Category: Restaurants

USA: McDonald’s drops halal food from U.S. menu

| 25/06/2013 | Reply
USA: McDonald’s drops halal food from U.S. menu

There have been only two McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S. that have offered halal food. Both were in east Dearborn, Mich., which has a sizable population of Arab-American Muslims.

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Malaysia: QSR Brands Offers World’s First Diploma In Halal Management

| 22/06/2013 | Reply
Malaysia:  QSR Brands Offers World’s First Diploma In Halal Management

QSR Brands, being the largest restaurant chain operator in the region through its KFC, Pizza Hut and Ayamas restaurants, realised the importance of having staff who were well-versed about halal and its benefits.

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USA: Local McDonald’s stops serving halal meat

| 31/05/2013 | Reply
USA: Local McDonald’s stops serving halal meat

After McDonald’s Corporation and the Finley Management Company settled a non-halal class action lawsuit for $700,000, the owners of the Dearborn McDonald’s have decided to no longer include halal items on their menu.

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Halal foods most important factor for travelling Muslims, says report

| 29/05/2013 | Reply
Halal foods most important factor for travelling Muslims, says report

According to DinarStandard, the travel industry would do well to respond to Muslim travel needs given that by 2020, growth will have reached nearly five percent compared to the global figure of 3.8 per cent.

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China: Meat balls-up angers Muslims

| 29/05/2013 | Reply
China:  Meat balls-up angers Muslims

The Muslim community was in shock yesterday following a report that beef balls being sold in some markets and shops actually contained pork.The Muslim community was in shock yesterday following a report that beef balls being sold in some markets and shops actually contained pork.

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Australia: Halal food dishing out radical change in society

| 21/05/2013 | Reply
Australia:  Halal food dishing out radical change in society

HALAL food is now sold at a dozen McDonald’s restaurants and bacon is off the menu at some KFC outlets to accommodate the religious sensitivities of Australia’s growing Muslim population.

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Canada: Halal Food Fest – Celebrating Diversity Through Halal Food

| 16/05/2013 | Reply
Canada: Halal Food Fest – Celebrating Diversity Through Halal Food

On June 1 and 2, people from all over the Greater Toronto area will be attending the first ever Canadian halal food festival. Also others from cities across Canada and the US!

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UAE: Halal food company eyeing opportunities in Africa

| 20/04/2013 | Reply
UAE: Halal food company eyeing opportunities in Africa

Africa’s Muslim population has been identified as an opportunity for expansion. According to Saleh Lootah, these consumers have become more educated because of the internet and social media and they are looking for quality Halal food.

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UAE: 4th International Franchise Forum 23-24 April in Dubai

| 18/04/2013 | Reply
UAE: 4th International Franchise Forum 23-24 April in Dubai

Midamar Corporation, will sponsor the 4th International Franchise Forum in to be held at the Grosvenor House in Dubai on 23rd and 24th April 2013. This year’s forum promises to deliver information and insights into the international franchise industry.

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USA: Judge approves McDonald’s non-halal settlement

| 18/04/2013 | Reply
USA: Judge approves McDonald’s non-halal settlement

Judge Kathleen Macdonald of the Wayne County Circuit Court approved the $700,000 non-halal meat class action lawsuit settlement against defendants McDonald’s Corporation and Finley’s Management Company.

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Opinion: Halal travel, Japanese- style

| 16/04/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Halal travel, Japanese- style

Japan wants Malaysian Muslim tourists, but how much are travellers willing to bend for a halal experience?

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16 more restaurants in Taiwan obtain Halal certification

| 31/03/2013 | Reply
16 more restaurants in Taiwan obtain Halal certification

This brings to 31 the number of restaurants throughout the country that are now certified as Halal or Muslim friendly restaurants. The certified restaurants offer a wide range of food, including Indian, Thai and Turkish and Egyptian cuisine.

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Malaysia: JAKIM launches ‘Halal Square’ and ‘Halal Inside’ apps

| 27/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: JAKIM launches ‘Halal Square’ and ‘Halal Inside’ apps

Halal Inside app is for consumers to get updated status of Halal food products; and the Halal Square app enables consumers to locate Halal certified food premises all over the world.

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Japan: New app shows where to eat halal food in a non-Muslim nation

| 26/03/2013 | Reply
Japan: New app shows where to eat halal food in a non-Muslim nation

Japanese student is developing an app to help Muslims living in non-Muslim-majority countries to find and buy halal foods more easily. You can use the app to search for halal restaurants, supermarkets and convenience food stores near to where you are.

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Norway agency to file complaint over pork in Halal food

| 15/03/2013 | Reply
Norway agency to file complaint over pork in Halal food

Kebab meat sold by Norwegian group Kuraas to restaurants contained between five and 30 percent pork even though it was marked as halal, the agency found. “We will file a complaint against the producer,” Catherine Signe Svinland, an adviser at the food safety watchdog.

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Canada: Canadian Halal Food Festival

| 13/03/2013 | Reply
Canada: Canadian Halal Food Festival

On June 1 and 2, 2013 Halal Food Festival Toronto, the first ever Canadian halal food festival, is coming to The International Centre located in the GTA, home to the largest concentration of Muslims in all of North America.

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UAE: McDonald’s Halal Chicken GCC Imports Exceed 12,000 Tons In 2012

| 09/03/2013 | Reply
UAE: McDonald’s Halal Chicken GCC Imports Exceed 12,000 Tons In 2012

McDonald’s Arabia has announced imports of Halal chicken, to its 369 restaurants across the GCC region recorded more than 12,000 tons in 2012. The supply is up by 12.3 percent from the previous year.

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EU: Horse and pork doner kebabs – not very Halal

| 27/02/2013 | Reply
EU: Horse and pork doner kebabs – not very Halal

The (supposedly) lamb sandwich has turned up with signs of horsemeat across Europe, but the twist in this case is that traces of pork were found as well, in a product that is popular among Muslims and advertised as Halal.

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Ikea Malaysia/UAE confirms their meatballs are Halal

| 27/02/2013 | Reply
Ikea Malaysia/UAE confirms their meatballs are Halal

Ikea Food Market and Ikea restaurant in Malaysia have temporarily stopped selling their beef meatballs while they do DNA testing on them after the recent controversy in their stores in Europe where horse meat was found in their meatballs labeled ‘beef and pork.’

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USA: 59% of America’s “tuna” isn’t actually tuna

| 22/02/2013 | Reply
USA: 59% of America’s “tuna” isn’t actually tuna

84% of fish samples labeled “white tuna” were actually escolar, a fish that can cause gastrointestinal symptoms. The only fish more likely to be misrepresented than tuna was snapper, which was mislabeled 87% of the time.

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