TORONTO, Canada (August 13, 2009) — The Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA) reassures all consumers that Cargill’s Better Beef, Guelph plant continues its halal production and is certified halal by IFANCA. All meat sold as Better Beef Halal has been supervised and verified by IFANCA to be in conformity with the established zabiha slaughter procedures approved by Ulama according to Islamic dietary laws and guidelines.

IFANCA has implemented a rigorous verification and documentation system at all of its certified meat and food plants which is tested regularly.

IFANCA urges the consumers not to pay any heed to rumors spread by certain groups and individuals with vested interests to promote themselves at the expense of reputable organizations and businesses.

Muslim consumers are requested to contact IFANCA with their questions and concerns.

Toronto: 1.905.275.0477 Haider Khattak
Chicago: 1.847.993.0040 Syed Farhat Quadri