Halal Italia certified Italian companies cover numerous product categories that are marked all over the country.
For some products we can already refer to a genuine halal supply chain that is creating a virtuous network of companies working directly with each other. In other cases, such as flavourings, these are ingredients forming the basis of countless products manufactured all over the world.
Halal Italia certificates are issued according to the following standards and related certification schemes:
Technical guidelines for manufacturing COREIS halal food products
Technical guidelines for manufacturing COREIS Italia halal cosmetics and personal hygiene products
United Arab Emirates Standard: Halal Products, Part 1: General Requirements for Halal Food
United Arab Emirates Standard: Animal Slaughtering Requirements According to Islamic Law
United Arab Emirates Standard: Halal Products, Part 4: General Requirements for Halal Cosmetics
Halal slaughtering is governed by regulations enforcing a combination of Italian/European laws and certain rules of Islamic law. A religious ritual incorporated in a complex industrial process, for which Halal Italia requires special staff training and the adapting of structures and machinery to protect animal welfare.
An exemption to the law on compulsory preventive stunning of animals (Ministerial Decree No. 168 of 1980 and Legislative Decree No. 333 of 1/9/1998) allows Jewish and Muslim religious authorities to supervise the ritual carried out by staff employed in slaughter plants authorised by the Ministry of Health.
This is an important regulation that makes Italy an exception on the European scene and gives added value to Halal Italia-certified Italian meat distributed worldwide.
Cosmetics and pharmaceuticals
Two industries with different approaches to body care and health protection with a real focus on research, staff training and cutting-edge technologies. Products handed down across generations and innovative products
are popular worldwide thanks to Halal Italia certification. It is vital to be able to communicate clearly to Muslim women as consumers interesting in looking after themselves and their families. Beauty may have different standards but the quest for quality in cosmetic and pharmaceutical products remains essential.
Being able to guarantee alcohol-free and animal gelatine-free medicines on the market, while meeting the relevant certification requirements, requires companies to take simple precautions and some changes.
Hotels and restaurants
Muslim friendly tourism is steadily on the rise and European countries like Germany, France, Spain and the United Kingdom have been equipped to handle it professionally for some time now. The halal services required
focus on clearly informing restaurant/hotel customers about lawful, preferably certified, services and food.
Discretely providing the opportunity to say ritual prayers in the hotel after check-out and adapting the times/menus of the nightly room service to cater for fasting during the month of Ramadan, are much appreciated gestures.
Halal Italia certification aims to keep facilities accessible to more types of tourists to guarantee appropriate hospitality for the Islamic world, not just the Arab world, without confusing halal quality with ethnic cuisine.