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 New York State Halal Foods Protection Act of 2005

New York's Halal Foods Protection Act of 2005 requires certain businesses and individuals to register or file with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets information as follows:

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Manufacturers, producers, packers and distributors, of food which is certified as halal must register their company with the department and file the name, address, and phone number of the person, (e.g. individual, corporation, partnership, association or organization), who certifies the food as halal. (See forms below)

Certifying individuals, partnerships, associations or organizations need to complete a separate General Information and Statement of Qualification. Firms that utilize their own employees or personnel to certify product need to have those employees complete General Information and Statement of Qualification. (See forms below)

Food establishments, food retailers, restaurants, caterers and food carts who sell food prepared on their premises or under their control which is represented as halal must post, at their business in a location readily visible by consumers and file with the department, a halal certification form. (See Certification Form below).

Additional requirements

Retail stores that sell both Halal and Non-Halal foods require a window sign, with block letters at least four inches in height, that states “HALAL AND NON-HALAL MEAT SOLD HERE” or “HALAL AND NON-HALAL FOOD SOLD HERE.”

Wholesale and retail firms that purchase halal meat and poultry or food products that include meat and poultry shall retain the invoices or bill of sales for those products for a period of two years.  Exemption: Meat and poultry or food products that include meat and poultry are exempt from this record keeping if the manufacturer’s or packer’s name, address and certifying person are listed on the package containers.

Any advertisement for food or food products representing the products as halal shall identify the name of the person or entity certifying the product as halal.

The registry is listed under the Division of Food Safety and Inspection. If you have questions on how to complete the forms or wish to submit the forms in print form and need them sent to you please call: (800) 554-4501.

Registration Forms

Email completed registration forms back to cory.skier@agriculture.ny.gov or Fax the forms to (518) 457-5457.

Click here to Access the Halal Online Registration