07.08.2005 | Halal Certification was recently granted to a range of blended food ingredients both liquid and dry blend products which are produced at the DKSH Edward Keller Philippines Inc. factory at Canlubang, Laguna.
Halal Certification was recently granted to a range of blended food ingredients both liquid and dry blend products which are produced at the DKSH Edward Keller Philippines Inc. factory at Canlubang, Laguna. The certification was issued by the Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA), a government institution directly under the Office of the President of the Philippines.
The Halal certification opens up the opportunity for Edward Keller to market products in the predominantly Muslim countries of Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei in addition to supplying the Muslim community in the southern Philippines.
Halal is a Quran Term which means "Lawful” or "Permitted”. Consumption of Halal foods is permitted by Muslims throughout the world. The opposite of "Halal” is "Haram” which means "unlawful” or "Prohibited”. Haram foods and drinks are prohibited for consumption for every Muslim under Shari'ah (Islamic Law).
The Halal Accreditation and Certification involves (1) Document verification on Halal critical points, (2) Factory and process inspection and approval, (3) Laboratory analyses of products submitted (4) Religious classifications and (5) Monitoring of Halal certified products.
In addition to direct exporting Halal products to Muslim countries Edward Keller Philippines will also be able to supply ingredients to other major Philippine food and beverage companies who in turn manufacture their finished products for export as Halal certified. The ASEAN region has 261 million Muslims and commands US$46 billion of the US$150 billion Global Halal food market.