Here is a list of our services
- Regulation of the Halal market, in order to facilitate the Muslim community and the general population the access to halal food, products and services.
- Standardization of the Halal Market, through the development and preparation of regulatory mechanisms drawn up taking into account the views of all concerned groups and associations, such as consumers, producers and retailers.
- Certification, control and supervision, of industries, companies and collectives who wish to offer their products and services to Muslim consumers. Or other groups of consumers, who due to a similar code of ethics are interested in these kinds of services and products.
- Developing business and initiatives aimed to promoting the Halal Industry.
- Training and formation, of the diverse peoples and organizations involved in the different Halal food production process, products and services.
Verification of Purchases
WHC Inspectors will verify all purchases by sighting invoices, delivery dockets, among other things, to ensure that all products and raw materials. Have been purchased from outlets that in turn have been certified as halal and that all other products bought and sold by the applicant meet the halal guidelines.
Preparation of Food
Personnel and Staff
Audit and Monitoring
Duties of the Auditor
The nominated auditor will ensure that:
- The trading name and the address should be correct as stated in the application form;
- The staff and employees have been made aware and are fully conversant with the requirements of the Halal Certification Program;
- The preparation area comply with the halal certification guidelines;
- They audit the storage areas to ensure that they comply with the guidelines;
- All utensils and equipment used are free from any risk of cross contamination;
- They sight all invoices, delivery dockets, etc to verify that the products (especially raw products) have been purchased from halal sources;
- The approved halal certificate has been displayed in a prominent place visible to the customers. Wherever appropriate, the halal sign and logo should be correctly used;
- They note any irregularity or breach of the guidelines and immediately bring that to the attention of the person in charge of the outlet; and
- They present a written report to the Halal Audit Committee of WHC
The Halal Certificate from WHC confirms that the food or any consumable item from that outlet is halal and permitted to be consumed by the Muslim community. The Halal Certificate will be issued subject to the following rules:
- The applicant makes a written agreement with WHC and agrees to abide by the rules/guidelines at all times;
- The business and staff/employees are fully conversant with the concept of the halal program;
- The halal certificate is valid only for the premises it has been issued and the original certificate must be displayed at a prominent place visible to the customers;
- The Halal Certificate is not transferable and must not be duplicated in any form whatsoever under any circumstance;
- The business agrees to allow the WHC auditor to enter the premises at any time, without prior notice, to carry out random audits;
- The owner of the outlet has paid the nominated fee for the issue of the Halal Certificate; and
- The Halal Certificate remains the property of WHC and must be returned to WHC upon its expiry.
Logos and Labels
Subject to the approval of WHC only the labels/logos of WHC are to be used for the products certified by it as halal. The labels/logos are not to be used if the certificate has expired or if it has been withdrawn.
Withdrawal of the Halal Certificate
WHC reserves the right to withdraw the Halal Certificate at any time if there is any breach of the conditions or guidelines, there is a change of ownership, the fee or any part thereof remains unpaid or at the expiry of the halal certificate