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Qualitative porcine rapid testing using the latest real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) machine is now available in the Philippines.

This modern technology allows experts to achieve fast, cheap and reliable results within five days, as well as accurately screen for the presence of any porcine DNA in all food and feed products.

 

WHY TEST HALAL PRODUCTS FOR PORCINE?

An Arabic term meaning permissible, halal refers to food products that have been safely, carefully and cleanly prepared in accordance with the Islamic Dietary Law.

The law prohibits Muslims from eating certain food products such as pork, blood, specific types of meat, and alcohol. It also provides specific regulations that cover the entire halal food chain – from slaughtering of animal, to processing or preparation, down to storage and delivery.

However, as the demand for cheap halal food continues to rise globally, some manufacturers would substitute high-cost meat with pork containing porcine enzymes, or other derivatives in food production, which is clearly against the Islamic norm.

To avoid such food fraud, it is even more necessary for halal products to be monitored and tested, ensuring that the food is free of any porcine contaminant that can interfere with Islamic dietary requirements.

This latest service is part of our efforts as we further cater to the rapidly growing Halal industry in the country.

Local manufacturers who wish to export to Islamic countries such as the UAE must comply with Muslim regulations, which may require their food products to undergo porcine testing.

 

Ensure that your product meets the requirements of Halal Regulations and is verified and free from contaminants through our latest Porcine Rapid Testing.

SGS also offers other Halal-related services such as:

  • Microbiological Analysis
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Nutritional Analysis
  • Food Label Review and Translation
  • Inspection
  • Halal Certification

About SGS
 
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 90,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world.