Dubai Central Laboratory launches new halal cosmetics testing method

Dubai Central Laboratory launches new halal cosmetics testing method

The Dubai Central Laboratory (DCL) has launched a new system in which to verify the authenticity of halal cosmetics and personal care products.

The service is carried out by laboratory experts and uses advanced technology to ensure the products contain only halal ingredients to cater to demand in the largely muslin country.

Amin Ahmed, Director of DCL Department, said, “As the concept of Halal is most often centered around food products, DCL undertook the important role of developing this initiative using the FTIR (Fourier Transform-Infrared Spectroscopy) technology to detect the presence of pork fat and to confirm it by using Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS).
“The new service is useful to the customers of these products, traders, statutory and regulatory bodies. It is one of the regulatory requirements of the Gulf Standard Specifications, which states that these products are free of pork fat and its derivatives.”

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