IHAF, an independent, non-government network of accreditation bodies that aims to unify conformity assessments practices in halal, held a virtual meeting, which was attended by 42 participants from various organizations from different countries.
Dr Rehab Al Ameri, the Secretary-General of IHAF, said: “IHAF is committed to sustaining the unification of halal standards because we believe this is the best approach to boost international halal trade, especially in this current economic climate.”
“Digitalization has always been on the rise, but COVID-19 has sped up its adaption rate in various industries to survive its unprecedented impact,” Dr. Al Ameri added.
“One positive thing we can get out of this COVID-19 situation is that we are now more used to technology and that we see that it’s easier to have this work done remotely. Not to mention, it saves more time and money. We envision the future of halal to cope with all facets of digitalization, which can solidify the unification of halal standards,” Brahim Houla said.