Halal Food Certification
WHAT IS HALAL?
Halal is an Arabic word. It means legal, legitimate and valid. Its antonym “haram” means illegal, illegitimate and invalid. For eating and consuming something, there is a condition of its being halal. It is a standard limit. With a few exceptions, all pure and clean food is halal. However, the exceptions below are certainly haram:
• Pork and pork products,
• Animals slaughtered under incompliant conditions according to Islamic methods
• Animals that died before being slaughtered,
• Animals slaughtered on behalf of somebody other than Allah (cc)
• Alcohol and all intoxicating substances,
• Carnivorous animals, raptor, reptiles,
• Blood, and products made of blood
• Food mixed with any of the products mentioned above.
Despite the fact that, several food may not be clearly defined as halal or haram. Some of them may not be known clearly. These may need to be questioned, or more information may be needed to determine if something is halal or haram.
WHAT IS HALAL CERTIFICATE?
Halal certification is a method involving the inspection of the product, verifying that the production conforms to halal standards, and giving a certified document by an acceptable, competent and impartial authority. In addition to the condition of being halal, there are other conditions such as conformity to health and purity. Halal Certification also provides consulting about food safety for the inspection units of the country governance.
WHY DO WE NEED HALAL CERTIFICATE?
For a Muslim consumer, Halal certification is required for the production of acceptable and consumable food. The issue covers 1.5 billion Muslims in the world and millions of other people who prefer to consume halal products.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HALAL CERTIFICATION
Provides an impartial expert service that inspects products, additives, preparation and processing methods, cleaning and health conditions within strict safety regulations.
Provides an inspection by key personnel trained in terms of halal knowledge and being able to follow the adaptation to new technologies and new additives in a serial manner and which conforms to the HAACP, ISO and other quality and safety standards.
Enables the introduction and promotion of the product and the producer in global Islam.