Aasalamu Alaikum

IFANCA is preparing for its 15th International Halal Food Conference to be held in Chicago from April 11 to 13, 2013. Normally an opportunity exclusive to IFANCA’s clients, this year’s conference will be open to all those interested in halal including companies, independent entrepreneurs and all other stakeholders.

It will give you the chance to learn and network with decision makers representing industries such as ingredients, packaged foods, food service products, personal care products, packaging materials and pharmaceuticals. In past years, we have had speakers from other countries and US government agencies such as the FDA and USDA attend, as well. Buyers, sellers and suppliers are most welcome, too.

IFANCA certifies thousands of companies and tens of thousands of products. In this issue we present a sample directory featuring some of our clients who make consumer products such as Abbott Nutrition®, Nutrilite® and Olympia Food Industries®. A complete list of our clients and halal certified products is at www.ifanca.org. For B2B needs, in 2013, we intend to have micro-websites specific to different markets and regions, featuring our halal certified products.

2013 is going to be an exciting year and we look forward to you joining our efforts to make halal a household name in North America.

Wishing you a Happy New Year.


Muhammad Munir Chaudry, president, IFANCA