Chicago, IL – Organic Valley has been selected as the Company of the Year by the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA®). The award recognizes Organic Valley’s outstanding commitment to halal compliance and distribution of halal-certified in the US and abroad.
Elizabeth Unger is to receive the award at a banquet during IFANCA’s 19th International Halal Food Conference in the Chicago suburbs.
The growing halal industry is no secret with revenue from halal-certified food and beverage products estimated to be $415 billion (2015). Per the Pew Research Center, the number of Muslims worldwide is expected to increase from 1.6 billion in 2010 to 2.8 billion in 2050. Organic Valley has worked closely with our Technical and IT teams to ensure the implementation of strict halal procedures and product labeling requirements that make it easy for consumers to identify and enjoy halal-certified products.
“We are so pleased to Organic Valley this award for their philosophy of providing halal and tayyib (good, wholesome) products,” said President and CEO of IFANCA, Dr. Muhammad Munir Chaudry. Commitment and awareness of the halal market and its consumers continue to be increasingly important.”
“We are honored to receive this recognition and will continue our commitment to providing sustainable, organic products for our diverse customers,” Elizabeth Unger, Regulatory Engagement Manager.
About Organic Valley:
Organic Valley is a cooperative owned by its members — more than 2,000 family farmers in 36 states who produce organic dairy, eggs, meat, and produce. Just as we believe in the interdependency of all living things in nature, we believe that our cooperative structure delivers what’s good for everyone. We’ve created a partnership between farmers, employees, and consumers – each plays a vital role in the success of our cooperative.
When we formed in 1988 we were on a mission to change the way people think about food. We set high standards for ourselves – standards that eventually served as the framework for the USDA’s organic rules. Our products continue to uphold the highest standards – they are made with no GMOs, antibiotics, synthetic hormones, or toxic pesticides. Organic Valley views diversity as a critical component of a holistic food system – in nature, on the farm, at the processing plant, and in American grocery stores.
Originally published on www.perishablenews.com