Halal Food Authority president retires

The president of the Halal Food Authority (HFA) Masood Khawaja announced his retirement from the organisation in a statement yesterday.

Khawaja spent nearly 19 years with the company and has left the organisation in the hands of the board of trustees, who recently moved Saqib Mohammed into the role of acting chief executive of the HFA.

HFA said in the statement: “The board of trustees and the staff of HFA express their gratitude towards the services of Mr Khawaja that has bestowed HFA with a great deal of success, popularity and remarkable recognition nationally and internationally during his tenure of tremendous hard work.

“HFA wishes Mr Khawaja all the success in his future assignments and engagements, while expecting his continued support and advice in halal matters relating to Muslim Ummah and the halal food industry.”