At Nossack Fine Meats we take pride in our culturally diverse workforce and are excited to add to our mix with the introduction of Halal meat products. We at Nossack Fine Meats recognize the need to offer foods that fulfill the important religious obligation of the Muslim population of Canada. We also recognize that as well as Halal products being the only type of food a Muslim can eat, it is also considered to be a very natural food alternative for the health enthusiast.
Since Halal food can be sold only fresh or naturally frozen. Intoxicants are forbidden and products such as emulsifiers and enzymes are questionable, as their origin cannot be verified. Halal ends up being a very health-conscious option to consumers.
(Taken from an article found on ISNA “It is Now Easier to Find Halal Meats” by Lydia E. Kelly)
|Nossack Fine Meats is fully Halal certified on the following products:
- Halal Jerky
- Halal Pizza Salami
- Halal Pizza Pepperoni
- Halal Ground Beef
- Halal All Beef Smokies - etc.
| - Halal Roast Beef
- Halal Corned Beef
- Halal Pastrami
- Halal Brisket
About ISNA (Islamic Society of North America)
- The Islamic Society of North America is the oldest and largest Islamic organization in North America.
- ISNA-Canada Halal Certification Agency is federally registered as not for profit organization in 2001.
- ISNA -Canada is focused in introducing the Halal concept to food companies at national and international level.
- In 2006, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada estimated the world halal market to be $ 150 Billion US Annually.
Consuming Halal is an order of Allah (God), an essential part of the Islamic faith.
" O Mankind eat from whatever is on earth (that is) lawful and pure. Qur’an 2:168
As a rule of thumb, everything is halal except:
- Alcohol / Drugs / Intoxicants.
- Blood (flowing or congealed)
- Carnivorous animal (bird that died of itself)
- Immolated Food.
- Swine and its by-products
For Halal Certification Needs, please contact: ISNA Certification Body @ 905-403-8406 or E-mail: email@example.com or visit the website at www.isnahalal.ca
Benefits of ISNA-Canada Halal Certification
- ISNA-Canada Halal symbol on a label represents more than a product that conforms to religious standards. It is viewed as a mark of quality and an added safeguard for consumers.
- ISNA-Canada Halal represents millions of Halal consumers in the U.S., Canada and across the world.
- ISNA-Canada Halal is extremely sensitive to the needs of businesses and fully understands the proprietary nature of confidential information.
- ISNA-Canada Halal can direct you to global markets and help you to achieve the marketing edge you are looking for
- ISNA-Canada Halal provides training for production staff and supervisors about Halal procedures
- Expertise of ISNA-Canada HCA in Halal documentation procedures and in reviewing all ingredients, raw materials, process techniques, sanitation files, CGMP, SSOP, CIP, HACCP documentation.
Halal Product Certification
- All ingredients used in the production of the product(s) must meet Halal standards.
- Products are handled, manufactured and packaged under the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene.
- Contamination and cross-contamination with any non-Halal material, product or ingredient must be strictly avoided at every step of the production and distribution process.
- Procedures should be in place to make sure that the integrity of the Halal product is maintained all the way from the production facility through the purchase of the end product.
Halal: Halal is an Arabic term meaning “allowed” or “lawful”
Haram: Haram is an Arabic term meaning “prohibited”, “forbidden” or “unlawful”. Haram is that which is absolutely forbidden by the Divine Law.
Mashbooh: Mashbooh is an Arabic term meaning “suspected”. If one does not know the halal or haram status of a particular food or drink, such a food or drink is doubtful. The precautionary principle is: “When in doubt, leave it out”.
Tayyib: Tayyib is an Arabic term meaning “good and pure”. In the Qur’an the concept of Tayyib is explicitly coupled with the injunction of eating halal.
Halal and Tayyib
- For the food to be lawful (halal) for consumption, it must meet the following two criteria:
- The food must be earned/acquired lawfully
- The food must conform the Muslim dietary laws
- For the food to be good (Tayyib) for consumption, it must meet the following two criteria:
- The food must be wholesome and nutritious
- The food must be safe for consumption
For more information check out the Islamic Society of North America at: http://www.isnahalal.ca/