YINCHUAN NINGXIA, China (September 11 – 17, 2012 ) — Dr. Sabir Ali, plant auditor, IFANCA, recently spoke at the 2012 China (Ningxia) International Investment and Trade Fair & the 3rd China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum organized by the Chinese Provincial Govt. His presentation covered details that defined halal and provided requirements for halal certification. Besides discussing technical details related to food science, he also shared information on food safety requirements and market opportunities for halal-certified products. “The interest in the subject and attendance by representatives of such varied nations was indicative of the reach halal has globally. Halal truly is a global business phenomenon,” said Dr. Ali. Other speakers represented China’s Central and Provincial Government, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Australia, and Taiwan.



Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA®) is one of the world’s leading and well-respected not-for-profit halal certification organizations. Featured in various media such as the Wall Street Journal, Prepared Foods, CNBC, and CNN, IFANCA® has been promoting halal since 1982. IFANCA® was recognized in the “Best Halal Related Service Provider Award” by the Halal Journal at World Halal Forum 2007. IFANCA® certified halal products are recognized by Indonesia (MUI), Malaysia (JAKIM), Singapore (MUIS), and the United Arab Emirates (GSM) and are sold in nearly every country of the world. IFANCA’s halal certification expertise covers all food industry categories. For more information about IFANCA®, visit www.ifanca.org.