Does SANHA certify non-Muslim owned restaurants?
As a general principle, non-Muslim owned restaurants are not given the option of SANHA Halaal certification due to the logistical difficulty associated in regulating such a store. However, as an exception to the rule consideration will be given in the following instances:
- An equitable active Muslim partner is involved in the business.
- If there isn’t a Muslim partner then consideration will only be given if there is a genuine community need for such an establishment, subject to the following conditions:
- A dire need from the local Muslim community can be established by SANHA management such as Muslim population in the area with no Halaal alternatives etc.
- Motivational letters from contactable Muslim community members outlining the need for such certification.
- Letters of referral from the local Muslim community leaders and Masjid Imaam.
- Full time SANHA Muslim supervisors to oversee the Halaal programme.
If the above criteria are met, the said application will be tabled for discussion by SANHA?s senior management for a decision.