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World Halal Standards Day

The significance of 17th May marks a memorable day as it commemorates the adoption of the initial version of the OIC/SMIIC halal standards series: OIC SMIIC 1, OIC/SMIIC 2 and OIC/SMIIC 3 during the first SMIIC Technical Committee meeting held on 17 May 2011 in Yaoundé/Cameroon.

Therefore, "17th May" of each year has been announced as the "World Halal Standards Day" and it is an opportunity to all SMIIC Members to promote OIC/SMIIC Halal Standards for the global Halal Industry, addressing to possible key relevant stakeholders that would contribute to the promotion of the OIC/SMIIC Halal Standards nationally and internationally.

2024 Theme – Pioneering Excellence: Advancing the Halal Industry with OIC/SMIIC Standards

The evolution of the halal industry has been remarkable, expanding far beyond its traditional focus on only food to encompass a wide array of products and services essential to Muslim life. This transformation has been driven by factors like industrialization and globalization, which have reshaped manufacturing and facilitated the movement of goods and people worldwide.

Therefore, standardization has become indispensable to the halal industry, providing a framework for professionalism and quality assurance. Since its establishment in 2010, by aligning halal practices with established standards, SMIIC aims to create a reliable and transparent system that instills confidence among consumers and facilitates trade within the global halal market.

Bringing together the realms of "halal" and "standardization" not only enhances the credibility of halal products and services but also fosters innovation and growth within the industry. SMIIC's efforts through the contribution of relevant stakeholders of its members in the preparation of OIC/SMIIC Standards are crucial for advancing the interests of OIC member states and promoting the sustainable development of the halal economy globally.