Delegates at the Global Halal and Islamic Business Forum have unanimously endorsed recommendations from the Gulf Standards Authority regarding global Halal industry guidelines.
Delegates at the Global Halal and Islamic Business Forum have unanimously endorsed recommendations from the Gulf Standards Authority regarding global halal industry guidelines.
A statement from the Kuwait Municipality confirmed that a committee will be formed to establish guidelines of the Muslim World League regarding halal slaughter and food production.
In addition, it was recommended that centralised monitoring offices were set up around the world to work with recognised Islamic centres to conform to the halal protocols for all foodstuffs to be imported into the GCC region.
The forum, which ran alongside Halal World Expo in Abu Dhabi, was attended by representatives such as Khalid Sharif Awadi from the Municipality of Dubai, Dr. Amin Mohamed Yousef, the UAE Food Safety Consultant and Dr Abdulla Ahmed Abdulla Ali from the Ministry of Health in Bahrain.
The responsibilities of the new committee will include the development and implementation of educational programmes for manufacturers on the approved guidelines for Halal slaughter and processing as well as a recommendation for a mandate to ban the sale of Haram foods, such as pork and alcohol, in all Muslim countries in the GCC.
The statement was applauded and endorsed by delegates at the Forum, which was chaired by Abdalhamid David Evans, managing director of Imarat Consultants, and a resolution was unanimously passed to recommend the statement to the GCC authorities.
“The Halal industry needs this kind of platform to discuss vital issues affecting businesses throughout the world,” said Abdalhamid David Evans. “The discussions here will have a direct impact on the growth and direction of the global Halal industry. What happens in the Middle East will have an immediate knock on effect to standards around the world.”
Originally Published on www.gulfnews.com