Dr. Muhammad Munir Chaudry, President of Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA), and an expert in the halal industry, will be speaking on a panel entitled Halal: Opportunities and Challenges in North America.
describes halal certification as one of the foundations to building a loyal customer base.
says, "Credible, third-party halal certification resonates strongly with halal consumers.
It gives them the peace of mind that the product they are buying is truly halal.
It is one of the most effective ways to pursue the $170 billion US American-Muslim consumer market."
The significance of halal certification today is clearly reflected in the approximate 80 percent growth in halal certified ingredients and food products in US and global halal markets, since 2005.
spoke on similar themes earlier this year, as a panelist at the National Restaurant Association
Dr. Muhammad Munir Chaudry
Dr. Muhammad Munir Chaudry is a Founding Board Member and President of the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA®), an internationally respected not-for-profit halal- certification organization.
Featured in various media such as The Wall Street Journal, Prepared Foods, and CNN, Dr. Chaudry is a pioneer in the field.
has become a world leader in halal certification, with more than 22,000 certified products for 2,200 companies.
Clients include industry leaders such as Nestle
, Abbott Nutrition
, Mead Johnson
and Hershey International
, in industries as diverse as flavors and pharmaceuticals.
halal certified products are sold in every nation.
Besides IFANCA, Dr. Chaudry is a food industry veteran with expertise in various technical and management positions.
has been responsible for quality assurance, human resources and employee training.
is the author of several papers and co-author of Halal Food Production, the single most widely used text on halal certification.
He is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists and an expert consultant to the World Organization for Animal Health.
A delegate for the UN International Trade Center and the American Spice Trade Association, he has conducted food safety workshops internationally.
He has his PhD from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in Food Science.
says Dr. Chaudry, President of IFANCA.
estimates an 80 percent growth from halal certified ingredients and food products since 2005 for US and global based halal markets.
This increased interest for US halal market ingredients and products may reflect the overall estimated $170 billion US dollar purchasing power of American-Muslims.
has estimated the American-Muslim purchasing strength for food items alone may well exceed $20 billion US dollars.
The NRA halal education panel will include Dr. Muhammad Munir Chaudry, President of IFANCA, and leading expert on halal food ingredients.
will outline key requirements for halal food service.
(March 8, 2010 -- Chicago, IL...) This March and April 2010, Dr. Chaudry, President of Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA®) talks about the growing US halal market on Sky Radio Network.
Nearly 20,000 US Airways international flights will air the interview of Dr. Chaudry, noted halal food consultant, and co-author of "Halal Food Production" where he shares what halal, a growing new food category, represents for the US economy.
Sky Radio Network
provides business, technology and health programming to some of the largest airlines in the world, including United, America, Delta, US Airways and Virgin America.
This is the first time the network will feature a segment about halal and its growth in the USA.
"The US food manufacturing and hospitality industry are missing opportunities to service a growing domestic halal market," says Dr. Chaudry
interview, Dr. Chaudry touches upon the requirements for halal certification, which includes the absence of pork and alcohol, among other qualifiers.
Further, Dr. Chaudry
also notes the burgeoning spending power of American Muslims estimated at around $170 billion US dollars.
Our next guest is Dr. Muhammad Chaudry, president of the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America.
joins us to talk about that.
Dr. Chaudry welcome to the show.
: Thank you.
is very simple.
: For majority of the products, it's looking at formulations and replacing the ingredients which do not meet our standards.
: There are no strict numbers but different estimations put the halal food budget at around $20 billion for 8 million US Muslims.
Dr. Chaudry: Pretty much everybody who is exporting the products to South East Asia and Middle East, starting with Nestle, Kraft, Abbot Nutrition, ConAgra, and all the mid to small size companies.
Presenter (Dennis Michael): Well, Dr. Chaudry
, thank you very much for joining us here on Sky Radio
, and opening our eyes to a growing category.
: Thank you for having me.
Presenter (Dennis Michael): Dr. Muhammad Munir Chaudry, the president of Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America.