The Industrial Technology Development Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-ITDI) on Tuesday, December 14, unveiled its beauty and personal care products developed and compliant with halal standards.
According to ITDI, the continued global increase in the Muslim population has increased demand for other new and differentiated halal products and services.
Among the principles of cosmetics and halal toiletries, there are no human parts or ingredients; no part or substance derived from animals prohibited for Muslims by Sharia law; not genetically modified; not prepared, processed, manufactured or stored using equipment contaminated with things that are najis (unclean) according to Sharia law; and is not in contact with and is physically separated from materials which are not considered halal.
The event featured halal-compliant beauty products developed by ITDI, such as moisturizing lipstick, lip balm, herbal whitening toothpaste, moisturizing and whitening soap, and shampoo with growth properties. hair.
“The Philippines is about to be drawn on the world map [of] halal market. But why is halal important in the Philippines? For consumers of halal products, this has become a seal indicating that the products comply with Islamic dietary requirements. A symbol of the Islamic way of life, of quality, cleanliness and high standards of health, ”DOST secretary Fortunato de la Peña said in a virtual forum.
“As more and more of us are more aware of our selection of foods and drinks, halal certified products have become good alternatives. Our local halal industry is very lucky because our department of commerce and industry prepared the foundation of the industry on May 15, 2016, ”added de la Peña, citing Republic Law (RA) no. 10817 or the Philippine Halal Export Act. Development and promotion program.
Among its implementing rules and regulations is the requirement for government agencies to include halal programs in their plans.
Under the DOST halal S&T program, the agency assists in the modernization of facilities and in development, training and education through its grant and aid programs.
The DOST also identifies state universities and private higher education institutions that have the capacity to support research and development for Halal, impart scientific and technical knowledge on Halal standards, and conduct laboratory analysis. .
“ITDI has established a halal assurance, standardization and compliance system for cosmetics and toiletries, developing cosmetics and personal care products,” added de la Peña.
“What makes halal personal care different from other similar and commercially available products?” Halal personal care is not only halal, its ingredients are pure and embrace the care of the body.
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