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About Department of Halal Certification

    • DHC is an independent, professional, not-for-profit Halal certification body involved in the supervision, inspection, audit, certification, and compliance of halal principles and practices in the food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries operating under the supervision of the Al-Mustafa Islamic Centre Ireland www.islamiccentre.ie.
    • DHC was initially established in 2008 to formalise investigation & certification of food products produced in Ireland. Currently DHC also operates in other European countries where it supervises, audits, and certifies slaughterhouses, food processing companies and pharmaceutical companies.
    •  Thanks to our many years of experience, DHC is known as a unique, professional and expert organisation in Ireland and Europe.
    • DHC promotes animal welfare, issues of food safety, hygiene and quality in compliance with EU Law and within the teachings of the Islamic faith.
    • DHC aims to assure the Muslim community that products certified as Halal are genuinely in compliance with DHC Worldwide Halal Standards, Islamic Jurisprudence and applicable EU regulations.
    • The objective of Department of Halal Certification is to promote the accessibility of halal products for Muslim consumers. We do this on the one hand by inspecting and certifying the halal chain and on the other hand by informing Muslim consumers.
    • Al-Mustafa Islamic Centre Ireland was established in January 2004 and is one of the leading Islamic Centres in Ireland.

Department of Halal Certification is a professional Halal Certification Body that operates under the supervision of of Al-Mustafa Islamic Centre Ireland. DHC provides Halal Certification to Companies based in all countries of the EU. Al-Mustafa Islamic Centre Ireland is one of the leading Islamic authorities in Ireland and was established in 2004.

The Halal marketplace is emerging as one of the most lucrative and influential market arenas in the world today. Halal is no longer just a purely religious issue, as it has become a global symbol for quality assurance and lifestyle choice. It is a new market force that should not be overlooked.

With a global consumer base of about 1.9 billion across 112 countries, the Halal market is estimated to be worth trillions of Euros.

The booming Muslim population in the Middle East, North Africa, South and Southeast Asia, the former Soviet Union and China present a lucrative chain for the food market. Today, the two largest markets for Halal products are Southeast Asia and the Middle East. These areas equal more than 400 million Muslim consumers. Amount to, a Muslim buyer base estimated to be 1.9 billion is spread over 112 countries.

With a global consumer base of about 1.9 billion across 112 countries, the Halal market is estimated to be worth trillions of Euros.

The commonality between all Muslims is that they must only consume Halal food. Due to the fact that it is virtually impossible to establish whether a product is Halal or not simply by reading the ingredients, Muslims found it very difficult to buy only Halal food products.

The investigation and certification of food products can be a complex task and it was evident that a formal organisation to tackle such tasks was needed.

Department of Halal Certification was initially established to formalise the investigation and certification of food products for Halal consumption in Ireland. Currently the Department of Halal Certification also operates in other countries of the EU where it supervises, audits and certifies slaughter houses, food processing companies and pharmaceutical companies.