Halal Food PCR Control

RT-qPCR Tests to Ensure Halal Food Authenticity

Halal Screen & Identification RT-PCR Kits

Pork, Horse & Donkey Identification Kits

Pork Meat Identification kits

Horse Meat Identification

Donkey Meat Identification

Gentaur Solution for Food Safety Monitoring

We Provide a Complete Range of Detection Methods to Ensure Halal Auhenticity 

Support Halal label claims by testing for the presence of pork DNA in food and feed samples to verify if any adulteration or cross-contamination has occurred in purchased ingredients or during manufacture.


In the past few decades, Halal meat has had growing sales with Muslim communities totaling nearly 25% of the world population. The qualification of Halal, permitted as per Islamic Shari’ah, addresses attributes that refer to the method of production and establishes that products must be free of any prohibited ingredients, such as pork, animals slaughtered improperly and other intoxicants.


To ensure Halal authenticity, food safety enforcement authorities perform controls at each stage of the agri-food chain, and Halal entities are responsible of certifying goods apt for consumption by Muslims through coherent measures and adequate analytical monitoring.

 Our laboratory analyzed a total of 898 samples supposed to be Halal using a highly sensitive analytical method (sensitivity > 0.0005%)

Test results indicated that all DNA samples were optimal for the genetic analysis. The GMO Extraction kit is optimal for low-target detection in assays that require High sensitivity as it processes over 20-times more sample than most commercial kits. In addition, it yields high DNA concentration (>100 ng/µL) and purity suitable for any PCR-based downstream assays.

Fig 1. Real-Time PCR amplification plot. A) Detection results obtained from a DNA sample containing swine DNA.  B) Swine-free sample suitable for Halal labelling.

The CODEX ALIMENTARIUS COMMISSION provides General guidelines for the use of the term "Halal", and legislation is now available in various territories. For instance, the EU Commission released a recommendation inicating follow-up controls shall be performed 2,3 and the removal of debris and product changes must be ensured to comply the acceptability limit.

Fig 2. Graphic representations of the 520 Halal products analysed. Light pink, samples detected with the RapidFinder Pork ID kit; Dark pink, samples detected with highly sensitive (5 ppm) the RapidFinder Halal ID kit.

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