Category: Canada

Canada: Halal Food Festival returns to Toronto for 3rd year

| 16/05/2015 | Reply
Canada: Halal Food Festival returns to Toronto for 3rd year

Now in its third year, it is the largest halal food festival in North America, with over 27,000 visitors in 2014 and even more expected this year from the US and Canada.

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UAE: Experts weigh up hormone-treated meat in UAE

| 26/04/2015 | Reply
UAE: Experts weigh up hormone-treated meat in UAE

It’s estimated that two-thirds of the cattle we eat today are given hormones, usually testosterone or oestrogens, to boost growth. EU bans it outright.

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Islamic finance remains a missed opportunity for banks in US and Canada

| 07/03/2015 | Reply
Islamic finance remains a missed opportunity for banks in US and Canada

Islamic finance is surging across the globe, that is, everywhere except in the US and Canada. How come?

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Canada: Halal consumers feel underserved by food manufacturers and retailers

| 24/02/2015 | Reply
Canada: Halal consumers feel underserved by food manufacturers and retailers

Marketing agency Halal & Co. and the International Food Marketing Alliance, did the research based on a survey of 800 principal grocery shoppers in Halal households.

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Pakistan: Engro to sell North America meat and food business

| 28/09/2014 | Reply
Pakistan: Engro to sell North America meat and food business

Engro Foods Limited (EFOODS) is selling its North American business including meat business company Al-Safa Halal and Engro Foods Canada Limited.

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Canada: North America’s first Islamic art museum to open in Toronto

| 14/09/2014 | Reply
Canada: North America’s first Islamic art museum to open in Toronto

A shiny new Islamic art museum and cultural centre will open in Toronto next week, becoming the first of its kind in North America.

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Canada: Toronto Pearson International Airport to offer certified halal Middle Eastern cuisine

| 12/09/2014 | Reply
Canada: Toronto Pearson International Airport to offer certified halal Middle Eastern cuisine

Local favorite Paramount Fine Foods, in partnership with HMSHost, has opened the first of two locations coming to Toronto Pearson.

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UAE: Prairie Halal Foods open Middle East office

| 08/08/2014 | Reply
UAE: Prairie Halal Foods open Middle East office

Prairie Halal Foods is a private, Canadian owned food company focused on the development and marketing of high value Halal meat.

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Canada’s New Halal Regulations for labeling, packaging and advertising

| 22/07/2014 | Reply
Canada’s New Halal Regulations for labeling, packaging and advertising

New regulations insist that the name of the certifying body be clearly displayed on all Halal products in Canada’s $1billion Halal market.

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Canada: Edmonton developing a taste for halal meat

| 22/07/2014 | Reply
Canada:  Edmonton developing a taste for halal meat

A report by the Alberta government shows that Muslim families spend about double the amount most Canadian households spend on meat.

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Matrade: New halal labels for exports to Canada

| 21/07/2014 | Reply
Matrade: New halal labels for exports to Canada

Malaysian exporters are advised to keep an eye on the new halal guideline in Canada, said Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade).

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Canada: Muslim community cracking down on fake Halal foods

| 06/06/2014 | Reply
Canada: Muslim community cracking down on fake Halal foods

Canada’s growing Halal food industry has made it an attractive target for fraud – something that leaders in Canada’s Muslim community hope to end.

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Canada: Halal Food Fest Toronto – June 14-15 2014

| 27/05/2014 | Reply
Canada: Halal Food Fest Toronto – June 14-15 2014

People from all over North America will be attending the Halal Food Fest 2014, at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

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Government Of Canada Improves Labeling Of Halal Food Products

| 25/04/2014 | Reply
Government Of Canada Improves Labeling Of Halal Food Products

Halal claims on food labels, packaging or advertising material must now include the name of the certifying body to provide consumers with the information about the standards used.

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UAE: Riz Global reveals new Niagara Valley products

| 27/02/2014 | Reply
UAE: Riz Global reveals new Niagara Valley products

Riz Global Foods used Gulfood as a platform to launch its halal beef bacon and breakfast strips under its in-house brand, Niagara Valley.

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Canada: Say hello to halal

| 20/12/2013 | Reply
Canada: Say hello to halal

Senior director of marketing at Maple Leaf Foods, points to Nielsen sales volume stats that show the halal segment of fresh chicken is growing at 6% per year.

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Canada: Halal restaurant available at Pearson airport next summer

| 24/11/2013 | Reply
Canada:  Halal restaurant available at Pearson airport next summer

New restaurant options will feature “ethnic cuisine, comfort food and halal options,” including a Middle Eastern restaurant with grilled halal meats.

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Canada: Quebec looks to tighten regulations on kosher, halal meat production

| 30/10/2013 | Reply
Canada: Quebec looks to tighten regulations on kosher, halal meat production

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, or CFIA, oversees animal slaughter regulations nationally, so Quebec could only regulate meat that is produced within the province and not exported.

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Opinion: Innovation: Nasa technology… and a prayer mat

| 20/10/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Innovation: Nasa technology… and a prayer mat

The Timez5 physiological prayer mat is a Canadian product sourced from a complex domestic and global supply chain of high performance space age based materials.

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Canada: Halal Certified Turkey to Hit Grocery Stores this Week

| 05/10/2013 | Reply
Canada: Halal Certified Turkey to Hit Grocery Stores this Week

Many Muslims are planning to serve turkey alongside their traditional Eid meal as they celebrate with family and friends over the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday.

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