Buyer have recently noticed stickers with a colourful word “halal” written on them on the shelf with chewing gums in one of the shops popular with locals in Kazan.
The experts of the Committee for halal standardization decided to find out whether these products really complied with requirements set by the halal standards. Unfortunately, there have been cases when shops used the word “halal” in order to attract additional customers, while the advertised product did not have the necessary certificates.
It was confirmed that the examined product, which was a chewing gum under the “Orbit” brand, was certified according to the halal standards. The product is manufactured by the “Wrigley” company, which received a certificate for this product on the 7 August 2016 in the Halal Industry Association of Kazakhstan.
Now the customers can buy chewing gum without being afraid that it might contain ingredients forbidden by Islamic tradition. This is another evidence that more and more manufacturers of popular products are trying to obtain the certificates of compliance with halal standards and to make their products available for Muslims.