Why does a Food Company need Halal Certification?
Globally there are millions of Muslim consumers always wants to know before they buy food items whether they are manufactured according to Islamic shariah law and their ingredients are halal, the product is halal and does not contain or contaminated with haram ingredients or composed any of impure (najis) substances as guided by Islam.
Modern food processing and globalised markets make it hard for Muslims in to know how their food was produced and where it has come from. To get around this uncertainty, consumers who want to buy halal food need a system that checks whether products meet the requirements of being halal.
To get around this uncertainty, consumers who care for halal food, require a system that assures the products meets terms of being permissible in Islam. For this, halal certificate is a kind of food certification and audit system. Halal certificate is nothing but to make an informed decision about the food one eats.
It is estimated that 70% of 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide follow Halal food compliance, the global Halal market is currently estimated USD $600 billion. Today, Halal trademark is an important marketing tool in the international market particularly if the product is targeted for Muslim segments in Muslim countries.
Moreover Halal products are not only welcomed by Muslim consumers but by non-Muslim consumers as well as Halal certificate represents high level of hygiene, cleanliness, safety, healthiest.