ASIB, in association with the Halal Development Centre (HDC), grants accreditation to HALAL conformity assessment bodies in several domains in accordance with internationally and regionally approved standards and schemes. The role of ASIB is to verify the accreditation principles and the procedures of the Applicant applying for Accreditation to Halal certification standards. HDC's role is to intervene in the competence areas as experts.
The Halal Development Centre (HDC) is a platform for unifying halal practices and spreading halal awareness. HDC's membership comprises individual dignified members and many bodies worldwide. Through its members, HDC represents Halal Practices worldwide, serving a global Halal consumer market containing more than 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide.
HDC is a trusted network of independent, non-government members who want to build a strong base for the global industry. Through training and education, the main goal of HDC is to bring international practices in the halal field closer together. This will help HDC reach its ultimate goal of making halal trade easier worldwide, which will affect the economies of different countries.
HALAL accreditation applies to the following sectors:
Halal certification bodies
The Standard entitled ASIB-HDC: 1955-1:2022 contains principles and requirements for the competence, consistency, and impartiality of bodies providing audit and certification of all management systems, inspection, and testing laboratories.
Standards like ISO 17021, ISO 17065, and the operating criteria document are followed by certification bodies.