Each and every company that would like to trade its products in the global regulated Halal market, requires certification. Certification guarantees consumers that the company’s operations and its products meet all Halal requirements fully. It facilitates market entry and allows businesses to gain the confidence of consumers automatically.
In order to initiate the certification process, your company has to submit an application to the certifying body. After the application documents are processed, the certifying body will run a site audit and perform sampling and analysis, if required. The audit report and all accompanying data and documents will be presented for review and approval by the Halal Advisory Council. If your company is approved, Halal certification will be issued.
Halal Certification requirements:
Requirements/procedures for Halal Certification:
- Letter of Intent from a company applying for Halal certification;
- Fill-up application form and attached documentary requirements:
- SEC/DTI registration;
- License to operate;
- Mayor’s permit
- FDA registration
- Ocular inspection of manufacturing or processing area/plant to determine among others the possibility of contamination from thenon-Halal food and non-food products, manufacturing equipments and its usage, or if non-Halal products are also processed or stored in the premises;
- Laboratory analysis to determine if the ingredients contain Haram substances or materials;
- Processing fees which includes laboratory analysis (if required), ocular inspection fee, and Halal certificate fee per product.
For a product to be declared Halal, it must be;
- Free of, and not containing any substances or ingredients taken or extracted from a Haram animals and its by-products and Haram ingredients;
- From naturally Halal animals and sources;
- Free from contamination and must not come into contact with Haram substances and Najis during preparation production, manufacturing, processing, handling, packaging, storage, and delivery;
- Made, processed, produced, manufactured and/or stored by using utensils, equipments, and/or machinery that has been cleaned according to Islamic law;
- It must be fully separated from Haram foods and any other foods that does not meet the requirements of Halal during preparation, production, processing, handling, packaging, storage and delivery.