WASHINGTON, DC (August 31 – September 3, 2012) — The Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA) and Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) will be organizing a panel on Animal Welfare in Islam & Current Industry Perspectives at 49th Annual ISNA Convention, August 31 – Sept. 3, 2012. The ISNA convention will be held at 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC. The speakers will include representatives from the food industry, animal welfare organizations, halal certification agencies, academia, and Islamic religious advisors from the Fiqh Council.

“From current cattle and poultry welfare standards to Islamic tenets on animal welfare, the panel is a great learning opportunity to clarify misconceptions and provide an in-depth, educated view of this very important topic,” said Dr. Muhammad M. Chaudry, president, IFANCA.

The presentation is open to all convention goers. Day passes are also available for those interested specifically in this panel.

IFANCA will be at the bazaar at booth number 914 for the entire duration to take questions from convention-goers. IFANCA halal-certified Kontos Foods Inc. and Cabot Creamery Co-operative will be sponsoring promotions at the booth.



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.