IFANCA Recognizes Amway as Company of the Year for Its Halal-Certified Nutrilite™ Products
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois (April 13, 2015) — The Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA®) named Amway as Company of the Year during the 2015 International Halal Food Conference for excellence in compliance and execution of halal-certified Nutrilite™ products in markets around the world.
Halal is the dietary standard of Muslims, and is an Arabic word meaning “lawful” or “permitted.” Halal certification is required to produce acceptable food and consumable products for halal consumers. According to IFANCA, the growing global market for halal-certified products is estimated at 1.6 billion Muslims as well as others who choose to eat halal products.
Amway Business Owners sell Nutrilite™ vitamin, mineral and plant-based dietary supplement products that are halal-certified in 11 markets: Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey and U.S.
One of the main goals of the Third Gulf Conference on the Halal Industry and Services is to work towards an integrated system for halal and overcome the gaps in halal product certification processes. The conference agenda touches on a wide range of industries besides food and beverage; they also feature sessions on cosmetics, medicine, and the feed industry.
Nutrilite™ exclusively by Amway is the world’s #1 selling brand of vitamins and dietary supplements* developed for personal daily vitamin and mineral nutrition, heart health, strong bones and weight management. Backed by 80 years of science and research, the Nutrilite team has perfected a proprietary “seed to supplement” practice to preserve quality and maximize the consistency, efficacy and safety of its products. The Nutrilite™ brand is the only global vitamin and mineral brand to grow, harvest and process plants on its own certified organic farms*, located in the United States, Mexico and Brazil. The Nutrilite Global Phytonutrient Report, commissioned by the Nutrilite Health Institute, provides an examination of global fruit and vegetable intake, availability and potential impacts on health. More information at: http://globalnews.amway.com/global-phytonutrient-report.
*Source: Euromonitor International Limited, www.euromonitor.com/amway-claims
Amway is a $10.8 billion direct selling business based in Ada, Michigan, USA. Top-selling brands for Amway are Nutrilite™ vitamin, mineral and dietary supplements, Artistry™ skincare and color cosmetics and eSpring™ water treatment systems — all sold exclusively by Amway Business Owners. Global sales in 2013 made Amway the #1 direct selling business in the world, according to the Direct Selling News 2014 Global 100. The company’s annual sales figure includes revenue from direct selling operations and other business holdings. For company news, visit globalnews.amway.com.
A nonprofit headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA) is a global leader in halal certification, consulting, and education. Featured in various media such as the Wall Street Journal, Prepared Foods, CNBC and CNN, IFANCA® has been promoting halal since 1982. IFANCA® was awarded the “Best Halal Related Service Provider Award” by the Halal Journal at the World Halal Forum 2007 and the Islamic Economy Award for Compliance and Standardization by the Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES®) 2013. IFANCA® is endorsed by many countries and organizations including MUI (Indonesia), JAKIM (Malaysia), MUIS (Singapore), and GSM (United Arab Emirates), and IFANCA® halal-certified products 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.