HMC was established to help ensure that all Muslims could be confident that the meat and products they consume are ‘genuinely Halal’. The HMC organisation is an independent, not for profit, registered charity which monitors, inspects and certifies Halal products for the benefit of the Muslim community.
Today, HMC is the most trusted organisation in the UK with the support of over 600 Mosques due to the rigid processes in place to ensure transparency of Halal products. Our high standards of Halal can be reflected by the repeated number of checks in place from the slaughterhouse to the outlets.
Nadeem Adam of HMC says, “HMC has one main aim, we want all Muslims to be confident and be assured, that the meat they eating is genuinely Halal. It is one of the most important tenants of our Faith without which our actions and our prayers are at risk and said to remain unanswered”.
HMC’s monitoring system costs the industry less than 2p per chicken or 2p per kilo of meat. A small price to pay, to ensure that the food you consume is genuinely Halal!. Working in support of all Muslims; consumers, retailers and suppliers – we work to regulate and assure that the entire food production process from the farm to the consumer is Halal.
This is done via rigorous inspections, strict labelling, and assurance rules for food which are constantly monitored by trained HMC inspectors. By choosing meat which has been through a clear cut system and verified at each point of the supply chain, all Muslims can be sure that the food passing their mouths is truly Halal. HMC employs people in the capacity of inspectors and monitors, who work to operate the unique HMC monitoring system in a number of UK towns and cities on a daily basis.
HMC also works with a number of abattoirs and processing plants in the UK/Ireland and further afield. These suppliers work under HMC criteria and inspection and are constantly monitored. In addition, HMC monitors many UK retail outlets (butchers, restaurants/takeaways) on a regular daily basis – truly a comprehensive monitoring system.
Operations at HMC consist of an elected Executive Committee (EC) which consists of 15 unpaid executives. These executives are all volunteers and include Islamic Scholars (Muftis and Imams).