Dubai – MENA Herald: Dubai Industrial Park, a designated district within Dubai Wholesale City, and one of the largest industrial hubs in Dubai, today announced that Patchi LLC, the prominent chocolate manufacturer located at Dubai Industrial Park, has received a Halal certification from the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA). The accreditation makes the luxury chocolate brand the first chocolatier in the UAE to become halal certified, and the first halal certified manufacturer at Dubai Industrial Park.

The Halal Mark is an official acknowledgment by ESMA, that a product has been produced in compliance with sharia values.

Patchi received the certification after successfully fulfilling ESMA’s stringent regulations that include implementing rigorous and necessary standards in overall procedures as well as with regard to the materials used.

Oussama Choucair, CEO of Patchi UAE

Speaking on the occasion, Oussama Choucair, CEO of Patchi UAE, said: “We truly appreciate the efforts of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and his visionary leadership to enhance Dubai’s position as the global capital of Islamic economy. We are proud to have contributed to the burgeoning Halal industry with this achievement. As pioneers in our field, we are committed to implementing processes that support national objectives and adhere to ethical foundations – this in a nutshell is what Islamic economy represents.”

Speaking on the achievement, Saud Abu Al-Shawareb, Chief Operating Officer of Dubai Industrial Park, said: “At Dubai Industrial Park, quality is the cornerstone of our work ethos and operational philosophy, and is aligned with the Government’s vision for Dubai to emerge as the Capital of Islamic Economy. We are committed to working synergistically with our business partners and key stakeholders to contribute proactively in achieving this vision.”

He added: “We congratulate Patchi on becoming the first company within our Halal cluster to receive the ESMA Halal certificate. This is indeed a great start, and we are confident that such achievements will inspire other companies to step up efforts towards acquiring this important accreditation.”

Patchi opened its first boutique in the UAE 33 years ago, and has been committed to innovation and to the adherence of strict quality standards ever since. The luxury brand embodies exquisite taste that combines natural flavors with zero preservatives.