Explore the History of Halal Consumer Magazine
From its inception, IFANCA educational programs have served consumers with information on Halal; nutrition; food trends and health issues. In 1982 IFANCA began issuing The Islamic Perspective©, a newspaper styled publication covering IFANCA certification procedures; halal dietary requirements; health related issues and more. In 1988 The Islamic Perspective changed to a magazine style publication and introduced color. And in 2000, The Islamic Perspective evolved into Halal Consumer magazine©, the glossy, color magazine you see today. Publication evolved from the tedious cutting and pasting of printed material to the current electronic production methods. And circulation increased from 5,000 copies per issue to about 30,000 copies per issue today, plus many more thousand viewers of its electronic version on our web site, www.ifanca.org.
Through this evolution, consumers have become savvier and more involved in the development of food products. Origin and source of critical ingredients; genetically modified organisms; hormone and antibiotic free (organic) farming; and calories content are but a few of the current concerns among consumers. Halal Consumer magazine will continue to bring you articles addressing these and other issues of concern, as well as healthy and yummy recipes, and the latest news on halal developments.
t is you, the consumer, that has made these publications a success and we want to thank you for your support. Please continue to send us your ideas and do continue to let the food producers and marketers know your preference for halal products.