HALAL CERTIFICATION

With a global consumer base of about 1.8 billion Muslims, which is expected to grow across 112 countries, the halal food market is expanding significantly and halal-prepared food products are in high demand

Benefits

Halal certification is an important requirement of Muslim importing countries and some importers in Non-Muslim countries.

The Halal market continues to grow worldwide and the Companies can attain a larger market share due to Halal Certification.

To use the term Halal in Food sector, a product must be Halal certified according to Pakistan Halal Standard PS: 3733 for Halal Food Management System

Minhaj Halal Certification has developed and implemented procedures in compliance with the requirements of Halal Standards (Pakistan Standard for Halal Certification).

Re-certification is easy in case the term of Halal Certificate expires.

Certification Process

In order to complete the Halal Certification process, companies must complete a three step process with an advisory group.  This process includes

  • Evaluation — explanation of company and the need for receiving Halal Certification
  • Inspection — onsite inspection of plant and process
  • Certification — once the evaluation and inspection are complete, if passed, the organization will be granted certification

Halal simply means lawful or permitted. Accordingly, the term halal food means any food that is permitted to be eaten as per Shariah or Islamic Law. Similarly, in the context of other products, e.g. cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, etc., the term halal refers to a product that is permitted for use by Shariah for the intended purpose. By examining a product and its label it is not always possible for the customer to determine whether a product is halal, as it may include unfamiliar or questionable ingredients. Halal certification is the system through which producers assure consumers that their products meet the halal requirements and as such are halal for intended consumption. Halal certification is provided by qualified

and experienced third party organizations possessing knowledge of the food science and Shariah requirements for a product to be halal and have expertise for objectively assessing and assuring that a product meets the halal requirements.