Why Halal Certification?
- With a global consumer base of about 1.9 billion Muslims across 112 countries, the Halal market size is estimated to be worth of trillions of US Dollars.
- The booming Muslims population in the Middle East, North & South Africa, South and South 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.
- There is an increasing demand for Halal certified products
- Muslims do only eat Halal food, however non Muslims can eat Halal food
- A Halal certificate is a guarantee that products comply with the Islamic dietary requirements. Halal certification can enhance the marketability of your products.
- If you are exporting or planning to export to Muslims countries then the Halal certificate will allow you to meet one of the important requirements by the importing countries.
Department of Halal Certification provides Halal Certification for different kinds of industries, which are categorized accordingly:
- Category C – Processing 1 (includes all activities after farming, e.g. animal slaughtering, poultry, eggs, dairy and fish products)
- Category D – Processing 2 (Fresh fruits, fresh fruit juices, preserved fruits, preserved fruit juices, dried fruits, preserved vegetables)
- Category E – Processing 3; Products with long shelf life (Canned foods, biscuits, cookies, snacks, pasta, flour, sugar, salt, , oils, beverages, natural minerals)
- Category G – Hotels; Restaurants
- Category H- Distribution (retail outlets; shops; wholesalers)
- Category J – Transport and Storage (Warehousing, logistics, freights)
- Category L – Chemical and Biochemical manufacturing (Food additives; dietary supplements; cleaning agents; processing aids, microorganisms)
- Category M – Packaging and wrapping material manufacturing
- Category O -Others (honey, lubricants, chocolate, machine equipment, nuts and others)