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Growing demand for Kosher and Halal is good for business says Fred Harteis of IBOAI


“Quixtar offers a number of halal and kosher certified products including NUTRILITE® Concentrated Fruits and Vegetables dietary supplement.” – Linda Harteis

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 1, 2007 – According to research presented at the 2007 World Halal Forum, the global halal market is valued at $5.6 billion annually while research indicates that the kosher market in the U.S. is a $3.75 billion industry. “With growing interest in kosher and halal practice, it makes good business sense to offer kosher and halal certified products,” says Fred Harties of the Independent Business Owners Association International. “Our members, Quixtar Independent Business Owners, are proud to offer a wide array of kosher and halal products to their customers.”
“To qualify for kosher certification a food product, the ingredients and manufacturing processes must conform to Jewish dietary laws,” explains Linda Harteis. “As with kosher foods, obtaining halal certification involves added steps in the product preparation process.”
“NUTRILITE has implemented these approved products and practices in order to offer Jewish, Muslim and others who follow kosher and halal practice a wider range of supplement choices that conform to their religious or dietary preferences,” notes Harteis.
“NUTRILITE Concentrated Fruits and Vegetables joins myriad outstanding halal and kosher certified food and home care products available exclusively from Quixtar Independent Business Owners (IBOs) in the U.S. and Canada,” says Fred Harteis.

About the IBOAI

“The official Trade Association, IBOAI is dedicated to serving and protecting the interests of Quixtar powered Independent Business Owners (IBOs) throughout North America,” says Fred Harteis of IBOAI. Governed by a Board of Directors, the IBOAI:
• Protects the best interests of IBOs and serves as an advocate in IBO issues.
• Promotes and protects the integrity of the Independent Business Ownership Plan.
• Ensures that the business opportunity today is as good or better for future generations.
• Acts as an advisory group to Quixtar Inc. and Quixtar Canada Corp.
The 2007 IBOA Board of Directors Executive Committee includes Jim Janz, Chairman, Don Wilson, Vice Chairman, Bob Andrews, Brad Duncan, Kanti Gala, Randy Haugen, Bill Hawkins, and Kathy Victor. Governance and Oversight Committee includes Jody Victor and Billy Florence.


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