About the Halal Institute of Portugal
Halal Institute of Portugal
The Halal Institute of Portugal ( HIP ) is an organisation devoted to analysing , monitoring , inspecting and certifying of halal products considered for human consumption. This is done by ensuring that the development of products and their respective production processes follow the conditions required by Islamic law.
HIP has two ways of serving the national population:
1 - Supporting the expansion of national and international companies in the food and cosmetic industries to new markets where the population is largely Muslim (through Halal certification). This consists in verifying and analysing the different products in order to assess and certify that they are lawful for consumption by the Muslim population.
2 - Informing the public about the various products present in the mass of Muslim families in Portugal . Thus, the Halal certification becomes a communicative and advertising asset in Portugal, given that the Portuguese Islamic community is regularly informed about the activities of HIP.
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The Mission of the Halal Institute of Portugal ( HIP ) is to provide an information service to the Portuguese population and especially within the Muslim Halal community. We also aim to support all businesses that need a Halal certification for reaching new markets globally . The Philosophy of the Halal Institute of Portugal (HIP) consists of six principles:
1 - Apply Islamic rules unanimously accepted by the different scholars of Islamic jurisprudence. Therefore, HIP only certifies meat which has been slaughtered manually.
2 - Supporting people and communities who seek us with a clear and informative service.
3 – Working as a non-profitable organisation, with minimal fees, to ensure the suitable functioning of the institution.
4 - Keep clear and strict procedures to ensure transparency in the certification process.
5 - Use all scientifically technological means available to ensure maximum rigour throughout the certification process.
The HIP has appointed members has appointed the following members for the management of the activities :
Eng Mufti Azhar Vali
Eng. Irchad Muhammad
Dr. Cristina Silva (Legal Department)
The quality of the HIP Halal certification is guaranteed by the fact that it is based on a criteria which is unanimously accepted by the different schools of Sunni jurisprudence, as well as the high quality standards and procedures guaranteed by the inspectors and auditors of the HIP.
In order to accomplish this, all inspectors and auditors must have specific training in audit in accordance to the standards of ISO and training in quality management.
The criteria of the Halal Institute of Portugal are designed to eliminate any uncertainties or doubts regarding halal.
Therefore, only those products and industries that ensure 100% confidence of auditors shall be certified.
We consider it essential that all schools of Islamic jurisprudence are respected. Therefore, the criteria used by HIP unanimously represent all those schools, in order to facilitate the use of the products by any Muslim.
Our criteria emphasised as follows:
- The animal is in perfect health and life before slaughter.
- A mandatory recitation of Tasmiyah (Bissmilláh) by a Muslim in each slaughter
- Guarantee cutting of at least 3 of the 4 main veins