HALAL “Food That Meets With Muslim Law”.
Muslims commonly use two terms to describe every subject as Halal or Haram. Halal is a Arabic word which means permitted, lawful with respect to which no restriction exists, and the doing and consuming of which the Law-giver, ALLAH has allowed.
Haram means the opposite-unlawful or forbidden that which the Lawgiver absolutely prohibited; anyone who engages in it is liable to incur the punishment of Allah in the Hereafter as well as a legal punishment in this world. Nested Management Consultants is best HALAL Food Certification provider in Dubai, UAE.
AIM of Halal food:
The aim of the Halal certification is to improve export opportunities for local manufacturer’s as well as attract foreign investments in United Arab Emirates. This also ensures that a product is hygienic and health focused catering to an ever increasing demand of Muslim consumers worldwide.
What is it for?
Halal and haram are universal terms that apply to all facets of life. However, we use these terms only in relation to food products, meat products, cosmetics, personal care products, food ingredients, and food contact materials. If a Muslim consumes Haram foods and materials, he would be sinful. Foods containing \ingredients such as gelatin, enzymes, emulsifiers, etc. are often referred to as Mashbooh, (which means doubtful or questionable) because the origin of these ingredients is not known. Many of the foods are considered Halal except the following, which are Haram without doubt
- Alcohol and intoxicants
- Blood and blood by-products
- Swine/pork and its by-products
- Animals improperly slaughtered or dead before slaughtering
- Animals killed in the name of anyone other than ALLAH (God)
- Foods contaminated with any of the above products are Haram
- Carnivorous animals, birds of prey and land animals without external ears
Halal certification can deliver many benefits to your organization:
- Customer satisfaction
- Food safety assurance
- Differentiation from your competitors
- No loss of non-Muslim markets/consumer
- Compliance to Shariah requirements (relating to halal)
- Improved access to export markets in Muslim countries
- Potential business growth – halal certification demonstrates food safety for both Muslims and non-Muslims
Halal Certification provides a platform for local businesses to protect themselves against “rumors” of producing Non-Halal products. This in turn protects these businesses from undue factors which may affect their sales, reputation and strength. This Certification is an added bonus for a product, mainly because a Non-Muslim does not have a particular requirement when purchasing a product, However Muslims have the need under sharia law to ensure that the Product is Halal and the Halal certification clears any doubts about the product for Muslim consumption.