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GIMDES is born as a result of necessity. The main aim is to search for halal and healthy food for Muslim consumers and provide halal certificate for those products as an assurance for both market and consumers. Halal Certification procedure will comply with the laws in order to insure there will be no misconduct of the brand, name and the aim of this association.

GIMDES defined its goals as following:

The aim of this foundation is to help individuals and the communities gain awareness on the nourishment, cosmetics, medicals and cleaning products etc. that they are consuming in their daily lives. Furthermore, inform those individuals about the relations of these products with their believes, health and life styles. In order to achieve this goal, the scope of the activities is defined as to make all necessary studies, develop projects to private and governmental organizations, and organize public seminars, all kinds of social and cultural events in order to create individuals and communities with consciousness. While working hard to organize these activities, the motivation behind all this is defined as “all these activities, events and organizations should have one major goal: creating control and inspection standards to certificate the products”.

One another aim is to support those individuals who have projects on “Nutrition, medical, cosmetics and cleaning products”, those individuals who would like to produce products complying with halal standards, Another aim is to disclose those individuals or organizations whose aim is to stop or barricade other individuals gaining self consciousness hence protect the community from those people. Another aim is to make the all efforts needed to reveal the facts and support the individuals who would like to contribute.

Last but very crucial aim is to implement and organize any efforts towards halal certification standards for nutrition, medical, cosmetics, cleaning and any other products that would be added to this list in the future. GIMDES will carry out all kinds of halal certification as part of its duties.

Dr. Hüseyin Kami Büyüközer

21 thoughts on “About GIMDES

  1. Assalam,

    Can you please provide the list of Gimdes halal certified restaurants in Istanbul-Turkey??


  2. Inquiry of GIMDES Halal Certification in Turky [from Kyochon F&B in Korea]

    To the person in charge of Halal in GIMDES,

    Hello, I’m Casey Ye from Kyochon F&B in Korea.

    We are considering entering the restaurant in Turkey.
    So we have a question about Halal.

    We do not have GIMDES halal certification now.
    However, we have halal products certified by KMF(Korean Muslim Federation).

    KMF is recognized halal certification body(cross-certified) with JAKIM(Malaysia) and CICOT(Thailand).
    I know that GIMDES is also recognized halal certification body with JAKIM(Malaysia) and CICOT(Thailand).

    Therefore, we are wondering if we could get recognized as like as GIMDES halal certified products in case we export our products with KMF halal certification to Turkey.

    We are looking forward to your reply soon.
    Thank you.

    1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم
      و علیكام السلام و رحمة الله و بركاته
      Thank you very much for your inquiry. We have to audit each and every product/restaurant that will be covered by our Halal and Tayyib Certificate. For more details please email us: irtibat@gimdes.org

      Kind regards

      و السلام علیكم

  3. Salam Dr Huseyin,
    My name is Esa Amin and our company is in the midst of opening several Halal supermarket in Malaysia and am interested to import GIMDES certified Halal products. Hope to hear from you soon.

    1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم
      السلام علیكم و رحمة الله و بركاته
      Thank you very much for consulting us.
      You can find the communication information of GIMDES certified firms on http://www.gimdes.com

      Kind regards

      و السلام علیكم

  4. Salam alikum, do you have Email address ????, i wrote to you 1 month ago here and i did not get any answer.

  5. Salam. I wanted to know how is meat slaughtered in turkey? Is it hand slaughtered halal or machine slaughtered? Is there any way to know the source at restaurants?

    1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم
      و علیكام السلام و رحمة الله و بركاته
      All the firms certified by GIMDES have to slaughter animals by hand. The other way is not acceptable. Our certified firms can be found on: http://www.gimdes.com

      Kind regards

      و السلام علیكم

  6. Salaams
    Can I have a list of restaurants certified by GIMDES?

    And also the chickens served in restaurants and takeaways in turkey, are they all hand slaughterd?

    And how can I know a restaurant is halal in Istanbul and other places i turkey?
    Would be great for your reply

    1. And Salam Aleykum.
      First of all, thank you for consulting us. However, there is no restaurant in Turkey that has obtained halal and tayyib certificates from us. You can reach the products certified by us on our website http://www.gimdes.com.

  7. I find it astonishing that a predominately Muslim country people are asking if the food is halal. How can it come to this and are the authority/government doing anything about it? Probably not, as everyone just wants to make money so no one cares about whether they serve alcohol, haram meat etc etc. Just sad state of affairs for a Muslim country. This was the same last time I visited about 15 years ago….I could hear the adhan yet the place that we were at the time had not even a prayer mat (as we couldn’t get to the Mosque) and when questioned about the meat I was told only the fish is halal. Just sad.

  8. Salaams
    I am going to vist Antalya from South Africa and would like to know of Hotels in Antalya that serve halaal food

    1. And Salam Aleykum,
      Sorry, a hotel or restaurant in Antalya that can serve you halal food is not certified by us. There is a market called Halal Dunya Markets, which is under our control, only in Antalya. The products it sells are certified products from us. Address:Kazım Karabekir Cad. Güvenlik Mah. Büyük Baylı Apt. No:122/B
      Mobil: +90(535) 332-3311
      Lokation: https://goo.gl/maps/TgaQC7Mko1RUgvG59

  9. Would you please give the information on the ban of usage Mono Sodium Glutamate (E621) in food in Turkey.

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