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  APPLICATION PROCEDURES




FOR OBTAINING HALAL PRODUCT CERTIFICATION (SOPP-006)

1) Request for Certification:

The producer makes a preliminary application requesting AHF for Halal supervision and certification (Form AHSC-001-P)

2) Ingredient Specification Sheet Submittal:

(i) The producer submits a list of all the products produced by the company.

(ii)                 The producer submits a master list of all the raw materials / ingredients used in the production of all the products produced at the facility / plant / location.

(iii)                The producer identifies products to be halal certified.

(iv) The producer submit s a complete list of all the raw materials / ingredients used in the production of each product to be halal certified (Complete Matrix of Materials for Manufacturing of Products (MMMP-002)

3) Inspection of the Production Process and Production Facility:

(i) The producer allows plant audit and inspection to assess facility for halal production

(ii) The facility is audited to determine the compliance (of product, ingredients, equipments, production process, sanitation procedures, packaging, labeling, storage, and transportation) with Halal standards.

(iii)                The audit includes reviewing the possibility of contamination and / or cross contamination.

4) Agreement / Contract:

The producer signs an agreement / contract (APHC-009) with AHF. Halal supervision & Certification fee is determined according to the number of products to be certified, number of critical ingredients used, total halal production, complexity of the production process, and the like.

5) Issuance of Halal Certificate:

A Halal Product Certificate (HPC-011) is issued by the Halal Certification Board for one year. AHFs registered symbol (logo) is made available for use on labels of Halal product.

6) Halal Assurance System:

(i) The producer sets up Halal Assurance System (HAS) at the production facility / plant (HAS-015)

(ii) The producer appoints an Internal Halal auditor / Coordinator and a team who will be responsible to implement the Halal Assurance System.

(iii) The producer submits a six monthly (Biannual) report of Halal assurance System Implementation.

 

 


FOR OBTAINING HALAL SLAUGHTER CERTIFICATION (SOPS-005)

1)       Request For Certification:

The process is initiated by an application form (AHSC-001) for Halal Supervision and Certification.


2) Inspection of the Facilities:

Inspector(s)/auditor(s) from AHFs Department of Halal Inspection and Supervision inspect the facility to determine the compliance (of plant facility, slaughter procedures, equipments, production process, sanitation procedures, packaging, labeling, storage, and transportation) with Halal standards. This includes reviewing the possibility of cross contamination. The inspection report (IRSP-005) is submitted to the Halal Certification Board along with any recommendation.


3) Registration of the Slaughter Facility:

Upon approval of the plant by AHFs Halal Certification Board, the plant is registered as a bonafide Halal Slaughter Plant.


4) Assignment of a Muslim Slaughter Man:

A Muslim slaughter man is assigned to perform the necessary procedures in accordance with the Islamic slaughter method.


5) Sign Agreement /Contract:

A written contract (APHC-009) is signed with mutually agreed upon terms and conditions. Halal Supervision & Certification fee is determined according to the type of the species slaughtered, availability of Muslim slaughter man, total halal production, complexity of the production process, and the like.


6) Issuance of Halal Certificate:

A Halal Slaughter Certificate (HSC-010) is issued by the Halal Certification Board for each lot/batch of Halal meat produced. AHFs registered symbol (logo) is made available for use on labels of Halal product.


7) Halal Assurance System:

(i) The producer sets up Halal Assurance System (HAS) at the production facility / plant (HAS-015)

(ii) The producer appoints an Internal Halal auditor / Coordinator and a team who will be responsible to implement the Halal Assurance System.

(iii) The producer submits a six monthly (Biannual) report of Halal assurance System Implementation.




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