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Demonstrate that your products and services comply with the Harmonized Halal Standards for the Middle East region, as per GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) and country specific requirements of Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) and Saudi Halal Center – Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA), respectively for UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Halal Services

The GSO standards and ESMA regulations are designed to help organizations meet the demand for authentic, safe and affordable Halal products 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 these globally applicable and transparent Halal certification standards.

What are the benefits of the SGS Halal Certification schemes?

SGS offers assessments against the GSO Harmonized Standards for the region. Certification 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 products
  • Ensure that consumers are protected from accidentally purchasing or using non-conforming and non-Halal products, processes and services

Our accreditations

SGS Gulf Ltd is accredited by the GCC Accreditation Center (GAC) to facilitate Halal certification for the widest scope of products and services in the region.

In UAE, SGS Gulf Ltd. is approved by ESMA, 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, food processors and suppliers can apply to ESMA for the Halal National Mark, the only approved Halal Mark in the UAE permitted and controlled by ESMA.

In Saudi Arabia, SGS Gulf Ltd is approved by SFDA Saudi Halal Center to certify products and shipments imported into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Why choose Halal certification from SGS?

We have an extensive network of professionally qualified and experienced technical personnel and lead auditors who are trained to carry out Halal audits and certifications in line with Sharia requirements and GSO standards.

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