International Recognitions and Accreditations

International Accreditations and Affiliations

World Halal Food Council (WHFC)

Global Halal Certifiers’ Council
World Halal Food Council (WHFC) is an international entity whose mission is to establish unity and strengthen organization between international halal certification agencies. WHFC strives to achieve a worldwide halal standard to adhere to Islamic law by establishing mutual recognition for all members.

The Assessment Institute for Food, Drug and Cosmetic, The Indonesian Council of Ulama (LPPOM MUI)

Supreme Religious Authority of the Republic of Indonesia
Jakarta Indonesia
The Indonesian Council of Ulama (MUI) is Indonesia's top Muslim clerical body. The division responsible for all Halal affairs is formally known The Assessment Institute for Food, Drug and Cosmetic (LPPOM MUI). LPPOM MUI is responsible for all halal regulatory affairs in the Republic of Indonesia including monitoring imports and their halal status and accrediting the Halal certification agencies that certify products sold to Indonesia.

The Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM)

The Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) is a Malaysian Federal agency under the authority of the Prime Minister’s Department. The Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) is responsible for Islamic affairs in Malaysia. Furthermore, the department is responsible for halal standards development, legislation development pertinent to Halal certification, and international multilateral halal programs.

Association of American Halal Certifiers (AAHC)

Lead American Council of Halal Certifiers
Bolingbrook, Illinois
AAHC is a not-for-profit, and non-governmental organization (NGO), established to develop American and International Halal institutions that deal with Halal issues such as education, training, research, regulatory procedures, documentation, legalization, translation, accreditation, and standardization.


Head Certification and Accreditation Authority in the Republic of Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
GIMDES is the lead certification and accreditation authority of the Republic of Turkey responsible for domestic halal certification, international recognition, and promotion of halal globally.

Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS)

The Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura also known as the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore is a statutory board in Singapore. As a majlis, its role is to look after the administration and interests of Singapore's Muslim community. The council presides as a regulatory authority on all halal affairs in Singapore.

Muslim Judicial Council

The Muslim Judicial Council is the most representative and influential Muslim religious organization in the Western Cape, recognized locally, nationally and internationally for the religious, cultural and organizational roles it plays in South Africa.
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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, SOPAKCO

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