Opinion: Halal food market needs to consolidate to meet GCC demand

By Haroon Latif – Arabian Business

Despite the scale of the Halal food market, there is a gap in the supply chain

The Halal food and beverage (F&B) sector is a mainstay for 1.8 billion Muslims and increasing numbers of non-Muslims worldwide. Despite the scale of this market, there is a gap in the Halal food supply chain.

Finding a credible solution to this troubling authenticity gap requires a deeper understanding of the Halal food supply chain. In simple terms, the global Halal production sector is not fit for purpose. In stark contrast with non-Muslim food producers that have successfully scaled into well-regulated giants, Halal F&B production is populated by a sprawling community of small businesses that often fall a long way short of Halal certification requirements.

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