The GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) in cooperation with the Directorate of Standards and Metrology at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism organized a workshop on "Requirements for Halal Certifications according to GSO 2055-2” during the period 16-18 October 2017 at the Rotana Downtown Hotel.
The workshop touched several topics: defining legal requirements for Halal food and products and the requirements of GSO 2055-2, in addition to explaining the accreditation requirements for Halal certifications, as well as the process of evaluating and accepting Halal certifications bodies.
The workshop was presented by specialists in the field of food standards from the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology Sheikh Dr. Omar Kubaisi and engineer Bassim Tarawneh and engineer Shefa Halh.
The participant in the workshop were 40 people from many countries including the GCC countries, the State of Palestine, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, Ukraine and Russia, representing government or private bodies or universities. This has contributed to exchange experiences and practices in the field of Halal certification.