Grow with the most recognized halal certification globally!

1 in 4 consumers globally (1.9 billion) adhere to halal! Through AHF halal certification, grow your business by accessing the fastest growing consumer segment globally.

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AHF will process your halal certification application with no cost!

Here’s our efficient 3-Step halal certification process:

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Application

The American Halal Foundation (AHF) will process your application. Your designated account executive will guide you through the application process to determine the halal status of the facility and its products.
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Audit

Your Account Executive will schedule a halal audit on a mutually convenient day. The audit typically lasts 4 hours and includes a training session for the employees who will be responsible for overseeing the halal production.
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Halal Certification

🎉  Congratulations

Upon the successful completion of the halal audit, your products and facility are now officially halal certified and recognized as such internationally. You may add products or facilities at any time by simply contacting your Account Executive.

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Halal Certification In Numbers

Trillion +

Global Halal F&B Market

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Halal is more than fifty-seven times larger than kosher

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of the global population adheres to halal

Halal is the #1 influence on halal consumers' purchasing decisions.

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The AHF Difference

Universal Consumer Acceptance

The north star of AHF certification is Universal Consumer Acceptance. AHF uniquely certifies to the highest halal standards acceptable to all 2 billion halal consumers.

Internationally Accredited

AHF halal certification is internationally accredited and globally accepted. Learn more here.

Client Service

You will receive dedicated account executives dedicated to your success in achieving halal certification and beyond.

Wide Scope

AHF covers every applicable industry, from yogurt to pharmaceuticals, with our halal certification services. You can learn more here.

Efficient and Dynamic Processes

From the application to adding new products to your program, AHF has designed its processes to save you as much time as possible.

Integrative Approach

You have existing quality systems that may meet some halal program objectives. AHF removes the redundancy and seeks to integrate with your systems where possible.

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Halal Certification Requirements

Halal Certification Requirements

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FAQ

What is halal certification?

Halal certification is an independent assessment and determination of a product’s compliance with the international halal standards adhered to by 2 billion consumers globally. To obtain halal certification, get in touch.

Who conducts halal certification?

Halal certification is conducted by internationally accredited organizations like the American Halal Foundation.

What is halal?

Halal is the primary consumption guideline adhered to by 2 billion halal consumers globally. The halal laws are derived from Islamic teachings and are meant to protect physical and spiritual wellness.

What is a broad guideline for assessing the qualification of a product as “halal”?

The halal philosophy can be understood in simple terms with the following acronym; “Everything is halal except ABCD IS haram.”

A- Alcohol (ethyl) and all types of intoxicants/drugs
B- Blood – flowing or congealed
C- Carnivorous animals
D- Dead meat – meat that is not slaughtered according to Islamic slaughtering rites
I- Food immolate unto idols
S- Swine and all swine derivatives

Does AHF have any application fees for the qualification of halal products?

No, there are no halal application fees at AHF. AHF’s technical staff will evaluate your products at no cost and with no obligations.

How long does the halal certification process take?

The American Halal Foundation’s efficient system of technical evaluation, auditing, and issuing halal certificates (AHF) allows clients to achieve halal certification, on average, within three weeks.

Are kosher-certified products also halal by default?

Kosher-certified products cannot be considered halal by default. Although Jewish dietary laws of kashrut share commonalities with halal, they allow for certain ingredients such as alcohol that are strictly forbidden according to Islamic law. Additionally, the rules that govern animal derivates differ in various aspects.

How do I obtain halal certification of my product that is manufactured under a private label with a third-party manufacturer?

AHF is a global leader in halal private label certifications. Learn more about the private label certification process here.

How much does halal certification cost?

1. The Number of facilities
2. The Number of products
3. The complexity of products (from a halal standpoint)
4. Applicant classification (meat processor, private label brand, ingredient manufacturer, etc.)
To obtain a quote, get in touch.

Testimonials

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AHF has a solid understanding of the chemical industry when it comes to Halal certification. AHF and their leadership made our transition seamless and have been very cost-effective. They visited our facility for an onsite process audit and we've had zero issues when it comes to having new products evaluated for certification.

Emily Rowlette

Plant Manager
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Halal certification allows our customers to trust our product. We switched to AHF because they were globally accepted and nice to work with. They take the time to understand our process and are very responsive when we have questions.

Renee Al jassani

Quality Assurance Supervisor
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AHF has allowed us to build trust with the world's top Halal Airline Carriers by allowing us to present program details beyond what they have seen from other certification bodies.

Rishi Hinduja

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The efficiency with which AHF works has saved us a substantial amount of time and money. The custom solution that was created for quality controls for halal were logical and made sense in our operational structure and has not created any extreme changes to our process

Stu Blohm

Executive Vice-President
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…American Halal Foundation provided a tailored program around SOPAKCO's very complex military assembly program. Through this effort SOPAKCO was able to prepare a meal configuration that met the US Government's strict standards within the price point required for our contract…

Lonnie Thompson

President
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