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Ensure Validity of your Halal Certification with Suitable Culture Media


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.

The webinar addresses the following topics:

  • Criteria for halal-compliant manufacturing
  • The risk of carrying non-halal contamination into certified facilities
  • Q&A session

Who should attend:

  • This webinar will benefit professionals from the food, pharma, beverage, and cosmetics industries with halal-certified products, as well as representatives from halal certification authorities and organizations.
  • Quality assurance and regulatory affairs experts
  • QC managers and lab technicians
  • Personnel from halal certification authorities and organizations
  • Halal auditors

Part 1: Halal Regulation and Implications for the Food and Pharma Industries

Ir. Nur Wahid, M.Si

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.

Part 2: How Culture Media can Introduce Non-Halal Contaminations into Halal-Certified Manufacturing Facilities

Andreas Bubert, PhD

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 Merck 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. .


Dr. Sheriff Aziz

Dr. Sheriff Aziz


Life Science, Operations Liaison Director

Sheriff received a PhD in immunology & microbiology for his research on HIV. He joined Merck in 2013 and has since worked in marketing for core product franchises and in sales for the company’s Biomonitoring business. Earlier this year he became Operations Liaison Director for Biomonitoring.

Webinar Information

Microbiological testing

  • Microbial culture media preparation
  • Duration:1h

  • Language:English

  • Session 1:presented November 17, 2022


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