Halal certification requires that animals such as chicken, buffalo, sheep and goat are slaughtered in a single cut and thoroughly bled.
WHAT IS HALAL CERTIFICATION?
Halal is associated with Islam and its dietary laws. The Halal certificate is a document which assures that the features and quality of products and services are in accordance with the requirements by gulf countries.
The Halal Market has been progressing in gaining acceptance among other consumers who relate halal with ethical consumerism. Specifically, halal promotes values such as social responsibility, conservation of the earth and financial justice. These have gathered interest beyond its religious conformity. The recognition of, and high demand for halal products have been on the rise because many people are seeking better quality, safe and ethical products
WHY IS HALAL CERTIFICATION NECESSARY?
Implementing HALAL also makes sense in a marketing perspective. Think of the export potential to Gulf and Middle East countries like UAE, which is a potential market for Indian food products. Only halal-certified products are permitted in several Middle East countries. According to numerous reports, the halal food market accounts for around 20% of the worldwide food market. Halal certification is an internationally accepted certificate that is required to get a trade license in 118 countries.
In addition to this, it must be noted that there are approximately 2 billion people following Islam across the world, with nearly 150 million of them residing in India alone. Thus, to serve wider markets through exporting, and to meet their demands, many companies are getting their products halal certified
WHO CAN OBTAIN HALAL CERTIFICATION?
When people hear the term "Halal", most of them think only of meat products. However, Halal certification is not limited to only food. Any product that contains animal by-products and ingredients is also not permissible under Halal
For example, perfumes contain alcohol, lipsticks and lipbalms contain pig fat, cosmetics are prepared by using by-products of animals.
Cosmetics, pharmaceutical, health care, traditional herbal, personal care, cleaning, and daily consumable products can also obtain this certificate.
Halal certification is acquired for locations like hotels, restaurants, slaughtering houses, packaging & labelling materials manufacturing industries, hospitals, nursing homes, shopping malls and airports to ensure that consumers of a particular community are content to visit or use them
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HALAL CERTIFICATION?
Getting your business Halal certified gives you various advantages
- Gives an edge for companies amongst competitors
- Customers from Middle East countries will be satisfied that they use products that are in alignment with their beliefs and culture
- Having a Halal logo on your brand increases the salability of the product in gulf countries.
- Improves the product's quality and hygienic systems in the manufacturing unit
- Halal certifies that your company focuses on protection and safety of the environment with respect to the right to survival of all living things and to stop cruelty to animals