Category: Canada

Canada: Halal labelling requirements are coming to Canada

| 17/09/2013 | Reply
Canada: Halal labelling requirements are coming to Canada

Canada’s expanding diversity has seen the demand for halal foods grow rapidly over the last two decades. The market in Canada for halal foods is currently estimated to be $1 billion annually, and is growing.

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Halal Food Festival Shows Canada’s Diversity

| 03/06/2013 | Reply
Halal Food Festival Shows Canada’s Diversity

The first-ever halal food festival in Canada has drawn record-breaking crowds, showing the diversity of the marketplace in a major North American city. Lineups wrapped around the 100,000 sq ft facility.

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Canada: Government to impose new labels, but not new standards, on halal food

| 01/06/2013 | Reply
Canada: Government to impose new labels, but not new standards, on halal food

According to proposed regulations published in this week’s Canada Gazette, all food that advertises itself as halal would have to list on the packaging which body certified it meets the criteria under Islamic law.

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Canada: Halal Food Fest showcases diverse, exotic taste of halal food

| 30/05/2013 | Reply
Canada: Halal Food Fest showcases diverse, exotic taste of halal food

Toronto’s first Halal Food Fest at the International Centre in Mississauga on June 1 and 2. In a report by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the government estimates that the halal food industry is worth more than a billion dollars in Canada.

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Opinion: How One Woman Revolutionized Halal Food in Canada

| 29/05/2013 | Reply
Opinion: How One Woman Revolutionized Halal Food in Canada

On a high level, the festival is a way to showcase what we have and inspire more growth. It also serves as way to educate people and encourage the importance of eating halal in a fun and interactive way.

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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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Canada: Chai Kosher sells to Halal meat processor

| 25/04/2013 | 1 Reply
Canada: Chai Kosher sells to Halal meat processor

Chai Kosher Poultry has sold its rights to purchase live chickens in Ontario to Halal chicken processor Sargent Farms in Milton. Sargent Farms supplies halal chickens to both foodservice and retail establishments within Ontario.

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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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Canada: Engro Foods Canada set to make profit next year

| 08/08/2012 | Reply
Canada: Engro Foods Canada set to make profit next year

Engro Foods Canada is poised to post a profit next year by increasing availability of its halal meat product line in major chains of retail outlets across the North American continent, Engro Foods CEO Afnan Ahsan said.

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Opinion: Preparing For Ramadan Advice

| 15/07/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Preparing For Ramadan Advice

Prepare for the first night of Ramadan, for on this night Allah gazes at His creation, a special gaze which is unique to this Ummah. Allah will never punish the one upon whom He gazes.

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Canada: Halal Organic purveyor Blossoms

| 13/06/2012 | 3 Replies
Canada: Halal Organic purveyor Blossoms

Blossom Pure focuses primarily on the ethical treatment of animals as well as supporting local farmers. They deal mainly with certified organic farmers who raise their cattle on pasture (for beef, lamb and goat) with the emphasis being on treating the animals with utmost care and humanity.

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Canada: Praying Jummah on holiday in Whistler

| 07/06/2012 | Reply
Canada: Praying Jummah on holiday in Whistler

There is a very small population of Muslims in Whistler, the famous ski destination. It has a small prayer room in the town open for Jummah prayers and daily salaat. Visitors can enquire at the Masjid about the availability of Halal food in the region.

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Canada: More Halal chicken fed to Montrealers

| 06/06/2012 | Reply
Canada: More Halal chicken fed to Montrealers

It is said that the face of cities are reflected in their streets. With a growing Muslim population moving to Verdun, Muslims entrepreneurs see opportunities to have a business that attracts both halal-eaters and non-halal-eaters.

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Opinion: Eat halaal! Organic is no substitute

| 29/04/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Eat halaal! Organic is no substitute

This is a further opinion coming from North America on the topic of people eating meat that they consider Tayyib rather than Halal slaughtered meat. Also the importance of keeping up with the changing regulations for meat, as since the days of ‘mad cow’ disease, many changes have been made for animal feed, etc.

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Story of Canada’s Midnight Sun Mosque To Become a Documentary

| 29/04/2012 | Reply
Story of Canada’s Midnight Sun Mosque To Become a Documentary

The film, to be called Arctic Mosque, will tell the story of the 4,000 km journey the mosque took in 2010 from the prairie city of Winnipeg in the province of Manitoba where it was built, to Inuvik, the most northern town in Canada’s Arctic. The documentary will also offer a revealing portrait of Islamic life in the far north.

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Opinion: The “Halal Meat” Scam and Why I’m a Semi-Vegetarian

| 28/04/2012 | 3 Replies
Opinion: The “Halal Meat” Scam and Why I’m a Semi-Vegetarian

Toronto, Canada: Though you hear objections from non Muslims about humane issues with Halal meat, there are also Muslims who agree and want to see changes in the way animals are raised, fed and treated pre-slaughter, and the way the slaughter is actually done in some cases.

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Canada: Halal foods served at gourmet shop

| 27/04/2012 | Reply
Canada: Halal foods served at gourmet shop

Driven by the urge to unite “halal” and “gourmet,” Mohamad Fakih built Paramount Butcher Shop in Mississauga. The Lebanese-Canadian entrepreneur built it for his wife, after she complained about the grungy state of Halal meat counters.

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Canada: Halal meat is more humane than factory meat

| 27/03/2012 | Reply
Canada: Halal meat is more humane than factory meat

In North America billions of animals are raised annually in massive industrial operations, where they simply become living widgets. As a society we condone such cruelty because of our insatiable appetite for 99-cent breakfast sandwiches and burgers.

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Canada: The halal affair: Shameless prejudice imported from France

| 21/03/2012 | Reply
Canada: The halal affair: Shameless prejudice imported from France

The Parti Québécois, which in today’s incarnation eagerly seizes any excuse to exploit Quebecers’ cultural insecurities for electoral gain, promptly piled on, denouncing the halal propagation as an unreasonable accommodation incompatible with Quebec values.

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Canadian political parties rail against ritual slaughter

| 17/03/2012 | Reply
Canadian political parties rail against ritual slaughter

The pro-independence party said it was worried that mainstream companies are selling halal meat without labeling to unsuspecting consumers. It wants to know how many companies are involved in producing halal meat and the number of animals that are being slaughtered annually under Islamic ritual.

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