WHAT IS HALAL FOOD?
Halal is an Arabic word that means not contrary to the rules of religion, not forbidden in terms of religion, permitted.
The opposite of Halal is Haram, which means that which is against the rules of religion and which is forbidden in terms of religion.
Halal foods are foods produced in accordance with Islamic rules.
For many products, Halal or Haram is clearly defined. However, there is uncertainty about whether some products are halal. More information is needed to classify such products as halal or haram (Mashbooh).
Foods that are clearly halal; such as bread, fruit, water.
Foods that are clearly haram; such as wine, pork, dead animal meat.
Foods that are not clearly halal or haram. These may be considered halal in some aspects and haram in some aspects.
All foods are considered Halal except the following types which are haram;
• Pork/pork meat and products produced from them,
• Inappropriately slaughtered animals or animals that die before slaughter,
• Animals slaughtered under the name of any god other than Allah,
• Alcohol and intoxicants,
• Carnivorous animals, hunted birds and land animals without external ears,
• Blood and products made of blood,
• Products that come into contact with any of the above products.
Gelatin, glycerin, enzymes, food additives, animal fat and proteins, etc., which cannot be classified as halal or haram due to their unknown origin. foods are suspicious (mashbooh).
What is Halal Certificate (Certificate)?
Halal certificate is the certificate given to products prepared in accordance with Islamic rules (in accordance with Shafi, Mailiki, Hanbali and Hanafi sects).
Halal certificate is an international certificate given to products that are not prohibited according to the religion of Islam.
Benefits of Halal Certification
Halal certification (certification) provides the following benefits to both producers and consumers;
Consumer confidence: Certification enables consumers to make an informed choice in line with their preferences. At the same time, with a continuous inspection mechanism, consumers can safely consume the food they buy. Halal certification provides an impartial expert service that inspects products, additives, preparation and processing methods, cleaning and health conditions, within strict safety rules.
Export and Competition: Halal food industry has been increasing its importance in the global market recently. Companies that receive our halal certificate will be able to supply their products to the global halal food market and increase their competitive power. Halal certification enables the product and manufacturer to be recognized and promoted within Global Islam.
Quality: This certificate indicates that the food product not only complies with halal law requirements, but also that food safety and hygiene practices are strictly applied in the production of this product.