ABOUT HCB

ABOUT HCB

  • HCB is an independent, professional, not-for-profit Halal certification body involved in the supervision, inspection, audit, certification, and compliance of halal principles and practices in the food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.
  • HCB was initially established in 2005 to formalize investigation & certification of food products produced in Turkey. Currently HCB also operates in Asia & other European countries where it supervises, audits, and certifies slaughterhouses, food processing companies and pharmaceutical companies.
  • Thanks to our many years of experience, HCB is known as a unique, professional and expert organization through the globe.
  • HCB promotes animal welfare, issues of food safety, hygiene and quality in compliance International laws like with EU Law and within the teachings of the Islamic faith.
  • HCB aims to assure the Muslim community that products certified as Halal are genuinely in compliance with HCB Worldwide Halal Standards, Islamic Jurisprudence and applicable.
  • The objective of HCB is to promote the accessibility of halal products for Muslim consumers. We do this on the one hand by inspecting and certifying the halal chain and on the other hand by informing Muslim consumers.

The Halal marketplace is emerging as one of the most lucrative and influential market arenas in the world today. Halal is no longer just a purely religious issue, as it has become a global symbol for quality assurance and lifestyle choice. It is a new market force that should not be overlooked.

With a global consumer base of about 1.9 billion across 112 countries, the Halal market is estimated to be worth trillions of Euros.

The booming Muslim population in the Middle East, North Africa, South and Southeast Asia, the former Soviet Union and China present a lucrative chain for the food market. Today, the two largest markets for Halal products are Southeast Asia and the Middle East. These areas equal more than 400 million Muslim consumers. Amount to, a Muslim buyer base estimated to be 1.9 billion is spread over 112 countries.

With a global consumer base of about 1.9 billion across 112 countries, the Halal market is estimated to be worth trillions of Euros.

The commonality between all Muslims is that they must only consume Halal food. Due to the fact that it is virtually impossible to establish whether a product is Halal or not simply by reading the ingredients, Muslims found it very difficult to buy only Halal food products.

The investigation and certification of food products can be a complex task and it was evident that a formal organization to tackle such tasks was needed.

HCB was initially established to formalize the investigation and certification of food products for Halal consumption in Turkey. Currently the HCB also operates in other countries of the EU where it supervises, audits and certifies slaughter houses, food processing companies and pharmaceutical companies.