To assist your business in complying with the Halal Food Consumer Protection Act,
etseq., you should review the relevant statute and regulations (links below), and request and complete the applicable Disclosure Form(s) and Disclosure Statement(s) from the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs (Division).
Depending on your business practices, you may require more than one Disclosure Form and Disclosure Statement.
To request the applicable Disclosure Form(s) and Disclosure Statement(s),
contact the Halal Enforcement Unit. In your email, specify all of the applicable practices that apply to your business:
- Meat Market / Grocery / Supermarket,
- Restaurant / Prepared Foods,
- Slaughterhouse (Cattle, Goat, Sheep and Lamb), and/or
- Slaughterhouse (Poultry).
Disclosure Form(s) and Disclosure Statement(s) with the exact same information after you receive them from the Division. On the back of the Disclosure Form(s), list your business name, personal name and title, business address, date, and signature. Return the Disclosure Form(s) to the Division in the self-address envelope provided within 14 calendar days of receipt.
You are required to place the Disclosure Statement(s) in a readily visible location in your business premises.
If any of the information in your Disclosure Statement(s) changes or if additional information needs to be added after submission of your completed Disclosure Form(s), you must immediately amend your posted Disclosure Statement(s) and send a new Disclosure Form(s) to the Division within 14 calendar days.
If an additional Disclosure Statement applies to your business
(e.g., adding Bakery to Supermarket), you must immediately contact the Division to obtain the appropriate Disclosure Form and Statement.
Contact the Halal Enforcement Unit within the Division
here or at (973) 273-8038 if you have any questions or need assistance regarding any of these requirements.