IFANCA Board Of Directors
President
| M. Munir Chaudry
Vice President
| Mahmood A. Baig
Vice President
| Mohamed Sadek
Director
| Rashid A. Chaudary
Director
| Allen A. Hamood
Director
| Ahmad H. Sakr
Director
| Mian N. Riaz
Director
| Sofia Shakir
IFANCA Religious ADVISORY COUNCIL
Chairman
| Dr. Ahmad H. Sakr
Imam Muhammad Mardini
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Sheikh Rachid Belbachir
Halal Consumer Editorial Staff
Publisher | M. Munir Chaudry
Editor in Chief | Roger Othman
Contributing editor | S. Farhat Quadri
Copy Editor | Brady Lavin
Recipe Editor | Salma Siddiqui
Proof Reader | Haider Khattak
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Copyright © 2013. All rights reserved
ISSN: 1532–351X
ABOUT HALAL CONSUMER
Halal Consumer is a publication of the Islamic Food and
Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA). IFANCA is a non-
profit Islamic organization with the mission to promote
halal food and the institution of halal. IFANCA objectives
include making halal foods conveniently available, intro-
ducing halal to food companies and institutions, creating
awareness of halal among consumers and providing halal
solutions to consumer needs.
Designed by
Editor’s Note
Assalamu Alaikum
Sometimes we need to step back and examine our eating hab-
its. Eating healthy is a big part of living a healthy life. There are
many diets out there that can be followed and one of those is the
Mediterranean diet. The Mediterranean region is blessed with an
abundance of fruits, vegetables and seafood resources that provide
healthy nutrition. Enticing dishes from North Africa and Southern
Europe to the Middle East tickle the palate in a healthy, hearty man-
ner. We will look at some of the benefits of eating that way and even
review some recipes to get us started if we are so inclined.
IFANCA’s 15th International Halal Food Conference is coming to Chicago from April
6 to 8, 2013. Under the theme of Halal United — An Integrated Approach, speak-
ers from around the globe will discuss a holistic approach to joining the halal
producer community. Discussions will consider the halal standard itself as well as
production, marketing and logistics. Be sure to attend if you want to be part of the
halal evolution.
As we head into spring and the opportunity to engage in more outdoor activities,
consider adding some Mediterranean type foods in your diet and gain the long term
benefits of eating healthy.
Sincerely,
Roger M. Othman
managing editor
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