First Halal Shop opens in HCN City (Ho Chi Minh City) on December 25, providing opportunities for Muslims in the southern metropolis choices of Halal food.
The shop located at district 1’s Phan Chu Trinh Street is operated by Saigon Trading Corporation, is certified by the representative board of the Muslim community in the city.
With more than 300 Halal products, it is expected to be a shopping and culinary destination for visitors in HCM City in general and the Muslim community in particular.
Satrafoods Halal Store has an area of 240 m² , opens from 6 am to 11pm. The shop operate an hour more compared to other Satrafoods. Beside trading food products certified Halal at home the shop also sells imported Halal foods such as fruits, processed foods; fast food, office lunch, but the store also serves a variety of consumer goods, fashion and souvenirs for tourists.
According to the representative of Satra Retail Management Board, in addition to providing Halal-standard products, the area of fast-food kitchen at the shop must also ensure the rules of Islam. In addition to the chef and some Muslim shop staff, other sales staff at SATRA’s Halal Convenience Store are also trained and trained by the Representative Board of the Muslim Community of Ho Chi Minh City.
Practice the service style in accordance with the rules and practices of the Muslims. Some mandatory rules that all employees must remember are Muslims absolutely do not drink alcohol, do not eat pork, do not eat the blood of every creature; do not eat naturally dead animals. Muslims only eat meat produced in accordance with Islamic law is HALAL MEAT: kill only when animals are still alive and when cutting the meat to wash the blood.
Along with over 8,000 Muslims who have taken up residence, the southern economic hub welcomes an increasing number of Muslim tourists every year, leading to the birth of streets with shops exclusively serving the community around the Ben Thanh market.
Economists suggested businesses register for Halal certification as it is a sign that tells halal customers their products are suitable for them.
They pointed out that halal market would be worth trillions of dollars as the Global Muslim population is expected to increase from 1.5 billion in 2010 to 2.7 billion by 2050