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SANHA was formed as a nationally represented, non-profit Halaal food authority in 1996. SANHA has the widest possible support base from consumers and the industry. SANHA's founding membership comprises all role-players in the Halaal meat industry as well as representation from major theological bodies in South Africa. In a short space of time SANHA has gained recognition from Muslim authorities worldwide. To find out more, visit SANHA's website by clicking here or download the SANHA accreditation.

NIHT The National Independent Halaal Trust (NIHT), formerly known as the IHT, was formed and constituted in 1992. Since October 2000, the growth of the NIHT has been phenomenal. The NIHT aspires to the highest Halaal standards as prescribed by Sharia (Islamic) law, these standards have been set up by Mufti's and various Ulema from across the Islamic ideological spectrum. Presently the NIHT has offices in Johannesburg, Laudium (Pretoria) and Durban, with logistical bases in the Eastern Cape, Western Cape and Northern Cape. To find out more about the NIHT, click here or download the NIHT accreditation.


Quality certifications

FSSC 22000

Karan Beef has recently been awarded the FSSC 22000 accreditation which is the highest Food Safety Management System (FSMS) attainable worldwide. Karan Beef is a recognised leader in a very competitive industry. Consumers and retailers set very high demands on food safety, so it is of the utmost importance to Karan Beef to achieve this prestigious accreditation. Karan Beef’s abattoir is the first in South Africa to achieve this accreditation.

FSSC 22000 is the world’s leading, independently managed, non-profit food organisation scheme for ISO 22000-based certification of food safety management systems. The FSSC 22000 Food Safety Management System provides a framework for effectively managing your food safety and quality responsibilities. It is fully recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is based on existing ISO Standards. It demonstrates that a company has a robust and effective FSMS in place to meet the requirements of regulators, customers and consumers.

FSSC 22000 has positioned itself as a leading global certification scheme. Developed in response to the needs of the international food sector, it provides an independent ISO-based food safety management scheme for third party auditing and certification of the Food Safety Management Systems. It is fully based on the international, independent standards: ISO 22000, ISO 22003 with sector specific technical specifications for prerequisite programmes (PRP’s) and additional scheme requirements.

Benefits of FSSC 22000 Certification:

  • Customer satisfaction – through delivery of products that consistently meet customer requirements including quality, safety and legality.
  • Reduced operating costs – through continual improvement of processes and resulting operational efficiencies.
  • Operational efficiencies – by integrating PRP’s and OPRP’s, HACCP with the Plan-Do-Check-Act philosophies of ISO 9001 to increase the effectiveness of the Food Safety Management System.
  • Improved stakeholder relationships – including staff, customers and suppliers.
  • Legal compliance – by understanding how statutory and regulatory requirements impact the organisation and its customers and testing compliance through internal audits and management reviews.
  • Improved risk management – through greater consistency and traceability of product.
  • Proven business credentials – through independent verification against recognised standards.
  • Ability to win more business – particularly where procurement specifications require certification as a condition to supply.
  • By gaining certification, you will gain recognition for your ongoing commitment to food safety, prove your integrity to the market, and enhance consumer confidence in your brand.
  • Download the FSSC 22000 Certification here.
  • For more information on FSSC 22000 visit their home page.

ISO 22000

Food safety standards offer a global solution in harmonising safety management systems of a food supply chain. The standard's advantage is its synergy with HACCP. The standard has been delivered within ISO by experts from the food industry, along with representatives of specialised international organisations and in close corporation with the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the body jointly established by the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) to develop food standards. It demonstrates an organisation's commitment to food safety and provides a means to demonstrate that an organisation is taking the necessary steps to control food safety hazards to ensure that food is safe at the time of human consumption.

The pursuit of excellence has always been Karan Beef's ethos. It was only natural that compliance and certification to the ISO 22000:2005 standard be sought after HACCP accreditation. As a company, Karan Beef always strives to be the frontrunner in a competitive industry. The company also feels it has an obligation to its customers to be equal to the best in the world.

The standard specifies requirements for a food safety management system where an organisation in the food chain needs to demonstrate its ability to control food safety hazards to ensure that the food is safe for consumption and adheres to international standards.

It is applicable to all organisations involved in any aspect of the food chain that wants to implement systems that consistently provide safe products. The means of meeting any requirements of ISO 22000 can be accomplished through the use of internal and/or external resources.

ISO 22000 specifies requirements to enable an organisation to:

  • Plan, implement, operate, maintain and update a food-safety management system aimed at providing products that, according to their intended use, are safe for the consumer.
  • Demonstrate compliance with statutory and regulatory food safety requirements.
  • Evaluate and assess customer requirements and demonstrate conformity with those mutually agreed customer requirements that relate to food safety to enhance customer satisfaction.
  • Effectively communicate food safety issues to their suppliers, customer, and relevant interested parties in the food chain.
  • Ensure that the organisation conforms to its stated food safety policy.
  • Demonstrate such conformity to relevant interested parties.
  • Seeks certification or registration of its food safety management system by an external organization such as SABS Commercial.

The standard can be applied on its own, or in combination with other management system standards such as ISO 9001.

Your ISO 22000: Food Safety Management System Certificate from SABS Commercial enables you to demonstrate strong commitment to food safety when bidding for national and international business. Download the ISO 22000 Certification by clicking here.