Halal Food means food permitted under the Islamic Law and should fulfil the conditions as prescribed in The - Qur'an and explained by The Last Messenger Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) as now available in the form of Ahadith Sahih. With specific guidelines as prescribed, Halal Foods do not consist of or contain anything which is considered to be unlawful according to Islamic Law. The Halal foods are not prepared, processed, transported or stored using any appliance or facility that was not free from anything unlawful according to Islamic Law; and has not in the course of preparation, processing, transportation or storage been in direct contact with any food that fails to satisfy Islamic Guidelines against Haram.
Halal food can be prepared, processed or stored in different sections or lines within the same premises where non-Halal foods are produced, provided that necessary measures are taken to prevent any contact between Halal and non-Halal foods.
Halal food can be prepared, processed, transported or stored using facilities which have been previously used for non-Halal foods provided that proper cleaning procedures, according to Islamic requirements, Food safety requirements and Good Hygienic Practices (GHP) have been observed.
The Halal food market is growing at a fast pace and having drawn so much attention and interest from all around world that further development initiatives and strategies are essential for the promotion of the Halal economy in North America. The Halal market is fast emerging most lucrative and influential consumer arena in the world today, covering a wide array of food and food related additives which are used as per the permissibility by the governments.
Halal certified products/services chain by Canadian Halal Food Certifying Agency (CHFCA) will support local and export markets for the producers of all types of food products to Muslim & non-Muslim communities in Asia, the Middle East and worldwide. In order to check the compliance as required by Islam, the general parameters of conformity assessment are the same i.e., Standards, Auditing, Certification and Accreditation. The only value added item of this system is the compliance of all these parameters according to The – Qur'an and the tradition of The – Prophet (PBUH) that will give credibility to each activity to the Muslims and the people all around the world.