The Demand for Halal Certification
The demand for this Certification is not only coming from Muslim communities but non-Muslim as well. Because of its rigorous production standards, non-Muslim consumers are beginning to see food products as healthy and animal-friendly.
To fulfill the demand of the global Muslim community, all consumables should be prepared, processed, packed, transported, and stored by Islamic principles. According to Islamic dietary standards, food must not contain forbidden substances and ingredients such as pork meat, blood, alcohol, and other intoxicants.
Food audits are conducted by experienced food auditors from the TUV Austria Bureau of Inspection & Certification that ensures all protocols of food safety and food hygiene are followed according to Islamic law.
Which Accreditation Is Implemented By TUV Austria Bureau Of Inspection & Certification
The 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 the issues related to Slaughtering / Zabiha and considers the issues related to ingredients & GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices). TUV Austria BIC is the go-to brand name in the Pakistan food industry when it comes to food safety standards and food accreditations.
Because of its work ethic, industry experience, and highly trained and experienced team of food experts, The food certification from TUV Austria BIC is the most sought-after in Pakistan.
Benefits Of This Certification
· This certification assures Muslim customers that the food is served by Islamic Law.
· This food certification ensures that the restaurant is hygienic and sanitary.
· Its 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’ can open new marketing avenues never before accessed. The need to have confidence in compliance with Islamic dietary laws is critical and therefore the Certification along with TUV Austria’s logo makes it an essential and credible combination. <a href="http://etaaps.org/">eTaaps Directory</a>
What is Halal food?
it is an Arabic word meaning “permitted” or “allowed". In terms of food, it 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 this certification is needed?
It is necessary to produce food appropriate to serve Muslim customers and non-Muslim customer who prefer kosher food. It is also a regular requirement for exporting food to many Muslim countries.
IS 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 as per Islamic Law. HACCP does not make food Halal. 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.