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INTERVIEW: Growing demand for Halal-certified ingredients

BASF offer a wide range of Halal-certified ingredients, and BASF’s Markus Steffen details how and why they have developed this extensive portfolio.

With 1.8bn Muslims in the world (representing almost a quarter of the global population), more consumer goods manufacturers are looking for ways to make their products align with the lives of their users.

We often discuss the importance of ensuring that products fit the needs of modern lifestyles and this includes consumers who would like their products to align with their spiritual beliefs. Islamic certification bodies have in the past focused primarily on food and financial services, but there is an increasing demand for other products to be certified.

BASF Personal Care Europe now offers more than 830 certified ingredients for personal care products which have been certified according to the internatonal Halal standard HAS 23000:2.

The portfolio of Halal ingredients for personal care applications includes e.g. sugar-based surfactants, pearlisers, emollients, proteint derivatives and many more.

Markus Steffen from BASF (Quality Manager Eur

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