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Haider Khattak received his Masters in Science (Hons) in Food Science & Technology from NWFP Agricultural University, Peshawar, Pakistan, in 1998 and received his Ph.D. in Sensory Science from The Royal Veterinary & Agricultural University, Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2000. He has been working with IFANCA since 2001, first as a Food Scientist, and more recently as a halal auditor with IFANCA Canada. He speaks Urdu, Pushto, Punjabi, English, Hindi, and Sraiki. He is a contributing writer for Halal Consumer magazine and e-Halal Digest.
Dr. Mujahid Masood has been with IFANCA as an inspector for clients in the USA since October 2003. He has his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Food Technology, from the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. He earned his Ph.D from Mississippi State University in Food Science, in 1993. Dr. Masood has been published in various industry journals in the U.S. and has made presentations at various conferences on halal certification and halal products. He also writes for e-Halal Digest.
Zeeshan Sadek has been a full time Halal Auditor with IFANCA since Jan 2004. He is responsible for client audits of both new and existing IFANCA-certified companies. He compiles inspection reports for companies visited and is responsible for following up on all invoices, organizing the IFANCA booth for various national food shows, and is the back-up person for any office related activities such as product reviews, issuing certificates, contacting new companies, and new company and product entries into the database. Languages spoken include English, Malay, Indonesian, Urdu, Punjabi. He is a contributing writer for Halal Consumer magazine and e-Halal Digest.
Saad Asrar received his Masters in Food Microbiology from Purdue University, Department of Food Science, in Dec. of 2002. His Bachelors degree is in Chemistry. He has been with IFANCA since March 2004, and is responsible for reviewing products for halal food certification. Besides English, he speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is a contributing writer for Halal Consumer magazine and e-Halal Digest.
Suzann Audi joined IFANCA in 2006, where she is responsible for product and ingredient review. She earned a B.S. in Feed Science and Management in the Grain Science department, and an M.S. in Food Science, specializing in toxicology and food chemistry, both from Kansas State University. Previous to joining IFANCA, Suzann taught Chemistry and Food Chemistry courses at KSU as well as surrounding colleges. In her spare time, Suzann enjoys being involved with events at her local masjid. She is a contributing writer for Halal Consumer magazine and e-Halal Digest.