Schedule of Fees & Charges
The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils Inc (AFIC) is the national organisation levying only those charges commensurate with its costs pertaining to Halal services.
1.Base accreditation charge:
The charges may vary depending upon the type of business establishment as well as from first site.
(Each additional site: To be advised after assessment of the site, products and production but generally would be at discounted rate in case of similar nature).
Assessment of appropriate charges:
•Application materials, phone, fax, email, postage, processing and renewal
•Type of business: High risk, medium risk or low risk (Nature of food products & possibility & frequency of occurrence of cross contamination from Halal Point of view)
1.Nature & type of products: Halal &/or Non-Halal, nutritional etc
2.Number of products
3.Number of production lines to produce Halal
4.Extent of production facilities: equipments & machinery
5.Frequency of spot inspection at AFICs cost in some cases
6.Frequency of support needed by the company
7.Help developing Halal program to cater the need for individual company
8.Floor capacity of the premises (from reception of raw materials to finished products & distribution to consumers/clients)
Each product assessment: $30.00 for 1-3 ingredients
$40.00 for 4-6 ingredients
$50.00 for 7-10 or more
2. Site inspection charge: – $100.00 (upto 2 hours)
- $150.00 (2-4 hours)
- $200.00 (over 4 hours)
Note: Inspection required per site: at least once a year or depending upon the nature of products & processes: High risk, low risk or medium risk area.
Duties: Assessing Halal Compliance, Auditing of records, Quality
Assurance, Good Manufacturing Practices, Manufacturing
Facilities, Hygiene & Health (OH&S)
3. Associated Expenses:
•Travelling by air, hire car, taxi: charged at cost
•Travel by car from AFIC office to your site: 0.60c per km
•Travel time may be charged for travel outside metropolitan area
Note: If some companies are due for inspection & are in close proximity, then the cost could be minimised by visiting them (2-3 sites per week) in sequence at the same time during the week and thus share the cost of travelling amongst the sites or companies involved.
Accommodation, living expenses etc:
•on invoice – may be charged at allowance rates as per recommendation of Australian Taxation Office
• Ongoing assessment to maintain Halal Status: Spot inspection at both Accredited company & AFIC’s cost (sharing 50% each) in most cases unless otherwise agreed upon depending upon the type of products to be processed or manufactured and following distribution network.
• Amendment: up to 3 amendments (or max 3 products with reasonable number of ingredients) per year at no extra cost.
Each additional product: $30.00 for 1-3 ingredients
$40.00 for 4-6 ingredients
$50.00 for 7-10 ingredients
1.Supply of AFIC’s Halal Logo (bromide) to the accredited company’s
Label at minimum or no cost.
1.AFIC is also committed to provide: at No extra cost
•All technical information through telephone inquiry, email, fax, photocopy & distribution, circular with regard to ongoing Halal status of the product as well as ingredients, on behalf of the accredited company, on a daily basis
•Help maintain level of confidence of consumers about the Accredited company and its range of Halal Products
1.Promotion & Advertisement of company whenever at minimum cost through:
•Halal guide or directory
•Community media: radio talk, sending or forwarding information on behalf of the relevant company to various religious organisation.
•News paper: The Australian Muslim News (monthly publication)
•Seminars & conferences: local & international
•Quality Assurance Services (QAS)
•NCS International Pty Limited