Procedure for Obtaining Halal Certificate.
Halal Certification Procedure is completed in three steps.
I-Fulfilling Pre Audit Requirements.
For the Registration of the Company/ Firm with Halal Counil of India the following Criterias are needed to be completed before the actual onsite audit by Halal Council of India.
Criteria 1:- Fill up the Form-A and Form-B (forms are available in Downloads) on the company letter head, duly signed & stamped by the authorized person.
Form-A is the information about the Company/Firm/Abattoir.
Form-B gives details about the product. The product information should be provided in individual format. Each & every information about the product should be covered in the individual Form-B as.
a. All the details of the ingredient(s) (major, minor, trace, catalyst, additives) has to be mentioned in the form-B as the content of the product.
1. Production Flow Chart of each individual product with relevant information duly stamped and signed.
2. Affidavit on Non Judicial stamp paper Rs.100=00, assuring that all the information furnished to Halal Council of India is complete to the subject and is true, which has to be duly notarized before submission.
3. Registration fee in the form of DD/Cheque in favor of “Halal Council of India” payable at Mumbai.
II- Plant Audit / Inspection
After complete study and review of the documents submitted by the company, Halal Council of India will issue date of audit with mutual consent.
Two Auditors from Halal Council of India will visit the plant to assess online production activities referring the information furnished in the Form-B. Hygiene level in the processing area and storage of raw material, finished product and the personnel hygiene will also be checked as a part of the audit.
During audit/inspection the plant has to provide Criteria of acceptance of raw materials (ingredients), Certificate of Analysis and Halal Certificate of individual ingredient. For ingredients sourced from overseas manufacturer Halal Certificate for the ingredient from Halal Body of the country of origin is mandatory. The audit team reserves the right to ask any relevant information concerning the ingredients, processing conditions/parameters and the products.
Report will be prepared after completion of the audit, signed by both the parties.
File will be maintained at the plant with a copy of the papers furnished. The file will be titled as HALAL FILE.
Audit Expenses: Audit/ Inspection expenses will be borne by the company seeking Halal Certificate. The expenses will include: Traveling allowance, Accommodation charges etc.
Payment has to be done in the form of DD/Cheque.
III- Halal Certification.
The Council Members (Group of renowned Muftis) will review the documents submitted by the company and the audit report submitted by the auditors and discuss upon it.
If the company and the product(s) fulfill the criteria set by Halal Council of India then the Halal Certificate will be issued within fifteen working days.
The issued Certificate will be Valid for the period of six months and thereafter the company has to apply for its renewal one month before the validity expires. The Council Members can visit the Company/Plant every 2-3 months without any prior notice.