The Islamic Foundation of Ireland (I.F.I.), formerly known as the Dublin Islamic Society, has been involved since 1980 as the certifying authority for Halal meat exported from Ireland to the Muslim countries. In 1985 a separate department within the Foundation, the Halal Meat Section, was set up to oversee the supervision and certification of Halal meat. The Islamic Foundation of Ireland is recognised as the sole Halal certifying authority in Ireland by Kuwait Municipality (Notice No. 46/83.) and by the General Secretariat of Municipalities in the United Arab Emirates.
A Halal certificate issued by the Islamic Foundation of Ireland is an assurance that a particular product has been investigated and found to conform to the Islamic dietary regulations, and therefore, is suitable for Muslims to consume. As part of the investigation process all the ingredients, additives, colours, processing aids and catalysts are examined to ensure that the product is not derived and does not contain any non-Halal substance. This investigation includes inspection of all production/processing sites to verify compliance with the Islamic dietary rules.
If the Islamic Foundation of Ireland is satisfied that the product meets the Islamic dietary regulations then a Halal certificate is issued which is normally valid for one year and renewable on a yearly basis. The Halal certificate issued by the Islamic Foundation of Ireland is universally accepted.
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