What are the concerns of halal consumers?

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What are the concerns of halal consumers?

It is essential for the halal consumer to identify the product they are buying in retail stores as being produced according to halal dietary restrictions. Halal consumers do not know if the ingredients names have been masked, or considered "proprietary" and not disclosed. Consumers do not know if the facility produces other products that are considered to be contaminants, which must not come into contact with halal products. Halal consumers rely upon the insight, knowledge base, and expertise of a certifying agency such as Halal Quality Control HQC to do the intensive work required. This ensures that the product is permissible to eat without question. Halal certification alleviates the heavy burden involved in determining if a product can be utilized. Thus, when the halal certification seal is found on a product, the consumer finds confidence via the trust of the organization that backs it. What are those things which are prohibited (haram) to come into contact with halal products? Human derived ingredients Pork Donkey (excluding the Onager) Animals with fangs or talons (Carnivorous) (Excluding Hyena and Fox according to school of thought) Animals not slaughtered according to Islamic ritual rites Carrion All forms of filth (Najis) Insects Animals fed with more than 50% of any of the above without being fed on a pure diet for a stipulated number of days (Al Jallaalah) Any intoxicants Anything toxic or harmful to the body (such as cigarettes) Anything processed, made, produced, manufactured, and/or stored using utensils, equipment, and/or machinery in contact with any of the above that have not been cleansed according to standards which remove contaminants. *Filth (Najasa): Only pure items may come into contact with halal products. Impure items cause contamination which is prohibited in the Halal System. Impure items (contaminants) are as follows: Pig (All parts, including skin and bones) both while alive or dead Dog (All parts, including saliva) both while alive or dead Animals not slaughtered according to Islamic ritual rites (dead animals/maytah - All parts) Urine Excrement Vomit Blood Pus Untanned animal skin (unprocessed leather) Land Animals that have consumed more than 50% of their diet of anything of the above (This includes its milk, sweat, and other excretions) Any part of a land animal that falls off or is removed while the animal is alive (besides hair).