Highlighting the vital role unity plays in the success of the UAE for the past 49 years, Dr. Rehab Al Ameri, Secretary General of International Halal Accreditation Forum, said: “Unity has been the hallmark of the UAE’s journey, and as it goes in pursuit of success towards the next 50 years, collaboration and unification—one that IHAF has been greatly advocating for in the halal industry—will persist on serving as its guiding principle.”
About the International Halal Accreditation Forum
The International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF) is an independent, non-government network of accreditation agencies all mandated to enforce halal standards in their countries and regions. IHAF is the world’s first halal international accreditation network. It is also the first international accreditation entity to be based in the UAE. IHAF currently has 38 accreditation body-members and stakeholders from 35 countries across six continents.
Empowered by its aim to protect the growing number of halal consumers and to facilitate international halal trade, IHAF establishes a solid ground for the global industry of halal food and non-food products. Based in the UAE and spearheaded by the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center (DIEDC) and the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA), IHAF is anchored on the belief that greater cooperation among regional and international organizations is key in creating a halal industry that is strong, stable, reliable and responsive to the needs of consumers and businesses across the world.