Taroudant, Morocco - French company “la Société Capital Biotech” (biotech company) has developed a new product known as “Halal test,” a device that will allow Muslim consumers to detect the presence of pork or alcohol in food, according to Le Nouvel Observateur.
Taroudant, Morocco – French company “la Société Capital Biotech” (biotech company) has developed a new product known as “Halal test,” a device that will allow Muslim consumers to detect the presence of pork or alcohol in food, according to Le Nouvel Observateur.
Created by Franco-Algerian duo Abderrahmane Chaoui, a 25-year-old graduate graduate student in business, and French entrepreneur Jean-François Julien, the device is designed to detect substances banned by Islam in foods, namely alcohol and pork.
For 6.90 euros, the device consists of a strip, which the consumer must put into a glass of warm water containing a sample of food in order to see whether it contains ingredients prohibited by Islam.
Muslims can easily test their food with this device. Once the consumer dips the strip into warm water with a sample of food, “The first bar then emerges on the strip. . . . And if another one appears, this means that the mixture contains pork,” said Abderrahmane Chaoui, co-founder of the brand.
According to the same source, Chaoui said there is no test currently that allows Muslims to check whether the food they bought contains ingredients banned by their religion. The “Halal Test” is important to confirm that the food that Muslims consume is free of any ingredient, precisely pork and alcohol, forbidden by the Quran.
Because French law prohibits collecting statistics based on religious criteria, France does not have official statistics on the actual number of Muslims living in its territory However, Islam is widely considered to be the second most prevalent religion in France after Christianity. With France home to a large Muslim community, and the increasing demand for Halal food, the device is likely to gain popularity.
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