Halal is a term from the Quran that means “permitted” or “lawful”.
Halal is a type of food which Muslims can eat and drink. It’s based on the Islamic Shariah laws. Halal is an Arabic word that means “permissible” or, in our context, food that is permissible according to Islamic law. Halal foods are created in a way that aligns with these laws and go through an approval process which ensures they are clean, hygienic and won’t harm one’s well-being. When an establishment is certified halal it means the things on the premises are deemed safe for consumption, whether it be food sold at cafes & restaurants or personal products like cosmetics & shampoos.
Types of Halal Certification
Depending on the type of business, there are different halal certifications out there. Common halal certifications involve places like restaurants, hotels or slaughtering facilities, packaging and labels to ensure it is suitable for Muslim customers. Halal certification expands beyond food products. Any legal product, including non-alcoholic beverages, raw materials needed in food processing, pharmaceutical and health care products, traditional herbal products, cosmetics and personal care products, cleaning products, and daily consumable products can be halal certified .
Halal Certification Bodies – broadly under the following schemes:
The integrity of halal food needs to be protected in order to sell it globally. This requires certification by an independent, third party in order to make sure that the products follow kosher/Muslim law. Control Union Turkey provides just that. With the increasing demand for Muslim-friendly food around the world, adding the halal certification will improve branding and create more markets who will be open to eating your snacks.
Benefits of Halal Certification