IIDC – Your
halal certifier,
globally renowned
and approved.

Islamic Information, Documentation and Certification GmbH –
The independent and internationally accredited inspection
and certification center for halal foods and services.

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Welcome to
the IIDC

The Islamic Information Documentation and Certification GmbH (IIDC) is an independent and internationally accredited inspection and certification center for halal foods and services. Our certifications are offered throughout Europe and extend to all commodities and services for which halal safety is a must for Muslims.

All of our qualified and dedicated staff members see offering top-quality halal commodities and services through our halal certification as an opportunity to provide a global service to Muslim consumers. With halal certification, we provide the economy with the opportunity to develop new markets around the world. Since problems or uncertainties regarding halal products are always cropping up in Europe, both in production and in consumption, the IIDC decided, after conducting in-depth research and studies, to create transparency in this area for the economy and for Muslims.

A progress report by
Günther Ahmed Rusznak

Founder, President, and CEO of IIDC/IIDZ

Behind the letters and numbers lies the approval in the seven Emirates, in the seven GCC states, and in the fifty-seven (!) OIC states. With a very few exceptions. The IIDC certificate is accepted for the most part in all other states, and we are investing considerable time and money in erasing the few so-called "white spots" from our world map. And to be perfectly honest: No certifier is capable of placing the entire world at your feet - not even us (yet).

But we can still be proud of our many customers throughout Europe, of our qualified staff, of our four branch offices (Austria, Hungary, Germany, France) and of the bright prospects of being able to serve Muslims throughout the world and our customers for years to come.

Officially recognized by

DAC Dubai Accredition Department
ESMA Emirates Authority For Standardization & Metrology
UAE United Arab Emirates

Officially recognized in​​​​​​

07 United Arab Emirates
07 GCC states
56 OIC states

Thanks to these accreditations, including that of the prestigious VAE accreditation center, our customers can export to nearly anywhere in the world with no trouble.

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What is halal?

What foods are considered halal (permissible)?
All foods that are permissible according to Islamic law may be designated as "halal". Examples include various kinds of poultry such as chicken, duck, goose, etc. Their eggs are also always permissible.

What foods are considered haram (forbidden)?
Many people know that consuming pork is forbidden in Islam. However, what many do not know is that other foods should be avoided as well. For example, it is forbidden to eat the flesh of animals that have died or that have been killed by other animals. It is also forbidden to eat animals that have been slaughtered in the name of another deity. The consumption of blood or processed blood is also forbidden.

What is “halal” slaughtering?
According to Islamic law, all land-dwelling animals have to be slaughtered according to a specific ritual so that their flesh remains halal. A Muslim must recite the Bismillah, an Islam prayer (in the name of God), as he kills the animal with a quick cut. All national animal protection ordinances and stipulations pertaining to slaughter are strictly observed. 

What beverages are considered haram (forbidden)?
The consumption of alcohol is forbidden in Islam. An exception is alcohol that is used solely for medicinal purposes and when there is no equivalent non-alcoholic medication available. It can generally be assumed that dealcoholized beverages are “halal”. The alcohol ban does not apply to extractions, disinfection, etc.

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What are the benefits of
halal certification for your company?

57
Islamic countries
1.3 Mrd.
Muslims worldwide
45 Mio.
Muslims in Europe
632 Mrd $
of halal-certified food exports in 2018

Of the 1.6 billion Muslims in the world, ca. 700,000 live in Austria, 5 million in Germany, and ca. 45 million in Europe. For industry (food, beverages, cosmetics, clothing, etc.) and its suppliers as well as for food marketers (restaurants, plant, school, and kindergarten cafeterias, catering companies, hotels, airlines, banks, etc.), this gives rise not only to the need but also to the business opportunity to market commodities and services that both conform to the religious laws of Muslims worldwide and fulfill the country-specific legal requirements.

The advantages
for your company

  • Assurance of halal compliance of raw or precursor materials in processing 
  • Development of new markets and customer segments
  • Trend market with great potential for growth
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Our
services

  • Halal certificate
  • Follow-up support
  • New product integration
  • Market advisory
  • Market information
  • Product research 
  • Trade fair support
  • Certification to national and international standards such as U.A.E/GCC. 2055 Standards, MS 1500:2009 (Malaysian Standard), ONR 142000, etc.
  • International acceptance or accreditation in all key customer countries

State of the art processes
and technologies

IIDC certified halal foods are sampled and then tested in an independent, accredited laboratory using ultra-modern PCR-DNA analyses.

Areas of competence

The highest level of quality is achieved through networking and pooling the various skills in the plant inspection and certification process.

  • Definition and standardization of the Islamic-theological prerequisites for halal and haram and accurate portrayal in the production and/or service area
  • Analysis and adaptation of production and service procedures and production resources 
  • Assurance of the halal quality system and recording of the required data and documentation for this purpose

Competent IIDC staff members establish the halal criteria and confirm halal quality. The know-how of industrial production and quality management experts was used for establishing halal standards.

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We will gladly
advise you!

Do you have questions about halal certification or about our services?
Contact us and we will gladly help you!

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Our locations

IIDC-Austria
Eduard Suess Str. 19/4 | A-4020 Linz
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+43 (0) 699 884 658 04
IIDC-Germany
Martin Seitz Str. 5 | D-94036 Passau
IIDC-Hungary
Rákóczi út 70-72 | H-1074 Budapest
IIDC-France
1, Rue de la Haye | F-95731 Roissy CDG