59th meeting of Japan Society for Meat Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan, 27 - 30 March 2018, no.59, pp.1-5
This article highlights the principals related to authority, validity, production and marketing value of Halal food, meat in particular. From 1990 to 2010, the global Muslim population increased at an average annual rate of 2.2%. By 2030, 79 countries will have a million or more Muslim inhabitants, up from 72 countries today. If current trends continue, it is forecasted that in 2030, the Muslim population will cover 27% [1, 2, 3] of the world's total projected population of 8.5bn in 2030, up from 23.4% in 2010 of the world population. Muslim population projected in 2030 in both the US and the UK to be 6.2 and 5.6 Million, respectively. In Europe, the Muslim share of the population is expected to grow by nearly 8% in 2030. Islam is a minority religion in Japan where the demographic estimates range from between 125,000 to 171,000 Muslim residents in 2010 (10% being Japanese), while there were only 30,000 Muslims in 1982. Today there are some 60 Muslim communities alive in Japan, 40 of them non-Japanese (4).