Uttar Pradesh Government Bans Halal-Certified Food, Medicines

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Uttar Pradesh government on November 18 issue an order to banned the sale of halal-certified product with immediate effect. However, the product manufactured for export will not be subject to the restriction. ” Strict legal measures will be implemented against any individual or firm engaged in the production, storage, distribution, buying, and selling of Halal-certified medicines, medical devices, and cosmetics within Uttar Pradesh,” said an official.

Halal certification is a process that ensures products comply with Islamic dietary laws. It verifies that items are permissible for Muslims to consume, following specific guidelines outlined in the Quran. Certification involves thorough examination of ingredients and production methods to guarantee adherence to halal standards, providing transparency and confidence to Muslim consumers. The term “halal” translates to “permissible” in Arabic and refers to what is allowed or lawful according to Islamic law. It encompasses not only food and beverages but also extends to various aspects of life, including finance, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. For food products, adherence to halal principles is of utmost importance to Muslims, who make up a significant portion of the global population.

Halal certification plays a crucial role in the global food industry, providing assurance to Muslim consumers that products adhere to Islamic dietary guidelines. This certification process involves meticulous scrutiny of ingredients and production methods to ensure compliance with halal standards. Obtaining halal certification involves a comprehensive evaluation of the entire production process.

The ban has been imposed on the basis of the public interest and to prevent confusion said the official. The Food Safety and Standards Acts, 2006 the authorities that the Commissioner’s order states that the right to decide the quality of food items lies only with them. The government said strict actions will be taken against those who violate the ban of Halal-certified.

The ban happened after the Uttar Pradesh police filed multiple cases against several firms for selling ‘Halal Certified’ product using fake or illegal documents.