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Noni® Juice – To Go

Halal Digest Header March 2007
ISSN 1533-3361
ASSALAAMU ALAIKUM WA RAHMATULLAH
Alhamdulillah was-salatu was-salaamu 'ala rasoolillah. All thanks and praise is to ALLAH, Subhanahu wa ta'ala, and we ask that HIS blessings and peace be upon HIS Messenger, Muhammad, salla ALLAHu alaihi wa sallam. end of article
IN THIS ISSUE
IFANCA Certified Company News
IFANCA Happenings
Shopper's Guide
From The IFANCA Mail Bag
Write Your Food Manufacturers' To Go Halal
New IFANCA Halal Certified Companies
Advertise in Halal Consumer© Magazine

IFANCA Certified Company News

 

Noni® Juice – To Go
By Suzann Audi

In recent year Noni juice has become a popular nutritional drink in Southeast Asia. Noni juice comes from a knotty, tropical fruit about the size a potato and is only found in the South Pacific. Tahitian Noni Juice supports the immune system, delivers superior antioxidants that help rid the body of harmful free radicals, increases energy, and allows greater physical performance levels, says Tropical Resources. Not all noni juices, however, are the same. Lesser quality Noni juices are made by using poor quality noni fruits, and diluting it with water or other juices. However, you can be rest assured that you are getting the best quality, when consuming IFANCA certified Tahitian Noni Juice produced by Tropical Resources, Inc. based in Provo, Utah. The juice has other advantages as claimed by Christopher Scott, an renowned athlete from Queensland: "I started drinking Tahitian Noni Juice six weeks prior to going to Europe for a ten week period to compete at two International competitions. Taking a supply of Tahitian Noni Juice with me helped me prevent the usual troubles with jet lag and prevented me from becoming ill while training at a high intensity in varied climates." In recent year Noni juice has become a popular nutritional drink in Southeast Asia. Noni juice comes from a knotty, tropical fruit about the size a potato and is only found in the South Pacific. Tahitian Noni Juice supports the immune system, delivers superior antioxidants that help rid the body of harmful free radicals, increases energy, and allows greater physical performance levels, says Tropical Resources. Not all noni juices, however, are the same. Lesser quality Noni juices are made by using poor quality noni fruits, and diluting it with water or other juices.

However, you can be rest assured that you are getting the best quality, when consuming IFANCA certified Tahitian Noni Juice produced by Tropical Resources, Inc. based in Provo, Utah. The juice has other advantages as claimed by Christopher Scott, an renowned athlete from Queensland: "I started drinking Tahitian Noni Juice six weeks prior to going to Europe for a ten week period to compete at two International competitions. Taking a supply of Tahitian Noni Juice with me helped me prevent the usual troubles with jet lag and prevented me from becoming ill while training at a high intensity in varied climates." end of article


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IFANCA Happenings

 

The 9th International Halal Food Conference

Join Us In Chicago, Illinois for the 9th International Halal Food Conference. The conference theme is: Opportunities in the World Halal Food Trade. The International Halal Food Conference is the only place to meet with companies from around the world and discuss and discover the keys to trading, marketing, and certification of Halal foods. Professionals in halal certification will be on hand to answer your questions and to discuss the needs of the Halal market. Guest speakers will discuss issues important to international Halal food trade. Topics include all aspects of Halal certification, trade, and marketing. Join Us In Chicago, Illinois for the 9th International Halal Food Conference.

The conference theme is:

 

Opportunities in the World Halal Food Trade

The International Halal Food Conference is the only place to meet with companies from around the world and discuss and discover the keys to trading, marketing, and certification of Halal foods. Professionals in halal certification will be on hand to answer your questions and to discuss the needs of the Halal market. Guest speakers will discuss issues important to international Halal food trade. Topics include all aspects of Halal certification, trade, and marketing.

Venue: Holiday Inn – Skokie Banquet and Conference Center
5300 W. Touhy Avenue
Skokie, IL 60077
Tel: 1-847-679-8900
Dates: Saturday, April 21-Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Int’l Delegates Meeting:     April 21
Banquet Dinner: April 22
Halal Conference: April 23-24
Registration Fees: Registration Category
IFANCA Client Companies     $400
Students and Faculty $200*
Others $600
* students require faculty signature
Note: registration fee includes banquet dinner

For hotel reservations by phone, please call: 866-750-3369, and use code: Halal Food Conference or visit www.skokieconference.com/halalfoodconference.

For more information, please contact:
Suzann Audi
Tel: 847-993-0034 extentsion 212
Fax: 847-993-0038
Email: HalalConf@gmail.com

For the conference registration form, click below on the preferred format:
Mail in or fax in form in Abobe pdf format (104kb).
Mail in or fax in form in Microsoft Word format (39kb).
Email form in Adobe pdf format (1430kb).
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Shopper's Guide

This guide is intended to help Muslim consumers select acceptable food products in the supermarket. Products contain many ingredients in varying quantities, including trace amounts of haram or questionable ingredients. The ingredients listed here are the more common ones that must be avoided or investigated before consumption. This is not a comprehensive list: HARAM / AVOID: These are ingredients that are unquestionably haram and are found in large percentages within a product. Examples are lard, which is 100% pork fat, or gin, which is hard liquor (alcoholic beverage). Muslims should not even buy these products for others. MUSHBOOH / INVESTIGATE FURTHER: These ingredients are used in small quantities and may contain components that mainly come from haram animals or alcohol, or Halal animals that haven’t been Islamically slaughtered. Examples include whey, a dairy product, which is the liquid left after making cheese and cheese which may be made with enzymes from pork, calf, goat or microorganisms. It is the responsibility of every Muslim to eat pure (Halal) foods. With the complexity of food manufacturing, it is difficult for the Muslim consumer to determine the appropriateness of many food products. We hope this guide will serve as a handy tool for verifying the acceptability of food products. For more information, please visit our Web site at WWW.IFANCA.ORG, call us at 1-877-HALAL-23 (for North America only) or contact the manufacturer of the food product to find the source of the ingredient. Of course, there is no substitute for authentic, certified Halal products. HARAM / AVOID THESE PRODUCTS: Bacon, Bacon Bits, Beer, Ethyl Alcohol, Gin, Ham, Hydrolyzed Animal Protein, Hydrolyzed Porcine Collagen, Lard, Pork, Rum, Scotch, Vodka, Whiskey, Wine. MASHBOOH - QUESTIONABLE: INVESTIGATE THESE PRODUCTS: Artificial & Natural Colorings, Artificial & Natural Flavorings, Calcium Stearoyl Lactylate, Enzymes, Fatty Acids, Gelatin, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Gum Base, Hydrolyzed Bovine Collagen, Lactylated Fatty Acid Esters, Magnesium Stearate, Mono & Di-glycerides, Phospholipids, Polysorbates, Potassium Stearate, Propylene Glycol Monostearate, Shortening, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Stearate, Softeners, Sorbitan Monostearate, Stearic Acid, Stearoyl Lactylate, Tallow, Whey. This guide is intended to help Muslim consumers select acceptable food products in the supermarket. Products contain many ingredients in varying quantities, including trace amounts of haram or questionable ingredients. The ingredients listed here are the more common ones that must be avoided or investigated before consumption. This is not a comprehensive list:

HARAM / AVOID: These are ingredients that are unquestionably haram and are found in large percentages within a product. Examples are lard, which is 100% pork fat, or gin, which is hard liquor (alcoholic beverage). Muslims should not even buy these products for others.

MUSHBOOH / INVESTIGATE FURTHER: These ingredients are used in small quantities and may contain components that mainly come from haram animals or alcohol, or Halal animals that haven’t been Islamically slaughtered. Examples include whey, a dairy product, which is the liquid left after making cheese and cheese which may be made with enzymes from pork, calf, goat or microorganisms.

It is the responsibility of every Muslim to eat pure (Halal) foods. With the complexity of food manufacturing, it is difficult for the Muslim consumer to determine the appropriateness of many food products. We hope this guide will serve as a handy tool for verifying the acceptability of food products. For more information, please visit our Web site at WWW.IFANCA.ORG, call us at 1-877-HALAL-23 (for North America only) or contact the manufacturer of the food product to find the source of the ingredient. Of course, there is no substitute for authentic, certified Halal products.

HARAM / AVOID THESE PRODUCTS:

  • Bacon
  • Bacon Bits
  • Beer
  • Ethyl Alcohol
  • Gin
  • Ham
  • Hydrolyzed Animal Protein
  • Hydrolyzed Porcine Collagen
  • Lard
  • Pork
  • Rum
  • Scotch
  • Vodka
  • Whiskey
  • Wine
MASHBOOH - QUESTIONABLE: INVESTIGATE THESE PRODUCTS:
  • Artificial & Natural Colorings
  • Artificial & Natural Flavorings
  • Calcium Stearoyl Lactylate
  • Enzymes
  • Fatty Acids
  • Gelatin
  • Glycerin
  • Glyceryl Stearate
  • Gum Base
  • Hydrolyzed Bovine Collagen
  • Lactylated Fatty Acid Esters
  • Magnesium Stearate
  • Mono & Di-glycerides
  • Phospholipids
  • Polysorbates
  • Potassium Stearate
  • Propylene Glycol Monostearate
  • Shortening
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  • Sodium Stearate
  • Softeners
  • Sorbitan Monostearate
  • Stearic Acid
  • Stearoyl Lactylate
  • Tallow
  • Whey
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From the IFANCA Mail Bag

Dear Dr. Chaudry, It was with a great amount of pleasure that I saw the article about tea in latest issue of Halal Consumer. It was very well written information about tea and we are all much honored that you chose to illustrate the article with pictures of our teas. We are very pleased to be working with IFANCA and look forward to a long relationship of supplying your consumers with healthful great tasting products. Dan Schweiker, China Mist Brand Tea Dear Dr. Chaudry,

It was with a great amount of pleasure that I saw the article about tea in latest issue of Halal Consumer. It was very well written information about tea and we are all much honored that you chose to illustrate the article with pictures of our teas. We are very pleased to be working with IFANCA and look forward to a long relationship of supplying your consumers with healthful great tasting products.

Dan Schweiker
China Mist Brand Tea end of article


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Write To Your Food Manufacturers' To Go Halal

 

By Suzann Audi

IFANCA frequently receives emails and phone calls from consumers, inquiring about the Halal status of food service and retail food products. The variety of food products in our supermarkets can be mind-boggling. However, very few are currently Halal certified, and many of them may contain non-Halal ingredients. IFANCA does not gather or keep information about the products that are not Halal certified by it. Rather than contacting IFANCA you should contact the manufacturers of a product and inquire whether or not their product is Halal. You may write, call or email the company's customer service department. Every product carries an address, and most companies these days have a website with their contact information. Add this challenge to your agenda for 2007! IFANCA frequently receives emails and phone calls from consumers, inquiring about the Halal status of food service and retail food products. The variety of food products in our supermarkets can be mind-boggling. However, very few are currently Halal certified, and many of them may contain non-Halal ingredients. IFANCA does not gather or keep information about the products that are not Halal certified by it. Rather than contacting IFANCA you should contact the manufacturers of a product and inquire whether or not their product is Halal. You may write, call or email the company's customer service department. Every product carries an address, and most companies these days have a website with their contact information. Add this challenge to your agenda for 2007!end of article


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NEW IFANCA HALAL CERTIFIED COMPANIES
Companies and LocationDescription of Halal Certified ProductsMarket
Love and Quiches Desserts, USA Top Shelf Bakery Products and Gourmet Quiche foodservice
MGP Ingredients, USA Wheat Starches and Wheat Proteins industry
Suzhou Capsugel, China Vcaps industry
X-Café, LLC, USA Coffee Extracts industry
Yantai Andre Pectin, China Pectin industry
Zhanjiang AsiaWin Foods, China Canned Fruits industry
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Advertise in the Halal Consumer© Magazine

Halal Consumer Magazine reaches 40,000 Muslim families and organizations in the US and abroad. Advertising rates in the Halal Consumer Magazine: Full Page Internal, $1,300; Inside Cover, $1,500; Half Page Horizontal/ Vertical, $ 700; Quarter Page, $ 400. Deadline for Summer Issue: April 30, 2007. For art work requirements, please contact Naazish YarKhan at naazishyarkhan@gmail.com, with "HC Advertisin" Halal Consumer Magazine reaches 40,000 Muslim families and organizations in the US and abroad.

Advertising rates in the Halal Consumer Magazine!

Full Page Internal   $1,300
Inside Cover   $1,500
Half Page Horizontal/ Vertical   $ 700
Quarter Page   $ 400

Deadline for Summer Issue: April 30, 2007

For art work requirements, please contact Naazish YarKhan at naazishyarkhan@gmail.com, with "HC Advertising" in your subject line.

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