Halal Certification Inquiry
- ISA receives customer inquiry by phone or email.
- Tell us about your company, identify contact information, and describe your needs and goals.
- Discussion points include determining type of industry, product line, number of products, whether for domestic and/or export and customer’s projected timeline needs.
Request for Application & Pricing
- Application and process and pricing overview provided to potential customers following initial email inquiry or phone call discussion.
- ISA process and pricing overview is confidential and proprietary between ISA and customer prospects.
- ISA requests prospective customer to send product ingredient statements and production process flowcharts.
Submission and Receipt of Application with Product Statements & Flowcharts
- ISA receives application and product information to:
- begin drafting the service agreement,
- commence Halal product review and analysis, and
- add customer facility location(s) to the Halal audit facility inspection schedule
Service Agreement Executed
- The next step will be successful execution of Service Agreement, which is the agreement between two parties regarding the Service to be provided for what price (except for audit and a few other things, which are invoiced as incurred)
Raw Materials Used
- For a product to be considered Halal, all of its ingredients need to be Halal.
- Halal sensitive materials may be approved, at ISA’s sole discretion, from internationally recognized Halal certifying sources.
- Identification of the manufacturer for each item may be required.
- Other factors in the plant may affect the Halal status of the product.
- Are release agents Halal?
- Are other products on the same processing line Halal?
- A complete raw material and ingredient listing for each product is required.
- Tell us about the product(s) for certification.
- The ingredient component list will help us determine if the product can be Halal.
- The primary label brand name and any private labels (i.e., when your company's name does not appear) are required.
- The distributor's name and particulars (if and when applicable).
Initial Audit and Evaluation
- Following the successful completion of the product and ingredient review, a facility audit will be scheduled with an ISA Halal Quality Assurance Auditor.
- Audit date is only finalized once service agreement is signed and ISA QA has approved products for certification
Halal Audit Facility Inspection Scheduled and Completed
- Upon the successful completion of the Halal facility audit inspection visit, customer is invoiced for:
- Audit inspection fee
- Halal facility audit inspection travel expenses and auditor per diem salary
- Facility certification - good through end of current calendar year (or as negotiated if certified in 4th quarter)
- Halal product review – one-time charge per product
- Halal product certification – per product good through end of current calendar year (or as negotiated if certified in 4th quarter)
Halal Certification Issued
- Upon the receipt of payment for all services, a formal Halal certificate will be issued and Halal production may commence.
- ISA logo and seal will be forwarded to be used on packaging. The Halal certification logo can be added to your package upon your scheduled package refresh.
- Upon receipt of payment, Halal facility and product certification is issued – scanned original by email and hard copy by mail or courier as requested.
- The maintenance of a Halal program requires the close involvement of the facility QA and production supervisors.