Agriculture and Food Halal Certification – Middle East
Demonstrate that your products and services comply with the Harmonized Halal Standards for the Middle East region, as per GCC Standardization Organization (GSO), country specific requirements of Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA), Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) and Saudi Halal Center – Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA), respectively for UAE, Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries.
The GSO standards and country specific Halal regulations are designed to help organizations meet the demand for authentic, safe, and affordable Halal products sold within the GCC Countries (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Yemen, and Qatar). Food processors and suppliers are encouraged to take advantage of these globally applicable and transparent Halal certification standards.
What are the benefits of the SGS Halal Certification schemes?
SGS offers assessments against the GSO standards and country specific Halal regulations and Halal Standards for the region. Certification enables food processors and suppliers to:
- Access the growing market for Halal Food products
- Accept food consignments into Saudi Arabia through Halal Certificate & Halal Shipment Certificate
- Demonstrate the authenticity and safety of products
- Place the UAE National Halal Mark for Halal Products on qualifying products to be sold within UAE
- Ensure that consumers are protected from accidentally purchasing or using non-conforming and non-Halal products, processes and services
SGS Gulf Ltd is accredited by the GCC Accreditation Center (GAC) according to GSO.2055-2 to facilitate Halal certification for the widest scope of products and services in the region.
In UAE, SGS Gulf Ltd is approved by ESMA in accordance with UAE.S.2055-2, the federal statutory body that regulates the safety and quality of products and services. In line with UAE Cabinet Resolution No. 10 of 2014, manufacturers can now apply to SGS Gulf Ltd for certification of their products and processes as per the GSO Harmonized Halal Standards. This Technical Regulation applies to all Halal products, as well as production systems and services associated with these products.
Further to certification of their products by SGS Gulf Ltd, food processors and suppliers can apply to ESMA for the Halal National Mark, the only approved Halal Mark in UAE permitted and controlled by ESMA.
In Saudi Arabia, SGS Gulf Ltd is approved by the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) as a Halal Conformity Assessment body for MENA. SGS Gulf Ltd is also an approved Certification Body under the Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) Halal Center for Certification for products and shipments destined to Saudi Arabia from the UAE and all GCC countries.
Why choose Halal certification from SGS?
We have an extensive network of professionally qualified and experienced technical personnel, lead auditors and Islamic Experts who are trained to carry out Halal audits and certifications in line with Sharia requirements, GSO standards and country specific Halal regulations.
Contact SGS today and access the vast opportunities presented by this rapidly growing sector.