There may be a ban on the sale of products related to Halal certification in UP. Some companies were running their business in the name of Halal certification. These people were certifying dairy, textiles, sugar, snacks, spices and soap as Halal. CM Yogi has taken cognizance of this matter and strict action may be taken on it.
What does Halal mean?
Halal is an Arabic word meaning ‘lawful’. Halal primarily refers to Islam and its food laws (especially meat). Actually, there are some rules regarding food in Muslim religion. In which it is said that Muslims are allowed to eat Halal meat but not allowed to eat Jhatka meat.
What is the difference between Halal and Jhatka meat?
Halal meat is that in which the animal is cut slowly with a sharp weapon and Jhatka meat is that in which the animal is cut in one stroke.
What is Halal certification?
In countries with Muslim population, if a company has to sell food items, it takes ‘Halal certification’. Halal certification is done by the government in many Islamic countries around the world.
Although FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India) certification can be seen on almost all food items in India, this authority does not give Halal certification in India. However, there are some companies in India which provide Halal certification.
‘Halal certification’ is considered a guarantee that the product in question has been made in accordance with Muslim Sharia law. There is no adulteration in it and no animal or its by-product has been used in it, which is considered ‘haram’ in Islam. Generally, Halal certification is for both veg and non-veg products.