The global market of halal products is estimated at 2.3 trillion US dollars annually and is expected to grow steadily over the next years. Halal certification of products states that the manufacturing facility complies with halal regulations during manufacturing or processing. However, new regulations in some Islamic countries point to the risk of microbiological culture media carrying hidden non-halal materials into production areas, thus compromising the halal certification status.
Ir. Nur Wahid, M.Si
Indonesia Council of Ulama (LSP MUI)
Director of Halal Product Division of Professional Certification Body
Nur has a bachelor’s degree in food technology and master’s in industrial technology. In various positions since 1994, he has worked as an auditor, supervisor, competency assessor, and trainer in the halal assurance of foods, drugs and cosmetics.
Andreas Bubert, PhD
Senior Product Manager, Culture Media Food & Beverage
Andreas received a PhD in molecular microbiology for his research and diagnostics work on Listeria. He has over 24 years’ experience at MilliporeSigma, focusing on microbiological solutions for the food and beverage industries. He is a member of AOAC RI Advisory Council and has authored over 50 publications.
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