Pengetahuan dan Penghayatan Konsep Makanan Halal Pengusaha Makanan Tradisional Negeri Kelantan dan Terengganu
Keywords:Halal foods, Muslim entrepreneurs, traditional food industry
Knowledge and practices on the halal food concepts and hygiene are very important in a Muslim life. Halal food concepts refer to a hygiene and healthy food accords with the Islamic teachings. This paper discusses knowledge and practices amongst the traditional food entrepreneurs in Kelantan and Terengganu on the halal food concepts and hygiene. Using a mixed method approach, a total of 300 traditional food entrepreneurs in both states were selected as respondents. Quantitative data were collected through face to face interviews whilst qualitative data were gathered through observation and in-depth interviews. The findings of the study show that majority of the respondents are so knowledgeable upon the questions of halal food and its hygiene. They are concerned on the existence of haram foods in the market and also have a strong commitment to observe halal food and hygiene procedure in food preparation.