The size of the global Halal food market is estimated over 350 billion. The corresponding European market is estimated for 2006 at the level of 15 billion euros. In Europe today officially live more than 50 million Muslims , it is worth noting that the growth rate of the population is over 140 % in the last decade. Europe’s Muslims are increasingly looking for food products of high quality and modern gastronomic profile while meeting the nutritional requirements of their religion. The above phenomenon is notable in the United Kingdom, France , Germany and the Scandinavian countries. Already the sale of Halal from small national shops transported internationally in most large retail structures (Auchan, Carrefour, Casino, Intermarchi , Leclerc, Monoprix , Metro, etc.) and restaurant chains (McDonalds, KFC, Pizza Hut, Subway, k . etc).
The Greek businesses can benefit by entering some products to process Halal categorized as follows :
The majority of foods can be considered suitable for human consumption Halal, except for some prohibited:
There is an organized network of agencies and organizations to certify food as Halal. Tested in certifying basic recipes and food ingredients candidate . Then assayed facilities , practices and personnel management system in Halal.