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Halal Certification is recognition that the products are permissible under Islamic law. These products are thus edible, drinkable or usable by Muslims. Halal certification from an established Islamic organization helps to build Halal consumer's confidence without suspicion or doubt over the consumption of the food products. It is an authoritative and reliable testimony to support food manufacturers' claim that their products have met strict Halal requirement.Halal certification is a compliance of food product according to the Islamic sharia. It tells Muslims that they can lawfully consume a company’s products based on Islamic shariah principles and confirmed by Islamic shariah scholars. This provides consumer confidence and prevents any confusion about the halal status of a product.
When it comes to Halal food, most people think of meat products only. However, Muslims must ensure that all foods, particularly processed foods, pharmaceuticals and non food items like cosmetics are also Halal. Often these products contain animal by-products or other ingredients that are not permissible for Muslim consumption.
Halal Certification is required to produce acceptable food and consumable products for halal consumers. That includes the 1.4 billion Muslims in the world and the many millions of others who also choose to eat halal products because of the obvious positive health benefits associated with the cleanliness and purity of food and drug preparation within the halal framework as well as the compassion with which animals are slaughtered when done so in accordance with halal standards.
Halal-certified ingredients can be found in many places. When producing halal-certified products, it is best to use halal-certified ingredients. Your halal-certifying agency can help you find a source of acceptable halal-certified ingredients.