QUEZON CITY, Philippines (July 3, 2012) — The National Commission for Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA) and SAHL International Pte. Ltd. of Singapore to further promote the halal industry in the Philippines. NCMF Secretary Mehol K. Sadain, Dr. Muhammad M. Chaudry, president of IFANCA, and Shahlan Hairalah of SAHL International were the signatories.

“The partnership will open doors to collaboration and will further boost activity in the halal industry in the Philippines. We welcome this opportunity and look forward to working together,” said Dr. Chaudry.



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.