Category: Canada

USA: Al-Safa Chicken Products are no Longer ‘Zabihah’ or Hand Slaughtered

| 07/03/2011 | Reply
USA: Al-Safa Chicken Products are no Longer ‘Zabihah’ or Hand Slaughtered

The company has recently changed to a new chicken supplier who does not exclusively employ the hand slaughter method at its facility and instead uses a mechanical slaughter process. They have now removed the “Zabihah” label from the Al-Safa package.

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Canada: Bonté Foods receives Halal certification

| 21/10/2010 | Reply
Canada: Bonté Foods receives Halal certification

Dieppe-based Bonté Foods are looking to capitalize on the growing demand for Halal food, as they received certification earlier this week to produce some of its signature products throughout Canada that will be certified Halal.

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Canada: Toronto-made Campbell’s soups has U.S. conservatives simmering

| 20/10/2010 | Reply
Canada: Toronto-made Campbell’s soups has U.S. conservatives simmering

At issue is a line of 15 halal soups made in Etobicoke, available in certain Canadian markets and certified by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).

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Canada: A Canadian line of Campbell’s soups has activists stewing

| 18/10/2010 | Reply
Canada: A Canadian line of Campbell’s soups has activists stewing

Campbell Soup Co., the Camden, N.J., food giant, has been fighting a grass-roots boycott of its products after its Canadian subsidiary rolled out a line of soups certified as halal, meaning they’re prepared according to Islamic dietary laws.

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Premium Brands buys Vancouver Halal meat supplier for $2.1 million

| 23/01/2010 | Reply
Premium Brands buys Vancouver Halal meat supplier for $2.1 million

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Premium Brands Holdings Corp. (TSX:PBH) says it has
acquired Vancouver-based South Seas Meats Ltd., a distributor of Halal
specialty meats that will help expand Premium’s portfolio of ethnic
foods. Premium Brands, which has about 25,000 customers in Western
Canada and Washington State, paid about $2.1 million for South Sea
Meats, which had annual sales of about $10 million.
Ahsan
Razak, the founder and operator of South Sea Meats, will join the
management team of Premium Brands.

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Campbells include Halal Food in their Food Bank Donations

| 13/01/2010 | Reply
Campbells include Halal Food in their Food Bank Donations

Campbell Company of

Canada and Food Banks

Canada today announced a comprehensive multi-year agreement that will support hunger relief across

Canada through the donation of nutritious food, charitable funds, educational resources and other awareness and community programs.

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Canada drug firm to build halal facility

| 07/01/2010 | Reply
Canada drug firm to build halal facility

A CANADA-based pharmaceutical company is keen to build a Brunei
facility that will make halal pharmaceutical products for the Muslim
world, the High Commissioner of Canada yesterday said during a new year celebration held at the commissioner’s residence
yesterday, Wendell Sanford said the project could cost US$12 million,
but added the figure is still not confirmed.

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Introducing Campbells Halal Certified Products in Canada

| 01/01/2010 | Reply
Introducing Campbells Halal Certified Products in Canada

Campbells Canada launches a selection of Halal-certified products.

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Immigrant entrepreneurs: Fresh perspective

| 07/10/2009 | Reply
Immigrant entrepreneurs: Fresh perspective

Jasmine Mediterranean Foods’ warehouse in East Vancouver is piled
high with boxes of delicious foods from the Mediterranean: dates,
olives, olive oil, couscous, tahini and more. It’s the culmination of
around 15 years of hard work by Moussa Mohaidly, a Lebanese immigrant
who built this importing and wholesaling business up from scratch.

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Fasting, Feasting and Socialising

| 17/09/2009 | Reply
Fasting, Feasting and Socialising

A taste of Ramadan in Canada with the Turkish community.

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McFalafel owner to fight for his prefix

| 11/09/2009 | Reply
McFalafel owner to fight for his prefix

Salam,
who moved to Canada from the Palestinian Territories five years ago,
says he sank $14,000 into menus and signs for his restaurant called ‘McFalafel’, which
serves halal shawarma, shisk taouk and, of course, falafel, and
registered with the city. He didn’t know there was a problem until two
months ago, when McDonald’s lawyers sent him a letter asking him to
change his restaurant name.

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Canada Eyes Major Investment Opportunities in Brunei

| 28/06/2009 | Reply
Canada Eyes Major Investment Opportunities in Brunei

Given Brunei’s leadership in the establishment of Halal food and
pharmaceutical standards, Mr Wendell Sanford, High Commissioner of Canada to Brunei
Darussalam, said, Canadian firms are looking
closely at Brunei as a logical location to both market and manufacture
Halal food and medicinal-products.

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Ban on Electric Stunning in the EU?

| 30/05/2009 | Reply
Ban on Electric Stunning in the EU?

Are you ready to give up electrical stunning?  You could have no
choice.  Yvonne Vizzier Thaxton from www.meatingplace.com attended the Annual meeting of the European Branch
of World Poultry Science’s Poultry Welfare Conference, and this is what she heard when she was there, and her view on it.

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Foodservice customers seeking healthy, local meat

| 30/05/2009 | Reply
Foodservice customers seeking healthy, local meat

Sodexo Canada provides dining services globally in college, corporate,
government and healthcare facility cafeterias, as well as sports
arenas, retirement community dining rooms and a number of other venues.
As the executive chef at Sodexo Canada, Suman Roy has a front-row seat
to North American consumer preferences when it comes to protein
choices. Meatingplace asked him to share his insights.

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Little Halal store on the Prairies

| 14/05/2009 | Reply
Little Halal store on the Prairies

Pakistani immigrants Marjan Shah and Mehboob Ahmad open Regina, Saskatchewan’s first Halal store.

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Bringing the Halal to Saint John

| 01/05/2009 | Reply
Bringing the Halal to Saint John

A new online Halal grocery store specializing in East Indian and Middle Eastern foods has begun operating in Saint John.

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Halal and Organic…Finally!

| 08/04/2009 | Reply
Halal and Organic…Finally!

Although Halal is coming into its own as a food group, and Organic is
already mainstream, the words Halal and Organic are rarely seen
together. HalalFocus was surprised and pleased to come across BlossomPure in Toronto, suppliers of Halal Organic meat

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Don’t be sheepish about a new industry

| 25/03/2009 | Reply
Don’t be sheepish about a new industry

British Columbia currently supplies
less than 25 per cent of the domestic lamb market. That means that
three-quarters of the lamb consumed in this province is imported from
Alberta, the United States, or New Zealand. At one of the Saturday
agriculture discussions last year we heard about a sheep farmer in New
Zealand who regularly sold his entire flock to a processor in Surrey,
B.C.

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