A halal premise refers to any location like a restaurant, cafe, food factory or similar establishment that has received certification from an accredited Islamic body for adhering to Islamic dietary laws. These laws dictate the types of food and beverages acceptable (halal) and not (haram) for Muslims.
The certification process usually includes an in-depth inspection of the premises, food preparation techniques, ingredients, sanitation, and hygiene standards. It may also require confirmation that the facility neither serves nor sells any items containing alcohol or pork, as these are considered haram in Islam.
In Singapore, this certification is granted by the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS). It is similar to halal premises in Malaysia, which is under the custodian of JAKIM.
However, in other countries, different reputable Islamic organisations might be in charge of issuing these certificates.
Consequently, a halal premise is where Muslims can dine, drink, or buy products, ensuring they observe their religious dietary laws.
A list of premises in Singapore that has been checked on the MUIS List of Halal Food-Eating Establishments includes: