In traditional Islamic Law, halal (حلال) refers to what is permitted or lawful to be consumed or used. It is often associated with the specific dietary requirements on Muslims.
The Halal Market
Supported by the ever growing population of Muslims (latest global tally at 1.83 billion), the burgeoning Muslim economy has seen its annual trade volume of halal products exploding past US$2 trillion, and still has tremendous potential for further growth, especially in relation to the food & beverages, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, healthcare products, tourism and hospitality industries. With such strong consumer demand, there is an increasing need for halal products and services, recognized as a symbol of quality, safety and wholesomeness, to be verified and validated in compliance with corresponding halal standards and certification system...
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