AHAL Institute STML Fellows visited Halal Science Centre at the end of August 2016, as part of their continuous improvement strategy for the SCOE. During the visit, they were warmly welcomed by the Director himself, Associate Professor Dr. Winai Dahlan. Dr. Winai shared his experience in setting up one of the most recognized halal laboratory in the world and was happy to hear about UUM’s initiative in the field of halal research. AHAL was represented by Dr. Risyawati Mohd Ismail, Associate Professor Dr. Siti Norezam Othman and Dr. Adam Mohd Saifuddin.
During the visit, AHAL fellows were also granted access to all the research facilities and got to see the inside operation of the renowned Halal Science Centre. Dr. Winai in his welcoming speech, addressed the issues of integrity and consistency in halal related research and how importance it is for halal researchers to understand the impact of their work. He also voiced up his interest to visit AHAL Institute soon, and expressed his delight in sharing his expertise in the area.
Halal Science Centre Thailand was established after The Royal Thai Cabinet granted the budget allocated for the establishment of the Central Laboratory and Scientific Information Center for Halal Food Development (Halal-CELSIC) at the Faculty of the Allied Health Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok as the core Halal science network of the country 0n August 13th, 2003. This Halal-CELSIC, to date, has expanded its linkages in more than 10 laboratories based in several universities and institutions throughout the country. Halal-CELSIC, later, in collaboration with scientists from several faculties of Chulalongkorn University succeedingly concurred to establish the newly formed “Halal Science Center” (HSC) of Chulalongkorn University resuming all tasks
and responsibilities from Halal-CELSIC.