Halal Certification

HALAL CERTIFICATION

Halal certificates is a Guarantees of services and products in Muslim Countries. The Requirements Of Islam and they are suitable for consumption within the Majority of Muslim Countries. Where the population of Muslims ( Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain France, and Many more Countries in Word the Process of HALAL CERTIFICATION which offers first-class and Ensures the Product regulations established by way of the Islamic Council. The permission to apply the Mark of HALAL. Mainly use to meat Products and different products of foods like Milk, Canned, Food, and components to use for Meat Products. The product that are HALAL Certified are frequently marked with Halal Symbol, Or Simply the letter(M), and the Letter (K) is used to identify Kosher Product For Jewish Population.

The Halal Certificate Guide is helpful for anyone involved in international trade, including exporters, importers, distributors, traders and brokers, logistics professionals, forwarding agents, shipping lines, airlines, and international trucking firms. This guide is also helpful to trade associations, chambers of commerce, consultants, professors, and students of international trade.

Halal, as per Quaran, means ‘permitted’ or ‘lawful’. Halal certification is required for food, cosmetics, and other products that come in direct contact with food items. In many countries like the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, Iran, etc. Halal certification is required to sell the food items. Halal is often used in reference to foods and drinks, i.e. foods that are permissible for Muslims to eat or drink under Islamic (law). The criteria specify both what foods are allowed, and how the food must be prepared. The foods addressed are mostly types of meat and animal tissue.

Halal trade refers to the business of halal-certified quality products that meet the internationally accepted food safety standards in production & hygiene. CDG has strategic tie-ups with different HALAL certification agencies (Indian & overseas) to provide HALAL certification services in India. These organizations are different ISLAMIC religious organizations & they issue HALAL certificate following guidelines of ‘Quaran’. The HALAL audit is done by a ‘Maulana’ who should have proper knowledge of Quaran & ISLAM.

Benefits of Halal Certification :

  • Easy access to market of Muslim countries
  • HALAL requires safety and hygiene as well which is important to third party
  • Competitive advantage in export market
  • Listing of your company in worldwide directory
  • Make the business or product marketable to over 2 billion people across the world.
  • Use of the Halal logo
  • Enhance the marketability of the product in Muslim countries
  • Improve the quality of the food or product or hygienic systems
  • Improve the quality of the food or product

Types of Halal Certification

Based on the nature of the enterprise, the sort of Halal certification varies. Most frequently, Halal certification is obtained for places like restaurants, lodges, slaughtering houses, packaging, and labeling materials to ensure they may be suitable to be visited/utilized by Muslim consumers. However, Halal certification is not limited to only food produce. Non-alcohol beverage, uncooked materials needed in food processing, pharmaceutical, and health care products, conventional natural products, cosmetics, and personal care merchandise, cleaning merchandise, and each day consumable merchandise can also acquire Halal Certificate. Therefore, Halal Certification can usually be obtained from Halal Certification Bodies – extensively under the subsequent schemes:

  • Food, Beverage and Catering Scheme
  • Restaurant Scheme
  • Industrial Scheme
  • Abattoir Scheme
  • Warehouse or Storage Scheme
  • Product Endorsement Scheme

Halal Certification Procedure

Application

The enterprise wishing to reap Halal Certification needs to follow one of the Certification Bodies. It is critical for the business to be aware of Halal Certification requirements at this stage and make sure that it’s far compliant with Halal requirements, Halal structures necessities, and Halal staffing requirements.

Audit

Once the application data is verified, Auditors (typically one Shariah Auditor and one Technical Auditor) will visit the enterprise for inspection. The Auditors will verify if the subsequent regions are eligible for Halal Certification:

  • Documentation
  • Processing, handling and product distribution
  • Storage, display and product serving
  • Cleanliness, sanitary and food safety
  • The overall aspects of the premises
  • Tools, apparatus and machines
  • Packaging and labeling

During the audit, the business might have to offer standards of acceptance of raw substances (substances), certificates of evaluation, and Halal certificates of person aspect. Once, the audit is completed, an audit document can be prepared and signed by means of each party.

Certification

Once the Halal audit is complete, a Technical Committee will evaluation the files submitted by way of the enterprise and the audit file submitted by the Auditors. If the audit document is best and the business and/or merchandise fulfills the Halal certification criteria, the Halal Certificate is issued by way of the Halal Certification Body.

Halal Certification on common prices a total of about Rs.50,000 in India. However, the rate varies amongst the Halal Certification Bodies. Hence, it’s miles first-rate to test with the applicable Halal Certification Body.

All foods are considered Halal except the following:

  • Alcoholic drinks and intoxicants
  • Non-Halal animal fat
  • Enzymes (microbial enzymes are permissible)
  • Gelatine from non-Halal source (fish gelatine is Halal)
  • L-cysteine (if from human hair)
  • Lard
  • Lipase (only animal lipase need be avoided)
  • Non-Halal animal shortening
  • Pork products
  • Unspecified meat broth
  • Rennet (All forms should be avoided except for plant, microbial and synthetic rennet, as well as rennet obtained from Halal slaughtered animals)
  • Stock (mixed species broth or meat stock)
  • Tallow (non-Halal species)
  • Carnivorous animals, birds of prey and certain other animals
  • Foods contaminated with any of the above products

Why Halal Certification?

  • With a global consumer base of about 1.9 billion Muslims across 112 countries, the Halal market size is estimated to be worth of trillions of US Dollars.
  • There is an increasing demand for Halal certified products.
  • The booming Muslims population in the Middle East, North & South Africa, South and South Asia, the former Soviet Union and China present a lucrative chain for the food market.
  • Today, the two largest markets for Halal products are Southeast Asia and the Middle East. These areas equal more than 400 million Muslim consumers.
  • Muslims do only eat Halal food, however non-Muslims can eat Halal food.
  • A Halal certificate is a guarantee that the products comply with the Islamic dietary requirements or Islamic lifestyle.
  • Halal certification significantly enhances the marketability of your products.
  • If you are exporting or planning to export to Muslim-majority countries then the Halal certificate will allow you to meet one of the important requirements by the importing countries.

Documents Checklist

Name Kindly attach the following documents to process the application.

  • Product List – List of all products which are to be Halal Certified
  • Company Profile
  • PAN No
  • GST No
  • Letter Head
  • Latest Sale Bill
  • Latest Purchase Bill
  • Others (Specify)