Halal (Lawful) Items
Halal gives certain guidelines that determine whether a particular food is allowed for consumption. The lawful items under Halal should not be made with unlawful ingredients as described by the Islamic Law. Next rule states that the food should not be prepared, processed, and transported in any facility or appliance that can contaminate the food with the unlawful substances. Based on the Islamic law proper cleaning procedures should be taken while preparing the food. In any case, if Non Halal items are exposed to the food, it cannot be consumed. The way in which the food is prepared and processed also determine whether the food is Halal or not. For instance, below are some of the requirements that one must comply to make the meat Halal.
- The person slaughtering the animal should be Muslim and knowledgeable about Islamic laws
- The animal to be slaughtered needs to alive before slaughtering it
- The phrase Bismillah should be called after a person slaughters the animal
- The device used to slaughter the animal should be sharp
- The act of slaughter should target on the oesophagus, trachea, veins and main arteries
The foods allowed under Halal are
- Milk from cows, camels, buffalos, sheep and goats
- Plants without any toxins
- Naturally fresh or frozen vegetables
- Dried fruits
- Fresh fruits
- Cashew nuts, Peanuts, Legumes, Walnuts, Hazel Nuts
- Grains such as rice, wheat, oat, barley
Depending on the type of food that is processed and sold by your company, you will need to have Halal certification to sell the products to Halal product consumers. Without Halal certification, there will not be any guarantee that the food produced by you will meet the norms of Halal. We with our expert Halal staff offer Halal certification to wide range of companies around the world. Contact us 24/7 to get certified soon.