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Global Halal Standards and Accreditation Emphasized
Global Halal Standards and Accreditation Emphasized

Global Emergence of Halal Industry Learning Series Launched by Halal Research Council

(14 July 2020, Lahore): Halal Research Council (HRC) in association with AlHuda CIBE has launched Halal industry free webinar series named “Global Emergence of Halal Industry” to learn with Halal industry experts around the world from July, 2020. The learning series is still continue with the different insightful topics. The purpose of the free webinars is to promote and strengthen organizations and professionals for Halal industry. Besides the promotion of Halal industry, the purpose of the webinar series is also to acknowledge the need of giving hype to the system beyond any political and religious refrains. The purpose of the webinar series is also to spread the awareness among general public and professionals of different industries including food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, tourism etc. The participants attended the webinars from different part of the world to learn about the Halal industry. The Halal products demand is increasing enormously and many new Halal markets are seen to be emerging on the horizon in the world, there is a need to uplift the knowledge and understanding about Halal industry focusing on the Halal Standards.

During the series of free webinar by Halal Research Council, the global leader, Mr. İhsan ÖVÜT - Secretary General, The Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC), Turkey delivered an insightful speech on “OIC/SMIIC Standards on Halal Issues and Halal Quality Infrastructure”. OIC is the second largest inter-governmental organization after United Nations. In his valuable presentation he shared valuable insights under the different standards and quality infrastructures of Halal industry. He explained the four objectives of SMIIC in detail. He further explained development processes for an OIC/SMIIC standards. He also discussed the OIC global Halal quality infrastructure along-with overall quality infrastructure. He mentioned that SMIIC have 35 published OIC/SMIIC standards on different areas including Halal food, conformity assessment for Halal certification bodies, Halal cosmetics, safety and health, Halal tourism, different testing methods etc. during his presentation. He concluded the webinar by explaining the Halal chain from customer need to raw material, manufacturing, distribution, retail and consumption including standards, certification, test laboratories, accreditation, and metrology for Halal industry.

Mr. Ateeq Ur Rehman Memon - Director General, Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC), Islamabad – Pakistan conducted his webinar on “Importance of Halal Accreditation”. He expressed that Halal certification is an important marketing tool to enhance your outreach to the international trade market followed by explaining different Halal standards. He said that Halal market is expected to reach at US$ 3 trillion by 2023. Both Muslims and non-Muslims are the target market of Halal industry due to its hygienic and health food. Beyond the food industry, cosmetics, travel & tourism, pharmaceutical, media and recreation and modest fashion are also the part of Halal industry. So, now you can imagine the spread of Halal market worldwide and the potential opportunities. He particularly mentioned that 90% share of the Halal industry is held by the non-Muslims and rest of the 10% is held by Middle East Countries.

Brazil, Australia, Canada, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, New Zealand and USA are the leaders of Halal market where various Muslim countries import Halal meat, dairy and other food items, said Mr. Rehman. He also explained the various challenges of Halal industry in emerging economies in this field. Mr. Muhammad Zubair Mughal said that Halal Research Council will continue these types of sessions to create awareness among general public and industry professionals keeping in view the current and emerging trends of Halal industry to share the global latest knowledge. The further information and registration for free webinar series programs, kindly visit at www.halalrc.org/webinar/. The attendees will also be given eCertificates.

About Halal Research Council
Halal Research Council is a Pakistan-based institution that has been providing Research, Training and Awareness services on the topic of Halal since last 10 years. It is working globally on Halal certifications in order to cater the needs of food and nutrition agencies and side by side non-food agencies.

The organizer of this prestigious event, it certifies the products under the reverent coordination of recognized Shariah Supervisory Board, highly qualified Food Technologists, Chemical Engineers and R&D professionals in respect of eligibility for Certification through research based methodology scrutinizing the sources of ingredients, examining the entire supply chain, chemical examination and analyzing Shariah prospects of ingredients used in the products. For further details please visit our website: www.halalrc.org

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