  • How implementation of the provisions of Halal standards is certified and verified,
  • How the Halal slaughter of animals is performed (if require),
  • How Halal products are marked,
  • Which additives are Halal, and which are not.
  • The concept of Halal in Islam has very specific motives;
  • To preserve the purity of religion
  • To safeguard the Islamic mentality
  • To preserve life
  • To safeguard property
  • To safeguard future generations
  • To maintain self-respect and integrity.

BENEFITS

The implementation of Halal standard requirements achieves two goals: fulfilling the obligations and customer satisfaction, which gives companies certain advantages. Obtaining Halal certification opens the door of global Halal market to companies for sale of their products.

The economic importance of Halal for companies:

  • Market potential
  • Fast growth of Halal market
  • Competitive advantages and security of Halal products in the long term

The importance of Halal for consumers:
  • Healthy products
  • Additionally controlled and monitored
  • Present in all the dietary habits
  • Acceptable for all ages
  • Acceptable for members of other religion

PROFILE OF MANAGEMENT TEAM


Dr. Ibrahim Adekunle Oreagba is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Pharmacology Therapeutics and Toxicology, College of Medicine University of Lagos Idi-Araba. He is a Consultant Pharmacist/Clinical Pharmacologist with a Masters and Doctorate degree in Pharmacology from the University of Lagos. He also has a Post Graduate Certificate in Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine London U.K.He is a Fellow of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists. He is the Pharmacovigilance Coordinator, South West Zone, Nigeria and a Core Technical Member/Consultant to the National Drug Safety Advisory Committee, NAFDAC He is a Member, Board of Examiners West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacistsand Editor in Chief, West African Journal of Pharmacy. He has published over 50 original scientific papers in the field of public health pharmacy, pharmacovigilance, pharmacoepidemiology, rational drug use, chemotherapy and toxicology in local and international journals.

Professor Ahmed Adebowale Adedeji studied biochemistry at the Ogun State University, now Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria, where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in 1992. Being very much interested in drugs and medical sciences, he studied Pharmacology for a Master’s degree, obtained MPhil degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (2004) and a PhD in Pharmacology (2007) at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Prof. Adedeji had his postdoctoral training with the WHO/TDR, Geneva, Switzerland, as a Career Development Fellow in 2008-2009. He started his academic career as a lecturer at the OlabisiOnabanjo University, Nigeria in 1997 where he worked until 2011 when he joined Kampala International University, Uganda. He is currently a Professor of Pharmacology with over 50 publications in peer reviewed international journals in malaria disease control and chemotherapy. He is presently working on effects of malaria and antimalarial drugs on organismal development and later life events.

Mallam Abdul-Azeez Ajala has a first degree in Microbiology, Masters in Environmental Management from the University of Lagos and MSc in Public Health Management from Ladoke Akintola University. He is a member of American Society for Quality (ASQ) and Association of Industrial Microbiologists of Nigeria (AIMN). He is also a Member of Institute of Science and Technology and a Fellow of Association of African Entrepreneur. He is also an ISO 9001, 14000 and 22000 Certified Lead Auditor. He is an IRCA (International Register of Certificated Auditor) registered QMS auditor. A GxP and HACCP expert.

Dr. Sakirdeen Abidemi Ajani has a B.Sc. degree in Microbiology with a Second class Honors (Upper Division) from the University of Lagos, M.Sc. (Microbiology) from the University of Lagos and PhD in Applied and Environmental Microbiology from University of Lagos and UKZN, Pietermaritzburg Campus, South Africa. He has a Certificate in Packaging of Fresh and Processed Food Products, Organized by the India Institute of Packaging Mumbai, India.
He is a Member, Association of Industrial Microbiology of Nigeria (A.I.M.N).
Member, American Society for Microbiology (A.S.M), Washington DC, U.S.A Member, Society for Applied Microbiology (SFAM), BRITAIN.

Sheikh Muhammad Jamiu Tirmidhi, has a bachelor and masters degree in Islamic religious knowledge with bias in education. He also has intermediate, secondary and NCE in Arabic studies He is a school proprietor and the Deputy Zonal Coordinator, LEAMPS.
He is a Senior Assistant Education Officer, The Imam, TMC National Headquarters and delivers sermon at TMC Dawah Centre, Ijeshatedo, Lagos.

Imam Sherifdeen Ibrahim has a Certificate in Arabic Language and Islamic Studies.
He is an expert in Islamic art, design and history. He also has an O.N.D. in general art and H.N.D. in Painting. He is an Islamic Preacher and a regular guest speaker on HISNUL-MUSLIM; a weekly Islamic programme on Rave TV. He is an Imam of TMC National Headquarters and Imam, Abule-Okuta (Temidire) Central Mosque, Bariga, Lagos.