An inquiry into halal certification is not warranted but could be useful in eradicating myths, says Australia's leading body for packaged food.

Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) is presenting at a Senate inquiry, which began today, exploring third party certification schemes, including organic, kosher and genetically modified products.

But the inquiry, which was prompted by Senator Cory Bernardi, has come to be known as the "halal inquiry".

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