Halal certification means that the product is permitted in Islamic Shariah law. It does not contain banned items that Muslims cannot eat, such as pork or alcohol, and has been produced on machines that have been cleansed according to Islamic Sharia law.
In the case of live animals, halal certification means they have been killed by a practicing Muslim slaughterman with a cut to the throat by a single blade while still alive and then ritually sacrificed with recites a prayer dedicating the slaughter to Allah.
Why is Halal certification needed?
Halal certification is needed in Australia for Local and Global Industry benefit.
Certification helps Muslims in Australia and International Halal consumers peace of mind that one deserves whether they be a Halal consumer.
Halal Certification Benefits
Local Industry Overview
Modern food processing make it hard for Muslims in Australia to know how their food was produced and where it has come from.
To address this, consumers who want to buy halal food need a system that checks whether products meet the requirements of being Halal that are allowed to be eaten according to Islamic Sharia law.
Global Industry Overview
Globally the halal industry by estimation is worth USD2.3 Trillion and this does not include Islamic finance.
By estimate, the annual growth of the halal industry yearly is 20% giving it the value of USD560 billion a year.
Hence making the halal industry one of the fastest growing consumer segments in the world.
Halal Food On The Rise
The Halal market is turning out to be one of the most influential and profitable economies of the food business of today estimated to be worth USD566 million.
The halal market continues to grow worldwide and is providing massive opportunities for businesses in the industry.
AHAA is ready to support Australian companies to enter this lucrative market.
Fees and Charges
The Australian Halal Authority and Advisors (AHAA) is a nonprofit organization, however, normal running costs are incurred. Fees and charges for halal services are applicable with competitive rate.
Get your Halal Certification through 4 easy steps
Complete an application for Halal Accreditation Service along with related data sheets and specification
The AHAA food technologist team assesses suitability and confirms the halal status of the product
Audit & Approval
A halal audit of the premises is conducted by AHAA. Halal approval is granted upon compliance of halal requirements
The final stage is the issuing of the Halal Accreditation certificate which is valid for one year and subject to renewal thereafter