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Production of halal items a boost to Bosnia
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) has become a regional leader in the production of halal-certified products, and continued development of the sector is an important part of the country's economy.
In 2006, BiH opened the Agency for Halal Quality Certification to oversee production of items that are prepared in accordance with Islamic law. There are 47 certified companies operating in BiH, and the agency said interest in halal certification is high, especially for food and pharmaceutical products.
Valdet Peštalić, head of the department of education in the Agency for Halal Quality Certification, told SETimes that the number of consumers using halal products far exceeds the number of Muslims.
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