Halal Certification Guidelines


All Clients: The ISWA 096 document is the document needed to provide all details for obtaining and maintaining Halal certification with us (along with any supplemental international standards as needed.)

Prospective Clients: Please review our guidelines prior to submitting an application. To obtain a copy of our guidelines (ISWA096), please contact us

Current Clients: The standards and guidelines below are the most current, make sure you have reviewed them to make sure to keep current with your certification. To obtain a copy of our guidelines (ISWA096), please contact us

ISWA Halal Certification Department Abides by the Following Standards which are included in our guidelines (ISWA096):

The Halal product(s) shall in other aspects comply with all legislation including any other relevant federal or international requirements as needed.

GSO-GCC Standards Organization

  • GSO 2055-1- HALAL FOOD - Part 1: General Requirements
  • GSO 993- Animal Slaughtering Requirements According to Islamic Rules
  • GSO 2055-2- Halal Products-Part 2: General Requirements for Halal Certification Bodies
  • GSO 2055-4-Halal Products Part 4 – Requirements for Halal Cosmetics and Personal Care
  • GSO 1/CD 1943- Halal requirements for cosmetics and personal care products
  • GSO 2469- Warehousing and Related activities
  • GSO 2538- The maximum limits for residues of ethyl alcohol (ethanol) in food

OIC- Organization of Islamic Cooperation/ SMIIC-Standards and Metrology Institute for the Islamic Countries

  • OIC/SMIIC 4: Halal Cosmetics – General Requirements
  • OIC/SMIIC 1: General Guidelines on Halal Food
  • OIC/SMIIC 24: General Requirements for Food Additives and Other Added Chemicals to Halal Food
  • OIC/SMIIC 33- Conformity Assessment – Example of a Certification Scheme for Halal Products

UAE Standards

  • UAE 2055-2-Halal products –– Part two: General Requirements for Halal Certification Bodies
  • UAE 2055-1: Halal Products – Part One: General Requirements for Halal Food
  • UAE 2055-4: Halal Products – part 4: Requirements for Cosmetics and Personal Care
  • UAE 993- Animal Slaughtering Requirements According to Islamic Rules

GAC- GCC Accreditation Center

  • GAC FAD 12.01: Halal Certification Bodies
  • GAC FAD 4: Supplementary Accreditation Requirements for Products Certification Bodies

ISO-International Standards Organization

  • ISO 19011: Guidelines for auditing management systems
  • ISO 9001: Quality management systems – General requirements
  • ISO 22000: Food safety management systems: Requirements for any organization in the food chain
  • ISO 22002-1- Prerequisite Programmes of Food Safety, Part 1: Food Manufacturing
  • ISO/TS 22003- Food safety management systems — Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of food safety management systems

Egyptian Standards

  • Egyptian ESS: 4249: The General Requirements for Food Products “Halal” in Accordance with the Provisions of the Islamic Shari’a

Malaysia Standards

  • MS 2424- Halal Pharmaceuticals – General Requirements
  • MS 2565- Halal packaging – General guidelines
  • MS 1500-Halal Food – General Requirements
  • MS 1480-Food Safety according to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system
  • MS 2634- Halal cosmetics – General Requirements
  • MS 2400-1- Transportation
  • MS 2400-2- Warehousing
  • Malaysian Protocol For The Halal Meat & Poultry Productions

Singapore Standards

  • Singapore MUIS-HC-S001: General Guidelines for the Handling and Processing of Halal Food
  • MUIS-HC-S002-General Guidelines for the Development and Implementation of a Halal Quality Management System

Indonesia Standards

  • HAS 23103- Guidelines of Halal Assurance System Criteria on Slaughter Houses
  • HAS 23000-Requirements of Halal Certification


**Note: We do not accept any gas stunning for any type of raw material**

For the applicants sending products to the GCC (UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen) countries, all raw materials have to be from a plant with GSO approved raw material sources. Contact us separately to inquire.

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