Halal is a Quranic term that means lawful, permissible, or legal. The opposite of Halal is Haram, which means unlawful or prohibited. Halal is a permissible and lawful act upon which no restriction exists according to Shariah Law.
When we talk about Halal, most people think that only meat products require a halal certificate. But the fact is that all foods, particularly processed foods, pharmaceuticals, and non-food items like cosmetics also need to be halal certified because these products contain animal by-products or other ingredients that are not permissible for Muslims.
Benefits of Halal certification:
1. Tapping into a quarter of the world’s population provides a lucrative Indian export opportunity to the global Halal market. With a total global Muslim population of nearly 1.8 billion, the Halal market is currently estimated to be worth approximately US$300 billion.
2. Since Halal certification is not mandatory, a competitive advantage is gained over companies with no Halal Accreditation.
3. Halal license imposes strict personal sanitation requirements in addition to manufacturing premise hygiene practices, complementary to the HACCP program.
4. Halal accredited businesses enjoy the security of a leading ‘Professional team’ of Halalcert committed to providing the best Halal compliant products and services.
5. Business gains a considerable amount of consumer trust and level of confidence.
Halal license imposes strict personal sanitation requirements in addition to manufacturing premise hygiene practices, complimentary to HACCP program.