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Halal Certification Services USA caters to it's American Clients and enables a presence in the American market. Halal certification Services USA can serve the industry professionally through it's own experienced auditors.

Founded in 2015 to impact the emerging halal market place. Halal Certification Services USA is meant to be a focal point for the American industry striving to cater to halal market needs.

Halal certification Services USA aims for the highest standards with regard to halal products as governed by the teachings of the Qur'an and the Sunnah of our beloved prophet Mohammed (S.A.W).
  • Certify products that meet halal requirements.
  • Adopt halal standards which are acceptable and authorized by Muslim Scholars.
  • Educate about the halal dietary law and manufacturing procedures.
  • Increase the variety and accessibility to halal products.

Halal Explained

A detailed explanation of Halal and Haram

What is Halal?

When we go through what is lawful and permitted to humans, we evidently come across the words “Halal” and “Good”. Halal (حَلاَلً , ḥalāl , Halaal) is an Arabic term designating any object or an action which is permissible to use or engage in, according to Islamic law. The term is widely used to designate food seen as permissible according to Islamic law (Sharia).

Interestingly nowhere in quran does it state that it is permissible only for muslims, rather all human-beings are invited to eat food which is halal (permissible, lawful), pure and good for health. That means it is hygienically and toxicologically free from all sorts of hazardous agents, and hence is good and safe for consumption.

What is Haram?

Haram (Arabic: حرام‎) (often Haraam) is an Arabic term meaning "forbidden". Haram is anything that is prohibited by the faith. Its antonym is halal. The religious term haram can be applied to: Certain foodstuffs or food ingredients, such as alcohol or pork and also to foods, objects and people that would normally be halaal but which were tarnished in some or other way, for example meat slaughtered in a non-permitted way Certain behaviours, such as adultery or abuse, abstention in the general elections Certain objects Haram also applies to ill-gotten wealth obtained through sin. Examples include money earned through cheating, stealing, corruption, murder or any means that involves harm to another human being. It is prohibited in Islam for a true Muslim to profit from such Haram actions. Any believer who benefits from or lives off wealth obtained through Haram is not a Muslim.

Halal Production

Production

A recognized Islamic institutional authority should take all responsibilities for halal certification services. The institution itself nominates competent persons, who supervise and conduct audit of the factory, production sites, and production lines as well as monitoring all incoming raw materials periodically, as required. The product, production line and/or factory must be supervised, audited and a rapport is furnished by the competent auditors of the institutional authority certifying (i.e. the Islamic Centre, a mosque). The certifying authority issues the requested “halal certificate,” after studying and discussing the rapport of Auditor, when all necessary halal requirements are fulfilled. Halal Certificate is a religious verdict (Fatwa). A Halal certificate must always accompany all animal raw materials. The certificate should be issued to the slaughterhouse, on the spot, at the request of a responsible person by a local Islamic institutional authority (an Islamic Centre or a mosque), which is authorized and legalized accordingly. For the production of pure halal food products (for new production factory) a Halal conforming production line should be installed. A complete separation of the Halal line or parts of the factory is necessary to cope with requirements depending on the situation. The line should be audited and certified periodically through a competent person from an authorized Islamic institutional office. The safety and quality conditions of production processes should be strictly controlled. Any cross-contamination should be strictly avoided.

  1. Which are produced using clearly verified Halal raw materials and equipment.
  2. Which are derived from permitted animals and those which have been slaughtered in accordance with the Islamic codes and are declared “pure.”
  3. Which are produced from and with sea animals (sea animals, most of them are considered principally Halal in Islam and they do not need to be slaughtered.
  4. Which are neither products of alcohol, nor contain any alcoholic component.
  5. Vegetable foods are basically halal, as long as production strictly follows Halal rules and no fermentation has started yet.
  6. In order that the products remain halal, only halal products should be produced on these particular halal production lines (this requires separate production lines).
  7. The production lines can be brought to halal conformity only once, or they should be constructed as such. A regular changing from ‘Haram (filthy and not permitted) to Halal’ and the reverse does not fulfil the requirements and is not allowed. (exception is only permitted by unintentional leakage). The same applies to the cooking utensils.
  8. The intention to produce halal must be clearly visible and should be followed as long as a change in the production policy is decided. The certifying body must be informed, in case of any change in production policy or discontinuance of Halal production, whatever the reason may be.
  1. Animal raw materials are only halal, as long as it is derived from permitted animals and those have been slaughtered according to Islamic jurisdiction. Sea animals are an exception.
  2. The following animal raw materials are Haram (unpermitted, and prohibited): Meat from dead animals, blood, meat from pig, the meat from permitted animals, which have not been slaughtered in the prescribed manner and the name of Allah (s.t.) is not provoked before or during the process of slaughtering. The meat of wild and carnivorous animals, wild birds are also prohibited.
  3. Vegetable raw materials are considered halal as long as no fermentation has takes place and no suspicious additives are used before and/or during the production process. The requirements should to be observed strictly.
  4. Alcohol, in any form or concentration, is haram and absolutely forbidden.
  5. All animal raw materials used in the production of food should have been derived from halal animals and those must have also been slaughtered according to Islamic law and are accompanied by a halal certificate.

Food Fairs 2019

Event Date Booth #
Supply Side East, New York, (fair for ingredients) April 9th to 10th G146
Supplier’s Day, New York, (fair for cosmetics suppliers) May 7th to 8th 1803
IFT, New Orleans, (fair for food technology) June 2nd to 5th 248
In-Cosmetics North America, New York, (cosmetics fair) October 23rd to 24th C54

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