The Republic of Kazakhstan is now a country where the industry of halal production and consumption is rapidly developing. More and more enterprises get their products certified in accordance with halal standards. After this procedure the manufacturers can use the “halal” label on their products, meaning that the products contain only the ingredients that are allowed to consume according to Islamic principles.
The organizations that present themselves as halal companies must observe the Islamic principles of honesty, openness and ethics at all stages of production and sales.
However, some religious leaders and public figures of Kazakhstan express concern about the fact that the term “halal” is now used too frequently. Talgat Daribayev, assistant of the mufti of the South Kazakhstan region, says there are now entrepreneurs using the sacred idea of “halal” in order to attract buyers and gain additional profit. Meanwhile, they don’t observe necessary principles and norms of halal production. Representatives of many non-governmental organizations agree with religious leaders, suggesting to take measures with regard to the current situation.
Nevertheless, the halal industry of Kazakhstan keeps actively developing and contributing to the country’s prosperity and development of its domestic and foreign economy.