PARIS (Arrahmah.com) – A French Muslim has developed a new “halal test” to allow customers to detect the presence of pork or alcohol in the meals served to them in restaurants and packed food.
The kits, which cost €6.90 per test, have been developed by a pair of Algerian-French business students for their company Capital Biotech to prove “the absence of food products forbidden by the Koran”, reports theLocal.fr.
Made in a similar style to pregnancy test, the device includes a strip which the customer puts into a small flask and a few drops of hot water.
“The appearance of two red lines means that we have pork present,” says Abderrahmane Chaoui, one of the product’s creators, as he conducts a video demonstration, displaying the finished test, Russia Today reported on Tuesday, October 21.
The appearance of two bars means that the food contains pork and cannot be consumed by Muslims.
One bar, however, means that pork is not present and meets Islamic consumption standards.
The product is the brainchild of Chaoui, 25, and his classmate, 27-year-old and Jean-François Julien.
Along with food, the new “Halal Test” can be used with beverages as well to detect alcohol.
“Pork is the subject of a strict ban, as well as alcohol,” Chaoui stated, according to Le Nouvel Observateur.
Expecting a huge success for its product, the French company is working on a modified test to recognize halal meat.
According to reports, the new product will make it possible for customers to recognize whether the animal from which the meat was obtained was slaughtered according to Islamic ritual, “based on blood oxygenation.”
“Products bearing the ‘halal’ stamp have emerged over the past 15 years…but consumer vigilance has increased recently,” Choui explained. (siraaj/onislam/arrahmah.com)