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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.

Here we are at home
Günther Ahmed Rusznak

A progress report by
Günther Ahmed Rusznak

Founder, President, and CEO of IIDC/IIDZ

Behind the letters and numbers, the registration is in the seven Emirates in UAE, in the seven GCC countries, and in the fifty-seven (57) OIC member countries. But our accreditations and recognitions go far beyond that, it is worldwide, our cooperation partners are found on every continent of the world, we speak their languages and the desire for perfection unites us.

With our Halal certification we enable the worldwide export of European goods to Islamic countries and countries with an Islamic population. We are proud of our many satisfied customers, our qualified employees, our four branches in Austria, Hungary, Germany and France and our most sincere aspiration is to serve business and Muslims around the world.

Officially recognized by

MUIS Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura
HAK Halal Accreditation Agency
SFDA Saudi Food & Drug Authority
ESMA Emirates Authority For Standardization & Metrology
UAE United Arab Emirates
CICOT The Central Islamic Council of Thailand
EIAC Emirates International Accreditation Center
MOPH Ministry of Public Health
JAKIM Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia

Officially recognized in​​​​​​

07 United Arab Emirates
06 GCC states
56 OIC states

Thanks to these accreditations, including that of the prestigious UAE accreditation center as well as the official approval in Thailand and Malaysia, our customers can export to nearly anywhere in the world with no trouble.


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.


What are the benefits of
halal certification for your company?

islamic countries
1.6 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


  • 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.


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

Johann-Roithner-Str. 131 | A-4050 Traun
+43 (0) 699 884 658 04
Enggasse 20 | D-94315 Straubing
+43 (0) 699 884 658 04
Váci út 47 | H-1135 Budapest
1, Rue de la Haye | F-95731 Roissy CDG
+43 (0) 699 171 875 83

We speak your language!

Ali Bassaine
Halal Lead Auditor
+43 699 171 875 83
Arabic, French, German
Yusuf Sever
Imam, Halal Auditor
+43 650 22 14 139
Turkish, German
Sulaiman Alzaher
Halal Auditor, Customer Service
+43 676 63 69 951
Arabic, English, German
Agnes Dunai
Head of the Hungarian Representation
+36 30 850 6936
English, German, Hungarian
Katharina Fatima Reh
CEO / Managing Director
+43 680 24 55 902
English, German
Günther Ahmed Rusznak
+43 699 884 658 04
English, German