As for Halal certification, the letter said there is no up-to-date list of IHAF
and SMIIC accredited bodies and no such list is available from the ministry for a reference.
is an independent, non-government network of accreditation agencies all mandated to enforce halal criteria in their countries and regions.
His Excellency Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar stressed that DIEDC is coordinating with Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) and IHAF
's members to attract more accreditation bodies from other countries and work towards unifying halal standards globally.
The Philippine affiliation to IHAF
is expected to pave the way for the entry and acceptance of Philippine halal-certified products to the member markets of the organization.
welcomes the Philippines into our extensive global network.
This is according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), which attached agency, Philippine Accreditation Bureau (PAB), officially signed a full membership agreement with IHAF
on December 6.
A firm proponent of universal standardization, PNAC is one of the founding members of IHAF
is committed in addressing these concerns with the support of various accreditation agencies across the globe," Mohammed Saleh Badri, secretary general of IHAF
The secretary-general's office of the International Halal Accreditation Forum (Ihaf
) in Dubai recently announced that it had started the groundwork for the world's first halal international accreditation network.
In order to do just that, representatives of 10 countries signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Dubai on 4 May for the establishment of the International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF
) to be based in the emirate.
* Several networking and industry discussion events with the In-House Agency Forum (IHAF