Did you know while Halal Certification creates an assurance mechanism against Islamic rules and Islamic sensitivities, and it is also a certification option that contributes added value in terms of product / service quality and safety?
In this context, AGFOCERT provides HALAL certification services in a wide range of scopes for various sectors with its profound experience in management system and product certifications.
As a result of our commitment to comply with requirements of OIC/SMIIC series of HALAL standards, we assign at least one Religious Affairs Expert in our Halal audits. In addition, a different Religious Affairs expert is assigned to the certification decision committee for assuring impartiality and as a double-checking mechanism to ensure an accurate outcome of the total assessment process.
As AGFOCERT, we maintain the seriousness, dedication and professionalism in the Halal Certifications with a focus on comprehensive mass balance test, challenged traceability study and laboratory analyses. Furthermore, we provide to all our certified customers an elaborate audit report in English as an evidence of an effective HALAL assessments that they can share with their customers whenever demanded.
Halal Certification Process
To complete the Halal Certification process, companies must complete a three-stage process with an advisory group. This process includes:
- Evaluation - description of the company and the need to obtain Halal Certificate
- Assessment - on-site assessment of the plant and process
- Certification - after the evaluation and audit is completed, the organization will be certified if the requirements are satisfied.
The demand for products produced in accordance with Islamic conditions is increasing day by day. We see that Halal Certificate, which is a kind of assurance of production according to Islamic conditions, has been questioned by Muslims in many world countries, especially in Europe, in recent years. It is very important that products produced according to Islamic methods also meeting food safety criteria. In this context, a controlled and systematic assessment is required by people who are experts in food production / processing and related Islamic provisions for Halal product assurance.
As AGFOCERT, we perform our certification services on HALAL according to the OIC-SMIIC-01: 2019.
Our specialists are experienced in food certification for many years. Therefore, they look at the subject with a food inspection perception as well as keeping in mind that theit has religious consequences.
We can provide HALAL certification services in the following scopes :
|Category Code||Category||Subcategory||Certification Standard|
|Farming of Animals for Meat/ Milk/ Eggs/ Honey||OIC/SMIIC 1:2019 General Requirements for Halal Food
|Farming and fishing of fish and Seafood|
|B||Farming of Plants||Farming of Plants (other than grains and pulses)|
|Farming of Grains and Pulses|
|Halal slaughtering & Processing of perishable animal products|
|Processing of perishable plant products|
|Processing of perishable animal and plant products (Meat based food, mixed products)|
|Processing of ambient stable products|
|Production of Feed||“AGFO Halal Feed Certification Procedure” HC-PR-07|
|E||Catering||OIC/SMIIC 6:2019 Particular requirements for the application of OIC/SMIIC 1 to places where Halal food and beverages are prepared, stored and served|
|F||Distribution||Retail / Wholesale||OIC/SMIIC 17-3: 2020 Halal Supply Chain Management System - Part 3: Retailing - General Requirements|
|Food Broking / Trading|
|Transportation||OIC/SMIIC 17-1:2020 Halal Supply Chain Management System - Part 1: Transportation - General Requirements|
|Storage||OIC/SMIIC 17-2: 2020 Halal Supply Chain Management System - Part 2: Warehousing - General Requirements|
|H||Services||Muslim friendly tourism and travel related services||OIC/SMIIC 9:2019 Halal Tourism Services – General Requirements|
|I||Production of Food Packaging and Packaging material||Production of food packaging material||-TS 13572 Particular requirements for the application of TS OIC/SMIIC 1 about halal food packaging and packaging materials
-TS 13719 Particular requirements for the application of TS OIC/SMIIC 1 about halal food contact substances and materials
|K||Production of (Bio) Chemicals||Production of cleaning agents||“AGFO Halal Cleaning Chemicals Certification Procedure” HC-PR-05|
|L||Other materials manufacturing||Cosmetics||OIC/SMIIC-4:2018 Halal Cosmetics – General Requirements|
|Textile and textile products||“AGFO Halal Textile, Leather and Unclassified Products Certification Procedure” HC-PR-06|