Halal food is a popular dish in Australia, but the Australian halal industry has been a bit of a hit and miss.
A new halal food label from the Australian Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (AIFAS) aims to help you find halal products in the supermarket.
The label is available on the Australian Government’s website, and you can use it to make your own purchases.
“There’s a lot of confusion,” says Andrew Jones, director of marketing at the AIFAS.
It’s not an absolute yes or no. “
The way you pronounce it can be a bit confusing.
Halal is a term used in Islamic law that refers to a group of animals, including humans, that have been slaughtered in accordance with Islamic dietary laws. “
I can’t say it’s going to make you go halal, but it will help you understand what’s in the product.”
Halal is a term used in Islamic law that refers to a group of animals, including humans, that have been slaughtered in accordance with Islamic dietary laws.
According to Islamic law, animals are forbidden to eat meat or eggs that contain animal by-products.
The AIFS says its labels aim to clarify the meaning of the term halal.
“We wanted to provide consumers with the information they need to make an informed decision,” Mr Jones says.
“That means we’re trying to get the consumer to think more critically about the halal status of their food, whether it’s halal beef, halal lamb or halalt chicken.”
The labels also aim to highlight the benefits of halal certification.
“What consumers should be aware of is that it’s not a certification of halala.
It does not mean that halal foods are halala, they’re not halal-certified,” Mr O’Connor says.
The labels include a disclaimer that the food is not a certified halal product.
“This label is not meant to replace a formal certification from the Islamic community, and we are not endorsing or endorsing any certification, certifying a product,” Mr Jnr says.
But many consumers are not aware of the label’s benefits.
“For a lot people, this is like a red light in the morning,” says Ms Fergusson.
“You know it’s a good thing, but if you haven’t seen it before, it’s still confusing.”
It’s a problem for Australian Muslims.
“If you see this, it means you don’t understand,” Ms Fegusson says.
In 2016, the Australian Muslim Council was told by the AIGAS that halial certification was no longer recognised as a legitimate food certification.
However, a 2016 report by the Australian Centre for Food Safety and Quality found halal was still a “popular and highly recognised” food brand in Australia.
In Australia, halals were already available for consumption in the market in 2014, and the AICAS said halal certifications were currently available on a national basis.
Ms Faggins is one of the few Muslim women who has taken the label seriously.
“When I first started to look at it, I was very, very sceptical,” she says.
Ms O’Connor is another Muslim woman who says she has no intention of buying halal goods until the AISAS has the certification.
She’s also worried about what the label means for her Muslim customers.
“They’re not going to believe that a Muslim could be an imposter and use this label as proof of a halal burger,” she said.
“So I’m not going in there and saying ‘thank you’ for this label, and I’m going to leave it at that.”
The AICS has been contacted for comment.
Source: Supplied The AIGS is a public sector organisation that is funded by the Federal Government and has more than 200,000 employees.