- With a global consumer base of approximately 1.9 billion Muslims in 112 countries, the halal market size is estimated to be worth trillions of US dollars.
- Demand for halal certified products is increasing.
- The growing Muslim population in the Middle East, North and South Africa, South and South Asia, the former Soviet Union and China present an attractive range for the food market.
- Today the two largest markets for halal products are Southeast Asia and the Middle East. These regions are equivalent to more than 400 million Muslim consumers.
- Muslims eat only halal food, although non-Muslims may eat halal food.
- The Halal certificate is a guarantee that the products comply with Islamic dietary requirements or Islamic lifestyles.
- Halal certification significantly enhances the market potential of your products.
- If you are exporting or planning to export to Muslim majority countries then the Halal certificate will allow you to fulfill one of the important requirements by the importing countries.
The main reason for halal certification is to serve national and international Muslim communities in fulfilling their religious observance. The concept of halal applies to a wide range of goods and services used in the daily lives of Muslims. Muslim consumers choose products because it is in compliance with the process and procedure defined by Islamic law.
Goods and services industries and producers are often not aware of these requirements. Subsequently, they ignore the needs of this region of our population. DHCE promotes unified standards of acceptance and certification. A unified standard bridges the gap between Muslim consumers and industry. This establishes credibility and assures the Muslim consumer of strict compliance with the halal process:
- Purity and hygiene from the sources from which products are derived and the process by which they are made.
- Human life is protected only by the consumption of that which is complete and healthy.
- Integrity and ethical way of life by avoiding cruelty to animals, damage to the environment and unfair business practices.
- In other words, halal is a way of life that benefits a person in his physical and spiritual well-being.
- Halal is for everyone. It does not matter whether you are Muslim or not – halal is the ultimate stamp of purity and safety that guarantees superior quality products.