Super Taste with IFANCA Halal-Certified Super-Pufft

IFANCA halal-certified Super-Pufft Snacks Corp. is the store brand manufacturer of choice for potato chips for North America’s largest retailers. Their secret to such great quality chips? The potatoes are processed the very day they are received. Super-Pufft is also the largest manufacturer of store brand popcorn in Canada. Whether it is cheddar cheese popcorn, white butter flavored popcorn, or caramel corn in tubs or bags, you can be sure that Super-Pufft produces the very best. Serve these with Citrus Farms Apple Juice, or Citrus Punch and you have the beginnings of a party!

Of their 60 years in business, Mr. Yahya Abbas, President and CEO, says: “I am proud of the company we have created and the products we produce. We offer imaginative recipes made with the finest ingredients. We acquire technologies ahead of the marketplace and take measured risks to generate big ideas. We make our customers bottom line our bottom line.”

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IFANCA Certified Wonderful Pomegranate Juice Speeds Recovery Time and Reduces Muscle Pain After Strenuous Exercise

You’ve seen it in grocery stores and you’ve heard about the many benefits of pomegranates and pomegranate juice. Now, POM Wonderful, the 100% pomegranate juice product, is also halal certified by IFANCA. According to a media statement by the company, “research released in March indicates that the antioxidants found in Wonderful variety of pomegranates can speed muscle recovery while reducing the soreness that often follows intense physical activity. The study, conducted at the University of Texas at Austin and published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, is the first to link the daily intake of polyphenol antioxidants from Wonderful variety pomegranates with a boost in exercise performance.

The placebo-controlled, double-blind crossover study showed that when the research subjects consumed a daily dose of POMx, a highly concentrated source of pomegranate polyphenol antioxidants, they experienced over 30% less strength loss as well as 28% less muscle soreness compared to the group using a placebo.

POM Wonderful exclusively grows Wonderful pomegranates, known for their sweet-tart taste and high concentration of polyphenol antioxidants. The company uses its fresh pomegranates to extract POMx, which contains a super-potent concentration of the same polyphenol antioxidants found in POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice. POMx allows POM Wonderful to deliver the benefits of pomegranate polyphenol antioxidants in an assortment of all-natural, premium products that appeal to a wide range of health-conscious consumers. Through its proprietary technology, POM Wonderful is the only company able to extract the full benefits of polyphenol antioxidants from its pomegranates.


Cargill Better Beef Meets IFANCA Halal Certification Standards

The Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA) confirms that Better Beef conforms to IFANCA halal criteria. IFANCA has developed a very stringent and independently verifiable halal authentication system that has been approved by a team of Islamic scholars and scientists. This system is implemented in all IFANCA halal-certified plants. IFANCA’s slaughter methods are as close as practically possible to the traditional Islamic method of slaughter, while also meeting Canadian food safety requirements. Slaughter men are trained and instructed ensuring that Cargill/Better Beef is halal and zabiha. The company has been halal-certified for over 10 years by IFANCA.


IFANCA Clients Abbott & Pfizer Make It to Working Mother’s Top 10 & Top 100 Companies List, Respectively

In its October 2009 issue, Working Mother magazine once again featured IFANCA Client Abbott as one of the ‘Top 10’ companies on the prestigious ‘Working Mother 100 Best’ list honoring companies for providing a family-friendly workplace. This is the fifth time that Abbott has been named one of the ‘Top 10’ companies, and the ninth consecutive year that it has been on the broader ‘100 Best’ list.

Pfizer Inc., also an IFANCA client, was amongst the ‘100 Best’ companies named by Working Mother in the same issue, for its commitment to family-friendly benefits.

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IFANCA Halal-Certified Hamida Pharma Products Created with B.E.E. Technology

B.E.E. ® (Bio-Enhanced Extraction) is a proprietary, patent-pending manufacturing method used by Hamida Pharma, in its production of nutritional supplements. B.E.E. comprises a three-step process of purification, isolation/extraction and bio-enhancement from bioactive parts of plants that have been determined to be the most beneficial for people. B.E.E. ® is not just an extraction method nor is it just a chemical process, rather it is a combination of molecular biology and other scientific technologies.

According to the IFANCA halal certified company Hamida Pharma, “B.E.E. ® preserves the active ingredients in the herbs through proprietary micro-nizing technique while most traditional methods expose the herbs to high temperatures and pressures, which can destroy or severely damage the active ingredients. The B.E.E. ® process does not expose the raw material to very high pressures or temperatures. That is what helps ensure that the products are fast acting, safe and effective.” The results of the toxicity studies are outlined in detail at

However, all supplements should be taken only after consulting a doctor, especially when prescription medicines are being used. A list of all Hamida Pharma IFANCA certified products are at


Mead Johnson Now Using Green Technology to Power Facility

Mead Johnson & Company, whose products for Asia are certified as halal by IFANCA, has adopted green technology with its choice to use landfill gas to meet a significant portion of its energy needs at the company’s manufacturing facility in Evansville, Indiana. Launched in June 2009, this project is the first of its kind for Mead Johnson and in the city of Evansville, and uses “green” technology that has been proven safe and reliable.

The project has an estimated capacity to reduce net carbon dioxide greenhouse gas emissions by 24,000 metric tons per year, which is equivalent to removing greenhouse gas emissions from 4,400 passenger vehicles annually.

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IFANCA Halal-Certified Lang’s Chocolates – Perfect Corporate Gift

IFANCA halal-certified Lang’s Chocolates make perfect corporate gifts at Eid and other holidays as businesses can offer them with their logos via silk-screening on chocolate. Alcohol is not used as a processing aid. Now also sold on, customers have posted rave reviews – “The chocolate cordial cups arrived well protected and were in perfect shape” and “Excellent company to do business with. I plan to shop with them again. The product was wonderful.” Check out their website at


Tom’s of Maine and USANA Help Their Communities

IFANCA client, Tom’s of Maine, is known for its natural products that are free from animal cruelty. However, their mission goes beyond the retail market and extends to the helping the community-at-large. The company, its employees and many dedicated volunteers help clean U.S. rivers partnering with non-profit organizations such as River Network and American Rivers. It galvanized 100,000 volunteers in 2008, removing 700 tons of trash from the nation’s rivers.

One in eight people do not have access to clean water, which results in disease and sickness, and sometimes death. To help remedy this, in 2008, Tom’s of Maine matched $5 of every donation, and the entire collection was used to fund water projects all over the globe.

Tom’s of Maine has been an IFANCA halal-certified company since 2006. They have an extensive line of personal care products, including: True Mint Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth, Lavender Moisturizing Bar soap 4oz, and Citrus Zest Crystal Roll-on.

USANA, also a manufacturer of IFANCA halal-certified personal care and beauty products, was recognized for its humanitarian efforts.  The company has been ranked in the top 20 on Forbes’ 200 Best Small Companies and received the Gold Medal of Achievement from NutriSearch Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements™ (4th ed.).

USANA has been an IFANCA halal-certified company since 2005 and some of their products include Oatmeal Raisin Nutritional Snack Bar, Active Calcium™, Sense Nutritious Creme Masque, and Sense Eye Nourisher.