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HALAL PRODUCT / FOOD CERTIFICATION (Halal Certificate)

HALAL PRODUCT / FOOD AND HALAL CERTIFICATION (Halal Certification)

Standards have been established to ensure "compliance" of products and services with HUMAN VALUES and ISLAMIC REQUIREMENTS in terms of affecting human health and other living things. Inspection and certification are carried out according to these standards. It is aimed to meet both the producer and the consumer on a common ground on the basis of reliability in halal certification. As is known, food and food-related activities are the most risky sectors in the world. Providing conformity and trust in terms of product safety and Islamic conditions until it reaches consumers, ultimately certification, provides marketing advantage to manufacturers. Because Muslim customers wonder whether the product they use or consume is HALAL and prefer products with reliable halal certification when purchasing. HALAL CERTIFICATES are frequently requested from producers who sell food products abroad. Halal certified products can be found more easily in many markets. Halal product / food certificates are now reliableIn addition to being a Halal Product / Food , it is also used as a manufacturer's marketing method. Companies that buy food and / or food-related products from abroad and domestically now require their suppliers to have a HALAL CERTIFICATE.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR HALAL CERTIFICATE

•  All processes of the product, starting from the raw material to the finished product stage, all substances and additives in the product composition are in compliance with Islamic criteria and humanitarian requirements in terms of both the origin, the form and the methods of supply, and the source of supply,
•  The packaging materials, transportation, storage and preservation conditions of the product comply with humanitarian requirements and Islamic criteria,
•  Organizations must establish the ISO 22000 GGYS (Food Safety Management System) infrastructure, comply with good manufacturing practices (GMP), good hygiene practices (GHP) and HACCP requirements.
•  Compliance with prohibitions and limits determined by recognized organizations such as WHO, Food Codex, FDA, and legal requirements must be ensured.
•  Compliance with Islamic criteria, humanitarian requirements, product safety, health and hygiene requirements must be ensured both in the production stages of the product, in all elements in the product composition, and in the effects that may occur by the combination of each element in the product composition.

Note: Our religion Islam (4 denominations) by the presence of suitable unprecedented raw material or additive of our religion in the product (Quran from last and was considered haram exactly can mention the following article.)
A. Pork and any material derived from pigs (hair, feathers, skin, oil, etc.)
b. Substances that cause intoxication or drowsiness such as alcohol and drugs
c. Slaughtered animals on behalf of someone other than Allah (CC)
d. Blood
e. Dead animals (e.g. cattle that died from illness or accident before being slaughtered)

Apart from these, there are some situations that are prohibited or perceived as makruh by some sects. You can find them in the QUESTIONS-ANSWERS section.

It is very important that the halal certificate is valid all over the world. Halal certificates obtained from certification bodies accredited by MALAYSIA JAKIM, which is a pioneer in halal certification, are valid all over the world. KAS Certification has been accredited by the MALAYSIA Halal Certification Authority "JAKIM" and certifies accordingly. These documents are the HALAL CERTIFICATE approved by JAKIM and valid all over the world.

What are the Benefits of Halal Certificate (Certificate)?
- Halal Certification, products, ingredients, preparation and processing methods, product safety, hygiene and health requirements specified provide an impartial expert witness service that checks in accordance with the standards and legislation,
- organization provides an important action taken against any critical non-compliance risks that might occur,
- Scrap reduces negativities such as rejection-refunds and complaints.
- It provides compliance with HACCP, ISO and other quality and product safety standards.
- It contributes positively to the adaptation to new technologies, production methods and new additives,
- Ensures that the product and the manufacturer are recognized and promoted within Global Islam,
- Supports participation in fairs opened in various countries.

Halal Certification Process:
1. Filling in the application form
2. Signing and returning the Halal Certification offer / contract, 3. Examining the application form (by the KAS Halal Inspector), informing the organization to be certified what needs to be done in the preparation stage before the inspection.
3. Discussing and planning the inspection date
4. Conducting the inspection
5. Closing the detected nonconformities.
6. Making the certification decision according to the decision of the Certification Committee, the Academic Committee and the Ulema Committee.
7. Halal certification audits are repeated every year. If the results are suitable, the validity of the certificate is extended for one year.

What is certification? It is the activity of determining in writing that any product, test, service, inspection, system or personnel is eligible as a third party (independent, impartial) institution or organization as a result of the evaluation by a Conformity Assessment Organization according to the determined standard conditions, technical regulations or criteria.

What is accreditation? It is a third party accuracy statement that officially indicates that a Conformity Assessment Body is sufficient and competent to perform conformity assessment activities according to national and internationally determined criteria.

Accreditation by national and / or international accreditation bodies; Conformity Assessment Bodies (Laboratory, inspection, certification, verification, etc.) are evaluated according to national and internationally accepted technical criteria, approved and regularly audited.

For this purpose, it is a signed agreement in which the signatories of the Multilateral Agreement (MLA) recognize and acknowledge the equivalence of the accreditation systems operated by the signing members, as well as the reliability of the conformity assessment results (Documents) provided by Conformity Assessment Bodies. Accreditation Bodies created by signing members For example; In Germany, DAkkS, UKAS in the UK, Netherlands RVA, TURKAK etc. in Turkey. the main purpose of organizations; They inspect the Conformity Assessment Bodies that apply to them according to the accreditation criteria in the scopes they request, and if the result is suitable, they register that they are sufficient and competent to provide accredited certification services.

For national governments and authorities; Supporting the implementation of European, world and national legislation by confirming compliance with standards and applicable requirements, Increasing trade and economic growth by giving confidence to the Authorities and interested parties, Providing economic use of resources and reducing costs by eliminating a number of administrative obligations. It reduces the need for competent authorities to employ expert assessment personnel for controls and prevents duplication of audits.

For industry and business world; Increasing competitiveness; businesses can differentiate their services and avoid the costs of retesting by providing objective evidence of technical competence, impartiality and compliance with international requirements. Reducing controls and improving quality; Importing goods and services with an accredited report or certificate can be both less risky and cheaper as businesses do not need to provide additional evidence.

Supporting exports; As it is internationally recognized, it creates new opportunities in the global market by removing barriers to trade.

Certification Purpose: Certification of a management system, the management system of the certified organization;
•  Complies with the pre-determined conditions,
•  Having the capacity to continuously realize the determined policies and targets,
•  It is effectively applied,

It is an independent indicator. so, the certification of the management system creates value for organizations, their customers and other relevant parties. The main purpose of certification is to provide assurance to all relevant parties that the certified management system complies with the specified conditions. The value of certification, on the other hand, is the element of trust to be established in the public as a result of an evaluation by a competent and independent third party organization. The sign of an IAF (International Accreditation Forum) member acts as a "passport for trade" on certificates and reports issued by accredited Conformity Assessment Bodies. The trust brought by this accreditation,

Accreditation of Management Systems Certification Bodies:It is the accreditation of organizations that certify the audit of Management Systems (9001, 14001, 13485, 22000, 27001, 45001 ... etc).
Related document; TS EN ISO / IEC 17021-Conformity assessment - Requirements for organizations that provide inspection and certification of management systems.

Laboratory Accreditation
It is the accreditation of Laboratories that will provide all kinds of calibration, analysis and testing services.
Related document; TS EN ISO / IEC 17025 - General Conditions for the Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories.

Accreditation of Product Certification Bodies
It is the accreditation of organizations that make product, process and service certification. Related document; TS EN ISO / IEC 17065 - Conformity assessment - Requirements for organizations that make product, process and service certification

Accreditation of Personnel Certification Bodies
It is the accreditation of organizations that provide personnel certification. Related document; TS EN ISO / IEC 17024 - Conformity assessment - General requirements for personnel certification bodies

Accreditation of Personnel Certification Bodies
It is the accreditation of organizations that interpret and certify analysis and test results for a product or service. TS EN ISO / IEC 17020 - Conformity assessment - Requirements for the operation of various types of inspection bodies

Certification Bodies and Their Features
Certification bodies; They are the organizations that issue accredited certificates by making an impartial conformity assessment (inspection, certification) according to the agreements reached with their customers and the pre-determined conditions within the scope of their accreditation. These activities comply with accreditation requirements. Certification bodies can make conformity assessment on issues that they are not accredited, but they cannot put an accreditation mark on the documents they publish.

What should I consider when choosing the certification body?
You should choose an accredited certification body that is authorized, reliable, and whose certificates are accepted in national and international markets. For this purpose; Ask for the accreditation document of the certification body you will work with and examine the scope of the accreditation document. As part of the certification activities Certification Body in Turkey Is your organization's activities are located, if the document is not known if a given document.

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