About Us

The Halal Food Standards Alliance of America (HFSAA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Halal certification organization. We certify Producers & Suppliers, Farms & Livestock Operations, Processing & Distribution Centers, Restaurants, Meat Stores, Products, and Services. There is a plethora of differences of opinion amongst the Islamic scholars when it comes to Halal. We’re implementing a higher standard to ensure that any Muslim is able to consume our certified products regardless of what their personal stance may be on such issues. We are proud to be able to provide a higher standard of Halal!

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Our Research

Our team has visited over 15 US states, 7 countries, and 4 continents for the purpose of studying Halal organization models and regulatory practices being applied at every level of the supply chain. We’ve had the opportunity to learn from countless Halal experts, researchers, scholars, and inspection personnel on implementing Halal monitoring in the most optimal manner.

  • US Halal Supply Chain Assessment: Over thirty five slaughterhouses and processing centers were visited in over a fifteen states in the United States of America.

  • New Zealand Halal Model Assessment: HFSAA met with local Halal certifiers NZIMM and FIANZ and inspected twenty-five major slaughterhouses that are exporting to America.

  • Australia Halal Model Assessment: On this 2 month long visit, HFSAA met with local Halal certifiers ICCV & SICHMA, and inspected eleven major slaughterhouses exporting to America.

  • South Africa Halal Model Assessment: During a three week long training, HFSAA gained valuable skills and insights from organizational and strategy sessions, which were conducted with international Halal experts from the South African National Halal Authority (SANHA), and the Muslim Jurists Council (MJC), the two oldest and most respected Halal certifying bodies in South Africa. As South Africa is probably the country with the most developed and advanced Halal production and certification infrastructure in the world, this was an invaluable experience, which gave HFSAA precious insights that few others in America posses. Along with strategy and organizational training, HFSAA benefitted from hands on and practical methods of inspection, visiting numerous slaughterhouses, industrial food processors and distribution centers.

  • UK Halal Model Assessment: While on this 2-week long visit, HFSAA got to meet with the Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC) of the United Kingdom. HMC is the most respected Halal certifying organization in the UK. HFSAA and HMC held multiple organizational and strategy meetings with national Halal experts and visited numerous industrial food processors and slaughterhouses for research purposes. The visit to the UK also allowed HFSAA to interact with a number of renowned scholars including Mufti Abdur Rahman ibn Yusuf, Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari, and many others, to find sunnah-based solutions to modern industrial-scale Halal issues.

Our Halal Standards

Muslim Slaughterer

The slaughterer must be a practicing Muslim.

Hand Slaughter

The slaughterman will slaughter by hand, and not by machine/mechanical means.

Tasmiya on each animal

The slaughterer will recite the name of God on every individual animal, accompanied with proper intention

Horizontal Incision of Arteries

The slaughterer will use a sharp knife to administer a horizontal incision to the throat of the animal severing the trachea, esophagus, and the carotid arteries.

Vegetarian Friendly Food Products

All non-meat products are vetted to be free of most alcoholic and animal byproducts (with the exception of milk, eggs, and few others)

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Certification Process

Certification Process

  • Complete the online application

  • HFSAA will respond to you typically within the same business day and ask a few additional preliminary questions

  • HFSAA team will evaluate all your documents and determine what changes, if any, must be made for compliance.

  • HFSAA will conduct an audit of your facility and upon passing the audit the company will be sent the contract. Once signed, you will receive your Halal certificate.

The HFSAA Advantage

With HFSAA you’ll receive an unmatched level of expertise and attention. And since we’re not a for-profit organization, you’ll get some of the most competitive rates in the industry.

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  • Registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization

  • Founded, Supervised, and Operated by Islamic scholars, students, activists, and professionals.

  • Halal standards accepted by all Muslims

  • Same Day Responses

  • Clear communication and understanding

Other Halal Certifiers

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  • For-profit companies

  • Operated by professionals with limited Islamic scholarly involvement in day to day activities

  • Partial acceptance of Halal standards

  • Delayed and limited responses

  • Linguistic barriers or misinterpretations

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