Halal certification training was held in BSCA
On 20-21 November 2018 Basem
Altarawneh, senior standards specialist from the Emirates Authority for
Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) and sheikh Omar Abdullah, representative
from the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments (GAIAE) held a
training for BSCA staff regarding standards UAE.S GSO 2055 Halal products – Part One: General Requirements for Halal Food, UAE.S GSO 993 Animal
Slaughtering Requirements According to Islamic Rules and UAE.S GSO 2055-2 Halal products – Part Two: General Requirements for Halal
Certification Bodies. The training was also attended
by BelGIM representatives, specialists from certification bodies and relevant
experts. Basem Altarawneh and Omar Abdullah kindly shared Islamic perspective
on halal certification and related issues with the audience which expanded the
knowledge of the audience in halal sphere. Participants of the training also used
a wonderful opportunity to get answers for practical cases from sheikh Omar
Abdullah, a theologian who is authorized to give a relevant judgment since
halal sphere is inextricably linked with Islam.
Following the training all the participants
were given corresponding certificates about participation therein.
Reference: Basem Altarawneh is a recognized
specialist with over 20 years of professional experience in standardization sphere.
He is also known as sophisticated technical expert in halal sphere. Over the last
11 years Basem Altarawneh has been working for the Emirates Authority for
Standardization and Metrology (ESMA), cooperating with the Gulf Accreditation
Centre (GAC). In his work he combines both involvement in development of
standards and participation in the assessments as a technical assessor.