Halal Certification

Religious Compliance and Quality Assurance

Muslims constitute almost 2 billion people in the world. To cater to their religious requirements assurance needs to be given that products adhere to Islamic regulations. To this end, a certification scheme that testifies that products are indeed in compliance with Islamic Law is helpful. Muslims in non-Muslim nations will also benefit from such a certification scheme. It will help them differentiate products and services into what is lawful and what is unlawful according to Islamic regulations.

What is Halal certification?

Halal is an Arabic word meaning lawful and refers to food items that are permissible to consume under Sharia Law, whereas haram refers to any substance not permitted to consume. Halal foods are those processed in accordance with the Islamic law. While most foods are considered halal, to be officially called halal, they must be processed under halal certification. Halal Certification is a recognition that the products are permissible under Islamic law. These products are thus edible, drinkable or usable by Muslims.

What does Halal certification cover?

By receiving halal certification, your food product can be consumed by the Islamic population. Halal certification includes an application process and then an audit/inspection. The audit/inspection of the facility will include a review of your process, ingredients, products, and sanitation procedures. For meat to be certified as halal, it must be slaughtered according procedures defined by Islamic Law. A Halal certificate guarantees that products and services are in compliance with Islamic Law and therefore suitable for use by Muslims in both Muslim majority countries and in Western countries with a significant Muslim population.

Halal certification is predominantly applied to meat products and other food products such as milk, canned food and additives. The Halal symbol is frequently affixed to halal certified products.

What are the key benefits of Halal certification?

  • Helps to enhance the marketability of the business
  • Business opportunities to tap a global Halal food market of about 2 billion people in the Middle east, Asia Pacific EU, USA, LATAM and Central Asia
  • Halal logo is an authoritative, independent and reliable testimony to support Halal food claims
  • Greater market share: No loss of non-Muslim markets/clients
  • Enhances marketability of products in Muslim countries/markets
  • Small cost investment relative to multiple growth in revenues
  • Image boosts in meeting varied customer needs
  • Improves hygienic system in food preparation
  • Improves food quality into global standards