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Intertek begins Halal food certification in India

14/6/11 www.commodityonline.com

MUMBAI (Commodity Online): Intertek, global leader in quality & safety solutions serving a wide range of industires, is extending its food certification expertise to include Halal Certification in India. The certification is aimed at creating an opportunity for servicing the vast Muslim market in India, the company said in a press release.

Despite having the third largest Muslim population in world, India lags behind significantly in the halal food market. Spearheaded by the West, the halal trade is now gaining immense momentum globally with non- Muslim countries accounting to than 80% of the halal trade. Industry estimates put the size of the global halal market somewhere between $1.2 trillion to $2 trillion per annum.

 

As the trade gains momentum in the domestic market, Intertek is poised to lend its expertise to ensure that the products featuring the Halal Certification match the standards in accordance with Shariah (Islamic) Board Guidelines and other quality standards.

 

Halal products are prepared in accordance with Islamic teachings and, contrary to general belief, extend beyond food into products like beverages, confectionery, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and skincare products. Intertek is the approved food service provider for all large global food producers and the first to be accepted by Global Halal to certify its standards.

 

Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers’ products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and 30,000 people in over 100 countries around the world. Intertek Group plc (LSE: ITRK) is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. More details on www.intertek.com

 

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