New editions of OIC/SMIIC Halal Standards .
The Standards and Metrology Institute for the Islamic Countries (SMIIC) as an intergovernmental organization, aims to set common standards to be implemented across the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) region where the Institute aims to ensure the protection of consumers and the interoperability of products, and also to strengthen marketplace position of the OIC Member States in the global economy while fostering innovation and free trade initiatives.
SMIIC has published the latest editions of the OIC/SMIIC halal standards upon the completion of a comprehensive revision process conducted in SMIIC Technical Committee 1 and SMIIC Committee on Standards for Conformity Assessment (SMIIC/CCA) with the participation of its members and liaison organizations and following editions of OIC/SMIIC halal standards are now available for your use:
OIC/SMIIC 1: 2019, General Requirements for Halal Food,
OIC/SMIIC 2: 2019, Conformity Assessment – Requirements for Bodies Providing Halal Certification
OIC/SMIIC 3: 2019, Conformity Assessment – Requirements for Halal Accreditation Bodies Accrediting Halal Conformity Assessment Bodies
The initiative for the preparation of standards and standard-based conformity assessment approach was firstly started under the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in 2008. Preparation of the first editions of these standards was completed in 2011 as a result of an extensive study of the Standardization Expert Group (SEG) which was comprised of 39 OIC member states and International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA). These standards have been adopted by SMIIC after its establishment in 2010 and now SMIIC is the only organization around the world that is competent and authorized to develop standards including halal on behalf of the OIC. OIC/SMIIC halal standards are the only halal standards in the world ensuring the participation and contribution of various OIC member states and IIFA and applying the international system for the development of standards which all make these standards unique and reliable to use. SMIIC Technical Committees operate in the most professional way as in international practices and new editions which have been updated by taking into account the latest developments in the industry and work practices, bring clarity and understanding to their target groups that have already been using the standards and also will be an essential guide for those waiting for the amendments to the previous editions.
These three halal standards are revised in order to meet the needs of its users and to solve the problems encountered in the implementation during the last five (5) years. You may directly purchase the published OIC/SMIIC standards which define the requirements of the halal quality infrastructure to be implemented in both OIC and non-OIC region by using the following link: https://www.smiic.org/en/standards or you may contact any SMIIC member to purchase these standards. When new standards related to halal quality infrastructure are ready to be published, they will be also available for your use.