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Halal Certification Process - Flow Chart

Halal Certification Process - Details

Five simple steps for granting halal certificate:

  1. Halal certification application
  2. Application evaluation 
  3. Halal certification agreement and price quote
  4. On-site audit
  5. Certification decision


On-site audit process:

  1. Opening meeting
  2. Document review and evaluation
  3. Plant inspection, step by step
  4. Closing meeting
  5. Audit report


Refusal to grant halal certification:

HFCE may refuse a halal certification application or refuse to issue a document verifying compliance with the halal requirements if:

  1. In HFCE’s reasonable opinion the client does not comply or fails to comply with the halal requirements, halal standards, or Islamic law.
  2. In HFCE’s reasonable opinion the client fails to comply with any of the obligations under the halal certification agreement.


Policy for suspension, withdrawal, or reduction of the halal certification: 

The halal certification may be suspended if:

  1. The client persistently or seriously fails to meet the halal certification requirements.
  2. The client refuses to allow HFCE to conduct surveillance or recertification audits.
  3. The client requests suspension of the halal certificate.


The halal certification may be withdrawn if:

  1. The client fails to meet any of the terms and conditions in the halal certification agreement.
  2. The client fails to resolve any suspension issues within the defined time.
  3. The client requests withdrawal of the certificate.


The scope of halal certification may be reduced if:

  1. The client fails to resolve any suspension issues that affect only some of the halal certified products within the defined time.
  2. Some of the halal certified products fail to meet the halal requirements.
  3. The client requests a reduction in scope.


Policy for maintaining, extending and renewing the halal certificate:

  1. To maintain the halal certificate, client must continue complying with the halal requirements.
  2. HFCE may conduct surveillance audits to ensure that facility continue to meet the halal requirements.
  3. To extend the certification scope, client must submit a request to HFCE. Evaluation and approval decision are required before extending any certificate. 
  4. If necessary, HFCE may conduct surveillance audit before the approval decision.
  5. For certification renewal, please submit a request to


Procedure for suspension, withdrawal, reduction, maintenance, extension, and renewal of halal certificate:

  1. All issues related to suspension, withdrawal, or reduction are reviewed by the Halal Certification Committee of HFCE.
  2. The Halal Certification Committee of HFCE is responsible for making all decisions related to halal certification including: granting, maintaining, renewing, extending, reducing, suspending, and withdrawing of halal certification.
  3. The client is notified of the Halal Certification Committee’s decision immediately.
  4. Suspended, withdrawn, and reduced certificates become invalid starting on the notification date.


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