HALAL (International Halal Certificate)

One of the most widely used ISO certificates is the Halal certificate. The standards for some industries, such as food, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, etc., which must be followed by the Islamic laws of the countries, will be fulfilled by this certificate. Therefore, obtaining the ISO Halal certificate provides the possibility for such industries to be able to export their products to Islamic countries, or Islamic countries to be able to import the desired products in accordance with Islamic laws.

In every religion and ritual, there are sensitivities, restrictions and diets towards the foods that are consumed. Food has a special importance in the religion of Islam, which created a new system in the field of intellectual and social life of people and is also the chosen religion of one third of the world's people today. So that in Islamic teachings and thoughts, a healthy diet has been given special attention to the concept of what a person is allowed to consume. In fact, Islam requires Muslims to follow the customs and rules regarding eating, drinking and slaughtering animals. In Islam, foods are allowed to be halal. Halal is an Arabic word, and based on the Qur'an and the teachings of Islam, it refers to food that is suitable for consumption by all people.

Islamic countries have maintained this independent system for fifteen centuries and always try to have complete control over this issue through government laws. Now, in the conditions of globalization, these halal standards in all fields should be compiled in a standard form and be constantly monitored by centers, and all products with a special sign that guarantees the safety of consumers should be offered at the global level, and all Manufacturers are obliged to accept this supervision and by placing this sign on their products, they remind Muslim consumers in all parts of the world about their safety.

The Research and Information Center of the Islamic Chamber (ICRIC) under the supervision of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, in order to meet the needs of the Muslim world regarding the provision of halal food, conducted extensive research and research in this field and summarized the experiences of the activities carried out. , has created a "monitoring system for Halal products, including Halal food, as well as research, expansion, information and support" in this field. They started applying government laws in line with Islamic laws and standards compiled by this center. The World Halal Organization also started working in Iran. Therefore, the applicants obtained the halal certificate through expert consultants in this field or independently from this organization, and are still doing so now.

This certificate is not like ISO certificates and is actually only a valid certificate in Islamic countries. However, the arrival of products with this mark in non-Islamic countries is also growing, and non-Muslim customers also have a great desire to consume these foods.

The Halal standard was first proposed by Malaysia in 1997 and expanded in 2004 with the entry of other Islamic countries such as Iran and Turkey. Halal certification (HALAL) as a measure of healthy food quality among Islamic and international countries has become a factor for the development of exchanges of food and clothing products. Therefore, producers of food and clothing products need to obtain a halal certificate for their products to be present in international markets.

Halal standard applies to the following subjects:

Halal standard for food products that, in their production and processing, in any amount, however small, raw materials and additives of animal or intoxicating origin have been used. These products can include: all kinds of meat products, dairy products, oil products, beverages, alcoholic fermentation products and their derivatives.

Halal standard for raw materials and food additives that are of animal or intoxicating origin. These ingredients can include: all kinds of additives, preservatives, flavors, thickeners and the like with an animal base and intoxicants such as gelatin, whey, albumin and enzyme compounds.

The halal standard for raw materials, additives and food products whose production method may be such that it leads to a change in the principle of food solubility; Like grape juice, which becomes forbidden due to boiling until two-thirds of it evaporates.

Halal standard for raw materials, additives and food products that may be in contact with impure or non-halal materials at any stage of the food chain. These steps can include receiving, preparing, processing, separating, extracting, extracting, determining, packaging, labeling, marking, controlling, handling, transporting, distributing, storing, supplying and serving halal food and products. It is among the components of food and processing aids. In the ISO HALAL standard, it helps organizations to create all the risks and controls of food and to check the health of the food products and check the health of food with a comprehensive system. In the Halal standard of food health It is checked from a physical point of view, and if there are any risks to the food, it will be solved properly.

Halal certification is a standard requirement developed and published by the authorities of Islamic countries for the export of food. The halal standard defines the by-laws and practical regulations for all food, pharmaceutical and beverage industries based on the processes that can be carried out, and therefore defines the process of healthy and halal food from the beginning of the selection of raw materials to distribution and marketing activities. If food products, pharmaceuticals, beverages, even clothes are requested to be exported or imported in Muslim countries, they must be produced or packaged according to the laws and regulations of the Halal standard. Conditions for obtaining a halal certificate.

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