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4TH GLOBAL HALAL INDUSTRY PLATFORM HALAL EMPOWERMENT JOURNEY (TOWARDS AN INTEGRATED GLOBAL SYSTEM), 18 FEBRUARY 2019, DUBAI, UAE

R.A Consulting participated in the 4th Global Halal Industry Platform on Halal organised by the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) at the margin of the 24th edition of Gulfood. The halal platform focused among others on the Globalization of the Halal Industry, the correlation between food safety and halal, and the efforts achieved towards the harmonisation of Halal.  The Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization (AIDMO) and ESMA announced the Arab Halal Program and the unified Pan-Arab framework for the mutual recognition of Halal products and services certificates that aim to harmonise halal certificates between the countries that are members of AIDMO.

Participants in the panel discussion moderated by R.A Consulting highlighted the trade challenges faced in various markets due to the differing halal requirements such as for meat products and the acceptance of alternative methods to slaughtering whether it is stunning or mechanical slaughter. The panel also highlighted the need for a better harmonization of halal standards and to have commonly accepted standards among global certification bodies as well as mutual recognition of halal requirements and certificates.