About DHCE

  • DHCE is the only Internationally accredited Irish Halal certification body involved based in Ireland. DHCE specialises in the supervision, inspection, auditing, certification, and compliance of halal principles and practices in the food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.
  • DHCE was initially established in 2008 to formalise investigation & certification of food products produced in Ireland. Currently DHCE operates in Ireland, UK and other European countries where it supervises, audits, and certifies abattoirs, food processing companies and pharmaceutical companies.
  • Thanks to our many years of experience, DHCE is known as a unique, professional and expert halal food certification body in Ireland and Europe.
  • DHCE promotes animal welfare, issues of food safety, hygiene and quality in compliance with EU Law and within the teachings of the Islamic faith.
  • DHCE 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 the only internationally accredited Irish Halal Certification Body based in Ireland.  DHCE operates under the supervision of Al-Mustafa Islamic Centre Ireland. 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.