Apr 7, 2022
For decades, companies in the agricultural, food, and beverage sectors have been looking for processes to improve animal health and welfare. One of the problems encountered by food processors and restaurant concepts is within the supply chain. Retailers and even wholesalers are often many levels removed from the purchaser of meat, poultry and dairy products.
Mar 31, 2022
According to the USDA consumer price index, meat prices are up by 7.5%, seafood by 5% and eggs by 4% on average. The USDA expects food prices to increase in 2022 and does not expect income and wages to keep up with inflation.
Mar 24, 2022
ISA certifies many Halal certified contract manufacturers across the USA and these third party copackers, packagers and contract / toll manufacturers can benefit from the great potential it creates to produce for multiple different companies needing their specialized production expertise with the additional specific capability of following Halal international standards and compliance requirements.
Mar 17, 2022
The best way to ensure that there are no pig parts in food or other consumable products is to look for a Halal certification logo mark. ISA certifies manufacturers of both consumable and non-consumable products when they meet compliant Halal standards. We do this with the utmost care to ensure that our customers have the information they need to make informed Halal decisions.
Mar 10, 2022
Halal certified products contribute to clean living by verifying that there are either no animal products in processed foods, or there are animal products that meet Halal standards. In addition, other ingredients besides animal products are certified if and when they meet Islamic dietary requirements.
Mar 3, 2022
People who have resolved to shed a few extra pounds gained during the pandemic or over the holidays, will often choose to go on prescribed and scheduled diet plans. The most popular diet plans in the world are Paleo, Keto, Whole Foods, Intermittent and Mediterranean Diets. These diets have a world-wide following amongst consumers.
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.
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.
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.
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.