Halal Certification Decision Making Procedure

Halal Certification Decision Making Procedure

NATURECERT Halal Certification Committee is responsible for all decisions on granting, refusing, suspending, withdrawing and expanding/ reducing Halal Certification and its scope. The procedure includes the assessment of the sufficiency of information provided by the audit team, assessment of the content of all audit reports and Application documents, critical evaluation of all risks and information received from the Halal Certification Unit and the Shariah Committee. All decisions on Halal Certification are made by the majority of independent votes. The minutes for all meetings on Halal Certification decision making are protocolled and kept in the Clients’ files.

For the Halal Certification decision making Halal Certification Unit shall provide the Halal Certification Committee with the following information:

a. Audit report;

b. Comments regarding the detected nonconformities and, if applicable, the measures taken by the Client to eliminate these nonconformities;

c. Report on the analysis of information provided in the Client’s Application documents;

d. Confirmation of the fulfilment of audit objectives;

e. Recommendations regarding Halal certification decisions, including special conditions and observations.

Granting/ Refusing Halal Certificate

1. Halal Certification Committee analyses all the information, reports and feedback provided by the Halal Certification Unit. It critically reviews this information in terms of a Client’s production compliance with Halal production and certification standards, requirements and regulations by applying the critical analysis technique and knowledge of these standards, requirements and regulations. After the review of all provided information the voting takes place.

2. After the vote, the decision on granting/ refusing Halal Certificate is protocolled and the official conclusion including the decision and the reasons for this decision is provided to the Halal Certification Unit.

3. If the decision is negative, the Halal Certification Unit informs the Client about the decision and reasons for it. In this case, the Halal Certification process ends at this point.

4. If the decision is positive, the Halal Certification Unit informs the Client about the positive decision and sends the Client the Halal Certification Agreement for signing.

5. If the conditions provided in the Halal Certification Agreement are not acceptable for the Client, the Client should provide NATURECERT with a written decision not to continue the Halal Certification process. In this case, the Halal Certification process ends at this point.

6. If the conditions provided in the Halal Certification Agreement are acceptable for the Client, the Halal Certification Unit issues the invoice for the Halal Certificate and sends it to the Client.

7. Once the Client signs the Halal Certification Agreement and pays the invoice, the copy of the issued Halal Certificate and its Annex is sent to the Client via the email.

8. Once the Client provides the original signed Application documents and the Halal Certification Agreement, the original Halal Certificate and its Annex is posted to the Client.

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