Turkey: 4th Int’l Halal and Nutritious Food Conference

4th International Halal and Nutritious Food Conference
The 4th International Halal and Nutritious Food Conference will be held simultaneously with the Halal & Healthy Products Fair by GIMDES with a topic of “Importance of a global single standard for increasing Halal food trade”. Topics such as global halal applications, halal certification programs, an opportunity for Islamic certificate institutions to find a common standard, methods of benefiting from these programs in the global and local markets and producer-consumer approaches to the Halal concept will be discussed during the conference. State representatives, consumer organizations, food industry professionals and academicians along with NGO representatives will gather during the conference.


13-14 October 2011

13 October 2011, Thursday

09:00 – 9:15         Qur’an and Prayer

09:15 – 09:30       Opening Ceremony and welcome speech

Dr. Hüseyin Büyüközer, GIMDES President

09:30 – 11:00      Welcoming remarks by the local protocol

11:00 -13: 1st Session

TOPIC :Implementation and Application of Unified Halal Standards Worlwide

Moderator : Prof. Dr. Ahmet
Akgündüz, Rector of
Rotterdam Islam University, NETHERLANDS

Dr.Muhamad Nadratuzzaman Hosen, Treasurer for
National Shariah Council of MUI-Treasurer for Indonesian Council of Ulama

Halal Standards Worldwide

Prof. Dr. Hamdi Döndüren, Uluda? University Faculty of Theology TURKEY

Is managed the universal qualified halal food certification possible in Islamic dimensions?

11.50-12.15   Ass.Prof.Dr.
Tevhit Ayengin, 18 March University Faculty of Theology TURKEY

Proposals for a single global standard

12.15-12.40 Fatih Kalender, Fiqh Expert, GIMDES Fatwah Council

Halal Certificate in Islam

12:40 – 13:05    Questions and Answers

13:05 -14:00    Lunch and Prayer

14:00 – 16:00   2nd Session

TOPIC:Halalness of Transgenic Foods

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Hasan Doiruyol, Uludai University,Department of Pediatric Surgery, TURKEY

Prof. Dr.Mehmet Günay, Sakarya University, Dean of Faculty of Theology TURKEY

Fiqh Aspect of GMO Food

14.25-14.50 Prof. Dr. Shuaimi Mustafa, Putra University, Molecular Biologist, Deputy Director of HPRI, MALAYSIA

Halalness of Transgenic Foods

14.50-15.15 Dr. Ahmad H. Sakr, President of Foundation for Islamic Knowledge, USA

Transforming Biotechnology Products

15.15-15.40 Dr. Halim Ayd?n, Head of MÜSIAD Food and Agriculture Council, GIMDES Science Council member, TURKEY

Starting  Halal Food from Halal Embryo and Seed

15:40 -16:00   Questions and Answers

16:00 – 16:20   Tea Break

16:20 – 18:00 3rd Session

TOPIC: Halal Certification and related problems in non-Muslim countries Halal Products Trade between Muslim Countries

Moderator; Prof. Dr. Yusuf Ziya Kavakçi, ISNA Council Member, USA

16.20-16.45 Prof. Dr. Ahmet Akgündüz, Rotterdam Islam Universityi Rector, NETHERLAND

Halal Food Problems and Solutions in European Countries

16.45-17.10 Muhammad Mazhar Hussaini, President of AHF(American Halal Foundation), USA

Halal Certification and related problems in non-Muslim countries

17.10-17.35 Prof. Dr.Ömer Torlak, Eski’ehir Osman Gazi University, Faculty of Economy, TURKEY

Economic, Social and Moral Importance of Halal Commodity Trading Between Islamic Countries

17.35- 18.00  Questions and Answers

14  October 2011,  Friday

9:00 – 9:15  Quran And Prayer

9:15 -11:15  4thSession

TOPIC :Affects of vegetable oils and margarines on Human Health

Moderator Dr. Halim Aydin, Head of MÜSIAD Food and Agriculture Council, GIMDES Science Council member,TURKEY

9.15-9.40:Prof.Dr.Ender Serin, Baikent University, Department of Gastroenterology TURKEY

Place of oils in human health

9.40-10.05: Prof.Dr. Mehmet Alpaslan, Inönü University Ass.Dean of Engineering Faculty and Head of Food Engineering Dept. TURKEY

The Risk of Consumption vegetable oils and margarines

10.05-10.30 Dr. Rachid Fetouaki, Chemist and Biologist, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance Unit of Halal Control GERMANY

Oil processing,chemistry and potential harmful effect of trans fat consumption

10:30-10:55: Doc.Dr.Serkan Çakr, Abant Izzet Baysal University, Mudurnu Süreyya Astarci vocational highschool, Head of  architecture, TURKEY

Effect of Vegetable oils and margarines on Human Health

10:55- 11:15 Questions and Answers

11:15 -12:15 Halal and healthy products exhibition visit

12:15 -14:00 Lunch and Friday Prayer

14:00 – 16:50   5th Session

TOPIC:In search of True Halal- Is it possible to have it worldwide?

Moderator;Prof. Dr. Hamdi Döndüren, Uludai University Faculty of Theology TURKEY

14.00-14.25 M.S. Navlakhi, President of South African National Halaal Authority,

South Africa


14.25-14.50 Abdullah Kurt, Food Engineer, M.Sc., Researcher at 19 May University, TURKEY

Studies on Gelatin Production, functions and alternatives

14.50-15.15 Dr. Hüseyin Büyüközer, GIMDES President, TURKEY

Halal, Tayyib and Kafalat

15.15-15.40 Dr. Bayram Yalçin, Sabahattin Zaim University, Faculty of Food Engineering, TURKEY

BPA in Food Packaging

15.40-16.05 Lokman Ab Rahman, JAKIM, MALAYSIA

Halal Assurance Practices and “0” defect in Halal production

16.05-16.30   Prof. Dr. Yusuf Ziya Kavakçi, ISNA Council Member, USA

Ubudiyyah in Halal Consumption

16.30 – 16.50  Questions and Answers

16.50 – 17.15 Tea Break

Final Declaration and Closing Ceremonies