Halal in the Air

Dec 3, 2020

With an estimated 3.45 million Muslims in the United States, many of whom are affluent and have the desire to travel both around the country and abroad, it’s perplexing to see a void of Halal menu options on American carriers. Surely if the price was right and the airline had a Halal offering, Halal consumers would feel incentivized enough to choose the ones serving their dietary needs over the ones who don’t.

Halal Certification and Prison Foods

Oct 16, 2020

Throughout the country, there is a significant demand for Halal-certified food from inmates. With increasing numbers of Muslim converts and relatively large minority populations of Muslims in some state prison systems – especially Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, the question of Halal food demands more attention. In these and other states, a clear market for Halal prison meals exists.

Halal Certification and the Hospitality Industry

Sep 30, 2020

Muslim consumers often look for ways to observe principles of their faith in all aspects of life, from diet to daily conduct to leisure activities, including travel. More travel by Muslim consumers has spurred the growth of the Halal travel and hospitality industry. In fact, they represent one of the fastest growing segments of the industry.

Halal Certification of Herbs and Spices

Sep 16, 2020

Herbs and spices are essential ingredients in the flavorful cuisines of many countries with large Muslim populations, such as Indonesia, Morocco, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Turkey. For Halal consumers in or from these regions looking for high-quality ingredients to make popular dishes, Halal certification provides assurance that the herbs and spices are pure and acceptable under Islamic dietary law.

The Impacts of Halal Food Options for Students

Sep 2, 2020

A widespread lack of providing Halal food options in schools across America leads many Muslim students and families to express their frustrations and to call for changes. There has to be a sufficient demand, properly certified vendors, trained food service workers and more for a program to be introduced. Let’s take a look at the impact.

Which Industries Does ISA Serve?

Jul 23, 2020

For over 40 years, ISA has employed stringent Halal standards to ensure that food, pharmaceutical, health and beauty, flavorings and other consumable and non consumable products are compliant with Halal industry guidelines.

5 Value-Added Services That Set ISA Apart in Halal Certification

Jul 8, 2020

With ISA's 45 years of building credibility and trust, we set ourselves apart by our level of service and commitment to current, new and potential clients. This leads to long-lasting professional business relationships.

Is Vegetarian Cuisine Always Halal?

Jun 24, 2020

There are famous traditional vegetarian Halal foods such as hummus, falafel, and vegetable samosas that are typically considered Halal. Similarly, basic baked goods like bread and cake, snacks and confectionary are rarely given a second thought, though they may contain lard and other common pork based ingredients like gelatin. Gelatin is often sourced from pigs, which is neither vegetarian nor Halal.

3 Reasons Why You Need a Halal Mark on Your Product Packaging

Jun 19, 2020

Once the Halal production process is complete, how are buyers to know what they’re shopping for and purchasing is truly Halal? The problem is with the lack of visible “Halal certified” logos on product labels. Even when a product is certified Halal, it doesn’t benefit the consumer if the Halal status isn’t apparent.

Vitalabs, Inc. : ISA Halal Certification and the Nutraceuticals Industry

Jun 10, 2020

Halal Certification applies to supplements and nutraceuticals industry as well. There are many components of a supplement product, that can be critical for Halal Certification. This week we spoke to Douglas Shull, the Manager and Co-owner of Vitalabs, Inc. - a leading nutraceuticals company based in Georgia, United States. In this blog we will explore together how Halal Certification brought value to his business.