IFANCA Certified Company News
Halal Consumer Magazine
Carole Ogus, 34 years ago was a fulltime schoolteacher. Her husband, Michael was an architect. Michael had a client who asked him if he knew someone who could make a cheesecake. Carole was an excellent baker, and that’s how it started. Within 6 months of making cheesecakes for the first restaurant, she had 6 more restaurants as clients. The business grew, and after one year she quit teaching and opened a bakery.
Carole’s Cheesecake now employs 35 people, produces over 160 products and ships coast to coast in Canada. She has exported to many different countries – the USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, the UK, the Caribbean, South Africa and Russia. Interested distributors in the US, can contact the company for details.
Carole has won a number of National Awards for her products, has appeared numerous times on TV and has been a lecturer in Entrepreneurial business courses at York University and the University of Toronto. Many publications have carried articles on Carole’s Cheesecake. She is now in the process of opening a new concept under the banner Carole’s Cheesecake Café, which will serve Halal food.
IFANCA-certified Tahitian Noni International, Utah, are the makers of Noni juice, which comes from an ancient plant called Morinda citrifolia. The Noni tree is native to Tahiti and is around 2000 years old. All its parts are useful and beneficial for various health reasons.
The traditional Polynesians pick the noni before it is fully ripe and place it in a jar in direct sunlight. When fully ripe, the noni is mashed into a puree and the juice is extracted through a cloth.
Noni fruit grows only in the wild and must be harvested in the wild. For people who are not used to the fruit, it has a slightly objectionable taste, that the processors were able to overcome using only natural fruit juices. It is necessary to harvest Morinda fruit at the correct stage of maturity in order to maintain the quality of the juice. The harvested fruit must be handled properly to preserve the maximum potency
IFANCA-certified Nutrilite is a brand of vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements and is the official supplement for the Chinese Olympic Team for years 2000, 2004 and 2008.
It is currently manufactured by Access Business Group at its facilities in California.
Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell, the current joint World Record holder in the 100-meter sprint, is their global brand spokesperson. Asafa credits Nutrilite supplements with helping him overcome low energy levels in 2005. He began taking the supplements three months before he broke the world record.
In the nutrient and health food category, Nutrilite won “Platinum” awards in Malaysia and “Gold Awards” in Taiwan, Thailand, and Asia overall in the 2006 Reader’s Digest “Trusted Brands of Asia” survey
Nutrilite’s vitamin and mineral products are distributed exclusively by Quixtar Affiliates known as Independent Business Owners (IBO) in over 92 countries worldwide. The products are also promoted by multilevel marketing companies such as Amway, which, like Access Business Group, are subsidiaries of Alticor. The Nutrilite brand is also known as Nutriway for its vitamin, mineral and dietary supplement brands in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand. Nutrilite claims to be the only global vitamin and mineral brand to grow, harvest and process plants on their own certified organic farms. Nutrilite farming techniques include soil solarization, an integrated pest management system and utilizes sustainable agricultural production systems.
Ricos, known as the “Originators of Concession Nachos”, offers IFANCA-certified products. Ricos fried tortillas with cheese and jalapenos were first introduced at a baseball game in Texas in 1977. Since their launch, Nachos have become a staple at sports games everywhere.
IFANCA-certified Round Nacho Chips (sold retail in Singapore in a 16 oz bag) and Hot N’ Easy Nacho Cheddar Sauce (sold for foodservice in Singapore in 4-110 oz bags) are sure to be crowd-pleasers. Ricos also offers marketing support in the form of posters and displays for foodservice customers, and their website, www.ricos.com, is packed with recipes.
Delicious Big Train drink mixes are IFANCA-certified! With a wide variety of Blended Ice Coffee mixes, as well as Hot Cocoa, and decadent low-carb favorites, there is a flavor for each season and every taste! Big Train Hot Cocoa is perfect for cold winter evenings. Also, try adding to water and swirl into drinks or drizzle over ice cream. For a cool buzz, Big Train’s Blended Ice Coffees are a quick and trendy alternative to your morning brew. Simply blend a few scoops with your choice of coffee, milk or water.
* Big Train recommends nonfat milk