Mannheim Institute for Halal Food Quality –

MHFQ: Your partner for export all over the world

We certify, so you can export worldwide

The advantages of Halal certification for your company

  • Development of new market and customer segments
  • Acceptance of your products by Muslims worldwide
  • Immense increase in consumer confidence and customer satisfaction
  • "Halal food" is a trend market with steadily growing demand
  • Improves your image, shows your attention, modernity and empathy.
  • Upgrading of your Quality Management System and generally of your products
  • Allows you to export goods to Muslim countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Quwait or generally the Gulf States (e.g. the export of meat, but also dietary supplements or medicines, sweets such as chocolate or gummy bears)

How does a Halal certification work?

Mannheim Institute for Halal Food Quality offers the shortest route to halal certification and helps you export to Muslim countries.

During the audits, the auditors assess the plant in question and the products against the Halal checklists according to the requirements of the respective target market. If these audits are successful, the plant receives the MHFQ certificate and is entitled to mark the products with the corresponding MHFQ logo.

In addition, the requirements are safeguarded by an in-house MHFQ self-control involving trained employees who constantly document this quality assurance on site.

Additional in-house MHFQ staff training also supports the halal compliance of establishments in this regard.

Halal criteria

Definition of the Mannheim Institute for Halal Food Quality standard (MHFQ)

The Mannheim Institute for Halal Food Quality (MHFQ) standard is a halal quality standard developed jointly by Muslim authorities and industry professionals.

MHFQ -Halal certifications of manufacturing companies are carried out by neutral, independent and recognized certification institutes. Only Muslim, professionally competent auditors are employed for this activity. They always inspect the companies under the supervision of Muslim authorities and decide together with them on the halal certification of the companies.

The MHFQ standard describes the Islamic theological requirements for halal and haram and summarizes them in the form of an objectively testable standard as a process regulation and test protocol. The standard represents a uniform set of rules for producers and makes it easier for them to implement the defined requirements in the production area.

The production processes, the production raw materials and additives as well as the implementation of the halal-related quality systems are audited and analyzed in accordance with the specifications of the standard, with the necessary data being recorded.

Products and production areas or production lines of the operating facilities are certified according to the MHFQ standard. The plants must be able to continuously produce in a halal-compliant manner. In this way, sources of error are eliminated.

The MHFQ standard guarantees Muslims the highest level of safety for all products classified as "halal". These are demonstrably "halal" when awarded the certificate, and as such are seriously verifiable, traceable and transparent.

Requirements for MHFQ certification

  • Certification is only possible for companies that can produce halal in their production lines and can demonstrate responsible action in terms of the social compatibility of the production and trade of goods and services.
  • Establish ongoing in-house quality control by involving Muslim employees in critical areas.
  • Separation and labeling of products and raw materials during transportation, storage, production and packaging
  • Documentation of all raw materials, correct verification and traceability of halal products.
  • Random food analysis for DNA, alcohol
  • Slaughtering in accordance with the regulations of animal welfare for animal husbandry and slaughtering and Islamic animal ethics by a Muslim slaughterer.
  • Consent to unannounced control audits by Muslim auditors.

In this way, as a service provider for food, pharmaceutical and chemical product manufacturers, we achieve halal conformity, compliance with Islamic purity and dietary requirements from production to the consumer. Relying on the Mannheim Institute's seal of certification, products can be consumed or used with a clear conscience by both Muslim and non-Muslim consumers.

Our Services

  • Preliminary examination (free of charge)
  • Initial interview and factory tour
  • Process optimization and implementation support
  • Personnel training
  • Audit
  • Halal Certification
  • Follow-up service
  • New product integration
  • Market consulting
  • Market info
  • Product Finding
  • Fair accompaniment
  • Certification to national and international standards such as, U.A.E/GCC. 2055 Standards, MS 1500:2009 (Malaysian Standard), ONR 142000 etc.
  • International recognition or accreditations in all major customer countries

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