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3 People Who Must Know About Halal and Non-Halal


Halal and Non-Halal is an important issue for Muslims worldwide. It’s not only  a religious significance, the commercial impact is now felt worldwide.

Market for halal slaughtered meat and halal goods are soaring. In 2016, the global halal market was estimated at USD 5.73 trillion! That’s good news for Muslims and entrepreneurs alike. This means more goodies for consumers and more opportunity for businesses.

But still, people are hazy about what’s considered Halal and Non-Halal. Here are the types of people that MUST know about Halal and Non-Halal. Plus, how Halal Buddy can make this so much easier for them.

Travelers and Students


In a perfect world during our travels or study abroad, we would love nothing but spend all our cash eating at candlelit restaurants. We’d sit sipping coffee in cafes as we prepare for next week’s exam. But cash runs out. Somehow or another we must fall back on the bare necessities, groceries and cooking.

Some countries don’t have Halal Authorities and there would be no halal logo to look for. Muslim travelers and students need to check the product label for ingredients and e-codes of the products, even for something as simple as bread and ketchup. This means that you’ll have to search online for any ingredients you don’t recognize. This is a pain if you’re in a rural area and the internet connection is slow, but did you know Halal Buddy works offline too? The safest way for Muslim travelers and students to shop is to use Halal Buddy and check the ingredients before buying.

If the product you want to buy doesn’t have a vegetarian or halal label, it could still have additives and e-code ingredients made from doubtful animal sources. When in doubt, choose to opt out!

Companies and Manufacturers


With the growing Muslim consumers, manufacturers would be wise to take action and learn how to tell between Halal and Non-Halal ingredients. With Halal Buddy’s large Halal and Non-Halal ingredient database, they can now breathe easy and sleep better.

Halal Buddy makes checking each ingredient, especially the ones with e-codes much faster and easier. For example, not all e-codes are Non-Halal. One type of e-code might be made from various sources, like plants, animals or synthetic made. If the e-code is from a halal animal, it still needs to be slaughtered and handled according to Sharia Law.

Halal Buddy will tell if an e-code is doubtful for Muslims, so you could decide on how to further develop a product. This ensures quality of the goods and Muslim consumers will be more assured when buying your product.

Food Business


This industry would benefit most from Halal Buddy. From restaurant and café owners, barista and chocolatier, pastry chef and grill masters, Halal Buddy can help your business grow among Muslim communities.

For example, bakers who’d like to produce halal product for their community would benefit tremendously from Halal Buddy. Bakers are artisans; you’d probably want the best ingredients for your customers. If you search ‘gelatin’ in Halal Buddy, it will give you the answer why some gelatin is Halal and why other gelatin is Non-Halal. With this, you can research and find the best halal ingredient for your Muslim consumers AND make that cake rise up to the heaven.

Food entrepreneurs who wants the best for their customers should know about Halal and Non-Halal because it will only make your businesses grow stronger. And as a Muslim, I can’t wait to taste the food you guys can whip up!

These days, students and travelers, manufacturers and the food industry can take is easy with Halal Buddy. Check for Halal and Non-Halal ingredients faster so you can eat, make, and bake things easier with Halal Buddy. Spread the word (and food too)!

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