Accreditation of a slaughterhouse outside UAE

Service Code


Service Description

Through this service, slaughterhouses outside UAE are approved for slaughtering animals and poultry after ensuring their applying with food safety systems and legislations based on the risk analysis approved by UAE. This includes meat shredding and storage facilities in order to allow the export of animal meat and poultry meat slaughtered to UAE

Service Procedures
  1. Fill out the e-form and attach the required document
  2. E- Payment  
  3. Evaluating the application
  4. Carrying out the official visit for on spot assessment (if required)
  5. Issuing the slaughterhouse accreditation certificate electronically
Note: to start applying on the service, please register and signup to have your personal user name in the system
Target Audience
Required Documents
  1. Document of acknowledgment of the sanitary conditins, tichnical regulations and standard specifications for export to UAE which are mentioned in terms and conditions, and compliance with it.
  2. Certificate of registration / license of the slaughterhouse issued by the Relevant Veterinary and / or Food Control Authorities in the country of orgin.
  3. Valid certificate of application of any food safty management system issued by an accredited institution in the country of orgin, such as HACCP or ISO 22000
  4. Valid certificate of application of any quality management system such as ISO9001
  5. Verified and confirmed actions by the Relevant Veteriary and / or Food Control Authorities in the country of origin (except in case of the first application of approval)
Terms and Conditions

For slaughterhouse outside United Arab Emirates (UAE), must comply with the last update version of the Technical Regulations, standards and hygienic practices for exporting meats to the UAE per the following:

General Technical and hygienic practice for:

  1. Code of Hygienic Practice for Preparation, Transportation, Handling and Storing of Fresh Meat (UAE.S GSO 815)
  2. Code of Hygienic Practice for meat (UAE.S/ GSO CAC RCP 58
  3. General Princioles of Food Hygiene (UAE.S GSO 21)

Specific Techical Regulations and Hyginic Practice for:

Cow,Buffalo, Sheep and Goats slaughterhouse:

  1. Beef, Buffalo, Mutton and Goat fresh meat (UAE.S GSO 996)
  2. Beef, Buffalo, Muttan and Goat frozen meat (UAE.S GSO 997)

Poultry slaughterhouse:

  1. Hygienic Regulations for Poultry Processing abattoirs and their Presonnel (UAE.S GSO 713)
  2. Frozen Poultry (UAE.S GSO 986)
  3. Chilled Poultry (UAE.S GSO 322)


  1. The Technical Regulations and standards can be obtained through WWW.ESMA.GOV.AE
  2. Slaughterhouse should not be located in banned district or country.
  3. Expored slaughterhouse's product to UAE should be accompained with approved model of health certificate for Meat and Meat Products.
Used Forms

Approval of Islamic Societies supervising Halal slaughter outside state

Service Time

The average time for application submission: 10 minutes, the average time to obtain approval on complete applications that fulfill the terms and conditions: 90working days .