Halal Certification

Halal certification is becoming mainstream in the food industry. As worldwide Muslim population has crossed 1.6 billion, the demand for producing and packaging of foods processed according to Islamic dietary laws using Halal chicken, mutton, beef and other ingredients is growing day & night.

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The Demand For Halal Certification

This demand for Halal Certification is not only coming from Muslim communities but from non-Muslim as well. Because of it's rigorous production standards, non-Muslim consumers are beginning to see Halal food products as healthy and animal-friendly.

Halal Certification Process

In order to fulfill the demand of the global Muslim community, all consumables should be prepared, processed, packed, transported and stored in accordance with Islamic principles. According to Islamic dietary standards, food must not contain forbidden substances and ingredients such as pork meat, blood, alcohol, and other intoxicants. <a href="http://hbnu.org/">HBNU</a>
Food audits are conducted by experienced food auditors from TUV Austria Bureau of Inspection & Certification that ensures all protocols of food safety and food hygiene are followed according to Islamic law.

Which Halal Accreditation Is Implemented By TUV Austria Bureau Of Inspection & Certification

The Halal Standard which TUV is following has been developed in Pakistan to ensure full compliance to Islamic dietary laws i.e. PS 3733:2016. It covers not only the issues related to Slaughtering / Zabiha, but also considers the issues related to Halal ingredients & GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices). TUV Austria BIC is the go-to brand name in Pakistan food industry when it comes to food safety standards and halal food accreditations.
Because of its work ethic, industry experience and a highly trained and experienced team of halal food experts, halal food certification from TUV Austria BIC is the most sought after in Pakistan.

Benefits Of Halal Food Certification

  • Halal certification assures Muslim customers that the food served is Halal and is in accordance with Islamic Law.
  • Halal food certification ensures that the restaurant is hygienic and sanitary.
  • It's process follows very stringent food safety rules making it popular amongst non-Muslim customers
  • It fulfills regulatory requirements for food exports.
  • It significantly enhances the marketability of your products.
TUV Austria Bureau of Inspection & Certifications’ Halal symbol can open new marketing avenues never before accessed. The need to have confidence in the compliance to Islamic dietary laws is critical and therefore the Halal Certification along with TUV Austria’s logo makes it an essential and credible combination. <a href="http://etaaps.org/">eTaaps Directory</a>

Halal Food Certification Faqs

What is halal food?

Halal is an Arabic word meaning “permitted” or “allowed". In terms of food, halal is the dietary standard of Muslims. All pure and clean things are considered halal except for
  • Animals not slaughtered according to Islamic way or dead before slaughtering
  • Animals killed in the name of anyone other than ALLAH.
  • Pork and any food by-products
  • Alcohol and intoxicants and any food by-products
  • Carnivorous animals
  • Blood and blood by-products
  • Foods contaminated with any of the above

Why halal certification is needed?

Halal certification / halal accreditation is necessary to produce food appropriate to serve Muslim customers and the non-Muslim customer who prefer kosher food. It is also a regularity requirement for exporting food to many Muslim countries.

Are HACCP and halal certification the same thing?

HACCP is an international standard to produce safe food. The halal food certification has specific procedures that must be followed, to ensure the food is Halal as per Islamic Law. HACCP does not make food Halal and Halal food can be prepared without HACCP. Both are independent food safety and hygiene systems. 

How long does it take to implement the halal food Standard?

This really depends on a large number of factors, but generally, smaller organizations may need 3 to 6 months, organizations with up to 500 people will need 8 to 12 months, and larger organizations 12 months or more.