Halal certification is a process where a products and or services offered by a company meet the specified halal standard. In the case of halal food certification, every stage of the food processing is examined and verified on site by the Shariah and technical auditors. Halal certificates are awarded to companies that meet the requirements in the set standard and they are allowed to use the halal logo on their products. The benefit of halal certification is to assure Muslims that they can lawfully consume a company’s products based on Shariah principles.
- Investigation of all contents of the products by independently communicating with all suppliers of the components.
- Investigation of the cleaning procedures used to clean the storage, production equipment, packaging equipment including all cleaning materials.
- On-site audit of all production/processing sites to verify their compliance with Islamic Dietary Laws.
- Delivery and storage components
- Transportation of components from storage to production
- Preparation of components
- The manufacturing and process of the product
- Packaging of the product
- Storage and dispatch of the product
- Any other products manufactured processed on the same plant site.
Requirements in the production of halal food:
- Source of halal food and beverage
- Product process, handling and distribution
- Product storage, display and serving
- Hygiene, sanitation and food safety
- Packaging and labeling.
Halal auditing and Assessment
Halal auditing and Assessment for the process of production which include:
- The conformity of the process of production
- The Assurance of not using equipment for haram production
- The use of additives materials
- The inspection of laboratory
- The inspection of packaging
- The inspection of storage