The Plant that Feeds the World

Mar 23, 2023

Rice is a plant and is Halal by nature.  Most rice products like rice flour, vinegar, and milk are Halal.  Saké is an alcohol made from rice which is not Halal. Saké contains 14%-16% alcohol. How the rice is transported and stored also affects its Halal status. 

Is Ordering Pizza Halal?

Mar 16, 2023

How can Halal consumers be certain that all the ingredients are in fact Halal? The answer to this question is not simple. For a pizza restaurant to be certified as Halal, it means that all their products, ingredients and processes are Halal. For a pizza place, this can be a difficult endeavor.

Dysfunctional vs Functional Foods

Mar 10, 2023

At health and wellness conferences worldwide, we are hearing more and more about consumers switching to functional foods. What are dysfunctional foods and what are functional foods? Hippocrates once advised doctors to “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” There is a lot of wisdom in this statement. Dysfunctional foods are processed foods that lead to disease.

2023 The Year of the Customer

Mar 2, 2023

What is customer service? According to Cambridge Dictionary, “Customer service is the part of an organization that answers customers’ questions, exchanges goods that are not satisfactory, manages complex requests, etc.”Over the past 30 years, companies have emerged, grown, and gained market share in their industry by having stellar customer service.

A Glimpse into The Global Halal Industry [2023]

Feb 23, 2023

Halal certification is an important part of global trade. However, it often lacks transparency in who certifies what and where products come from. Unless the Halal certifying body is authentic and can be verified, such as ISA, there is little assurance that the product is actually Halal.

Halal Assurance Process 101:  Getting Familiar with Processes That Govern Halal Products

Feb 16, 2023

As Halal consumers increase demand, and more Halal products are being introduced into the market, so does the interest in knowing what it all involves. As a consumer, have you ever wondered what the real difference is between Halal deodorant and regular deodorant, or what the key difference is between organic vitamins and Halal vitamins? Let's examine a few intricate details that make Halal certified products what they are.

Meet Wasabih:  An Innovative Platform for Professionals in the Halal Economy

Feb 9, 2023

Cush Consulting Group, a Chicago based content and solutions provider with a global reach has been working with Islamic Services of America (ISA), North American pioneer in Halal Certification. Recently a collaboration meeting was organized in an effort to become directly familiar with Wasabih and their platform.

7 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Halal Certifier

Feb 2, 2023

A Halal certifier is an organization or individual that reviews and approves products through their ingredients and by inspecting food production facilities to ensure that they are fully compliant with international Halal standards. Businesses must choose one that meets their needs for domestic and international sales and consumption.

Benefits of Hemp Oil

Jan 26, 2023

Historically hemp was used to produce many products like paper, clothes, and rope. Hemp- based paper was used by ancient Chinese and Islamic civilizations. Books made from hemp paper still exist today. In Medieval Europe, hemp was also used as paper for letters, art, and books. In ancient Egypt and Turkey, hemp was used to make clothing and other textiles.

Halal Product Packaging

Jan 19, 2023

When Halal is mentioned, many people think of Halal restaurants or Halal ingredients in food. But Halal encompasses many food and non-food sectors of the economy. Broadly speaking, it includes the entire supply chain. Packaging is an important determinant of Halal compliance.

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