IFANCA’s 15th Annual Halal Food Conference 2013

Last month I had the privilege of attending IFANCA’s 15th Annual Halal Food Conference 2013 right here in the Chicago suburbs, attended by business, industry and political leaders from around the globe. Who would have thought so many different kinds of people from such a huge variety of professions could be interested in the halal … Read more

Amara Halal Cosmetics Giveaway | My Halal Kitchen

CLOSED: Amara Halal Cosmetics: A Glossy Giveaway!

A few years ago I got rid of all my makeup that had any sort of dangerous or questionable ingredients (i.e. chemicals like parabens and petrochemicals that are allegedly linked to cancers, ones I couldn’t understand or that contained pork by-products).  That didn’t leave me with but a few brands I found at Whole Foods Market, The Vitamin Shoppe, or the plant-based makeup by Origins. Thankfully, the organic & all-natural beauty line of cosmetics has grown, but what is really exciting is a new brand called Amara Halal Cosmetics. It’s not only free of any pork-based by-products, it’s also suitable for vegans and free of parabens.

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Here’s what Shamalia Mohamed, founder of the Los Angeles, CA based company, has to say: 

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Above and Beyond Halal: Saffron Road Raises American Consumer Expectations, Too

Over the past couple of years you may have noticed that I’ve really grown fond of certain products for one reason or another. I have criteria when determining which products to purchase for my family’s consumption and those I would serve to guests; those are the same criteria I set in deciding which to include in my presentations on healthy cooking and eating, as well as writing about on this site and elsewhere.

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What are those ideal criteria?  

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The AMCC: An Important Halal Industry Conference

Several weeks ago, I attended the American Muslim Consumer Conference in New Brunswick, New Jersey. It’s the second year I’ve attended and was encouraged to make the trip again simply because of the opportunity to meet others who are interested in the businesses that are  shaping up to be an integral part of the American halal industry.

The AMCC is a gathering of people who are interested in and/or already involved in halal businesses or those that will cater to the values and principles of Muslims: Islamic finance (based on models that do not deal with interest, or riba; halal foods and beverages as well as certification agencies; Muslim-centered media and publishing; clothing, as well as advertising services to the Muslim market.

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Meet Halal Advocates

If you’re interested at all in the world of halal certification, or simply finding out how the foods we eat are given the halal seal of approval, there are several organizations in the United States one can research to find out more about the process by which it is done. Organizations such as IFANCA and … Read more

Free Subscription to Halal Consumer Magazine

Ever wonder what or who is involved in the halal-certification process for foods, vitamins and other consumer products? Want to know the latest products that are being made and stamped with a halal seal of approval? IFANCA (Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America) is in the business of doing just that, just for you, the … Read more

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