All Halal food business operators should
ensure that the following guidelines are followed at all
Food that is sold as Halal must therefore
be produced or obtained according to Islamic law and practice.
Failure to do so will constitute misdescription, thus contravening
In addition, it is necessary to comply
with the Food Safety Act 1990 and associated legislation,
which are fully compatible with the Islamic law. The Food
Safety Act covers:
- Food not being of the nature, substance or quality
demanded by the consumer.
- The requirement for food to be fit for consumption
and meeting food safety requirements.
- General hygiene requirements for food premises and
food handler training.
- Requirement for hazard analyses and/or hazard analyses
critical control point (HACCP),
- Compositional standards for foods, such as permitted
additives, ingredients and food labelling issues