Jun 16, 2022
A few days ago, ISA received an inquiry from a Halal consumer. “I want to make my own sausage but I have no idea where to find Halal casings.” Fortunately for this home chef and others, there are several Halal casings options out there.
Jun 9, 2022
Meat is typically what people think of when they think of Halal, but there are many other ways that humans use animal products. In Islam, it is acceptable to use them for clothing, utensils, and more, but certain restrictions still apply. Even beyond the question of Halal suitability, these products raise questions of humane treatment of animals and ecological stewardship that are also important aspects of Islam.
Jun 2, 2022
Not all Halal certifiers are equally well-known or respected. Like any service, there is variability in knowledge, thoroughness, price, and reliability of Halal certifiers. Look for an established certifier with many years of experience and satisfied clients, like ISA. You’ll also want to find a certifier who is transparent with you about all aspects of the process, including pricing, documentation requirements, and inspections.
May 26, 2022
While many people familiar with Halal food and certification know that it refers to certain animals and types of meat that are permissible to consume, they may not realize that it also encompasses another category, dealing with the purity and wholesomeness of the food.
May 19, 2022
Halal certification takes into account every step in the supply chain, from the basic ingredients used to the manufacturing process to final packaging, all the way until the product reaches the consumer. As such, Halal supply chains must be transparent and traceable in order for products to be eligible for certification.
May 11, 2022
Where Halal certification currently plays a small role – and could potentially play a much larger one – is in certifying the materials used in clothing, tracing materials and processes used to be sure that final products are both permissible and pure. It would be particularly relevant to leather items such as shoes, belts, and purses, and would apply to couches and other home furnishings as well.
May 5, 2022
A good skincare routine can be a refreshing way to start the day, and a relaxing way to end it. Serums, treatments, exfoliants, and moisturizers help us look and feel our best, and since these products are applied directly to our skin, we also want to know that they contain the best, most pure ingredients. For Muslim consumers, knowing that the ingredients are Islamically pure and acceptable is essential, too.
Apr 28, 2022
Halal certification can apply to a wide variety of products, from food and cosmetics to cleaning products and packaging. Even water filtration systems can be certified! Check out some of the brands that ISA certifies. There might be some you recognize that you didn’t even know were certified Halal!
Apr 21, 2022
In the blog “Why is the Price of Food Increasing?” published March 31, 2022, we looked at the many reasons economists and researchers cite for increased food prices. This blog is about what you can do about it and how you can save money on your grocery bill.
Apr 14, 2022
Not all nutritional products are the same. There are thousands of products on the market. Nutritional supplements vary in ingredients, processing, quality and efficacy. Before choosing supplements, savvy consumers will do some research and understand exactly what they are paying for.