Which Country Does Your Chicken Originate From?

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HMC for the past several years has been conducting random laboratory checks with products that it certifies to ensure they are compliant with the HMC standard as well as global standards that that HMC is accredited to.

Having worked closely with our ISO17025 accredited laboratory partners, HMC now has the capabilities to conduct tests that can establish the origin of the product i.e. whether your chicken came from the UK or from another country, e.g. Holland/Poland etc.  HMC will be implementing this feature as an additional check to ensure that our members are adhering to the HMC monitoring standard.

Nadeem Adam of HMC says, “This new checking mechanism will allow HMC to instil additional confidence into the HMC Certified products and will complement the entire inspection and monitoring system that HMC has already implemented.  Our goal is to allow consumers to be confident at all times when they see the HMC certification mark and optimising the HMC operation is at the forefront of our ethos.”

HMC will be publishing results in the coming months once it has a collection of lab reports to publish.

Should you require any further clarification please do not hesitate to contact 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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