In Islam, Halal is an Arabic term meaning “lawful or permissible” and not only encompasses food and drink, but all matters of daily life.
The quality of Halal food and other products attracts a variety of consumers all around the globe. Anyone regardless their faith, gender, ethnicity, nationality, race, age- can eat ‘Halal’ and lead a ‘Halal’ lifestyle.
With regards to the term “Halal” within the Food & Beverage Industry, it simply refers to anything permissible to consume. If it is used in reference to animal meat, then it means any animal which has been slaughtered in accordance with the Shariah method is Halal (lawful) to consume.
The following is a partial list of Halal non-meat products that are subject to critical processes or ingredients that can affect the product’s Halal integrity.