Who are we? IS EG Halal is the only entity exclusively authorized by the Government of Egypt to certify Halal exports worldwide.
Who are our clients? Any entity worldwide interested in exporting foods and other products to Egypt and the Muslim world.
We strive to prosper with companies of all calibers, guiding them through the Halal Certification process.
Harmonizing Standards Although Halal certification is considered a key enabler for the successful development of the global Halal industry, the industry is still plagued by the issue of differing certification standards. The lack of a single, unified global Halal standard is a pressing issue within the Halal industry. The Arab Republic of Egypt has taken the lead in ensuring that this comes to fruition by giving the exclusive rights to IS EG Halal.
Why you should choose Halal It is a common need, a common desire, and a common right to treat our bodies with wholesome foods free of harmful ingredients such as pesticides, pollutants, filth and the like.
This is not a value desired only by Muslims, it’s desired by all of humanity. Everyone can benefit from consuming Halal foods and avoiding what is not.
It is deeply rooted in Islamic philosophy and principles that what is consumed must be backed by an ethical supply chain. In ISEG Halal we value organic and sustainable living. Our supervisors make sure that every step taken, from grazing to slaughter, ensures that the animal is completely comfortable and free from physical and psychological torture.
IS EG will send an inspector to your location, to verify that Islamic rules and practices are being adhered to during animal slaughter. Once our inspectors approve the facility and process you may begin to produce certified Halal products.
Once your location is approved, IS EG will provide a supervisor to continue overseeing the facility. This supervisor will provide ease of mind that all produce is Halal.
When products are approved by an IS EG supervisor we will certify the produce as Halal. You will have official documentation that your product is Halal and will have the ability to sell it as so.
4. Deliver & Support
Once IS EG certifies your product, an account manager will be assigned to your company to process the necessary documents for transportation of goods from farm to table. Customers will be pleased to know their meat is Halal!
The Halal industry is based on a belief that Muslims should consume goods that are “Halalan Toyyiban'', which is directly translated to permissible and wholesome. It’s also important to note that Halal has gained an increasing acceptance among non-Muslim consumers due to its connection with ethical consumerism and over all healthiness. The Halal industry has now expanded beyond the food sector to include pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, health products, toiletries and medical devices as well as service sector components such as logistics, marketing, print and electronic media, packaging, branding, and financing. Coming in second after Islamic Financing, the Halal food sector is emerging as one of the most profitable and influential market arenas in the world food business today.
Factors Contributing to Growth
There are many crucial factors contributing to the industry growth of the Halal foods market. With a large, diverse, and educated young consumer base, the Halal economy can be considered as one of the fastest growing sectors globally. Moreover, the growing awareness of Halal food and its positioning as hygienic and healthy among both the Muslim and non-Muslim communities’ entails an increase in the consumption and acceptance of Halal food. As the global market for Halal foods continues to grow, there will be an increasing demand from countries that do not have the means to produce sufficient quantities of their own Halal food. The leading importers of Halal food in 2015 among OIC countries were Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and United Arab Emirates, with one of the most popular imported foods being meat. Other emerging Muslim countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, and Indonesia have large Muslim populations and adhere to Islamic traditions regarding diet. As many other nations emerge economically, the increased purchasing power of these Muslim majority countries would prove astronomical. This can also be said for the European markets. There is an ever-increasing demand for Halal certified products in Europe, especially in countries that have large Muslim communities such as the United Kingdom, France, and Germany.
Reasons for the Halal option
With the ever-increasing population of the Islamic faith along with acceptance from non-Muslim consumers, more people are investing in the Halal option regardless of religious affiliation. Halal products are an essential product for a Muslim community but are also a more humane and potentially healthier alternative for non-Muslim consumers.
Under Islamic Halal laws only the windpipe, throat, and blood vessels are cut during the slaughter of an animal. This is important because the animal’s spinal cord and nervous system is not severed. This process is not only more humane to the animal, but also eliminates the risk the animal can go into cardiac arrest, clogging the animal’s veins with blood. This swift and humane process allows the blood to be drained quickly.
There is reason to believe that Halal meats may be healthier to consume than non-Halal as well. As mentioned, the meat is prepared in a way where the remaining blood is drained from the carcass. Blood is a good transporter of bacteria thus the removal of blood quickly minimizes the unwanted risks. Consumers of Halal meat consider it ‘more desirable’ in comparison to traditional methods of slaughter, citing that the meat is more tender and tastes better because it stays fresh longer.
Aside from the religious aspect of obtaining Halal products, more secular contributors are interested in the Halal guidelines regarding the preparation of the product.
It’s set to become a competitive force
There are endless opportunities in the now emerging Halal product market. The global Halal market has emerged as a progressive component in the global economy. With a Muslim and Non-Muslim consumer base increasing every year, the Halal industry is set to become a competitive force in the international business world. The opportunity to provide for people not only from the Islamic world but also consumers of different backgrounds with healthier and religiously acceptable Halal products is a goal that we here at IS EG Halal take with the utmost sincerity!
Halal Sector Market Share
MEAT PACKING Beef, Poultry, Seafood We do it all! Whether you are a local abattoir, commercial slaughterhouse, or meat packer, we can certify your halal meat products in accordance to Islamic Quranic Law.
AGRO FOODS Raw Materials Your Specialty? We can help! We work with everyone from small organic suppliers to large agro-food companies to ensure and certify the products are quality and fresh.
FOOD ADDITIVES Are Your Food Additives Halal? Not to worry! All of our evaluations are completed by qualified specialists who acknowledge industry regulations and the halal certification process.
NUTRITIONAL FOODS Nutritional Supplements, Health Foods? We do that too! Maintaining good health is important, and we can certify your nutritional supplements, health foods, energy drinks, and much more in accordance to halal specifications.
PHARMACEUTICALS Halal Medicine? That’s right! Contact us today to find out how we can certify your pharmaceutical products, everything from over the counter medications to prescription ; we do it all. PERSONAL CARE Halal Cosmetics and Toiletries? Looking good! Contact our team to find out how we can get your personal care products halal certified, as looking your best brings out God’s image.
What is Halal? “Halal” in Arabic means permissible or lawful. When it is applied to food or other goods it denotes specific regulations as to which types of food/drink Muslims can consume as well as how those products are prepared. Halal also involves a ritual process of animal slaughter and specific health standards as well as an absence of pork and blood byproducts. Halal meat includes beef, chicken, lamb, goat, and fish, among others. The process in procuring Halal products, especially when it comes to the slaughter of animals or poultry, involves a swift incision through the two jugular veins, trachea, esophagus and the two carotid arteries. Once completed, the blood is drained from the animal. This process ensures that the animal is slaughtered in a humane and hygienic way with the least amount of pain or ‘unnecessary stress’. Pigs as well as carnivores and omnivores are not Halal. It is always prefered that the slaughterman must be a Muslim. However, it is also permissible for the slaughterman to be part of monotheistic religions (people of the book -- Christianity, and Judaism.)
Before each animal is slaughtered with a sharp knife the slaughter man recites "Bismillah, Allahu Akbar" which means "In the name of God, God is Great". Once it is confirmed that the animal is well bled in body and soul -- only then can it undergo further processing. IS EG’s mission is to work diligently with companies across the globe through the certification process of fresh Halal products, assuring each step obeys all religious regulations providing peace of mind to Muslim communities worldwide.