How to Get Halal Certified
Get Halal Certification
How To Get Halal Certification For Food And Beverage Products
Halal is Arabic for ‘permitted’ and represents the permissible foods and products as classified by the Quran. It is also the opposite of ‘Haram,’ which represents foods and products forbidden for consumption and other use among the Muslim faithful. What would be rightly labeled as Halal is a product made, processed, and packaged according to the guidelines contained in the Quran and raw materials that are equally permissible.
Getting A Halal Certification
Halal certification is usually issued after testing, and audits have been carried out. The mandatory testing of product samples to ensure that they are Halal and a comprehensive walk through the whole manufacturing process to ensure that the making of the product, as well as the clean-up routine, adheres to Halal guidelines.
After all of these have been concluded satisfactorily, the certification is given, and the company can officially label its products as Halal. The certification has an annual lifespan and has to be renewed yearly. This renewal would require a process as long as the one involved when getting certified for the first time. An audit has to be carried out again before the certification will be renewed.
Generally, Halal certification agencies have some common and really basic aims. They include identifying and helping Halal brands improve and reach the standards set for products under Islamic Law. They also follow up brands that have been approved and certified to ensure that they keep to the set Halal product standards.
Finally, another important objective is to strive to comply with international standards and carve a niche for the country’s certified products globally.
The general steps involved in getting a halal certification include:
- Prepare product information and other related documents, as well as details on the ingredients used for your products.
- Fill a Halal Certification application, submit and pay the application fees. Then wait to be contacted for inspection.
- Ensure that everything – storage, production, packing, etc. – comply with halal standards.
- Examination of your facilities will be conducted by auditors, after which they’ll write a report on their observations, including any suggestions they may have.
- Upon consideration by a Halal Certification panel, a decision will be reached. If they are satisfied with the information presented to them, an agreement for certification will be reached.
- More fees will be paid for certification, and the halal certification label will be awarded and placed on the products that qualify.
Halal certification gives potential acceptance to customers who adhere strictly to the Islamic code. Thus, it will help to go through the process and instill trust and confidence in your customers’ minds about your products.
These certifications go a long way to increase the market reach of your products.