Accreditation is a formal, independent verification that a program or institution meets established quality standards and is competent to carry out specific conformity assessment tasks. Conformity assessment tasks may include, but are not limited to, testing, inspection, or certification.


Formal procedure by which an accredited or authorized person or agency assesses and verifies (and attests in writing by issuing a certificate) the attributes, characteristics, quality, qualification, or status of individuals or organizations, goods or services, procedures or processes, or events or situations, in accordance with established requirements or standards.

These are the Categories code that HCB can opt for accreditation process

A Farming 1 (Animals) animals; fish; egg production; milk production; beekeeping; fishing; hunting; trapping
B Farming 2 (Plants) fruits; vegetables; cereals; spices; horticultural products
C Processing 1 (Perishable animal products) including all activities after farming, e.g. slaughtering meat, poultry, eggs, dairy and fish products
D Processing 2 (Perishable vegetable products) fresh fruits and fresh juices; preserved fruits; fresh vegetables; preserved vegetables


E Processing 3 (Products with long shelf life at ambient temperature) canned products; biscuits; snacks; oil; drinking water; beverages; pasta; flour; sugar; salt
F Feed production animal feed; fish feed
G Catering hotels; restaurants
H Distribution retail outlets; shops; wholesalers
I Services water supply; cleaning; sewage; waste disposal; development of product ,process and equipment; veterinary services, Islamic financial services
J Transport and storage transport and storage
K Equipment manufacturing process equipment; vending machines
L (Bio)chemical manufacturing additives; dietary supplements; cleaning agents; processing aids, bio-cultures and microorganisms
M Packaging material manufacturing packaging material
N Other materials manufacturing cosmetics, textile, leather products etc.