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All Halal food business operators should ensure that the following guidelines are followed at all times:

Food that is sold as Halal must therefore be produced or obtained according to Islamic law and practice. Failure to do so will constitute misdescription, thus contravening law.

In addition, it is necessary to comply with the Food Safety Act 1990 and associated legislation, which are fully compatible with the Islamic law. The Food Safety Act covers:

  • Food not being of the nature, substance or quality demanded by the consumer.
  • The requirement for food to be fit for consumption and meeting food safety requirements.
  • General hygiene requirements for food premises and food handler training.
  • Requirement for hazard analyses and/or hazard analyses critical control point (HACCP),
  • Compositional standards for foods, such as permitted additives, ingredients and food labelling issues