Feb 12, 2020
For Catania Oils, obtaining Halal certification added another layer of quality assurance for customers and ensured that their products, which include everything from olive to coconut to apricot kernel oil – are accessible to as many people as possible. Additionally, in our interview with Ms. Whitney she mentioned, “Eventually we sought Halal certification because several customers requested it.” All products undergo multi-step quality testing and Catania prides itself on the consistent high-quality of their products. Seeking third-party verification of their process and sourcing simply supports their focus of complete customer satisfaction and fits well with their philosophy.
Feb 4, 2020
Just over half of the American Muslim population falls into the Millennial category, according to Pew Research, and they are just as likely as older Muslim generations to say that religion is important to them. As such, Muslim Millennials feel strongly about adhering to religious norms while at the same time following broader consumer trends. Companies catering to Muslims as well as Millennials in general should pay careful attention to this demographic and their unique needs.
Jan 1, 2020
Many international Halal certifiers are equipped to certify under different national schemes, for example the Indonesian or Malaysian schemes. Some countries, including Malaysia, only allow importation of meat products if they are certified Halal by a recognized foreign Halal certifier. Islamic Services of America is one of only three American Halal certifying agencies that meet the strict standards of the Malaysian Department of Islamic Development.
Dec 17, 2019
Dairy demand is growing around the world, and these markets offer huge opportunities for the development of the Halal dairy sector. According to the trade website Dairy Reporter, as early as 2010 industry giant Danisco had invested in Halal certification for a range of key ingredients including yogurt and cheese cultures, ensuring that they will be able to meet the growing demand. Other producers targeting these markets can ensure that their products are competitive with Muslim consumers by getting Halal certification.
Nov 1, 2019
The US Muslim population is growing, and the Halal food industry is keeping pace with demand. The global halal food market reached a value of $1.4 trillion in 2017 with US consumers currently making up $20 billion. There are huge opportunities to tap into this growing and increasingly affluent market.
Oct 27, 2019
Halal certification can benefit your business in a dynamic market by indicating to Muslim and non-Muslim consumers alike that your products meet the highest quality standards and were produced in accordance with Islamic dietary laws.
Oct 1, 2019
Halal is not the same as kosher or organic, but there are similarities between kosher and halal, and food and cosmetics that are certified halal may also be certified organic.