Let us face it. The Muslim world does not have a unified Halal standard which the world must follow no matter which country they are from. The global Halal industry leaders have been talking about this all-important issue for quite some time now. However, there does not seem to be any solution to the ever-growing problem affecting most of the Muslims in the world and Islam as well.
The biggest problem we the Muslims are facing is that most of us seem to have our own version of the word Halal and we rarely agree on what should be a global Halal standard. This is creating confusion in the minds of non-Muslims as well who are engaged in halal business in one way or the other.
There quite a few reasons as to why we have not been able to create a unified Halal standard which is followed by everyone globally. One of the valid ones is that we, the Muslims have four traditional schools of thought who seem to differ on the exact meaning of halal. This factor alone creates a huge roadblock for today’s policymakers from various countries to agree on a universal definition of Halal.
If a company wants to export halal products to any Muslim countries they have to get approval from the Halal certification body usually run by the government in question.