Jan 7, 2018, 8:42 AM
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Halal certificates to be granted to Iranian hotels, restaurants

Tehran, Jan 7, IRNA - The Organic Association of Iran and Halal World Institute signed an agreement for granting Halal certificate to the Iranian hotels and resturants in order to ensure that healthy and organic food is provided to domestic and foreign tourists coming to Iran.

The Halal World Institute is a Tehran-based body established in 2013 to expand Halal Food Standards set by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in 2010. The institute is affiliated to the Islamic Chamber Research and Information Center (ICRIC).

'The Organic Association of Iran (OAI) and Halal World Institute have signed the cooperation agreement to ensure the health of the society, protect environment and reduce health related hazards at hotels and restaurants,' Head of the OAI Alireza Nourani told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

According to Nouani, the Halal Tourism Organization by covering hotels and restaurants try to ensure that healthy and organic food is provided to domestic and foreign tourists coming to Iran from countries with which Iran has signed tourism agreements.

An equipped laboratory to be established on Kish Island, southern Iran, to offer Halal certificates.

The official added that the issue of Halal food is not limited to the meat consumed by people or slaughtering of animals according to the Islamic law, rather it covers other issues such as all kinds of food and health related activities.

The scope of Halal World Institute's activities was expanded into new sectors like “ Halal science ”, “ Halal regulations ”,and “Halal code of conduct”.

Halal World Institute has planned to be active in “Halal food”, “Halal certificate”, “Halal standards”, “Halal regulation”, “Halal restaurant” , “Halal services” , “Halal tourism”, “Halal banking”, “Halal insurance”, “Halal transportation”, “Halal hotels”, “Halal chain stores”, “Halal training”, “Halal research”, “Halal institutions”, “Halal culture building”, “Halal standardization”, “Halal rule making”, “Halal Structure” and “Halal trade ”. One of the active projects of Halal World Institute is issuance of Halal Certificate for Halal foods by OIC/SMIIC Halal refrence standard.

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