Decades ago, halal certification was provided by individuals on a part-time basis and by marketers/exporters actually certifying themselves (self-certification).
Over the years, importing countries demanded more control and began approving specific plants (meat, poultry, egg, dairy) and recognizing specific halal certification bodies (HCBs).
Only product from those approved plants would be allowed to enter the country and only halal certificates from those recognized HCBs would be accepted. This led to the development
of organized halal certification bodies around the world. Recently, accreditation bodies began forming to further qualify the HCBs by requiring them to have clear written procedures
for how they perform the halal certification. The accreditation bodies would audit the HCBs to assess compliance with the written procedures. HCBs would be required to document what
they do, how they do it, and how they address noncompliance with the procedures. The accreditation bodies followed the methodology developed by the International Standards Organization.
We are now witnessing the combination of accreditation and recognition based on competence and credibility.
This conference will bring the accreditation organizations and the recognition bodies together along with the industry to discuss how best to implement both schemes. Industry is well
versed in quality management and can easily adapt halal into existing quality management systems. As this implementation evolves, the next step will be to develop a system of checking
compliance so the HCBs perform according to the schemes they were accredited.
Come join in the conversation that will develop a robust halal certification and compliance system so you will be prepared for the future of the halal economy.
Who should attend?
You will want to attend this conference if you are a manufacturer, marketer, distributor, importer, exporter, regulator, or educator, and are currently a part of the halal economy or
are evaluating the benefits of the halal economy for your business.
*IFANCA Certified Companies only. Others please contact Grace at Grace@ifanca.org.
Special room rates available until March 20, 2017. Click on the link to reserve your rooms:
(Complimentary 24 hour shuttle bus available to and from O'Hare International Airport.)
For more information contact Grace Tjahjono at Grace@ifanca.org. or +1 847.993.0034 ext 208
Abdulla A. Al Maeeni
Director General, Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA), UAE
Director General, Emirates International Accreditation Center (EAIC)/Formerly DAC, UAE
Founder & CEO, Halal Development Council, UAE
Donald L. Sgontz Jr.
Manager Halal/Kosher Programs, Abbott Nutrition, USA
Editor, Thomson Reuters, UAE
Faqir Muhammad Anjum
Vice Chancellor, University of Gambia, Gambia
Haroon U B Latif
Growth Strategy Research & Advisory, DinarStandard, USA
Grand Mufti and President of Islamic Community, Croatia
Technical Director, Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA), USA
Jonathan A.J. Wilson
Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Richmond American University, UK
Sr. Manager Global Religious Compliance, Firmenich, USA
Lotfi Ben Said
Asst. Sec. General, Standard & Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC), Turkey
Director, LPPOM - MUI; and President of World Halal Food Council (WHFC), Indonesia
M. Radwan Mardini
Religious Advisor, Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA), USA
Director, Global Certification, Cargill Inc., USA
Mary Anne Jackson
President and Founder, My Own Meals, US
Mian Nadeem Riaz
Research Scientist Director - Food Protein R & D Center, Texas A&M University, USA
Accreditation Officer II, American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), USA
Muhammad M. Chaudry
President and CEO, Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA), USA
Assistant Head, Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS), Singapore
Nabil bin Ameen Molla
Secretary General, GCC Standardization Organization, Saudi Arabia
Halal Coordinator, Symrise AG, Germany
President & CEO, Q Gray & Associates, USA
CEO, DinarStandard, USA
Reinaldo B. Figueiredo
Sr. Program Director Product/Process/Services Accreditation Programs,
American National Standards Institute (ANSI), USA
Executive Director, University of Chicago Dining Services, USA
Saeed A. Hayek
Technical Expert/Auditor, Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA), USA
Chairman, Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Pakistan
Director Halal Hub Division, Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM), Malaysia
Sr. Director Customer Quality Management, DSM Nutritional Products Ltd., Switzerland
Regional Quality Assurance Manager, DO & CO New York/Chicago Catering, Inc., USA
Willian H. Kurtis
Founder, Tallgrass Beef Company LLC, USA
Founder Director, Halal Science Center Chulalongkorn University, Thailand