In recent years, there has been increasing global demand for Halal products—and not only food, but also cosmetics and personal care items. The potential market is considerable: in 2010, the world’s Muslim population was estimated at 1.6 billion, according to the Pew Research Center. In addition, there is growing interest in Halal-certified goods beyond the Islamic community. British market intelligence agency Mintel has stated that many consumers view the Halal label as evidence of product safety and purity. There are also legal drivers: Indonesia, for example, is planning to introduce compulsory Halal labelling, and other countries, such as Malaysia and Thailand are likely to follow suit in the near future.
An audit by Halal Control, an accredited, independent inspection and certification body, has verified that schülke’s entire portfolio of personal care products meets all requirements for Halal certification. Consequently, schülke can offer Halal-certified ingredients to industry players serving this specific target market.
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