Emerging Trends from The Natural Products Expo East Show

Jan 12, 2023

The pandemic effect on the natural foods market is substantial. During the pandemic, millions of consumers looked for alternatives to traditional medicine to bolster their immune systems.  This increased the awareness and interest in “food as medicine”. Food brands, nutraceuticals, and even pharmaceuticals are taking notice and entering this market.

Is Cooking with Alcohol Halal?

Jan 5, 2023

What do beer battered fish, Bolognese sauce and tiramisu have in common? The answer is their recipes contain alcohol. Most people know that alcohol is not Halal for Muslims to consume. But what about cooking with alcohol and ingredients that include alcohol?

Halal and Happy Careers

Dec 29, 2022

At this moment in history, those seeking more Halal and ethical employment are not only high school and college graduates, but there is also a massive wave of mid-career switchers. The pandemic allowed people in general to “re-evaluate” what they value in life and how they spend their time. In a study they found that work-life balance, flexible scheduling, and a positive culture are just as important to most people as money and benefits.

How Halal Certification Benefits Businesses and Consumers

Dec 22, 2022

Halal certification is a mark of quality and safety, demonstrating that the product or service has been produced under strict Islamic standards. As a result, many businesses seek Halal certification to tap into this lucrative market. While the demand for Halal-certified foods is most prevalent in Muslim-majority countries, it is a global phenomenon that is here to stay.

Global Halal Economy Update: The Facts & Figures

Dec 16, 2022

As consumers impact the economic inertia of the global Halal economy, the facts and figures not only give us future insights but outline current and future trends. The global Halal food market reached a value of USD$2 trillion in 2021. Looking forward, the market is projected to reach USD$3.9 trillion by 2027. In this article, we will review a few facts, figures and key drivers to the industry’s growth.

Halal Beauty Products from Around The World

Dec 8, 2022

For quite a while now, beauty products have paved their way into the Halal industry. These brands have brought ease in many ways for Halal consumers. As the market continues to get flooded by certified products that have proved to be Halal friendly, we’ve selected a few that are irresistible.

Global Halal Market Events 2023: Events You Don’t Want to Miss

Dec 1, 2022

As the Halal industry attracts people and professionals from all walks of life, the harmonization, strengthening of relationships, and socialization amongst Halal consumers and even non-consumers are growing. For that reason, Halal planning committees and events are also sprawling throughout the globe.

The Benefits of Halal Skincare

Nov 23, 2022

Though Halal skincare products were initially developed for Muslims, beauty enthusiasts are now making the switch to Halal-certified brands because of their many benefits. As the beauty enthusiasts are becoming more aware of product ingredients and processes, millennial and gen Z markets are fueling the demand for Halal cosmetics across North America and Europe, as well.

Halal Industry Networking

Nov 17, 2022

At ISA, we serve a variety of industries world-wide. Whether it is meat and poultry, flavors and colors, pharmaceuticals or non-consumables, processed or bakery products, Islamic Services of America will accommodate the industry’s Halal certification needs. Our attendance at trade shows and Halal conferences keeps us on the cutting edge of industry developments to better inform and support our clients.

Blood as a Food Ingredient

Nov 10, 2022

For most people in the USA and Canada, eating or drinking blood is considered taboo or at least unpalatable. For Muslims, it is clearly not Halal (or permissible) to include blood as part of one’s diet. Consumption of blood is also forbidden in Jewish Scriptures. And it is forbidden by some Christian churches as well, like the Greek Orthodox Church.

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