Application


Halal Schemes Offered

Category Code

/Scheme/

Sector

Categories

Products

C

Processing 1 (Perishable animal products)

Beef, Poultry (chicken), Fish, Cheese Enzymes, etc.

D

Processing 2

(Perishable vegetable products)

Dried Pepper, Peanuts, Dates, etc.

E

Processing 3

(Products with long shelf life at room temperature)

Isotonic Drinks, Date Syrup, Processed foods, Snacks, etc.

L

Chemical and Biochemical manufacturing

Dietary supplements; cleaning agents; processing aids, Lubricants, etc.

N

Other materials manufacturing

Cosmetics, etc.




Certified Chart

Our certification is recognized worldwide and can be used to send your products globally.

**Note: We do not accept any temporary immobilization by gas aka gas stunning (CAS)**

In order to become Halal Certified please refer to the steps below:

Application Fee: There is a $100 non-refundable, non-transferable application fee to submit an application for Halal Certification. Each plant/facility must pay a separate application fee.


  1. Visit our website and thoroughly read through the guidelines at www.ushalalcertification.com/guidelines to ensure that your company is able to meet all requirements prior to submitting an application.
  2. Click on the application tab (which is the current page you are on) and completely fill out the online application form. Make sure you attach all ingredients list, animal/meat sources (if applicable), and/or any other certifications (i.e. FDA, USDA, Organic, Kosher, SQF, BRC, ISO, ). We must check that your items do not contain any Haram (unlawful) products in them. They should be uploaded in the section which asks for the Halal certifications for all meat sources, there you attached ingredients lists and etc. While filling out the application, whatever sections do not apply to you, please write N/A.

    For all further processors (meat and poultry): For the applicants sending products to the GCC countries, all raw materials have to be from a plant with GSO approved raw material sources. Contact us separately to inquire.

    ***Note: We do not accept any raw material that has come from a plant using temporary immobilization by gas aka gas stunning (CAS).  This must be verified.  ***

    We need to know all countries that you plan to send your products to.  This must be indicated on the application.

  3. The review committee new membership applications once a month.
  4. The following week after the reviewing committee meeting you will be notified if your facility has been provisionally approved and the invoice for the membership fees are sent.
  5. If you have been provisionally approved, you will contact us and schedule an initial audit/inspection. Audit/Inspection charges include flight, car rental, hotel, and daily inspection fee.
    As stated in our terms of service (attachment is located on the bottom of the webpage), once your application has been approved we have up to 6 months to conduct the audit/inspection.
  6. Annual Audits consist of two auditors (these fees are separate from membership, production and product fees).
  7. Companies which send their products to the GCC countries (Arabian Gulf Countries) will require two auditors for the audit as per GSO requirements. One technical auditor and one Islamic Affairs Expert auditor.Certification Cycle is a 3 year cycle:

    Year 1: New (Level 1 and Level 2 Audit completed)
    Year 2: Surveillance
    Year 3: Renewal- the renewal process will begin 6 months prior to the expiration date.
    All others will be on an annual basis.
    Note:  Special unannounced Audits can be conducted at anytime during your certification period.
    As stated in our terms of service (attachment is located on the bottom of the webpage), once your application has been approved we have up to 6 months to conduct the audit/inspection.

  8. The inspecting auditor reports back to the decision committee after the audit/inspection is complete.
  9. Invoices for audits and/or any other fees are sent.
  10. Paper work including halal certificates are sent after all payments are made.
  11. Please note that to keep in good standing with your Halal certification, annual testing is required. Visit our testing site for more information: Testing
  12. Also, audits are not done one-time. Audits are done throughout your certification process to remain in good standing with your certification. Inspection schedule and frequencies will be discussed when the inspector visits.
***During your certification period, your company is responsible for keeping up to date on any changes in standards and guidelines.***

Application Fee: There is a $100 non-refundable, non-transferable application fee to submit an application for Halal Certification. Each plant/facility must pay a separate application fee.

Costs can be emailed to you.
Please email us at info@ushalalcertification.com if you want to receive a copy of the costs for certification.

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