How to Halal Certify Your Company Products

Feb 24, 2022

In this interview Yassine Tebbal, Quality Assurance Director at Islamic Services of America (ISA) explains how companies can obtain Halal Certification. Mr. Tebbal is a food scientist who has worked as an auditor and QA director at ISA for over 14 years. Prior to that he was a QA manager for Coca Cola. He outlines the steps involved for companies that want to be Halal certified.

International Halal Food and Beverage Trends 2022

Feb 17, 2022

According to Pew Research, 30 percent of the world’s population will be Muslim by 2050. The population growth of Muslims will be nearly double the rate of the rest of the world. Well-managed Halal compliant food companies will be able to tap into an expanding $2 trillion market as populations grow and economies develop world-wide.

USA Food and Beverage Trends for 2022

Feb 10, 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a monumental effect on the USA food and beverage industry and these trends will continue into 2022. It has both directly and indirectly altered food consumption norms. Food and beverage tastes and preferences as well as buying behavior amongst consumers have changed and changes are expected to be long-term.

2022 Business Outlook and Market Trends

Feb 3, 2022

The IMF predicts that in 2022 economic growth for each region will slightly decline. There will still be growth but slightly less growth than in 2021. In the USA 1.8% growth is good and next year the International Conference Board ICB) is predicting growth of 3.8%. That is really good.

Seven Things You Didn't Know Could be Halal Certified

Jan 27, 2022

Halal certification applies to a huge range of foods, cosmetics, and consumer goods. Even industrial products that we never purchase directly in our daily lives can be certified Halal for use as additives to Halal certified foods or cosmetics, or in packaging. You’ll be surprised at the things that can be Halal certified, and you might discover new ways that certification can fit into your business plan.

The Broader Ethical Appeal of Halal and How it Complements other Certifications

Jan 20, 2022

Halal has a broader appeal to consumers who value purity, transparency, and animal welfare. Halal certification also fits well with other environmental and ethical certifications, making it an essential qualification for brands aimed at socially conscious Muslims as well as a valuable addition to brands marketing primarily to a non-Muslim audience.

4 Books to Help You Market Halal Products

Jan 13, 2022

The Halal industry has become a new economic sector as more companies are offering more inclusive options. There are now 8 million Halal consumers in the U.S., but there is also a growing global demand for U.S. consumable products — and being Halal-certified opens opportunities for you to reach the 1.6 billion Halal consumers worldwide.

Halal Frozen Foods

Dec 30, 2021

While international cuisine is a growing sector, Halal certification can benefit any kind of frozen meals or snacks, from pizza to quiche to lasagna. These products offer speed and convenience, and busy consumers will be glad to see assurance that a product meets their standards at a glance, without needing to read the entire label or call the company.

Hosting Guests Who Adhere to a Halal Diet

Dec 23, 2021

The best advice when it comes to hosting an event with Muslims in attendance is to completely avoid serving pork, alcohol, or non-Halal meats. Muslims respect the beliefs of others, and don’t try to force non-Muslims to conform to an Islamically-acceptable diet. However, since alcohol and pork are completely prohibited, many feel more comfortable attending events where alcohol is not served, and more comfortable eating when they know that there is no chance of cross-contamination with an adjacent pork dish.

Baking Halal at Home

Dec 16, 2021

Part of the benefit of baking at home is being able to use whole foods that are automatically Halal suitable in their natural inherent Halal state. Eggs, almonds, raisins, oats, and other similar ingredients are not likely to pose a problem. Minimally processed ingredients like flour, sugar, butter, cocoa powder, and peanut butter are probably acceptable, but not always.

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