Halal certification is the process by which a company ensures that their food can be eaten by individuals who observe the laws and the teachings of Islam regarding the consumption of food in general.
Halal certification and supervision over food production is more and more observed by the muslim community at large both in Canada and the USA. In addition, modern technology has made food production, storage and transportation complicated and Halal laws need to be addressed in this contemporary context
Obtaining Halal certification will expand your market potential. The major reason for obtaining Halal certification for your company is to gain more customers within the muslim community which is growing in number world wide. Observant Muslims , as well as many other people, and health conscious individuals look for Halal certification to ensure the quality of the food they consume.
In addition to this, the Halal industry is a growing market in Canada and the US . Having Halal certification is a competitive advantage in the ever challenging business environment of the modern food industry
Fill out the online application request form to give us your basic information. We may need further details about the products to be certified halal.
As you complete the application, we make ourselves available for free ongoing phone consultations to answer any questions you have. This application will require you to provide us with an extensive amount of information some of which may be confidential. Note that we have already sent you our non-disclosure agreement as part of the application.
Upon receiving your application we review:
Every ingredient that is used to manufacture your products. The cleansing agents you utilize on your machinery. The storage, transportation and production facilities you employ. The exact production processes you employ. We then communicate to you the following: Which of your products will at present qualify for certification. Which of your products if any may need some changes in ingredients or production processes. What our fee structure and schedule will be.
These will be our preliminary assessments, pending the on-site inspection.
Note that you do not have to spend any money until you understand any changes required and the ongoing costs of the certification process.
Once we have reviewed your application with you, if you choose to proceed, we will do a verification on-site inspection. This inspection will act as the first of a series of inspections that you will have each year. The inspection fee will be determined based on your location, the number of products and the number of facilities you have. After the completion of the On-Site Inspection, we provide you with a 2-part report:
A. A confirmation of which of your products are already Halal and can readily receive certification.
B. A report of the procedural changes or ingredient substitutions necessary to obtain Halal certification for products not in adherence with Halal laws.
When the contract is signed and the fees are paid, you are immediately entitled to use our trademark logo to identify your products as certified Halal. We provide you with: our company logo, a letter of Halal. certification, free advertisement on our website and provide customer support for any inquiries regarding the Halal certification status of your products.
As you can see, the application and on-site review process is the most time consuming element of your certification process. The good news is that once you have received our certification it will be smooth sailing unless you make changes to the status quo. Once you are certified, one of the benefits we bring you is our periodic unannounced site-inspections. The fact that we do these spot checks is one of the most important factors in maintaining the credibility of your Halal certification with the public that trusts that certification.
What Costs are Involved?
A. Annual licensing fee.
B. On site inspection fees ( up to 3 visits a year ) We will quote your fee after we review your application. In general, our annual Halal Certification fees will depend on how many ingredients your company intends to certify Halal .It also depends on each company specifics. We do our utmost to make our Halal certification a viable long term option for each of our clients.
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