At Sonac, our halal quality mark guarantee is two-pronged. First, we only use raw materials that are halal certified. Second, our process for making QBind Chicken FPP C and QBind Turkey FPP T is certified halal, too.
Halal poultry market is growing
The global market for poultry is growing, and so is the demand for halal products. There are a few factors contributing to this growth: one is the growing income per capita in Middle Eastern countries, as well as Indonesia, Malaysia, and Northern India. A higher income often leads consumers to spend more money on meat, and as such, grocers want to stock more meat on store shelves. From there, there’s a trickle-down effect to slaughterhouses and processing plants in an effort to increase production of halal-certified foods.
Convert your operation to halal
As a producer, it’s simpler and more efficient to convert manufacturing operations over to 100% halal (versus a split production), especially as the halal market increases. Overall, the size of this cultural target group and their purchasing power is unlikely to slow down, which makes halal a worthy investment—and one that yields a higher-quality end product. Read more about the growing trend of halal chicken ingredients here.
How Sonac ensures a halal product
Our certifying agent checks samples frequently to make sure our final product is halal. There are two main items that a certifying agent checks. One is that FPP C and FPP T are free from pork DNA. The presence of pork DNA would suggest that some pork product was accidentally processed with chicken or turkey. The second check is ensuring that no alcohol is present. Alcohol is used as a disinfectant in slaughterhouses and processing plants, but to be halal-certified alcohol cannot be in the final product.
Ensuring that pork DNA and alcohol are absent, plus proving with certificates that our raw materials are also halal, is how Sonac receives their halal certification. Sonac’s certificate is renewed each year.
Request a sample or talk to Sonac’s product specialist
Are you thinking about making your poultry product halal-certified? If so, you can talk to a specialist from Sonac to learn what your options are, and even request a sample to test this protein in your food product.