General on Halal

General Halal terms

  • Halal food (“halal = acceptable”) is considered to be the food that Muslims are allowed to eat or drink according to Islamic law while Haram (“haram = forbidden or proscribed”) is not not allowed
  • Halal food certification is an audit combination of religious claims and production requirements that are directly related to the “safety” and “purity” of the food produced
  • Halal products shall comply with the Islamic law and in no case shall they contain “not acceptable” ingredients of the Islamic law such as pork (or by-products derived from pork), alcohol or alcoholic beverages, intoxicating substances, carrion, blood, animals not slaughtered according to the Islamic way, predator animals with fangs, fish with no scales, lizards, snakes, frogs, monkeys, domestic donkeys etc.
  • During production, no “mixing” of permissible and impermissible or “dirty” (haram and/or “najis”) products, components or equipment is allowed
  • Halal food in general is considered food that does not contain: (a) pork or any by-product thereof as an ingredient; (b) predatory or reptile meat; (c) insects and any by-products thereof; (d) “khamr” derived ethanol


HQC offers its clients all appropriate technical support for the development of an acceptable Halal Assurance System through its “Certified HQC Country Service Providers”. Our Country Service Providers will guide you in your native language step by step, not only during but also after the audit process so that you will benefit the outmost of HQC’s Halal certificates.

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