Al Islami Foods, a leading Halal food company in the Middle East region, has been named as the newest Associate Member of the International Poultry Council (IPC), the only poultry association recognized by the international organizations that have a direct impact on the poultry industry worldwide. The announcement was made during the recently concluded First Semester Conference of the IPC, which was held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Abu Dhabi. Al Islami, which now joins the ranks of the organization’s 22 country members and 46 associate members, served as the Gold Sponsor of the event that was held for the first time in the Middle East region.
Mr. Hamid Badawi ISLAMI Deputy CEO, said, “We would like to thank the IPC for naming us as its newest associate member, which complements our local commitment to bring world class, highly nutritious, and tasty Halal food to the region. Moreover, being present at the event serves our mission to be well informed and to be able to share knowledge to our consumers, particularly the benefits of protein to one’s health. Chicken, for example, is an excellent and healthy source of protein and can be prepared via different recipes.”
“Being an effective partner in IPC, which is the only poultry association recognized by the international organizations that have a direct impact on the poultry industry worldwide, will give us the opportunity to showcase AL-ISLAMI as a leading provider of Halal food for the region while also voicing out our call to further reinforce the global poultry industry by promoting a worldwide understanding that these products are a healthy source of protein,” stated Naseem Ihsan, AL ISLAMI Marketing Manager.
The conference in Abu Dhabi is the first ever IPC gathering in the Middle East region. The meeting, which was attended by some of the world’s leading poultry brands, discussed timely issues, challenges and trends in today’s global poultry industry. According to Al ISLAMI senior executives, the company’s participation at the event proved to be both timely and strategic as it allowed them to stay abreast of the latest global standards and policies in the industry while also expressing their support for the unified efforts to raise awareness on the global outlook of the poultry segment.
Now on its tenth year, the IPC is the first global association dedicated to improving dialogue and cooperation among the poultry meat industries around the world. The council was formed in 2005 by poultry industry association representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, the European Union, Mexico, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Since its founding, the IPC has gained official recognition by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, the World Organization for Animal Health, and the Codex Alimentarius Commission as the unified voice of the global poultry meat industry. National and regional associations representing 22 countries currently hold membership in the IPC, and the organization has 46 associate members comprised of poultry producers, pharmaceutical companies, equipment makers, and others that benefit from a strong international poultry industry. IPC members represent 80 per cent of global production of poultry meat and about 95 per cent of the world’s poultry trade.