ROSEMONT, Illinois (April 18, 2017) — Novozymes has been selected as the Company of the Year – Industry Products by the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA®). The award recognizes Novozymes’ long-standing commitment to halal compliance and providing halal-certified products for the manufacturing industry.

Jes Knudsen, Novozymes’ Senior Manager, accepted the award on Novozymes’ behalf at a banquet during IFANCA’s 19th International Halal Food Conference in the Chicago suburbs.

The growing halal industry is no secret with revenue from halal-certified food and beverage products estimated to be $415 billion (2015). IFANCA and Novozymes technical teams have developed a close working relationship for reviewing and approving all products that will be halal certified.

“We are pleased to recognize Novozymes for their commitment to halal compliance and implementation,” said President and CEO of IFANCA Dr. Muhammad Munir Chaudry. “Their line of products is a wonderful testament to the growing halal industry and customers seeking halal certified products.”

“We are honored to receive this recognition and appreciate the support of an organization such as IFANCA,” Novozymes Jes Knudsen, senior manager. “We believe the halal industry is an important one to value and prioritize as a business.”



A nonprofit headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA®) is a global leader in halal certification 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


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