Halal baby food

Two British companies are bent on closing a gap in the prepared foods market halal baby food. Up until recently, certified halal meat-based baby foods weren't available. Because of this, Muslim mothers often delayed the switch from milk to solids, leading to babies developing iron and protein deficiencies. This isn't just a problem in non-Muslim countries, where halal food is often less readily available. According to a report by the Nutrition Unit of the World Health Organization, the prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia in Middle Eastern infants is high up to 70% in some parts of the region. Mumtaz Foods Industries offers ten varieties of baby food suitable for infants from 4 to 7+ months old, including Potato, Lamb & Spinach, and Spring Vegetables and Chicken. GEM Food's Petit Gems comes in culture-spanning flavours, from Vegetable & Roast Beef to Middle-Eastern Lamb Tagine. Aimed at Muslim parents who want the convenience of prepared baby food without compromising their religious beliefs, halal baby foods should do well both in Muslim and non-Muslim countries.

Source: halalbabyfoods.comAdded: 15 March 2007