The Halal Products certification process, according to the GCC Countries halal requirements, is
based on both the ISO/IEC 17065 international standard for Product certifiers, ISO/TS 22003 and the GSO
2055-2 specific GCC standard for Halal Products certification.
The GSO 2055-2 structure is similar to the ISO TS standards making reference in each of its
clauses to the ISO/IEC 17065, ISO/TS 22003 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 international standards, hence a training on the
GCC halal requirements need also an understanding of the ISO/IEC international standards.
This course is designed to present the conformity assessment concepts for the Halal
certification of products, process and services as defined in ISO/IEC 17065, ISO/TS 22003 and GSO 2055-2.
Discussions will focus on building an understanding of the standard’s requirements, its benefits,
and why it has become the international benchmark for product certification.
The course contents provide the Halal certification body, Halal scheme owners and others
interested in certification of Halal products, processes and services with the understanding of
the requirements presented in ISO/IEC 17065, ISO/TS 22003 and GSO 2055-2 through practical examples and
By participating in this programme, you will be able to:
Through presentations, small group discussions and exercises, you will:
1- review the accreditation requirements of ISO/IEC 17065, ISO/TS 22003 and GSO 2055-2
2- identify what content (including types of documents and data) may be helpful in demonstrating
compliance with each requirement and how this content is reviewed during an assessment
3- define terminology and identify documents, best practices and other resources that can be
helpful in building an understanding of the standard
4- become familiar with the GCC accreditation process and its reliance on not only ISO/IEC 17065
and GSO 2055-2, but also other Regional and International Standards.
This workshop is designed to provide participants with the information they will need to initiate a
self-assessment process that will identify strengths as well as possible gaps in their organization
internal policies and procedures.
Major topics include:
1- Explanation of the Concept of accreditation
2- Overview of the Legal and contractual requirements
3- Liability and financing
4- Organizational structure and top management of a halal certification body
5- Competence required for Certification body personnel
6- Requirements for the Management of impartiality and the Mechanism for safeguarding
7- Mechanisms for improvement
8- Requirements for the Halal certification process
9- Requirements for the Certifier management system
10- Overview of the GAC and mandatory documents and international organizations (IAF) concerned
his course is for you if you are: