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Demonstrate compliance to the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) Regulations/Standards as well as Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) for Control of Halal Products in GCC.

Halal Services

The ESMA and GSO Regulation is designed to help organizations meet demand for authentic, safe and affordable Halal products to be sold within the UAE and other GCC Countries (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and Yemen). Food processors and suppliers are encouraged to take advantage of this globally applicable and transparent Halal certification standard.

Currently worth USD 650 billion, and with 1.6 billion consumers, the global Halal market is set to grow substantially over the coming decade.

What are the benefits of GSO and ESMA Halal certification schemes?

Certification against the Regulations for Control of Halal Products scheme enables food processors and suppliers to:

  • Access the growing market for Halal food products
  • Place the UAE National Halal Mark for Halal Products on qualifying products to be sold within UAE
  • Demonstrate the authenticity and safety of product

SGS Gulf Ltd is accredited by the Gulf Accreditation Center (GAC) to issue certificates for the execution of Halal certification activities, in-line with ESMA’s implementation of UAE Cabinet Resolution No. 10 of 2014 and GSO Halal Regulation. On successful completion of the certification process, licenses for use of National Halal Mark for Halal Products to be traded within UAE can be obtained from ESMA.

This Technical Regulation applies to all Halal Products, including production systems and services associated with the products.

Why choose Halal certification from SGS?

We have an extensive network of professionally qualified Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and Halal food auditors with experience in performing Halal Audits and Certifications.

Contact SGS today and access the vast opportunities presented by this rapidly growing sector.