Russia: Halal system certified

Russia: Halal system certified

The Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology has registered Halal System which identifies the compliance of food products and medicines with Islamic law and custom.

Halal certification will allow recognizing Russian "halal" marked products by the countries members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Akhmad Halikov, head of press service of Tatarstan Spiritual Administration of Moslems which had developed the system, told Interfax.

He reminded us that according to Islamic custom a prayer should be told before cooking halal foods. It is forbidden to use an electric shock device in cattle and bird slaughtering (Moslems slit animal carotid artery, as this is the only way to ensure full extraction of blood from the carcass); pork is also strictly prohibited.


Source: Interfax (English)

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