Halal is an Arabic word meaning lawful. It refers to things or actions permitted by Sharia law without punishment imposed on the doer. It is usually used to describe something that a Muslim is permitted to engage in, e.g. eat, drink or use.
All kinds of food are considered halal except the following, which are haram:
Swine/pork and its by-products.
Animals improperly slaughtered or dead before slaughtering.
Animals not slaughtered in the name of Allah.
Alcohol and all forms of intoxicating and hazardous drinks.
Carnivorous animals, birds of prey, and land animals without external ears.
Pests such as rats, centipedes, scorpions and other similar animals.
Animals forbidden to be killed in Islam e.g. ants, bees, spider and woodpecker birds.
Animals which are considered repulsive generally like lice, flies, maggots and other similar
Animals that live both on land and in water such as frogs, crocodiles and other similar animals.
Blood and by-products of blood.
Foods and drinks which contain any of the above haram ingredients or contaminated through contact with any of the above products.
Halal Certification is recognition that the products are permissible under Islamic law. These products are thus edible, drinkable or usable by Muslims and for those who wish to have safe and hygienic food.
BENEFITS OF HALAL
Halal certificate is an independent testimony to support the producer/ manufacturer that their products meet Halal requirement.
Recognition & responsibility of company's status.
100% turnover: No loss of non-Muslim markets.
certification provides an independent third party quality assurance.
Halal staff has a wide experience in quality assurance and HACCP systems and hence can advise producer/ manufacturer to ensure all questions are answered and Halal procedures are integrated into the standard operating procedures effectively and efficiently.
Halal provides training in policy and procedure to key personnel.
quality management system and has privilege for the effective implementation for long term.
clients to ensure the management systems are effectively established, implemented, maintained, and continually improved to meet customers' growing expectations and Shariah requirements of Islam for the organization.
A role of consultant for the guidelines and implementation for adopting the standard(s) in right manners is quite challenging especially for standard it becomes exciting and inspiring to achieve the goal with novel mission statements of organization(s).
necessary scope of business. e. food processing of product which has been grown and for those which has been slaughtered.