The Worldwide Halaal market has become an unheralded boom for food manufacturers. Today, consumers are concerned about more than just the halaal status of their food. Over 24 million worldwide consumers choose Halaal food products for reasons related to health, food safety, taste, vegetarianism, lactose intolerance, and other dietary restrictions. Generating over US$1,3 tillion in annual sales, the halâl food industry has become big business. Certifying over 1,000,000 products produced in more than 8,500 plants located in 100 countries around the world. Increased industrialization of food production has boosted demand for Halâl certification.
Foods are increasingly produced using complex processing techniques and multiple additives, all of which require halaal certification services. The Halaal Certification Authorities are at the forefront of this worldwide industrialization with Shariah advisors who have specialized expertise in all areas of food production.
Of well over 100,000 packaged food products on South African supermarket shelves, the Halaal symbol is found on close to 70% of all products combined. Halaal certified companies know that having the Halaal symbol on their products immediately and universally enhances their marketability. That’s why they choose the Halaal mark.