In addition to its Narita Facility recently receiving EU HACCP Certification, ANA Group’s Narita Catering Facility has received Halal Certification effective December 17 2020 from the Malaysia Halal Consultation & Training Agency (MHCT).
Its in-house bakery located inside Haneda International Airport has also received the certification.
The Halal Certification is part of recent efforts to improve customer satisfaction and build a business and service model that enables sustainable growth into the anticipated return of normal life after the Covid-19 pandemic.
The certification was received after meeting all of the strict Halal production and documentation requirements, and involved a considerable investment in manpower, facility renovations and new equipment. Dedicated Halal Western and Japanese kitchens have been built in space made available by the decrease in flights due to the pandemic.
Mr. Nobuyuki Tokuda, head of the ANA Narita Catering Facility, said: “We are delighted to have obtained Halal Compliance Certificates from a global institution recognised for its quality and service standards. This certification is a true reflection of the hard work and service excellence provided by our teams.
“In addition we are working closely with our suppliers to ensure that the quality and standards of our materials meet and exceed the required specifications. Being Halal compliant not only meets the needs of Muslim passengers flying on ANA flights out of Japan but also positions us to contribute positively in providing Halal Assurance to Halal Customer Airlines and the expected large increase of Muslim visitors to Japan in the post-Covid world.”