Empirical Analysis of Mcdonald's Fast-Food in Malaysia Based on Halāl Food Regulations in Sūrah Al-Māʾidah

  •  Bey Zekkoub Abdelali    
  •  Besar bin Ngah    


This study tends to monitor the phases of fast food chains industry at MacDonald’s in Kuala Lumpur at Malaysia and check its compliance with Sharia restrictions based on ḥalāl food regulations in Sūrah al-Māʾidah. Besides, this study eyes to make sure that the food is edible and safe from any kind of ingredient or component that might harm the consumer’s health or have any negative impact on his religion. The deductive method has been used to conclude the most important sharia restrictions related to the acquisition of ḥalāl food. In addition, a qualitative research method with a case study was used to monitor the operations of the fast food industry in McDonald's in Malaysia. Furthermore, a set of questions has been used for an interview with two senior staff members of McDonald's in order to gain a deep understanding of industry processes ḥalāl food. These questions were developed based on ḥalāl food regulations in Sūrah al-Māʾidah. In this study, eight emergent themes have been discovered while doing analysis which are: Food Hygiene and Safety, Ingredient, Equipment and Environment, Packaging, Processing, Storage and Transportation, Staff and Sharia Advisor. The result of this study proved that Mcdonald's Fast-Food in Kuala Lumpur comply with the halāl food regulations stated in Sūrah al-Māʾidah. This study might benefit the international and domestic food companies with a greater concern on Sharia requirements on food handling from production to marketing and from preparation to serving.

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