A certificate may be suspended by the Halal certification body for a limited period in cases such as following:

  1. a) if a corrective action has not been satisfactorily complied with within the designated time limit; or
  2. b) if a case of misuse as described in clause 14 is not corrected by suitable retractions or other appropriate remedial measures by the client; or
  3. c) if there has been any contravention of the proposal, application for registration, general condition for system, product and service certification these code of practice; or
  4. d) if audits are not carried out with in the prescribed timeframe.

The client shall not identify itself as certified and shall not use a certification mark on any products that have been offered under a suspended certificate.

The Halal certification body will confirm in writing to the client the suspension of a certificate. At the same time, the certification body shall indicate under which condition the suspension will be removed. At the end of the suspension period, an investigation will be carried out to determine whether the indicated conditions for reinstating the certificate have been fulfilled. On fulfillment of these conditions the suspension shall be lifted. If the conditions are not fulfilled the certificate will be withdrawn.

All costs incurred by the certification body in suspending and reinstating a certificate will be charged to the client.