Halal Certification Requirements

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Halal Food means food permitted under Islamic Law, and these foods should fulfill the following conditions:

  • Does not consist of or contain anything which is considered to be unlawful according to Islamic Law
  • Has not been prepared, processed, transported, or stored using any appliance or facility that was not free from anything unlawful according to Islamic Law
  • Has not in the course of preparation, processing, transportation, or storage been in direct contact with any food that fails to satisfy 1 and 2 above.
  • Notwithstanding Section 1 above: Halal food can be prepared, processed, or stored in different sections or lines within the same premises where non-halal foods are produced, provided that necessary measures are taken to prevent any contact between halal and non-halal foods; halal food can be prepared, processed, transported or stored using facilities which have been previously used for non-halal foods provided that proper cleaning procedures, according to Islamic requirements, have been observed.

Non-permitted Food, Ingredients or Additives

The term halal may be used for foods which are considered lawful. Under the Islamic Law, all sources of food are lawful except the following sources, including their products and derivatives which are considered unlawful (Haram):

Ingredients of Animal Origin

  • Pigs and boars.
  • Dogs, snakes, and monkeys.
  • Carnivorous animals with claws and fangs, such as lions, tigers, bears, and other similar animals.
  • Birds of prey with claws, such as eagles, vultures, and other similar birds.
  • Pests such as rats, centipedes, scorpions, and other similar animals.
  • Animals forbidden to be killed in Islam, i.e., ants, bees, and woodpecker birds.
  • Animals that are considered repulsive generally like lice, flies, maggots, and other similar animals.
  • Animals that live both on land and in water, such as frogs, crocodiles, and other similar animals.
  • Mules and domestic donkeys.
  • All poisonous and hazardous aquatic animals.
  • Any other animals not slaughtered according to Islamic Law.

Ingredients of Plant Origin

Intoxicating and hazardous plants except where the toxin or hazard can be eliminated during processing.


  • Alcoholic drinks.
  • All forms of intoxicating and hazardous drinks.


  • The person should be a Muslim who is mentally sound and knowledgeable of the Islamic slaughtering procedures.
  • The animal to be slaughtered should be lawful according to Islamic law.
  • The animal to be slaughtered should be alive or deemed to be alive at the time of slaughtering.
  • The phrase "Bismillah" (In the Name of Allah) should be invoked loudly and immediately before the slaughter of each animal.
  • The slaughtering device (knife) should be sharp and should not be lifted off the animal during the slaughter act.
  • The slaughter act should sever the trachea, esophagus, and main arteries and veins of the neck region.

Preparation, Processing, Packaging, Transportation and Storage

All food should be prepared, processed, packaged, transported and stored in such a manner that it complies with Halal Requirements above and the Codex General Principles on Food Hygiene and other relevant Codex Standards.

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