The food industry has evolved over a period of time from:
- Organic Food to Processed Food
- Freshly Prepared Food to Frozen Food
- Home Cooked Food to Restaurant Fast Food
- Genetically Modified Foods...
This evolution necessitated innovative methods of food production, canning, freezing and dehydrating techniques which led to the loss of natural flavors, aromas, colors and change in the texture of food. This loss was supplemented by the addition of:
- and a myriad of Additives
Each of these items may contain a cocktail of Haraam substances which are not easily discernible from the list of ingredients. There is thus a need for competent Halaal certifiers to conduct an intensive audit process to trace and ensure that the foods we manufacture or eat are Halaal.
Our supermarket shelves, store-rooms and refrigerators bulge with an astonishing choice of foods from all over the country and even the rest of the world. Restaurants too, offer diverse menus and constantly cook up ways to attract your custom.
Halaal certification does not only cover ingredient verification but also includes manufacturing processes, hygiene, handling, labeling, packaging, storage, transportation and distribution.