For many years the Halal market place was desperate for a fast, efficient and effective Nationally integrated service to deal with Halal matters. In 1993 Halal Certification Services Pty Ltd was established to fulfil these requirements and quickly became indispensably the best partner in the Halal market place! HCS is an Islamic body appointed by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) according to Federal legislation. Its distinctive green and gold certificates titled "Halal Certification Authority-Australia" and its matching logo are much sought after by those interested in Halal matters. HCS operates in all States.
HCS has become the first and remains the only organisation of its type in the world to achieve ISO 9002 Quality Standard of Service. It is the most authoritative National Islamic body on the application of Islamic dietary laws and the most accessible repository of information on Halal.
HCS supervises, monitors and audits the process and manufacture of food stuffs, chemicals, flavours, fragrances, cosmetics and medicines. It prepares Halal programmes and helps in their implementation.
HCS is consulted by Governments here and abroad and offers the widest, most experienced and integrated service in Australia through its arms: Halal Helpline, Halal Guide and Halal News.
Halal Helpline answers the Muslims Community's question on Halal, runs seminars and workshops on as well as publish articles on the subject. Halal Guide lists available Halal products in Australia. It is published and distributed free. Halal News on the other hand is designed to advise manufacturers on the latest legislation, rulings by religious scholars and Islamic events.   Added on December 31, 2007