halal certification

What can the halal certification do for your business?

Of the 1.3 billion Muslims worldwide ca. 500 000 live in Austria, 4 million in Germany and ca 45 million in Europe. Therefore, requirements result for the industry (food, beverages, cosmetic, clothes etc.) and their suppliers as well as for food marketers such as restaurants, company - school and kindergarten canteens, as well as catering businesses but also the hotel industry, airlines, banks etc. But they also have a business opportunity by marketing goods and services that comply with Muslim religious laws worldwide as well as with the country-specific legal standards.

The advantages for your business:

  • Acceptance of your halal products and services at home and abroad
  • Ensuring that the processing of raw and primary goods comply with the halal-conformity
  • Halal-conformity of your finished product
  • Consumer confidence and increased customer satisfaction
  • Advertising impact and strengthening of your image
  • Opening up new market and customer segments
  • Trend market with large potential for growth

Our services

  • Preliminary test (free of charge)
  • Initial meeting and tour of the company facilities
  • Process optimisation and assistance with putting in to practice
  • Staff training
  • Audit
  • Halal certificate
  • Follow-up support
  • Integration of new products
  • Marketing advice
  • Market info
  • Product identification
  • Accompanying to trade fairs
  • Certification according to national and international standards like for example ONR 142000/1 (Halal - Standard), U.A.E. Standards, MS 1500:2009 (Malaysian Standard), MUIS Halal Standards
  • International recognition and respective accreditation in all the important customer countries

Use of the latest technology

IIDC certified halal-foods are randomly checked in an independent accredited laboratory via tests carried out with the latest PCR-DNA analysis.

Information for suppliers

The highest level of quality is attained with regards the inspection and certification of the company through networking and combining competencies.

The following three competence areas are covered:

  • Definition and standardisation of the Islamic- theological requirements for halal and haram and the corresponding description in the production and service areas.
  • Analysis and conformance of the production and service process and of the raw material production.
  • Ensuring the halal-quality system and gathering the data and documentation required for this. The compilation of the halal-criteria and the confirmation of halal-quality is carried out by competent IIDC employees. The experience of the production-industry as well as experts in quality management were consulted during the compilation of the halal standards.

How does a business become halal-certified?

During the inspections, the auditors assess the respective business premises and products by means of halal-checklists to see if they comply with the respective ONR- standards. If these inspections are passed successfully, then the business receives the IIDC certificate and is entitled to label the product with the corresponding IIDC-logo.

In addition, the requirements are ensured by an in-house IIDC self-check carried out by trained employees, who constantly document this quality-control at the given location.

With regard to this, additional in-house staff-training carried out by IIDC also guarantees the company's halal-conformity.

Basis of certification

At our instigation, a group of experts led by us, was formed at the Austrian Standards Institute (ON). This group has developed mandatory guidelines for the halal-certification as ├ľNORM - regulation (ONR 142000/142001).

Depending on the customer and country, it is possible to certify according to other norms and standards. International recognition of the IIZD - halal certificate is guaranteed through our accreditation.