HALAL CERTIFICATION FOR FOOD INDUSTRY
WHY DOES FOOD COMPANIES NEED HALAL CERTIFICATION?
There are over 8 million Muslim consumers in USA and they would like to see Halal symbols on food products just like Kosher symbols. Not all Kosher certified products are considered Halal because differences in religious dietary laws. There are many food products with Halal symbols on the packages are available in regional supermarkets but not nationally.
Halal certified food products and ingredients help many food companies to increase their annual sales. Many Muslim countries require that all food products and ingredients exporting to their countries have to be Halal certified.
WHAT IS HALAL
All foods and ingredients which are lawful to consume according to Islamic dietary laws are called Halal for example fruits, vegetable and fish.
WHAT IS HARAM
Food products and ingredients which are prohibited to consume are called Haram for example pork and it�s by products, blood and alcoholic beverages.
WHAT IS ZABIHA SLAUGHTERED MEAT
Meat from cow, lamb, chicken and turkey considered Zabiha if animals are slaughtered by a Muslims by following Islamic slaughtering Sharia rules and procedures. Some Muslims also called it Halal meat.
MCG�S HALAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Raw material, processing aid ingredients, processing, sanitation chemicals and packaging should meet the Islamic dietary requirements.
- MCG will not consider a natural or artificial flavor as Halal if ethyl alcohol is used as a solvent or carrier and if the flavoring ingredients are not from Halal source