The demand for halal products is increasing across the world despite the much economical instability people are facing. Halal certification agencies believe that this demand for those products is because of the belief that those products would be 100% safe for consumption and are pure. However, there is a slight confusion about different halal logos or certifications present on products making it difficult for the user to identify the right one. This is because there are different types of halal certifications. Read below to understand the prominence and difference between the halal certificates. The types are classified based on the food products or beverages in scrutiny and duration.

Site registration certificate

Inspection companies go to a site or food manufacturing unit to determine whether it is following all the prerequisites to get certified. Such inspection can takes place at a slaughterhouse, production unit, food joint, plant, abattoir, etc. The process of inspecton can be found at www.halaladvisory.ca or one can reach out our executives through our Facebook and Twitter pages. One has to remember that the inspection gives certificate only to the facility and not the entire food product list produced in that facility. Therefore, having a site registration certificate does not mean that a site is qualified manufacturers of halal food products. If a products has such certificate it does not entirely prove that the food or beverage inside is halal certified.

Product or quantity certificate

A halal certification service in Canada reviews specific food products or quantities or beverages to determine their authenticity based on the rules of halal. In general, there is a list of products that fall under halal category and this list is not flexible. The guidelines are very strict and the agents will not be so lenient to approve anything.

In case the client wants to check a specific quantity of the food or beverages then the agents will do so and provide a certificate. However, the certificate is only limited to that quantity and the company can release that batch as halal certified. This type of certification is known as shipment or batch certification. This needs to be carried out repeatedly for unique batches and agents from Halal certification agencies need inspection for specific quantity. The most common example for this type of certification is the meat and poultry industry. Here each batch is inspected to get the shipment certificate and it is valid only till the expiration date.

For food products or beverages made with a certain formula, the certification can last up to three years. This is a long-term certification where the halal certification service in Canada allows the industry or company to produce products based on the formula submitted. There should be no swaying in the formula or in the quality of the product produced in the time period allowed.

People should ask questions either directly with the customer care executives of the food product company or the retail store representatives to understand what type of halal certification is given for a certain company or product. This will help them to get the right product every time. 

Published by John Zeller