Monday 19 April 2021 - 6:52:28 am

TASNEEF-RINA Business Assurance obtains EIAC Accreditation for Halal Certification


DUBAI, 28th February, 2021 (WAM) -- TASNEEF-RINA Business Assurance (TRBA), which has earned the reputation of being a provider of outstanding services to customers, recently, received the Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC) accreditation, under the requirements of the "UAE.S 2055-2:2016".

The ceremony to hand over the certificate was held on 14th February, 2021, at the EIAC’s office in Dubai.

The global halal products industry is developing rapidly and so is the halal foods sector that accounts for almost 62 percent of the total global market. According to an Oxford Business Group Report from 2018, the UAE imports around US$20 billion worth of halal products annually, offering opportunities for import substitution. Since then, the UAE has seen an upward growth in this sector.

Saeed AlMaskari, CEO of Tasneef, said, "Muslims form a significant portion of the global consumer market, comprising almost 25 percent of the world’s population. According to the Global Business Policy Council, a foresight and strategic analysis unit within Kearney stated that in 2017 they spent an estimated $2.1 trillion, up from $1.6 trillion spent in 2012. With the market expected to grow to $3 trillion by 2023, this showcases the promise within this sector."

"At TASNEEF, we are committed to implementing the best quality standards and employing our enhanced capabilities to get great results. The accreditation from a globally trusted body like EIAC is a milestone achievement for us," he added.

The demand for halal certification has increased over the years as people around the world have become more aware of its added health benefits. That said, the certification process could be time-consuming if personnel with the appropriate experience are not involved in the process. To ease this process and accelerate it, TRBA will utilise the expertise of its staff.

Khalfan Al Saadi, General Manager, TASNEEF-RINA Business Assurance (TRBA), explained, "Halal food is not only limited to Muslims, but they also have numerous health advantages and provide added value to consumers and a competitive advantage for food producers. In this regard, improving our clients’ safety, as well as their environmental and business performance, has always been at the forefront of our agenda. In TASNEEF-RINA Business Assurance, we have an audit team comprising food and Sharia experts who can employ their knowledge to investigate and assure halal or non-halal status."

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