BI Nutraceuticals gets Halal certified

By Clarisse Douaud

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BI Nutraceuticals announced hundreds of its food and dietary
supplement ingredient offerings have been Halal certified by the
Islamic Foods and Nutritional Council of America (IFANCA).

Halal certification oversees that ingredients are manufactured in keeping with dietary restrictions of Islam. While markets for faith-based products - such as those for Halal and Kosher certified products - are niche, it has been said that a significant proportion of consumers of these products purchase them for perceived added value and are not in fact Jewish or Muslim. As part of the Halal certification process, BI Nutraceuticals said IFANCA inspected all of its manufacturing facilities. "The Muslim faith is an important demographic focus for BI and we feel it critical that our ingredients meet the strict dietary standards of our customer base," said George Pontiakos, president and CEO, BI Nutraceuticals. "Demand from manufacturers for Halal certified ingredients is growing exponentially, especially as Halal certified products continue to be sought out not only by the Muslim community, but also by a diverse group of individuals who view the certification as a symbol of superior quality." The company said a list of its Halal certified ingredients is available upon request.

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