ISA COVID-19 Statement
Oct 5, 2021
Two organizations that certify kosher and halal foods — Islamic Services of America and Orthodox Union Kosher agency — have indicated that Impossible Pork is problematic, even if its ingredients meet their strict standards.
Sep 20, 2021
There were 156 participants from 84 foreign Halal certification bodies (FHCBs) and 48 countries in attendance for the JAKIM Halal Certification Bodies Virtual Conference held on Thursday September 8, 2021. Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM) is Malaysia’s Halal governing body.
May 20, 2021
“We are proud of our partnership with Beyond Meat’s corporate headquarters in the USA and for their confidence in entrusting ISA to lead their global Halal program,” says Timothy M. Hyatt, Vice President of ISA. “As one of their Halal certifiers for the past two years, we look forward to their continuing success and a long-lasting relationship.”
May 12, 2021
According to Timothy Hyatt, Vice President of Islamic Services of America, a/k/a ISA, which works with hundreds of companies, limited ethyl alcohols as carriers, solvents and processing aids are permissible based for their residual levels, typically about 0.1% or 0.5% in finished products. Some Islamic schools of thought prohibit all alcohol, even those not connected to intoxicating beverages. An agency that follows this standard would not permit alcohol in any form.
Apr 20, 2021
Tim began with ISA in 2010 and has since managed multiple aspects of the business. In his new role, he will focus on the company’s continued presence and efforts with business growth and development initiatives, international Halal governing bodies and overall presence as a globally recognized North American Halal certifier.
Apr 9, 2021
In the U.S., certification organizations such as USA Halal Chamber of Commerce and Islamic Services of America check that foods and products claiming to be produced with halal practices meet the requirements. Once a product is certified, its maker affixes a compliance symbol on the packaging. Please click the link to read more: https://share.america.gov/american-muslims-can-depend-halal-food/
Sep 11, 2020
As a presenter during the Halal Research Council's "Potential of Halal Industry" webinar on Friday Sept 18, Timothy M. Hyatt will discuss "Providing Value Added Service to Halal Certification."
Sep 4, 2020
Senior Halal QA Auditors Yasser Khater and Idaver Ejupi represented Islamic Services of America (ISA) during this important webinar from the Indonesia Halal Training & Education Center on the topic of Halal requirements for the global cosmetics industry.
Sep 3, 2020
ISA and its Canadian sister partner Halal Montreal Certification Authority have been participating this week in the Halal Certification Bodies Virtual Conference 2020. This is the first virtual version of the annual JAKIM Halal Certification Bodies Conference normally attended by select global JAKIM accredited Halal certifiers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Aug 31, 2020
ISA's belief to serve the community has been reflected in recent post Derecho donations to BBBS. “Big Brothers Big Sisters is deeply grateful to Islamic Services of America (ISA) for their support in feeding families,” said Linda Henecke, agency CEO. “Our staff are connecting with each of the 400 families we serve and learning their needs. With this partnership, we’ll deliver meals to 100 families who are hurting.”