Working together with Islamic Food Research Centre ASIA, we can assist businesses and enterprises to obtain halal certificate for products, eating establishments and food stuff, from authorities i.e. Malaysian Islamic Development Department (JAKIM), for local products, and the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA International) headquartered in Chicago, USA, for imported products. Also, we produce halal certification under the name of Islamic Food Research Centre ASIA (IFRC-ASIA) for local food products and eating outlet and Halal Food Council International (HFCI) for International food products. We will assist all food related industries to obtain the necessary halal certification to enable them to tap the local and international Muslim markets.
Certification Requirement: A General Review of All Existing Standard
1) Premise Only Produces Halal Product: – There must be no contamination between halal and non-halal products in the storage and manufacturing.
2) Premise Complies with Good Manufacturing: This includes cleanliness and full hygienic system in the factory and the environment surrounding the factory. However, factory with normal or manual cleaning procedure can apply for halal certification with strict observation from our consultant.
3) Premise With Two (2) Muslim Workers Is Preferable: The Muslim workers can help factory in complying with halal guideline. However factory without Muslim worker is also qualified to get halal certification.
4) No Food Served inside the Factory: This is to make sure the factory is always kept clean and free from non-halal element.
5) Only Halal Ingredient for Halal Products: Among the halal ingredients are:
Free from pork or dog
Free from non-slaughtered animal
Free from animal part, except what has been certified halal
Free from animal fat such as enzyme, emulsifier etc. except for what has been certified halal.
Free from filth or najis
Free from wine or liquor alcohol
Alcohol content in the finished product must be less than 0.5%. However, less than 0.01% is preferable.
6) There Is No Contamination between Halal and Non Halal in the Premise: – Only factory or premise served or produced with halal products can be certified halal. Premise that produces non-halal product cannot be certified unless they discontinue the non-halal and go for halal only. They can operate for halal products after undergoing cleansing procedure according to Islamic law.
How to Apply Halal Certificate
1) To apply halal certificate, the premise must comply with halal standard required i.e.: for the environment, the source and ingredient, the factory, the storage of raw material, the transportation and the warehouse. This includes the hygiene standard and complete cleanliness.
2) Qualified applicant must:
Fill-up the form
Agree with the quotation
Make the payment
Inspection to the site will be done accordingly
3) Prior to qualification granted, an environmental audit has to be done by approved and qualified auditor as assessor to ensure that the premise meets the standard of halal premise.
4) The halal certificate holder must comply with all requirements and guidelines of halal certification including not changing suppliers of ingredients for critical ones. If there is any change of ingredient or its supplier, they must inform the respective authority in writing.