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This webinar provides an overview of the Halal market, its current status and forecast growth, highlight the key points of differentiation amongst the different Halal certification standards and discuss the importance of a global, harmonized Halal standard.


01 Apr 2017


07 Apr 2017



halal cert webinar

The objective of this webinar is to provide an overview of the Halal market, its current status and forecast growth, highlight the key points of differentiation amongst the different Halal certification standards, discuss the importance of a global, harmonized Halal standard and identify key challenges and requirements in Halal certification.


  • The Global Halal market: Diversity of Halal – food & services; importance of Halal; market size, trends & forecasts
  • Global Halal Certification: Existing certification in Muslim and non-Muslim countries; key similarities and differences, self-certification issues, harmonisation of standards and practices 
  • Common requirements in Halal Certification 
  • Conclusions


Rapid growth and interest in halal food has captured significant attention from the food industry. Halal means ‘that which is permitted in Islamic Law’ and it is normally associated with food products. It can at times be difficult to control and guarantee, especially by suppliers who are new to this process. This also applies to those not fully appreciating the halal market and those slow to adapt to scholarly consensus or changes in importing/production requirements in Muslim countries. The Halal status has increasingly been considered a certification standard for quality and is under greater scrutiny than ever before. From the consumer point of view it can be difficult to evaluate and verify and is an extremely sensitive subject. Therefore, consumers have to largely rely on the seller and/or trust the information provided on the product label to guide their purchase. In the case of halal, trust is more than simply looking at the ingredients as it encompasses the entire procurement and production process including training safety and company commitment. Halal certification must be both thorough and credible if it is to provide Muslim consumers with the necessary assurances that they seek as part of the Halal quality seal.


Evangelia Komitopoulou - SGS Global Customised Solutions Manager, Food Safety & Quality

Evangelia is responsible for leading the development of customised food safety and quality solutions within SGS providing all the necessary food safety technical support to the global network of certification and auditor teams. Evangelia is an expert food microbiologist with specific areas of experience in microbiological risk assessment and specifications, food processing and preservation. Evangelia is recognized for her involvement in the development and validation of microbial detection and antimicrobial assay methodologies, as well as the identification and evaluation of novel and natural antimicrobial systems in food preservation. With a career which includes over 13 years spent in food technical consultancy, trouble-shooting and contract applied research and development, Evangelia is also the author and editor of many technical reports and articles.

Shaykh Tauqir Ishaq - Head of Certification, Halal Authority Board (HAB)

Shaykh Tauqir is an International Lecturer in various Islamic Sciences and has published papers and books on different aspects of Islamic Law. He has been involved with halal and halal certification for the past 20 years and currently heads the certification team at the Halal Authority Board in the UK. He has co-authored the first world-wide halal standards for a range of halal products and services and has expertise on a wide range of halal issues and halal production. He is also familiar with the various schools of Islamic thought and the similarities and differences regarding halal and haram in this regard.


The webinar is aimed at companies interested to get a good understanding of Halal certification requirements or professionals and others that wish to be educated on the topic.

Language: English
Cost: No Charge

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