Halal certification is designed to meet the needs of Muslim consumers: Halal refers to a “permissible” product according to the founding criteria and values of the Koranic Revelation.
It must be borne in mind that for an observant Muslim, religion is essentially God’s law which includes universal moral principles as well as specific rules as to how people should conduct their lives: eat, procreate, sleep. Hence, Halal certification helps Muslim consumers lead their lives according to their religious beliefs.
Applicable to a large variety of sectors – food, cosmetics, textile and even finance – its adoption is normally an essential requirement to export products to Muslim countries. Halal certification also meets the needs of the Muslim community in Italy, which the Caritas/Migrantes 2010 report estimates at 1.354.000 people.
TÜV Italia developed a set of technical specifications, validated by Muslim Cultural Association “Zayd Ibn Thabit”, designed to help companies comply with the necessary requirements and thus obtain the Halal certification, recognized across the global Muslim community.
The auditing activities are carried out in cooperation with Muslim Cultural Association “Zayd Ibn Thabit”: TÜV Italia deals with the technical aspects while the Association handles the religious ones. The certification is issued by the Muslim Cultural Association after receiving, examining and approving the favourable report by the Audit Team.