CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa- (January 16, 2008)- North American Halal Food
Industries, doing business as Halal Food Processors of Cedar Rapids,
Iowa, completed the purchase of forty-eight year old locally based
Carfrae Meats founded by Jack Carfrae in 1960.
Both companies, family owned by local residents of Cedar Rapids, have
had over a 25-year relationship together producing Halal food products
consumed by those of the Islamic faith.
Jalel and Yahya (Bill) Aossey, brothers, both Directors of Midamar
Corporation founded by their father William (Bill) Aossey in 1974,
acquired the meat processing facility on November 1, 2007 from Steve
Carfrae is the first and longest operating USDA facility in the United
States involved in the processing of Halal meat products under the
Midamar Halal brand, USA’s pioneer and premier Halal Brand
‘With God’s blessing, the timing and strategic opportunity is perfect
for this Halal production expansion as the demand for Halal food
products grow. The North American Halal food sector is growing at 20-30%
per year while the international Halal food sector is projected at over
$150 billion annually. Global population figures put the Muslim faith at
over 1.4 billion. We are very excited, even the financing of this
project follows the Islamic Shariah (law),’ stated Jalel Aossey.
Consumer demand for credible and transparent processes for US food
products produced under strict Halal guidelines is ever growing. Owning
and overseeing the meat production facility will become a strategic
advantage to ensure adherence to Halal procedures and further
emphasizing Midamar’s existing commitment to all Halal guidelines for
food production. This facility will also be utilized to expand the first
full line of USDA organic Halal foods initiated under the Midamar Halal
brand in 2003.
‘Halal Food Processors is looking forward to a positive response from
companies and potential strategic partners interested in the opportunity
and growing awareness of the Halal food market,’ says Jalel Aossey,
President of Halal Food Processors.
Aossey says that he has seen a progressive change for Halal foods from
selling only in ethnic markets several years ago to more current
interest from mainstream supermarket, foodservice, and increased
international demand for credibly produced USA Halal foods.
Halal Food Processors has sought Halal certification through Islamic
Services of America (www.isaiowa.org), North America?s most highly
regarded and internationally recognized USA Halal certifier.
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