What is Halaal?
Halaal is an Arabic word which means lawful and permissible. In the specific context of Islamic Dietary Law, it refers to food, beverages etc. that Muslims are allowed to consume. Muslims are permitted to eat the flesh of certain herbivorous animals, only if they are slaughtered in accordance to the prescribed requirements. Vegetable and plant items are deemed neutral in terms of Islamic Dietary Law. However, ingredients, marinates, seasonings and processing procedures etc. used must be free from non-Halaal ingredients /contaminants. Most Seafood and derivatives thereof are acceptable in terms of Islamic Dietary Law. Halaal also applies to food additives, flavors, bakery products, dairy products, pharmaceuticals etc. Hygiene, food safety and quality are also intrinsic to Halaal food preparation.
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