Halal certification states that the food or the products are permissible for the followers of Islam and no haram product or procedure is used while its manufacturing or processing. Halal is an Arabic word that means “permissible.” In terms of food, it means food that is permissible according to Islamic law. For a meat to be certified “halal,” it cannot be a forbidden cut (such as meat from hindquarters) or animal (such as pork). The animal must be hung upside down and allowed to bleed dry. Halal certification is needed to inform Muslim consumers that products are prepared by halal methods. Through the halal assurance system, haram products can be identified. Halal labeling legislation also protects the rights of consumers. Having a specific logo demarcates food products as permissible and impermissible.
The initial assessment determines if the mandatory requirements of the standard are being met and if the management system is capable of proceeding to stage 2
This second assessment determines the effectiveness of the system and seeks to confirm that the management system is implemented and operational
At this point in the process we review any corrective action taken to address findings raised at stage 1 & 2. Certification may be recommended
The organisation’s file are reviewed by an independent and impartial panel and the certifxication decision is made
Successful certification is communicated to the client. Certificates are issued