ASSALAAMU ALAIKUM WA RAHMATULLAH Alhamdulillah was-salatu was-salaamu 'ala rasoolillah. All thanks and praise is to ALLAH, Subhanahu wa ta'ala, and we ask that HIS blessings and peace be upon HIS Messenger, Muhammad, salla ALLAHu alaihi wa sallam.
In recent year Noni juice has become a popular nutritional drink in Southeast Asia. Noni juice comes from a knotty, tropical fruit about the size a potato and is only found in the South Pacific. Tahitian Noni Juice supports the immune system, delivers superior antioxidants that help rid the body of harmful free radicals, increases energy, and allows greater physical performance levels, says Tropical Resources. Not all noni juices, however, are the same. Lesser quality Noni juices are made by using poor quality noni fruits, and diluting it with water or other juices.
However, you can be rest assured that you are getting the best quality, when consuming IFANCA certified Tahitian Noni Juice produced by Tropical Resources, Inc. based in Provo, Utah. The juice has other advantages as claimed by Christopher Scott, an renowned athlete from Queensland: "I started drinking Tahitian Noni Juice six weeks prior to going to Europe for a ten week period to compete at two International competitions. Taking a supply of Tahitian Noni Juice with me helped me prevent the usual troubles with jet lag and prevented me from becoming ill while training at a high intensity in varied climates."
Join Us In Chicago, Illinois for the 9th International Halal Food Conference.
The conference theme is:
Opportunities in the World Halal Food Trade
The International Halal Food Conference is the only place to meet with companies from around the world and discuss and discover the keys to trading, marketing, and certification of Halal foods. Professionals in halal certification will be on hand to answer your questions and to discuss the needs of the Halal market. Guest speakers will discuss issues important to international Halal food trade. Topics include all aspects of Halal certification, trade, and marketing.
Holiday Inn – Skokie Banquet and Conference Center 5300 W. Touhy Avenue Skokie, IL 60077 Tel: 1-847-679-8900
Saturday, April 21-Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Int’l Delegates Meeting:
IFANCA Client Companies
Students and Faculty
* students require faculty signature Note: registration fee includes banquet dinner
This guide is intended to help Muslim consumers select acceptable food products in the supermarket. Products contain many ingredients in varying quantities, including trace amounts of haram or questionable ingredients. The ingredients listed here are the more common ones that must be avoided or investigated before consumption. This is not a comprehensive list:
HARAM / AVOID: These are ingredients that are unquestionably haram and are found in large percentages within a product. Examples are lard, which is 100% pork fat, or gin, which is hard liquor (alcoholic beverage). Muslims should not even buy these products for others.
MUSHBOOH / INVESTIGATE FURTHER: These ingredients are used in small quantities and may contain components that mainly come from haram animals or alcohol, or Halal animals that haven’t been Islamically slaughtered. Examples include whey, a dairy product, which is the liquid left after making cheese and cheese which may be made with enzymes from pork, calf, goat or microorganisms.
It is the responsibility of every Muslim to eat pure (Halal) foods. With the complexity of food manufacturing, it is difficult for the Muslim consumer to determine the appropriateness of many food products. We hope this guide will serve as a handy tool for verifying the acceptability of food products. For more information, please visit our Web site at WWW.IFANCA.ORG, call us at 1-877-HALAL-23 (for North America only) or contact the manufacturer of the food product to find the source of the ingredient. Of course, there is no substitute for authentic, certified Halal products.
HARAM / AVOID THESE PRODUCTS:
Hydrolyzed Animal Protein
Hydrolyzed Porcine Collagen
MASHBOOH - QUESTIONABLE: INVESTIGATE THESE PRODUCTS:
It was with a great amount of pleasure that I saw the article about tea in latest issue of Halal Consumer. It was very well written information about tea and we are all much honored that you chose to illustrate the article with pictures of our teas. We are very pleased to be working with IFANCA and look forward to a long relationship of supplying your consumers with healthful great tasting products.
IFANCA frequently receives emails and phone calls from consumers, inquiring about the Halal status of food service and retail food products. The variety of food products in our supermarkets can be mind-boggling. However, very few are currently Halal certified, and many of them may contain non-Halal ingredients. IFANCA does not gather or keep information about the products that are not Halal certified by it. Rather than contacting IFANCA you should contact the manufacturers of a product and inquire whether or not their product is Halal. You may write, call or email the company's customer service department. Every product carries an address, and most companies these days have a website with their contact information. Add this challenge to your agenda for 2007!