Halal Consumer - Issue 28 - page 4

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
Resident Scholar
|Sheikh Rachid Belbachir
Imam Muhammad Mardini
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Halal Consumer Editorial Staff
Publisher | M. Munir Chaudry
Editor in Chief | Roger Othman
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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
As we begin a new year, we are introducing some new segments to
the magazine. In the past, the issues focused on a major theme.
That worked well and you, the readers, seemed to enjoy the arti-
cles. This year, we want to bring you a greater variety of helpful
information so we are introducing segments on food trends; health
and nutrition; and product labels, as well as select feature articles.
We think you will enjoy this even more! Be sure to tell us. You can
email us at halalconsumer
@
ifanca.org.
In food trends, you will get information on what’s hot and where consumers are
heading. As for me, I’m a ‘stick to the basics’ cook — meat, chicken, or fish with
basic frozen vegetables prepared in the microwave. Not too trendy, but you never
know…I can change.
In health and nutrition, we will look at foods, nutrients, and services to help plan a
healthy and nutritious diet. Can smartphones really help us do that?
In product labels, we will delve into some of the intricacies of ingredients and
nutrition information. Years ago, ingredient labels used to be shorter. Disclosure
wasn’t as big a deal back then. While we may not have known everything a prod-
uct contained, it was certainly easier to read the labels. Nowadays they read like
short stories. Seeing a Crescent-M on the label makes it easier to select, but what
if it’s not there? This will help you decipher the contents of the product.
And in features, we will have a variety of stimulating and thought provoking topics
— some real food for thought.
We hope you enjoy the changes and please do let us know what you think.
Sincerely,
Roger M. Othman
managing editor
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