A Halal certificate is a document issued by a competent body that certifies that a certain product or service complies with what is established by Islamic Law (Sharia) for its consumption.
The certification process of Instituto Halal ensures full traceability of the food chain, from farm to plate. It not only covers the verification of the ingredients, it also includes the verification of the production process, hygiene, handling, packaging materials, storage, transport and distribution. The Marca de Garantía Halal, registered by Junta Islámica, in the Spanish Patent and Trademark Office with the Nº: M 24667900 and date 08/15/03 The registration and maintenance of a Guarantee Mark obliges its owner to control and have a Use Regulation, previously supervised by the corresponding public institutions. In this case, the entity that exclusively manages the Halal Guarantee Mark is the Instituto Halal. Halal certification stands as a trusted tool and, for this reason, it is granted to industries and establishments in accordance with a legally established scheme and a reference Halal standard, by virtue of which the latter and their products they are subject to audits, supervision, analysis, as well as other surveillance and control mechanisms. The key to the Halal certification granted by the Halal Institute is also found in the fact that it is governed by a protected quality guarantee mark, the use and application of which must be subjected to rigorous and constant evaluations, under the protection of the Patent Law and Brands.