Q: What does it mean to be Halal certified?
A: The term “Halal” comes from the Arabic word “حلال” ( ḥalāl ) which means “permissible”. The Quran classifies food and goods in different categories such as “halal” (permitted)or “haram” (forbidden). For a product to be Halal Certified, it means that it is devoid of any impermissible ingredients, and that it has been processed in a facility that is conducive to maintaining the integrity of the halal status. Ingredients such as alcohol, pork, and other animal derivatives are major red flags.
Q: Is it possible to certify imported products?
A: No. For all products, certification won’t be completed without an on-site audit of the production facility. If the product is produced overseas, the product must be certified by the local HCBs.
Q: Is it possible for the retailers to receive Halal certification?
A: If your company outsources all the production processes and do not involve in the production at all, we cannot issue a certification to your company. In this scenario, the outsourced factory needs to apply to our certification.
Q: Can you make pork Halal?
A: No. According to the Islamic rules, pigs are considered unclean and any kind of consumption of pork is prohibited.
Q: Is Halal certification difficult without establishing a fully Halal premise?
A: In principle, yes, but depending on the on-site condition, it may be possible to obtain Halal certification based on production lines. Please inquire us for further information.
Q: We use multiple factories to produce. Should each factory receive Halal certification and on-site audit?
A: Yes. Depending on the number of factories, there is a possibility of additional fees.