The Halal Regulatory Commission (HRC) in the UK has certified Covid-19 Antigen Detection Kit as halal. The kit is manufactured by NewGene Bioengineering and distributed globally by Bestie UK Ltd. According to HRC, the halal certification will help eliminate all reluctance from Muslims to utilize this kit to test for Covid-19.
The kit, which is a lateral flow test kit, has several additional benefits: a market-leading 98% accuracy; individual vials of fluid; and four ways of testing for the convenience of the user with results in less than 15 minutes. It is not only halal but is also suitable for vegetarians. The Head of the Halal Regulatory Commission, Shaykh Tauqir Ishaq, said: “We regard this as an essential element in the fight against coronavirus pandemic and to protect people and it can now be used with the surety that it is halal certified.”
Mr. Griffiths, the Managing Director of Bestie UK Ltd based in Wales stated: “It has been a pleasure working with the Halal Regulatory Commission and Mr. Naved Syed to gain this ground-breaking Halal certification. They have made the process for myself and my suppliers as simple and as efficient as possible whilst being completely transparent.
The certification should give the Muslim consumer the confidence to use the Newgene test kit and, in so doing, ensure that they, and those that they come into contact within their workplace, Mosque, schools, home, etc., can protect themselves against this horrendous virus whilst still carrying out the activities which are so important to them and their communities in everyday life. The Muslim community has been particularly hard hit by the virus, but I am hoping that our test kits, along with other measures now being seen, can go some way to restoring life to normality.”
With the test results available in 15 minutes, the hope is that it will allow the Mosques in the UK and across the world to open back up safely and participate in performing Taraweeh in Ramadan and, hopefully, Hajj & Umrah this year, and pupils to attend schools, Inshallah.