Jul 14, 2022
This blog lists a sampling of Halal restaurants and some with in-house grocery stores in the US. These were identified based on their variety of Halal offerings and convenience for Muslims living in those areas.
Jul 7, 2022
Halal food manufacturers must know which foods are prohibited or permitted in Islam. The most reliable source which guides them in making 100 percent Halal food is the Holy Qur’an. Some of the foods that are deemed naturally Halal in the Holy Qur’an are: dates, figs, honey, roots, milk, gourd, etc.
Jun 30, 2022
In 1974, ISA was contacted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to audit and certify restaurant food products for export. The founders of ISA consulted with the US kosher industry to develop a process for certification. The process was customized to Islamic Dietary Laws. This is how the Halal certification industry began in the USA.
Jun 23, 2022
An increasing number of teens and young adults are ordering Anime dishes from restaurants, as well as making their own meals at home. In some larger cities, like Detroit, Los Angeles, New York and Chicago - Halal Japanese, Chinese, and Korean restaurants are rapidly emerging to meet the demand. Some restaurants produce noodles from scratch and cut noodles on-site.
Jun 16, 2022
A few days ago, ISA received an inquiry from a Halal consumer. “I want to make my own sausage but I have no idea where to find Halal casings.” Fortunately for this home chef and others, there are several Halal casings options out there.
Jun 9, 2022
Meat is typically what people think of when they think of Halal, but there are many other ways that humans use animal products. In Islam, it is acceptable to use them for clothing, utensils, and more, but certain restrictions still apply. Even beyond the question of Halal suitability, these products raise questions of humane treatment of animals and ecological stewardship that are also important aspects of Islam.
Jun 2, 2022
Not all Halal certifiers are equally well-known or respected. Like any service, there is variability in knowledge, thoroughness, price, and reliability of Halal certifiers. Look for an established certifier with many years of experience and satisfied clients, like ISA. You’ll also want to find a certifier who is transparent with you about all aspects of the process, including pricing, documentation requirements, and inspections.
May 26, 2022
While many people familiar with Halal food and certification know that it refers to certain animals and types of meat that are permissible to consume, they may not realize that it also encompasses another category, dealing with the purity and wholesomeness of the food.
May 19, 2022
Halal certification takes into account every step in the supply chain, from the basic ingredients used to the manufacturing process to final packaging, all the way until the product reaches the consumer. As such, Halal supply chains must be transparent and traceable in order for products to be eligible for certification.
May 11, 2022
Where Halal certification currently plays a small role – and could potentially play a much larger one – is in certifying the materials used in clothing, tracing materials and processes used to be sure that final products are both permissible and pure. It would be particularly relevant to leather items such as shoes, belts, and purses, and would apply to couches and other home furnishings as well.