HMC introduces a new Halal certificate for retail stores with QR code which consumers can scan.
The Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC) has introduced a new Halal certificate with a QR code. This innovative new feature will allow consumers to easily verify the Halal status of a retail shop by scanning the QR code with their smartphone.
HMC is a UK based no profit registered charity that is dedicated to ensuring that HMC certified products meet the highest standards. The introduction of the QR code on the Halal certificate is seen as a major step forward in increasing consumer transparency and confidence in the Halal industry.
With the new QR code system, consumers will be able to verify the status of a shop by simply scanning the certificate to verify the store’s status and also see the history of all the spot checks that HMC personnel have made ensuring compliance to the HMC standard (this feature will be live as of the end of January 2023)
Nadeem Adam (HMC Operations Director) said, “As part of our continuous improvement programme this new feature will give consumer confidence by allowing the community to see when shops in question were visited throughout a specific month by trained HMC personnel. With our organisation being technologically driven, alongside physical monitoring, the next part of the journey is to allow members of the public to verify HMC certified products that they purchase. This new innovative feature will be available in the coming months.”
HMC is confident that the new Halal certificate with a QR code will be well received by consumers and will help to further build trust in the Halal industry. HMC is committed to continuously improving its standards/processes and the introduction of the QR code is just one example of this dedication.
We thank the entire community for their continued support, and have every faith that they will continue to support HMC’s Halal campaign so that we can continue to provide confidence within the Halal sector in the UK and further afield.
HMC is the UK’s largest Halal certifying body, employing over 220 people. Last month alone, HMC staff spent 12,000 hours to ensure your food is genuinely Halal with 13,000 visits made to outlets nationwide. It is a registered charity and also a not for profit organisation. It is overseen by a voluntary body, the National Executive Committee that consists of mainly scholars who are the Trustees of the organisation. HMC has been set up to work in the favour of all Muslims and the consumer at large. HMC aims to regulate and at every point inspect Halal products from source to the consumer. HMC is committed to serving the Muslims and the wider community and it intends to provide peace of mind and security where required.