Nutritional Labeling – Different Strokes

Aug 4, 2022

More and more, consumers are looking at labels. This is particularly true for halal consumers who gloss over the nutrition labels printed on the products packaging so that they can understand what they are buying and consuming.

Restaurant Franchising and Halal Certification

Jul 28, 2022

International restaurant brand franchising can be very rewarding for both the franchisee and the franchisor. The franchisor gains access to growing international markets and the franchisee gets a known brand and a recipe for financial success.

Influencers and Halal Brand Ambassadors

Jul 21, 2022

Influencer marketing is like word-of-mouth advertising. The influencer will promote a brand in his or her field, and the loyal followers will purchase. If the right influencer promotes the right product to the right audience, it’s a win-win for all concerned. Influencers typically have a niche like for example beauty, fashion, food, sports, media, toys, travel, money, or parenting.

11 Sample Halal Restaurants in the USA

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.

10 Halal Foods Mentioned in the Holy Qur'an

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.

What Did People Do Before Halal Certification?

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.

The Anime Inspired Asian Noodle Craze

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.

What are Halal Sausage Casings?

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.

Halal and Non-Edible Animals Goods

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.

Mistakes to Avoid as a Halal-Certified Business

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.

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