Dubai to set up halal certification centre
Dubai, January 5, 2014
Dubai will soon establish an international centre for halal food and product accreditation, a Wam report said.
Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality, said the civic body will establish the centre based on the initiative of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to make Dubai the world capital of the Islamic Economy.
Lootah said that an action team has been appointed in this regard.
"The proposed centre will undertake the required tests for halal food and other products to ensure that all such products are free from any chemical or artificial additives which are not complying with Islamic Law, with the aim to be the first international reference in the food industry worldwide," Lootah was quoted as saying by Wam.