By Fred Elabed
Halal, like kosher certifications, is rooted in religious practices and a representation of cleanliness in food. Both halal and kosher are rapidly growing markets as people become more concerned about what is in their food and products. In a world with over 10,000 food additives, global supply chains, and often untraceable practices, the halal certification addresses cleanliness and the ingredients used and speaks to the quality of the product. Halal translates to lawful, allowed, or permitted in Arabic.