Halal certification is a step by step process

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. 

Halal food ingredients

Product Description

  • 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.


Additional Information

  • 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.