When it comes to Halal food, most people think of meat products only. However, consumers and sellers must ensure that all foods, particularly processed foods, pharmaceuticals and non-food items like cosmetics are also Halal. Often these products contain animal by-products or other ingredients that are not permissible under Halal, hence a Halal certification is required
The food we eat outside, or the food that we eat at Home, may not be certified. A product, which has a green dot over it and signifies that it is has a vegetarian source, may not be tested in a lab. An Ayurvedic product that we use may have animal derivatives. This is due to the complexity and non-traceability of a product or ingredient, but a permitted(Halal) certified product gives the assurance that the source of the product or all ingredients have been tested in the lab, verified thoroughly with the stringent process, and the product is suitable for human consumption.