India, with a population of over 170 million Muslims, gets its
first online restaurant guide. In an event encouraged with the
presence of Chennai City Health Officer Dr. Kuganantham, Director
of Indonesian Trade consulate, Chennai ksamil Khair and many other
noted dignitaries, the website was launched officially.
This online Restaurant guide is first of its kind in India which
features all the Halal Certified Restaurants, Hotels, Halal
Friendly Hotels, Halal Friendly hospitals, Halal Friendly shops
and beyond. The website will also be dedicated to improve the food
Safety Standards in Indian Food, restaurant and retail industry, a
Halal India official informed ummid.com while outlining the
"This will be a comprehensive and dedicated guide for all
travellers as well as Halal Consumers within the country and for
those people visiting India from around the world", he said.
The chief guest, Dr Kuganantham while launching the website stated that a
community movement is very much required to promote food safety
and quality in India.
He emphasized that the food safety laws were
before also in India. And now the government has come up with more
stringent & unified rules and regulations. He also stated that Halal Certification can be a great tool in bringing food safety
revolution in India.
Aksamil Khair, Director of Indonesian Trade Promotion Centre
brought to the notice another important aspect of this website. He
said for him, and for other people coming to India for
residing or as a tourist, this website will work as catalyst for
people to come to India without any hesitation.
He illuminated the audience with key benefits of having this
website i.e. promoting trade and business in India with Indonesia
and other major countries.
His statement came out with supporting
fact that for any business to grow between countries, cultural
understanding and affinity is very important, and Halal India’s
initiative will fill this gap by its act of launching the website.
There were no. of Hoteliers, Restaurateur, Meat Shop owners and
other Food business operators who were present. Apart from this,
key people from industries, public health department and various
other fields were also available.
Celebrity chef Jacob also made his kind presence with his speech
on the importance and value of Halal Certification.
Manager of Pelita Nasi Kandar (A Malaysian International chain of Restaurant
Present in India also) apprised the audience on how their business
grew after taking the Halal Certification from Halal India two
Mufti-in-charge of Halal India, Mufti Omer Sheriff made a detailed
speech clearing air on matters of Halal and also emphasizing on
why Halal is important for whole humanity.
A short presentation was given by Halal India representative
showing on how Halal India certified restaurants are gaining more
business and reputation not only among Indians but also tourist
from across the world.
The launched website can be viewed by following the below link:
Halal India (HI) is an Independent Certification body which is
registered with government of India. Halal India Certification is becoming more
relevant in today's market mainly because people are more aware of
the Halal concept as it is not just about religious matters but it
extends to the products or services being deemed safe for
consumption as well as have health benefits.
Halal India, recognized by IHIA (International Halal Integrity
Alliance, Malaysia) - a partner of the Islamic Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). It has been
recognized by the 57 OIC (Organization of Islamic Conference)
Countries, and Intertek Testing Services, a testing company, are
its global partners.