HMC UK – Business Continuity Update – COVID-19

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With the current situation of Corona Virus increasing and additional measures being applied by the government, HMC has implemented the necessary measures to ensure that the HMC Halal certification scheme remains operational to give confidence to consumers.

HMC will ensure that all production sites inclusive of slaughter houses, cutting and processing plants will continue to provide resources and ensure that the HMC standards are being followed. It maybe that HMC operate with lesser resources at these sites dependant on the number of employees who are off work due to ill health.

As for HMC certified shops, we usually visit each store up to 4 times a week on a random basis however with the risk associated to our employees engaging in large crowds, using public transport, this could put them at risk. Therefore HMC will continuously risk assess each area, store, employee and implement procedures accordingly to continue to certify the HMC certified stores in question. It maybe that we will have to lessen the number of visits due to the current pandemic that is upon the entire country. 

We take this opportunity to remind all to supplicate for all our safety and to stay safe during these uncertain times.

Should you require any further clarification please feel free to reach out to a member of the HMC team.


HMC is the UK’s largest Halal certifying body, employing over 220 people. Last month alone, HMC staff spent 14,448 hours to ensure your food is genuinely Halal with 15,488 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.­­

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