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Halal Categories Offered

Cluster

Category

Subcategory

Examples of included activities

Food and feed processing

C: Food Manufacturing

CI: Processing of perishable animal products

Production of animal products including fish and seafood, meat, eggs, dairy and fish products

Food and feed processing

C: Food Manufacturing

CII: Processing of perishable plant products

Production of plant products including fruits and fresh juices, vegetables, grains, nuts, and pulses

Food and feed processing

C: Food Manufacturing

CIII: Processing of perishable animal and plant products (mixed products)

Production of mixed animal and plant products including pizza, lasagna, sandwich, dumpling, ready to-eat meals

Food and feed processing

C: Food Manufacturing

CIV: Processing of ambient stable products

Production of food products from any source that are stored and sold at ambient temperature, including canned foods, biscuits, snacks, oil, drinking water, beverages, pasta, flour, sugar, food-grade salt

Food and feed

C: Food Manufacturing

CV: Animal slaughtering

Processing of carcasses including slaughtering in slaughterhouses, cutting, cleaning and packing.

Catering

E: Catering

(Domestic Only-Within North America

E: Catering

Preparation, storage and, where appropriate, delivery of food for consumption, at the place of preparation or at a satellite unit

Retail, transport and storage

G: Provision of Transport and Storage Services

GI: Provision of Transport and Storage Services for Perishable Food and Feed

Storage facilities and distribution vehicles for the storage and transport of perishable food and feed Associated packaging c

Retail, transport and storage

G: Provision of Transport and Storage Services

GII: Provision of Transport and Storage Services for Ambient Stable Food and Feed

Storage facilities and distribution vehicles for the storage and transport of ambientt stable food and feed Associated packaging c

Auxiliary services

(Domestic Only-Within North America)

I: Production of Food Packaging and Packaging Material

I: Production of Food Packaging and Packaging Material

Production of food packaging material

Biochemical

K: Production of (Bio) Chemicals

K: Production of (Bio) Chemicals

Microbiology, Production of food and feed additives, vitamins, minerals, bio-cultures, flavourings/flavorings, enzymes and processing aids, pesticides, drugs, fertilizers, cleaning agents, cosmetics, textiles, leather products, .... etc.



  • a) Clusters are intended to be used for accreditation scope of accredited certification bodies, and for accreditation bodies witnessing certification bodies.
  • b) “Farm packing” means packaging without product modification and processing.
  • c) “Associated packaging” means packaging without product modification and processing and without altering the primary packaging.

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

Application Fee: There is a $200 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. New membership applications are reviewed once a month.
  4. The following week after the review committee meeting you will be notified if your application has been provisionally approved and the invoice for the membership fees are sent.
  5. If you have been provisionally approved, you must contact us and schedule an initial audit of your plant/manufacturing facility.
  6. After your application has been approved an audit may take up to 6 months to conduct.
  7. 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 3 months prior to the expiration date.

    Note:  Special unannounced Audits can be conducted at any time during your certification period.
  8. Invoices for any remaining fees are sent.
  9. The audit team will submit their reports after the audit is complete.
  10. Any Non-conformities issued during the audit must be cleared before the decision committee can grant certification.
  11. Paperwork including halal certificates are sent after all payments are made.
  12. Please note that to keep in good standing with your Halal certification, annual testing is required. Visit our testing site for more information: Testing
  13. Audits are not done one-time. Audits are done throughout your certification period to remain in good standing.
***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 $200 non-refundable, non-transferable application fee to submit an application for Halal Certification. Each plant/facility must pay a separate application fee.

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

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