Brazil, known for its rich cultural diversity and as the home to a significant Muslim community, stands as the world’s largest exporter of halal meat, a testament to its robust and growing halal industry. Central to this industry is Fambras Halal, Brazil’s oldest and most established halal certification authority, with a history spanning over 40 years. This article delves into the remarkable journey of Fambras Halal, highlighting its pivotal role in not only supporting the Brazilian halal sector but also shaping the global halal landscape.
Fambras Halal: A Legacy of Halal Excellence
Fambras Halal, with over 40 years of experience, has been instrumental in introducing and implementing the Halal System in Brazil, following stringent international standards like FSSC 22000, ISO 227164, GMP, Animal Welfare, and various Islamic standards from Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Gulf. The company’s dedication to lawful and safe products, guided by the Holy Quran, the Sunnah, and scientific principles, ensures the highest quality for the global Muslim community and all consumers seeking authentic and quality products
Mission and Vision: Auditing and Inspiring Growth
Fambras Halal’s mission extends beyond mere certification. It involves auditing, inspecting, and supervising Brazilian and Latin American products certified by Fambras Halal, ensuring compliance with Halal standards set by Islamic and non-Islamic governmental bodies. The organization’s vision is to contribute to the growth and strengthening of Brazilian industries in the Halal market, continuously improving to meet the needs of customers and international accreditors
Values: Faith and Respect at the Core
At the heart of Fambras Halal’s operations are its core values of faith and respect. Faith, as per Islamic principles, is the trust and credibility in the oneness of Allah and the prophethood of Muhammad (peace be upon him). Respect is integral to Fambras Halal’s ethos, emphasizing non-discrimination and honoring all cultures, religions, ethnicities, and individualities
Global Impact and Industry Partnerships
Fambras Halal’s influence extends beyond Brazil, with a significant presence in the global halal market. In collaboration with the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC), Fambras Halal has hosted major events like the Global Halal Brazil Business Forum, fostering international discussions and collaborations in the halal sector. This event, attracting participants from diverse sectors, including business, academia, and government, underscores Brazil’s and Fambras Halal’s prominent role in the global halal industry
Industry Impact and Future Goals
Fambras Halal’s contribution to Brazil’s halal industry is profound. Ali Hussein El Zoghbi, Halal vice chair, highlighted the forum’s importance in Brazil due to the country’s success in the halal animal protein sector. The industry, as pointed out by Zoghbi, creates 1.5 million direct and indirect jobs and significantly contributes to Brazil’s trade balance.
Tamer Mansour, ABCC secretary-general & CEO, emphasizes Brazil’s potential to advance further in the halal market. Mansour’s vision for Brazil includes showcasing the country’s capabilities in halal industries and services to a global audience, demonstrating Brazil’s growth potential in this sector
.Fambras Halal’s journey over the past four decades has been a story of unwavering commitment to halal principles, innovation, and global impact. As Fambras Halal continues to evolve and expand its influence, it remains a beacon of excellence in halal certification, bridging cultures and markets in the increasingly interconnected global economy. Stay tuned for more in-depth coverage of Brazil’s thriving halal industry and Fambras Halal’s pivotal role in it.