According to Islamic Law, any chips prepared, seasoned, and served according to Islamic Law are known as Halal Chips.
Although Islam is a religion, its rules and regulations are positively related to food consumption. Islam doesn’t entertain consumption of Pork or any Pork-based products. Meats that are slaughtered according to Islamic tradition are only permissible.
Therefore, chips/ snacks are to be fried and seasoned in separate pans.
It cannot be prepared in utensils that may contact Pork or a slice of Non-Halal meat.
In general, there are no problems with Chips.
But where does the problem lie?
In many establishments, Pork Fat is a joint frying agent for crisps/French fries. To be Halal, Chips must be fried in oil that has its derivation from plants.
Example: Sunflower Oil or Vegetable Oil
Or else, the oil needs to be sourced from a Halal Butcher or Processor.
Besides, the fryers used must have never touched Pork or any Pork-based products.
Similarly, in seasonings and flavorings, Chips cannot be garnished with products containing Pork or Pork Products. If any other animal products are utilized, they typically must also be Halal for the meal as a whole to comply with the law.
It also must not come in touch with machinery that is tainted with such products.
It is always advisable to check the label or ask the manufacturer for clarification.
Usually, the preparation of Halal Chips turns out to be more expensive for restaurateurs.
To meet Islamic standards, manufacturers/ restaurateurs need to use separate machines for Halal and Non-Halal Chips. Additionally, they also need to separate hip-scoops, baskets, and cutlery to avoid contamination.
Undoubtedly, all these considerations escalate the cost of production and give rise to complications.