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
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| Dr. Ahmad H. Sakr
Imam Muhammad Mardini
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Sheik Rachid Belbachir
HALAL CONSUMER EDITORIAL STAFF
Managing Editor | Naazish YarKhan
Assistant Editor | Mujahed Khan
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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 | Kung Pik Liu |
Editor’s Note
Assalamu Alaikum
Winter, for me, is the huddle before the game. It is a time for
research and reflection so that we can set goals and make plans
to achieve them in the New Year. Focusing on health and fitness
is invariably on most people’s to-do list. We’ll put you on the right
track with The Fit Muslim — Come Rain or Snow, Whey to Go — The
Best Kept Health (& Weight Management) Secret and Does it Have
to be Organic?
IFANCA has its 15th International Halal Food Conference in Chicago from April 11 to
13, 2013 and it’s open to all interested stakeholders. Do consider attending if you
are thinking of new business ventures. Come prepared with insights from Halal For
Entrepreneurs — Your Key to New Markets. Already have a product line and it’s not
meat related? The halal industry has room for you, too. Learn about The Case for
Halal Certification if There is No Meat in a Product.
As food industry insiders, we strive to keep readers posted as to the latest
developments and warn of Food Fraud on US Dining Tables. Further, you may
have noticed that meat, milk and egg prices are rising. When the Price Is Not
Always Right explains why and what you can do about it besides finding reprieve
in Comfort Foods Across Cultures. If you’re caring for a senior citizen, or are one
yourself, The Dietitian is in (With) a Prescription to Aging Gracefully.
And yes, it’s also football season and party time. For that we have the perfect
recommendation — Spicy Haute Dining and Fordson: Faith, Football and the
American Dream.
On that note, here’s wishing you all the best for the New Year.
Sincerely,
Naazish YarKhan
managing editor
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