Although Halal certification service is seen as a common point of Muslim societies, it has brought about the difference in application and interpretation worldwide due to the nuances revealed by different sects, societies, geographies and cultures. The understanding of “Halal”, which has developed sectorally and commercially over time, has started to find a place in different industries and platforms. Day by day, it has become a phenomenon that is mentioned more and more with the necessity of Halal Certification, especially in food origin and related industries. Especially in consumer societies that adopt Muslim and Islamic conditions; It has caused it to be one of the indispensable parts of mutual contracts, tenders, etc. agreements and to be sought as a condition. This trend, which has developed sectorally and socially, has also triggered accreditation and standardization studies on this subject throughout the world, increasing the variety of accreditation, accreditation and certification bodies on a country basis. The awareness of all relevant sectors in the field of Halal certification has received academic and accreditation reactions from countries with different geographies and beliefs, and has developed in the formation of different accreditations and standards that provide halal certification services to the production sector.
While this development affects the Halal certification service positively in the academic sense, it negatively affects the Halal Accreditation and Halal Certification bodies due to the difference in the acceptance criteria for the products and methods evaluated within the service areas. Although the basis is based on Islamic conditions, the results of academic researches and the effects of sectarian and cultural donations, the fact that accreditation and / or certification bodies have different decisions and opinions for the same product and any issue / application methods affecting it in Halal certification has serious consequences such as dividing, taking sides and not accepting each other’s recognition globally among authorized and authorized institutions due to the fact that it touches the consumer and the Halal and cleanliness sensitivity of every product consumed / contacted. At the end of the day, the overall purpose of Halal certification service globally is to ensure unity of voice on the part of us consumers when we question the Halal of every product, surface and/or material we come into contact with, whether for consumption or not, and to eliminate any possible distrust of any accreditation or conformity assessment body.
In the field of Halal certification, in order to prevent the formation of differences and a negative difference of opinion, an institute was established to be a pioneer in Halal Certification services on behalf of Islamic Countries and to ensure global mutual recognition among all Islamic countries. This organization was established as the Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC). It is recognized in both national and international markets and continents through founding and member countries. The establishment objectives of SMIIC are to remove technical barriers to trade between the members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation by preparing common standards in the field of Halal certification and to ensure uniformity / homogeneity in standardization, metrology, laboratory, experiments and accreditation, and to pave the way for all Islamic countries and member countries in the field of Halal Certification Service.
The REPUBLIC of TURKEY, which is among the member countries of SMIIC, has established HAK (Halal Accreditation Institution) in order to ensure standardization in Halal certification service and to establish an equivalent service understanding within the borders of the country. As SZUTEST, as one of the leading companies in the field of Halal certification, as in other certification service areas, we have been accredited by the HAK institution to provide Halal certification service. We are proud to provide accredited services to our valued customers in the field of Halal service, as a conformity assessment and certification body authorized by the HAK institution, accompanied by our Halal Certification audits, our highly disciplined and qualified Halal auditors and Islamic Affairs Experts.
We assess our halal certification audits accredited by HAK within the scope of the OIC / SMIIC 1: 2019 standard established by the SMIIC institution and assess their compliance.
The Halal Certificates that you will receive by having HAK accreditation have validity and recognition in all SMIIC (Islamic Countries Standards and Metrology Institute) member countries, therefore, you will have a great advantage in the circulation, sale and export of your products in all member countries by having a HAK accredited halal certificate, as SZUTEST, we are happy to see you among our references and to take our Halal Certification Service one step further in our service network.