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ANSI Halal Accreditation Scheme for Assessment of Certification Bodies seeking ANSI Accreditation under the ANSI and IHAF MRA

PUBLIC PROCEDURE PRO-PR-179-HALAL Issued: 2019-8-22, Revision: 0

References PRO-FR-104: Application for Accreditation of Product Certification Program
PRO-FR-105-ISO/IEC 17065: Checklist for Accreditation Requirements: ISO/IEC 17065
PRO-FR-119: Report of the Witness Assessment on Certification Bodies
PRO-PR-102: Product Certification Accreditation Process Flowcharts
PRO-PR-106: Identification of Non-Conformities and Implementation of Corrective and Preventive Actions by Accredited and Applicant CBs
PRO-PR-112: Information on the Application Process
PRO-PR-118: Witness Assessment of Product Certification Bodies
PRO-PR-145: Assessor Manual
PRO-PR-146: Technical Assessor
PRO-TP-101: Initial Assessment Report
PRO-TP-102: Technical Expert Report
GSO 2055-2/2015 (E) Halal products- Part 2: General Requirements for Halal Certification Bodies
GSO 2055-3/2015 (E) Halal food- Part 3- Requirements for Halal Accreditation Bodies Accrediting Halal Certification Bodies
IHAF/RD 02:2017 CODE OF ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
IHAF/RD 03: 2018 Criteria for Halal Accreditation Body
IHAF/RD 04: 2018 Criteria for Evaluating Halal Schemes Part 1 Halal Product Certification
IHAF/RD-MRA 001:2017 IHAF Multi-Lateral Recognition Arrangement (MRA)
ISO 19011: 2018 Guidelines for auditing management systems
ISO 9000:2015, Quality management systems - Fundamentals and vocabulary
ISO/IEC 17000:2004, Conformity assessment - Vocabulary and general principles
ISO/IEC 17020:2012 Conformity assessment- Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection
ISO/IEC 17065:2012, Conformity assessment- Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes, and services
OIC SMIIC 2:2011 Guidelines for Bodies Providing Halal Certification
OIC/SMIIC 3:2011 Guidelines for the Halal Accreditation Body Accrediting Halal Certification Bodies
UAE.S 2055-2:2016 E Halal products-Part two: General Requirements for Halal Certification Bodies
UAE.S 2055-3:2016: Halal products - Part 3: General Requirements for Accreditation Bodies Accrediting Halal Certification Bodies
Contents
1Objective
1.1This procedure provides the requirements for certification body halal accreditation in accordance with ISO/IEC 17065 and IHAF/RD 04: 2018 Criteria for Evaluating Halal Schemes Part 1 Halal Product Certification, using IHAF approved schemes and halal scheme level detail for halal certification audits.
2Definitions
2.1As a general rule, relevant definitions of ISO/IEC 17000, ISO 9000, IHAF and Halal Scheme Owners (latest editions) are applicable.
3Scope of Accreditation
a)ESMA UAE.S Scheme:
UAE.S 2055-2:2016: Halal products - Part 2: General Requirements for Halal Certification Bodies UAE.S 2055-3:2016: Halal products - Part 3: General Requirements for Accreditation Bodies Accrediting Halal Certification Bodies
Scopes:
i) UAE.S 2055-1:2015: Halal products - Part 1: General Requirements for Halal Food ii) UAE.S 2055-4:2014: Halal Products - Part 4: Requirements for Cosmetics and Personal care iii) UAE.S/GSO 993:2015: Animal Slaughtering Requirements According to Islamic Rules
b)OIC SMIIC Scheme
OIC SMIIC 2:2011 Guidelines for Bodies Providing Halal Certification OIC/SMIIC 3:2011 Guidelines for the Halal Accreditation Body Accrediting Halal Certification Bodies
Scopes:
i) OIC/SMIIC 1:2011 General Guidelines on Halal Food ii) OIC/SMIIC 4:2018 Halal Cosmetics General Requirements
c)GSO Scheme:
GSO 2055-2/2015 (E) Halal products - Part 2: General Requirements for Halal Certification Bodies GSO 2055-3/2015 (E) Halal food - Part 3 - Requirements for Halal Accreditation Bodies Accrediting Halal Certification Bodies
Scopes: As defined by the Certification scheme
4ANSI Requirements
4.1To be eligible for accreditation the applicant certification body shall comply with ANSI criteria defined in PRO-PL-102.
5IHAF Requirements
5.1To be eligible for accreditation the applicant certification body shall comply with IHAF requirements defined in IHAF RD/04
6Halal Scheme Specific Requirements
6.1For halal scheme specific requirements, see the applicable Annex of this procedure
7Application for ANSI Accreditation
7.1ANSI provides information to the applicant or ACB on all conditions for ANSI accreditation in accordance with ANSI, IHAF and Halal Scheme Owner (HSO) requirements. Documents, which ANSI provide to the applicant certification body, are listed in PRO-PR-112.
8The Application
8.1The application is processed in accordance with PRO-PL-102 and PRO-PR-112.
8.2The applicant CB may apply for a pre-assessment, which is conducted in accordance with ANSI procedures.
8.3The applicant for initial accreditation shall submit to ANSI the signed license agreement with the associated Halal Scheme Owner if the CB use scheme that are not owned by the applicant.
8.4The applicant CB or ACB shall inform ANSI of the requested scope(s), sub scope(S) and options(s) for accreditation by submitting:
a)The completed PRO-FR-104: Application for Accreditation of Certification Bodies.
b)A copy of the applicant CB or ACB quality manual and list of halal certification program documents with dates of approval/issuance and revision.
8.5The applicant or ACB shall indicate that each requirement of ISO/IEC 17065, IAHF RD/04 and the halal certification scheme is addressed within its documents by completion of PRO-FR-105 checklist.
9Review and Acceptance of the Certification Body Application
9.1Upon receipt of the completed application and associated fees for initial accreditation or scope extension. ANSI staff shall verify that the application is complete and acknowledge that the applicant has the potential to meet the ANSI accreditation criteria and the requirements of IHAF RD/04
9.2The reviewing ANSI staff member notifies the applicant CB or ACB of the acceptance of the application.
10Assessment Team Assignment and Schedule
10.1Prior to the assessment and under the direction of the Lead Assessor each member of the team shall conduct a document review to determine compliance with ISO/IEC 17065 and CPO requirements. Results of this review must be documented, shall be shared with the applicant or ACB prior to the assessment and will be uploaded in ANSICA.
10.2Initial applicant document reviews shall include a conference call with the assessors, the applicant, and ANSI staff to review the findings in advance of scheduling the initial onsite assessment.
11Assessment Team Preparation
11.1The ANSI assessment team plans and prepares for the onsite assessment in accordance with PRO-PR-145, PRO-PR-146, IHAF RD/03 and the associated halal certification program requirements. The assessment team must conduct the assessment at the applicant or ACB headquarters and at the other locations where key certification activities are conducted. The ANSI assessment team shall follow the process defined in PRO-PL-102 and IHAF RD/03.
12Document Review
12.1Prior to the assessment and under the direction of the Lead Assessor each member of the team shall conduct a document review to determine compliance with ISO/IEC 17065, IHAF RD/04 and the Halal Scheme Owner requirements. Results of this review must be documented, shall be shared with the applicant or ACB prior to the assessment and will be uploaded in ANSICA.
12.2Initial applicant document reviews shall include a conference call with the assessors, the applicant, and ANSI staff to review the findings in advance of scheduling the initial onsite assessment.
12.3Renewal and scope extension document reviews may be provided to the ACB in writing. The ANSI assessment team shall follow the process defined in PRO-PL-102.
13Conducting the Initial Assessment
13.1Initial assessments are conducted at the applicant's head office facility and at other locations that perform key activities related to the certification process defined in PRO-PL-102.
14On-Site Assessments
14.1The onsite assessment is conducted in accordance with PRO-PL-102, PRO-PR-145, PRO-PR-146 and IHAF RD/03 requirements. During the onsite assessment at the applicant or ACB headquarters the lead assessor and technical assessor shall perform the duties outlined. The assessment team shall work in tandem to ensure all relevant information is reviewed.
15Conducting the Opening Meeting
15.1Opening meeting activities shall be consistent with requirements of PRO-PR-145 clause 19.
16Assessment
16.1The lead assessor shall verify that the applicant or ACB is administrating and operating its certification program in conformance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17065, ANSI policies and IHAF RD/3 and Halal Scheme Owner requirements. Generally, the lead assessor will focus on clauses 4,5, and 8 of the ISO/IEC 17065 requirements (See PRO-PR 146). The ANSI assessment team shall follow the process defined in PRO-PL-102.
16.2The technical assessor shall verify that the applicant or ACB is administrating and operating the certification program in conformance with the requirements of the Halal Scheme Owner in conjunction with ISO/IEC 17065 and IAHF RD/04 requirements. Generally, the technical assessor will focus on clauses 6 and 7 of the ISO/IEC 17065 requirements. Specific Halal Scheme Owner requirement references are included in the annexes of this document.
16.3Each assessor shall record evidence of conformity/nonconformity on the PRO-FR-105 Checklist for Accreditation Requirements.
17Identifying Non-Conformities
17.1The assessment team shall present their findings to the CB applicant or ACB at the end of each day.
17.2The assessment team shall post to ANSICA any issued nonconformities, and or opportunities for improvement in accordance with PRO-PR-106.
18Developing the Assessment Report
18.1Each member of the assessment team shall submit a completed report to document the assessment activities they have undertaken. This report shall include or have separately available evidence as recorded on the PRO-FR-105 checklist.
18.2The ANSI lead assessor shall develop an assessment report using the ANSI-TP-101.
18.3The ANSI technical assessor shall develop an assessment report using the ANSI-TP-102.
18.4If the assessment team determines that the applicant or ACB does not demonstrate conformance with the full range of the requested scope(s), the assessment team shall include such a statement in the report.
19Conducting the Closing Meeting
19.1Closing meeting activities shall be consistent with requirements of PRO-PR-145 clause 23.
20Conducting the Surveillance and Reassessment
20.1ANSI surveillance assessments and reassessments of the ACB are conducted in accordance with ANSI and certification program requirements.
20.2The first surveillance assessment will be carried out no later than 12 months from the date of the initial accreditation.
21Conducting the Witness Assessment
21.1The technical assessor shall schedule and conduct a witness assessment(s) of the applicant or ACB auditor in accordance with PRO-PR-119 to verify the competency of the CB auditor and the proper implementation of the certification program requirements.
21.2ANSI shall follow internal procedures to define the number and frequency of witness assessments.
22Decision on Accreditation
22.1The ANSI Evaluation Task Group (ETG) and Accreditation Committee are governed by and make its recommendation/decision on accreditation of the applicant or ACB in accordance with ANSI requirements.
23Appeals, Complaints and Disputes
23.1Appeals, complaints, and disputes brought before the ANSI Accreditation Committee by CBs or other interested parties shall be handled in accordance with ANSI procedures
AAnnex 1: Scheme Documents ESMA UAE.S Scheme
A.1UAE.S 2055-2:2016: Halal products - Part 2: General Requirements for Halal Certification Bodies UAE.S 2055-3:2016: Halal products - Part 3: General Requirements for Accreditation Bodies Accrediting Halal Certification Bodies
A.2Scopes:
i) UAE.S 2055-1:2015: Halal products - Part 1: General Requirements for Halal Food ii) UAE.S 2055-4:2014: Halal Products - Part 4: Requirements for Cosmetics and Personal care iii) UAE.S/GSO 993:2015: Animal Slaughtering Requirements According to Islamic Rules
BAnnex 2: Scheme Documents OIC SMIIC Scheme
B.1OIC SMIIC 2:2011 Guidelines for Bodies Providing Halal Certification OIC/SMIIC 3:2011 Guidelines for the Halal Accreditation Body Accrediting Halal Certification Bodies
B.2Scopes:
i) OIC/SMIIC 1:2011 General Guidelines on Halal Food ii) OIC/SMIIC 4:2018 Halal Cosmetics- General Requirements
CAnnex 3: Scheme Documents GSO Scheme
C.1GSO 2055-2/2015 (E) Halal products- Part 2: General Requirements for Halal Certification Bodies GSO 2055-3/2015 (E) Halal food- Part 3 - Requirements for Halal Accreditation Bodies Accrediting Halal Certification Bodies
C.2Scopes:
As defined by the Certification scheme

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