We are pleased to announce that this month, ReAgent received Halal Certification. This means that we have controls in place and can manufacture chemical products in such a way that they conform with halal rules.
What is Halal?
The word ‘halal’ literally means permissible. In translation from Arabic, it is usually used to mean lawful. Most people know that Muslims consume halal meat, which means that an animal or poultry has to be slaughtered in a ritual way known as Zibah or Zabihah.
Halal principles include:
- An animal should be healthy prior to slaughter
- A Muslim should perform the slaughter
- Blood from the carcass should be completely drained
- Modern methods of slaughter should be considered with caution and accord with Islamic principles
- Swine flesh is forbidden
Why Does ReAgent Need Halal Certification?
In factories, slaughterhouses, or anywhere that makes or prepares halal food, everything needs to meet halal rules. That includes any chemicals used, for example in cleaning products. These products must be halal-certified, which means they are manufactured in an environment that meets halal rules. To give an example, there shouldn’t be any alcohol in the area where a halal product is being manufactured.
We always want to deliver outstanding customer service, quality, and be flexible with our customers’ needs, so when a customer approached us with an enquiry into a food-safe disinfectant product that needed to be halal-certified, we began the process of gaining halal certification so we could meet their requirements.
Gaining Halal Certification
In order to gain halal certification for two new chemical products, we created a manufacturing area within our factory which meets halal rules, with no non-halal products or anything that would be contradictory to the requirements of halal. There were many aspects to consider to guarantee we are compliant, down to ensuring we use the right filters – some can be made with stearic acid which can come from animal sources.
We were then visited by an independent auditor and a religious expert, who checked and certified the manufacturing area and the products. We were approved for certification the same day.
Manufacturing Halal-Certified Chemical Products
Now that we have been through the process of becoming halal-certified, we know and understand the processes and policies, have a halal-approved manufacturing area, and our staff has the pre-requisite halal training. This means that we will be able to provide the same service smoothly and efficiently to other customers who have halal certification requirements.
If you have a requirement for chemical products which are produced in a halal-certified environment, contact us today.