First International Halal Congress in Ankara
By Rizwan Khatik - Sun Oct 16, 2:37 pm
Production and consumption of Halal food plays a vital role in the Muslims’ social relations. The issue of Halal products does not confine to foodstuff, rather it extends to other goods consumed by the Muslims.
Muslims account for one fifth of the world’s population and Halal Scheme in fact involves daily lives of 1.4 billion Muslims across the globe, he said.
The First International Halal Congress is organized by the Islamic Chamber’s Research and Information Center, in partnership with the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Islamic Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), Statistical Economic and Social Research and Training Center (SESRIC) and Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Mines from 14-15 October.
The topics for discussion include Halal products including foodstuff, Halal medicines (medicines for human and animal), Halal hygienic products and Halal services (services in hotels, restaurants and tourism sector, banking and transportation).
Halal means permitted in Islamic law and this applies, besides foodstuff, to the other goods and even services used by the Muslims.