Halal Certification for (Food/ Cosmetics/ Pharmacuticals)
Requirenments of Halal Certification
As most of the countries now want to cater to the customers in the gulf countries, they must have a halal certificate for their product as it is mandatory for these countries. The requirements for Halal certification includes the following.
- a) The raw materials used for manufacturing of the products must meet the halal guidelines.
- b) The manufacturing practice that is being used for the manufacturing of the products must have approval from the sharia or Islamic law as well as the Halal guidelines.
Once these requirements are met, the company can apply for the certification. The certifying authorities can plan a visit to verify the compliance with the halal guidelines. After the compliance is verified, the company is granted a halal certificate and the company becomes eligible to sell their products in a market that has halal certification mandatory.
What does it mean when food is Halal Certified?
When a food product has halal certification, it ensures the customers that it has been manufacturing keeping all the good manufacturing practices in mind and also it is permissible to consume it under Islamic law. The halal certification ensures that the quality of the food is best and the raw materials used for the manufacturing of the products are permitted under the sharia or Islamic law. It also means that the governments of Gulf countries have no objection if the product is imported in these countries as it has followed the halal guidelines during manufacturers.