What is Halal?
Halal is an arabic word that generally means things and actions that are lawful. For muslims, Halal is a diet and lifestyle that forbids the intake of harmful substances and the performance of unlawful acts according to Shariah Law.
Through time, Halal has evolved into a standard that that connotes positive attributes that promotes cleanliness, safety, and quality that will benefit all consumers and producers, muslims or non-muslims alike.
The Halal market and trade continues to expand as the demand for Halal foods and services increases globally. In the Philippines, the government continues to maximize the opportunities of the booming global halal market by encouraging entrepreneurs to explore and invest in.
What is Halal Certification?
Halal certification is a delicate and sacred function that must be carried out with utmost diligence and constant fear of ALLAH in order to ensure that the product being certified is halal and tayyib (pure, whole some, and safe).
Halal certification is a passport for investors to penetrate the ever-growing Halal industry and cater the rising demand for Halal foods and services all over the world.
Potential Clients must undergo the strict process of certification through physical inspections and product analysis to determine if its systems meet the requirements of Halal standards. Nevertheless, HICCIP assures to make this process easy with just simple steps. See details below for more information about our Halal certification process.
Food, beverages, livestocks, cosmetics, and medicine, as well as establishments like hotels, restaurants, tolling companies are some products and services that we Halal certify. More importantly, we value customers' satisfaction.
HICCIP, Inc. is one of the leading government-recognized certification body in the Philippines that offers affordable and internationally recognized solutions to halal needs while ensuring the credibility and quality of services we provide.
With a team composed of various professionals and experts from the different sectors, HICCIP's Halal Certification Department ensures the quality assurance of the products according to the rules established by HICCIP based on Shariah Law and Philippine National Standard on Halal.
The accreditation from NCMF mandated HICCIP to allow the use of Halal mark for clients that are found to have undergone the stringent halal certification process and found to be Halal compliant based on the results of Auditors on-site inspection, Halal Management Committee study, Laboratories and Ulamah Council “Muslim Scholars” fatwa/rulings.
We certify the following:
Halal Certification Process
Application and Requirements
Assessment and Quotations
1. Submit letter of intent and application form along with documentary requirements. (click here for the list of documentary requirements)
LOI addressed to: Ustadz Alex Sultan,
CEO/ President of HICCIP
2. All documents must be submitted in soft and hard copy, , signed and verified by Applicant management.
3. Incomplete documents may be submitted at a later date.
4. All documents shall be submitted to:
for Hard copies
701 Jafer Place, Eisenhower St.,
San Juan City, Metro Manila
for Soft Copies
1. Applicant shall be assessed based on the application and initial documentary requirements received.
2. A quotation shall also be included in Client Assessment document to be received by applicant.
3. Should applicant decide to push through, Applicant shall pay downpayment to proceed with next step.
4. Only after payment of downpayment may the applicant proceed with the schedluing of Audit.
1. Applicant must provide 3 preferred dates for audit which must be communicated to HICCIP Officers.
2. An audit plan will be communicated to Applicant days before the conduct of audit, explaining the details of the conduct of audit.
3. Applicant will shoulder the expenses to be incurred during audit, such as transportation, meals, accomodation, and etc.
4. A group of auditors will conduct on-site visitation on the applicant's premises.
5. After the conduct of Audit, a report with the findings shall be issued to Applicant for immediate compliance.
6. On-site audit procedures will include:
a. Verification of documents
b. ocular inspection
c. warehouse inspection
d. production inspection
e. sample taking
7. a final audit or follow-up inspection may be conducted, subject to the gravity of non-conformances found.
8. applicant may submit the hard copies of documents during audit.
1. All reports and compliances shall be subject to final review before endorsement to Shariah Advisory council for decision.
2. Committee on Certification may require additional documents and collect additional information necessary to supplement the reports.
3. If applicant is found to have sufficiently passed the standard, the Committee on Certification shall endorse applicant's application for halal certificate to Shariah Advisory Council for decision.
1. If approved, Applicant shall be notified via e-mail.
2. If not approved, a report shall be furnished to applicant for immediate compliance.
3. Upon approval, a Halal certificate shall be issued to client immediately.
4. A monitoring program shall be implemented upon approval which will subject applicant to monitoring audit every 6 months.