Decades ago, halal certification was provided by individuals on a part-time basis and by marketers/exporters actually certifying themselves (self-certification).
Over the years, importing countries demanded more control and began approving specific plants (meat, poultry, egg, dairy) and recognizing specific halal certification bodies (HCBs).
Only product from those approved plants would be allowed to enter the country and only halal certificates from those recognized HCBs would be accepted. This led to the development
of organized halal certification bodies around the world. Recently, accreditation bodies began forming to further qualify the HCBs by requiring them to have clear written procedures
for how they perform the halal certification. The accreditation bodies would audit the HCBs to assess compliance with the written procedures. HCBs would be required to document what
they do, how they do it, and how they address noncompliance with the procedures. The accreditation bodies followed the methodology developed by the International Standards Organization.
We are now witnessing the combination of accreditation and recognition based on competence and credibility.
This conference will bring the accreditation organizations and the recognition bodies together along with the industry to discuss how best to implement both schemes. Industry is well
versed in quality management and can easily adapt halal into existing quality management systems. As this implementation evolves, the next step will be to develop a system of checking
compliance so the HCBs perform according to the schemes they were accredited.
Come join in the conversation that will develop a robust halal certification and compliance system so you will be prepared for the future of the halal economy.
Who should attend?
You will want to attend this conference if you are a manufacturer, marketer, distributor, importer, exporter, regulator, or educator, and are currently a part of the halal economy or
are evaluating the benefits of the halal economy for your business.
For more information contact Grace Tjahjono at Grace@ifanca.org. or +1 847.993.0034 ext 208
Asma N. Ahad
Director of Market Development
Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA®)
Faqir Muhammad Anjum
University of the Gambia, West Africa
Program Manager - Product Certification
American Association for Laboratory Accreditation
Lead Halal Auditor
Muhammad M. Chaudry
President and CEO
Halal Science Center Chulalongkorn University
Reinaldo B. Figueiredo
Sr. Program Director Product/Process/Services Accreditation Programs
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
President & CEO
Q Gray & Associates
LPPOM - Majelis Ulama Indonesia
Abdelkarim Daddi Hammou
Halal Services Algerie
Sr. Director Customer Quality Management
DSM Nutritional Products Ltd.
Mary Anne Jackson
VP International Operations and Founder
J&M Food Product Company
JO Young Chan
Senior Advisor & Founder / CEO
Korea Halal Association (KOHAS) / Penta Global
Strategic Kosher/Halal Officer, Global Regulatory Affairs Flavors
Ismat Gul Khattak
Pakistan National Accreditation Council (PNAC)
Willian H. Kurtis
Founder and CEO
Tallgrass Beef Company LLC
Sr. Manager Global, Religious Dietary Compliance
Haroon U.B. Latif
Director, Strategic Insights
Imam M. Radwan Mardini
Religious Advisor / Founder
Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA®) / Director, and Imam, American Muslim Center
M. Abid Masood
Halal Food Council of Europe (HFCE)
Richard J. Mason
University of Chicago Dining
Manager, Halal Compliance and Community Support
Maple Lodge Farms
Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC)
Director, Global Certification Cargill Food Safety, Quality, Regulatory
Regional Quality Assurance Manager
DO & CO New York/Chicago Catering, Inc.
Mian Nadeem Riaz
Director, Graduate Faculty, Food Science and Nutrition Program
Texas A&M University
Michael C. Robach
Vice-President, corporate Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory
Donald L. Sgontz Jr.
Manager Halal/Kosher Programs
Director Halal Hub Division
Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia
Head of Public Relation and Organizational Cooperation
Jonathan A.J. Wilson
Associate Professor and Associate Dean
Richmond, The American International University in London