HOCl: An Effective Halaal Disinfection Solution
The word “halaal” means “permissible” in Arabic, and it describes a product prepared according to the prescripts of Islamic law.
The population of the Republic of South Africa is around 58.7 million and approximately 1.5% of the population consists of Muslims. Within its developed halaal ındustry, the Republic of South Africa is considered to be one of the most advanced halaal certification practices on the African continent. The country is among the top five halaal product producing countries worldwide.
Halaal Certification in South Africa
The history of halaal certification in South Africa is very old. Halaal certification, which started with meat products, spread over the food industry and fields such as medicine, cosmetics, tourism and restaurant services over time. Most of the major slaughterhouses and dairy factories now make it a priority to obtain halaal certification because of the importance of having halaal certified products in the country.
Halaal Certification Bodies
In South Africa, there are four main organisations that implement halaal certification:
1.South African National Halaal Authority (SANHA)
2.National Independent Halaal Trust (NIHT)
3.Islamic Council of South Africa (ICSA)
4.Muslim Judicial Council Halaal Trust (MJCHT)
Muslim Judicial Council Halaal Trust
The MJC is a Muslim Judiciary whose main functions relate to religious guidance, education, Fatawa, Da'wah, Halaal certification and Social Development. It is a Non-Profit Organization in a country where Muslims are a minority group. The MJC adheres to the code of belief of the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama'ah. It is the most representative and influential Muslim religious organization in the Western Cape, recognized locally, nationally and internationally for the religious, cultural and organizational roles it plays in South Africa.
SanOT Products are Halaal Certified
SanOT (Sanitation & Oxidation Technology) is made up of a team of scientists, engineers and multi-faceted business professionals who are dedicated to manufacturing and supplying the safest possible alternative to current conventional health and sanitation products on the market.
We have created a range of innovative products using electrolysed Hypochlorous solution (HOCl) which is naturally produced as an extremely effective biocide against pathogens. HOCl works in the body to kill, attenuate or break-down harmful microorganisms by destroying their cell membrane, DNA, RNA and proteins, as well as halting its growth processes. Better yet, your body’s immune cells (neutrophils – white blood cells) naturally produce HOCl as a completely non-toxic broad spectrum biocide which not only enhances cell healing processes but also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.
We use ultramodern electrochemical activation processes, in accordance with EPA and ISO standards, to consistently convert pH controlled salt-water solutions into this incredible, highly bioactive and metastable microbicide. HOCl as a stand-alone chemical has been around for years, but only recently became commercially available as there have not been affordable or stable alternatives to standard sanitizers/disinfectants, until now.
SanOT’s Range of Products & Applications
San-O-Tizer is the perfect solution for your basic hand and surface sanitisation needs. This product is completely safe, 100% natural, hypoallergenic and non-dehydrating.
San-O-Agri is a sanitising solution specifically formulated for your agricultural needs. It is 100% natural, biodegradable, organic, and eco-friendly while being highly effective against infectious plant pathogens such as bacteria, mold, fungi, biofilms, algae, and viruses.
This medical-grade solution is safe to use on all skin types and can be used as an antiseptic agent when sprayed directly onto open wounds, burns, bites, rashes, and eczema to reduce inflammation, promote hydration and disinfect the area from fungal, viral and bacterial infections.
San-O-Dent is 100% natural, non-toxic, non-sensitising, and highly effective against infectious bacteria, mold, fungus, biofilms, and viruses. The solution is completely safe for humans (incl sensitive skin), plants and animals and is suitable for all oral sanitation, general surface sterilization, and apparatus disinfection.
San-O-Pet is completely safe for humans, plants, and animals. It is 100% natural, non-toxic, non-sensitising and highly effective against infectious bacteria, fungus, and viruses. This product is suitable for all pets, livestock as well as surfaces; including cages, brushes, and beds.
SanOT’s Halaal Certificate
*If no certification is specified on a given product, check the list of ingredients and look for forbidden ingredients which include: gelatin, lipase, pepsin, alcohol, vanilla extract (pure or artificial), animal fats, animal blood, animal rennet, mono and diglycerides from an animal source, whey powder, sodium stearoyl lactylate (SSL) or L-cysteine.