Accreditations & recognization

Halal certification body

A Halal certification body is an organization that certifies the compliance of services or standard products with specific reference Halal. To guarantee the homogeneity of behavior and the credibility of the certification, the certification bodies must operate according to the indications of specific standards, however, nowadays hundreds of Halal certification bodies are known of which, most of which do not own the basic requisites required for the issue of a valid and recognized Halal certification.

In order to verify the conduct of the certification bodies, there are control bodies that verify that the work of the aforementioned results in compliance with the reference Halal standards, accredits the certification body and supervises its work overtime.

WHA HALAL in the world

The accreditation of the Halal certification bodies is a formal declaration, which attests that the specific certification body is competent to certify Halal products or services, in particular for international exportation. Mutual recognition agreements exist between the various certification bodies and the various accreditation bodies, to ensure the recognition and validity of the certifications issued, generally in different countries, through various accreditations.


This is the fundamental reason why a certification body with a large number of accreditations provides guarantees in favor of the value and international character of the Halal Certificate issued by the same. In conclusion, the reliability of the Halal certification body directly reflects the value of the product and / or service and the legitimacy of the export of the latter throughout the world. However this value is not intrinsic but strictly established by the accreditations recognized to the certification body.

Accreditations and awards of the World Halal Authority (WHA)

MUI – Indonesia

JAKIM – Malaysia

GAC – Gulf Countries

MFDS – South Korea

MUIS – Singapore

ESMA – United Arab Emirates

MOPH - Qatar

Ministry of Commerce and Textiles of Pakistan

Mutual recognition





GIMDES – Turkey

CICOT – Thailand

MJCHT - South Africa

International collaborations and membership


(Halal Industry Development Corporation) It is an initiative of the Malaysian government to ensure the integrated and global development of the national Halal industry. HDC focuses on the development of Halal standards and the commercial development of Halal products and services.


It is an international association of Halal organizations, conceived by JAKIM, which works for the harmonization of Halal certification, the

promotion of Halal certification among the members of the association in the framework of mutual recognition agreements. Furthermore, it will encourage global cooperation among members, provide training to certification bodies to increase their development and help increase market access.


It is an application that allows consumers to make an informed decision when they purchase Halal products or when they are looking for a Halal restaurant (such as a restaurant). Consumers can ensure, at any time, the Halal status of a product or service through a simple search on the Verify Halal portal. WHA, as partner of the aforementioned, shares WHA certified products on the Verify Halal platform.


The World Halal Food Council is born from the union of different Halal organizations in the world with the common goal of safeguarding the implementation of Sharia schemes, keeping the organization united and strong, as well as achieving a unique and global Halal standard.