Halal Certification

  • Halal Certification

    The services provided by Halal Certification Europe (HCE) are as follows:

    1. Halal certification of food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products
    2. Halal certification of packaging materials and industrial sanitisers
    3. Halal production awareness seminars

    A Halal certificate issued by HCE is an assurance that a particular product has been thoroughly investigated and found to conform to the Islamic Shariah Laws and therefore is suitable for use by Halal consumers. Products certified as Halal by HCE can utilise our Halal logo.

    Advantages of Halal Certification

    1. Halal certificate can enhance the marketability of your products to over 50 million Halal consumers in Europe and over 1.6 billion worldwide.
    2. If you are exporting or planning to export then our Halal certificate will help you to meet the importing countries requirements.
    3. If your product is used as an ingredient by your customer then it will help your customer obtain Halal certification and therefore maintain your customers and may also increase your sales.
    4. Halal certified products can be advertised as Halal and can also display the registered trademark Halal logo on their packaging, hence making your products readily acceptable by Halal consumers.

    Halal Certification Schemes
    HCE is pleased to offer two certification schemes so that you can explore the local and global Halal markets with ease:

     UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Yemen

    Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Europe, America, Africa etc. (countries other than Gulf Countries)

     Certification Process

     1. Application
     2. Certification Agreement
     3. Application Review
     4. Raw Material Vetting
     5. Stage One Auidt / Document Review
     6. Stage Two On-Site Audit
     7. Lab Test where necessary
     8. Certification Decision Committee
     9. Final Stage - Issue Halal Certificate and HCE Halal Logo
    10. Surveillance Audits in year 1 and year 2)

     1. Application
     2. Raw Material Vetting / Document Review
     3. On-Site Audit
     4. Issue Halal Certificate and HCE Halal Logo

     Certification Period

     Three year certification duration
     (Subject to annual validation)

     One year certification duration


     Renewal in the third year

     Renewal after one year

     Apply for Halal Certification

  • Halal Certification Process

    Halal Certification Application
    •    Apply online using the ‘Online Halal Certification Application Form’.
    •    Application form submitted
    •    Quotation provided   
    •    Certification Agreement to be signed
    •    All documents and applications to be sent

    Evaluation Activities
    •    Detailed vetting of documents and additional information
    •    On-site audit to ensure compliance with Halal standards
    •    Laboratory testing of products when necessary

    Halal Certification
    •    Halal certification status letter sent after certification decision committee has evaluated application.
    •    Halal Certificate issued for approved products only
    •    The overall certification period will last for three years.
    •    Maintenance of certificate issuing will be subject to satisfactory surveillance audit, after the initial certification period.
    •    Decisions for granting, maintaining, extending, reducing scope, suspending or withdrawal of certification will be based on conformance to HCE Halal Standards.

    Suspension or Withdrawal of Certification
    •    HCE has the right to suspend or withdraw a Halal Certificate. Reasons for suspension or withdrawal include:
    •    Improper use of reference to HCE or improper use of the Halal logo
    •    Failure to meet requirements of Halal standard
    •    Failure to comply with the contractual agreement