Meat is the primary source of protein originating from animals, which everyone loves since it can be processed into various delicious dishes. Unfortunately, Muslim consumers still often feel doubts about the halalness of meat. The reason is that even though cows and chickens are halal animals for consumption, the meat can become haram if the slaughtering process does not follow Islamic law.
Halal Product Process, or PPH, is a series of activities to ensure product halalness, including providing materials, processing, storage, packaging, distribution, sales, and product presentation.
“Abattoirs-RPH need to implement PPH so that the halal meat is maintained in the hands of consumers. Three things need to be considered: the slaughter location, the slaughter site, and the slaughter equipment,” explained the Halal Auditor of LPPOM MUI, Dr. Priyo Wahyudi, M.Si.
First, business actors are required to physically separate the location of slaughtering halal animals from non-halal animals between the area of the halal slaughterhouse and the size of the non-halal slaughterhouse. It is necessary to have a wall fence of at least 3 (three) meters to prevent the traffic of people, tools, and products between the slaughterhouses.
RPH locations may not be in areas prone to flooding, polluted by smoke, odors, dust, and other contaminants, and have facilities for handling solid and liquid waste separate from non-halal slaughterhouses. In addition, the basic construction of all RPH buildings must prevent contamination and have different doors to enter slaughter animals and exit carcasses and meat to avoid cross-contamination.
Second, business actors are required to separate slaughter places between halal and non-halal. This includes animal shelters, animal slaughter, skinning, innards removal, withering rooms, carcass handling, cooling rooms, and waste handling facilities.
Third, business actors must use slaughter tools that meet the requirements. Things that must be considered include using different means for halal and non-halal cleaning tools. Then, it is obligatory to separate the means for halal and non-halal, including the storage area for separate devices.
Halal upstream (RPH) determines the success of downstream halal products. The existence of slaughterhouses that meet the Halal Product Process (PPH) can encourage the achievement of halal certification for food and beverage producers by providing halal meat raw materials. Therefore, please make it a habit to consider what you will consume. One is by checking the halalness of meat products and their processed products on the website www.halalmui.org because it has been confirmed that these three things are achieved. (ZUL)