Why Halal Certification ?
With a global consumer base of about 1.9 billion across 112 countries, the Halal market is estimated to be worth trillions of US Dollars.
If you are exporting or planning to export to Muslim countries then the Halal certificate will allow you to meet one of the important requirements by the importing countries which is to have a Halal Certificate of your products.
Companies enjoy a larger market share due to Halal certification.
To use the term Halal, a product must be Halal certified according to Codex Alimentarius Commission.
Halal certification of processed food does not require any changes or rituals. Only products that qualify are certified.
The Halal market continues to grow worldwide.
Muslims have certain dietary requirements that must be fulfilled by certification.
A Halal certificate is a guarantee that products comply with the Islamic dietary requirements. Halal certification can enhance the marketability of your products.
Procedure of Halal Certification
- Complete the online application form
DHC Halal Application Form
or email us at email@example.com so we can forward you the application forms and information kit which includes a Bond of Confidentiality. This bond will be signed by DHC and applicant to ensure confidentiality at all stages.
When the applicant provides the required product information and supporting documentation (such as products specification sheets, supplier details of declared and undeclared ingredients), each supplier’s ingredient and raw material is examined.
DHC will at this stage forward the applicant a quote of the full fee for certification and and agreement.
- Upon acceptance of the Agreement and Fee by the applicant, an appointment is made for a Halal Audit/Inspection of the production facility/facilities in order that DHC may review the process, products, materials and sanitisation of the production process.
- The audit/inspection will be done in complete confidence and no information will be passed to any third party.
- Prior to the Halal audit/inspection of the production site, DHC will email the applicant the Halal Standards so the applicant can prepare for the Halal audit/inspection.
- If the audit/inspection is not successful, recommendations will be given so in order to make the next audit/inspection successful.
- Once the ingredients, additives, cleaning procedure and audit is approved an agreement is signed by DHCI and its client.
- Once above mentioned requirements are met and certification fee is paid, the Halal certificate will be issued.
- The Halal Audit is charged at €500.00 for Companies based in Ireland and €800.00 for companies based outside Ireland and within the EU. Please contact us for the audit charges outside the EU.
- Investigation of the ingredients per product/recipe is charged at €75.00.This amount is non-refundable and irrespective of whether the products receive Halal certification or not.
- The annual Halal certification charges depend on the scope of certification.
- The Halal certificate will be valid for one year.
Once Halal Certificate is issued
- The logo of your Company will be added to our website www.halalcertificaion.ie
- You may use the Halal logo on the labels of the Halal certified products.
- You may now advertise the Halal certified products as Halal products.
If you have any question please email