GPIC obtains Halal certificate

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Manama, Sept. 12 (BNA): Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) Managing Director  Ibrahim Al Musaiteer has congratulated the company’s executive management on successfully obtaining a ‘Halal’ certificate for methanol in a new confirmation of the safety and efficiency of GPIC's products.

He said the achievements have been possible with the blessings of the Almighty and the support and guidance of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Leadership along with the  dedication of company employees in implementing policies.

GPIC President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery thanked the managing director and said the company had made progress thanks to its policies and approach.

He said the company has a reputation for being a global leader, different from all others. He said GPIC is not only an industrial Company that produces and exports fertilizers but has also left its mark on the industry and on society. He said the management is keen to ensure that all its products are certified with quality and efficiency.

Dr. Jawahery said the certification is by HCS, a company recognized worldwide, and is confirmation that its product is free from methanol. He said it also confirms that all equipment used in the production process does not come into contact with any prohibited products, and that its stores are carefully separated and there is no mixing of any kind with any other prohibited product.

He said HCS provides the producer with awareness of halal, haram aspects, etc. The producer is committed to halal standards as stipulated by Islamic law. He said the certificate has confirmed that all ingredients used in the production of methanol are clear and free from any prohibited or genetically modified ingredient, and pointed out that a team visited the production site at the industrial complex.

He said the team conducted an extensive study of the components, sanitary standards, packaging, materials used in packaging and stores and their effect on products during the storage period. 

During the verification process, the team consulted with the advisory board and evaluated all products. The data submitted by the company was also examined after which the certificate was issued.