Muhammad Munir Chaudry, PhD
Dr. Muhammad Munir Chaudry is founding member, President and CEO of IFANCA®, The Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America, headquartered in Chicago/Park Ridge, Illinois USA.
Dr. Chaudry, a career food technologist, received his academic education with BSc and MSc in Food Technology from Pakistan, MS in Food Science from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and Ph.D. in Food Science from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, in 1980.
Over 15 years in the US food industry, Dr. Chaudry held various technical and management positions where he was responsible for total quality, quality assurance, human resources, and employee training. For the past 28 years, Dr. Chaudry has been managing halal certification and awareness programs for the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America. Under his administration, halal certification by IFANCA has expanded to over 4,000 production sites in 70 countries. Halal certified products include meat and poultry, seafood and food products, food ingredients and chemicals, nutritional products and supplements, cosmetics and personal care products, vaccines as well as packaging materials.
Dr. Chaudry is a professional member of the Institute of Food Technologists and expert consultant to OIE, the World Organization for Animal Health. He has written several articles and papers in technical journals as well as co-authored a book about Halal Food Production published by CRC Press. The second addition of the book is under publication.