Halal is not just about the meat...
The great wisdom of Islam says:
“...whoever avoids the doubtful, safeguards his religion and honor, but one who engages in the doubtful, falls in the Haram.”
“Halal” is an Arabic word to denote something that is “permitted” as opposed to "Haram" which defines what is prohibited.
For Muslims it demarcates the line between what can and can’t be consumed, typically referring to food and drink.
To understand the meaning and implications of the Halal certification, it is important to understand the Halal standard on the international level.
In addition to the ritual slaughter, today’s Muslims understand the term Halal as a lifestyle, a global and integral concept that influences and affects everyday issues such as food, hygiene, health, economics, fashion, trade and tourism.
We know how important is the maintenance of high and consistent halal standards. That’s why we have chosen to certify our production by IIDC (Islamic Information, Documentation and Certification GmbH.
This independent and internationally accredited body is officially recognised in 56 OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) states, including the Gulf countries and Malaysia. Their competent team includes doctors of Islam and Imams.
The Halal certification delivered by IIDC gives a strong legitimacy and recognition among Muslim consumers worldwide that all our products comply with the rules enacted by Islamic laws.
The procedure for obtaining certification includes the carrying out of company audits and the documentary evaluation of the quality and production systems of the companies.
IIDC certified halal foods are sampled and tested in an independent, accredited laboratory using ultra-modern PCR-DNA analyses.
To obtain halal certification it is necessary to meet the following requirements:
- Products must not include or contain in its composition anything that is considered unlawful under Islamic law,
- Food must be prepared, processed, transported and stored in accordance with the requirements of Islamic law
- Raw materials, ingredients, sanitary products, and packaging must meet the Islamic dietary requirements, including the absence of alcohol or pork products.
In addition, compliance with the requirements is ensured by an in-house IIDC trained staff, who continuously document the quality control on-site in the operation.
For traceability purposes, each product has a special Halal code, starting with the letters “HBL…”, printed next to the expiration date.
Entrusting the certification of our brand to IIDC allows our Muslim consumers to be confident that the products they use are in alignment with their culture and beliefs.