The global halal industry is estimated to be worth around USD2.3 trillion (excluding Islamic finance) which is growing at an estimated annual rate of 20%, making industry valued at about USD560 billion a year. Thus, making it one of the fastest growing consumer segments in the world. The global halal market of 1.8 billion Muslims is no longer confined to food and food related products. 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.
So in recognisation of this market demand and to offer the industry a way to add in trust and certification of traceability to a product being certified Halal. Fapas will launch 3 new Halal PT schemes which offer the ability of detection to extremely low levels within Pork & Alcohol with many more Halal PT schemes to follow in due course. Fapas are leading the way in developing new and exciting innovations in the testing methods for Halal products.
Since its inception in 1997 Fapas has distributed 33 drinking water simulated contamination exercises that have over the years produced a wealth of useful analytical information. Results obtained and the lessons learned by participants have helped and will continue to help laboratories to produce clear analytical strategies for dealing with emergency sample incidents.
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Mark Sykes reports on the increasing demand for Halal certification and proficiency testing around the world as demand for Halal products soars.View the article here.