Starting the Tex-Med Beef company was a result of two main factors.
The first one was to bring better quality Halal meats to the market and
the second was to be sure to provide the consumer direct contact with the
blessers ensuring reputable Halal meats. For more information on our
procedures, please visit www.authentichalal.org
Several Individuals helped start the company. Les Mallory, a cattle rancher
from Central Texas was instrumental in accessing the beef market and a
major investor. Bassam (Sam) Rayes, from Palestine, with extensive
international and marketing background was well acqainted with the retail market.
Naser Hittiny, originally from Palestine, became the first customer and
a consultant to the company. Long known as one of the finest and most respected butchers in the Islamic community, he has given direction regarding the type of meats needed to attract the consumer. Ataa (Tom) Shadi, originally from Egypt, was instrumental in providing financial and accounting services.
Jamil Khundkar from Bangladesh was the first blesser to work with Tex-Med and later became the company's largest distributor. Basil El-Masri, originally from Palestine and based in San Angelo, Texas became the lead goat and lamb blesser. Rahmat Karim, from Pakistan is responsible for poultry blessing.
Today the company operates out of several plants. Blessers originally from
countries such as; Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan,
Palestine, Syria, and Turkey make sure all Halal requirements are met. In
Houston the company created the position of Operations Manager and
Ayesha Karim holds the position, a Muslim of Irish American/Libyan
parents and originally from Georgia adding to the company's multi-cultural