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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sharjah to become centre of $3 trillion halal market

KARACHI: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates ios going to become centre of World Halal Food (WHF) very soon, Chairman Sharjah AWQAF Sheikh Sagar bin Mohammad Al Qasmi announced on establishment of Gulf Halal Centre (GHC).

The setting up of WHF was a step in fulfilling the vision of Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid al Maktoum to make UAE the centre of world Halal food trade.

GHC is the pioneering Halal Certification body in the United Arab Emirates offering Halal audit and certification services to Emirati companies to help them convert to Halal Management System.

Sheikh Sagar al Qasmi declared it as part of the jubilation celebrating Sharjah as the Islamic cultural capital of the world 2014.

Halal market does not only include food products and ingredients but also food service establishments, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, personal care products, animal and poultry feed, apparel and leather products, hospitality and tourism, banking, finance, Takaful and logistics which will all be covered by the Gulf Halal Centre.

Asad Sajjad Chief Executive Officer GHC emphasised on the importance of Halal Certification as the demand of 1.7 billion Muslim consumers as well as a lot of non-Muslims, who prefer Halal food as its healthy and wholesome. 

He said GHC team consists of qualified professionals including Halal technical auditor, Shariah experts and food technologist, experienced in Halal audit and certification work as per Halal standards for food safety.

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