Category: USA

Canada: Mississauga’s Paramount Fine Foods expands into U.S. market

| 10/10/2017 | Reply
Canada: Mississauga’s Paramount Fine Foods expands into U.S. market

Paramount signed a franchise agreement with SLS Hospitality Group to immediately open restaurants in New Jersey and Massachusetts, with New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut slated to be signed later this year.

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USA: Muslim Franchisee Sues KFC Over Religious-Claims Policy

| 27/07/2017 | Reply
USA: Muslim Franchisee Sues KFC Over Religious-Claims Policy

Lokhandwala alleges KFC never mentioned the policy in any of the parties’ franchise agreements, in violation of the Franchise Disclosure Act of 1987.

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USA: Whole Foods stock rockets 28% on $13.7 billion Amazon takeover deal

| 16/06/2017 | Reply
USA: Whole Foods stock rockets 28% on $13.7 billion Amazon takeover deal

Mackey will remain CEO of the grocery store chain after the deal closes, and the store will continue to operate under the Whole Foods brand.

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Opinion: Saudi Arabia Wants Qatar to Come Under Its Heel

| 15/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Saudi Arabia Wants Qatar to Come Under Its Heel

Word comes that the Saudis would like to see the current emir, Sheikh Tamam bin Hamad al-Thani, his father the former emir and his mother removed from power.

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Report: Government Initiatives to Promote Halal Products Drives Halal Nutraceuticals and Vaccines Market

| 07/06/2017 | Reply
Report: Government Initiatives to Promote Halal Products Drives Halal Nutraceuticals and Vaccines Market

Halal pharmaceuticals include the vaccines and nutraceuticals containing ingredients which are compliant with the Shariah (Islamic religious) law.

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USA: Five cited for failing to disclose halal info

| 24/05/2017 | Reply
USA: Five cited for failing to disclose halal info

In preparation of the month of Ramadan, inspections from the Halal Enforcement Unit within the Division of Consumer Affairs Office of Consumer Protection visited 110 establishments.

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Malaysia: KFC Malaysia begins testing U.S. DDGS after misunderstanding

| 14/05/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: KFC Malaysia begins testing U.S. DDGS after misunderstanding

More than 60% of Malaysians are Muslim, meaning that the chicken – including the product produced by KFC Malaysia – must comply with Halal dietary requirements.

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Mexican beef exporters look to Muslim markets as U.S. alternatives

| 12/05/2017 | Reply
Mexican beef exporters look to Muslim markets as U.S. alternatives

Mexico’s growing beef industry is targeting Muslim consumers in the Middle East for its prime cuts as it seeks to reduce dependence on buyers in the United States.

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Why the Retail Crisis Could Be Coming to American Groceries

| 05/05/2017 | Reply
Why the Retail Crisis Could Be Coming to American Groceries

The American grocery store has so far been mostly immune to the ravages of online shopping and the all around apocalyptic outlook facing the nation’s retailers.

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USA: The Changing Paradigm in Halal Certification

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
USA: The Changing Paradigm in Halal Certification

A common theme throughout the conference was the challenge of meeting consumer demands and special market needs while working to accredit halal certification bodies.

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USA: CVS Says No More to Beauty Products With Toxic Chemicals

| 21/04/2017 | Reply
USA: CVS Says No More to Beauty Products With Toxic Chemicals

CVS to remove controversial chemicals — parabens, phthalates, and formaldehyde donors (preservative ingredients that can release formaldehyde over time) — from store-brand products.

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USA: Criminal convictions for misbranded Halal products all stand

| 19/04/2017 | Reply
USA: Criminal convictions for misbranded Halal products all stand

Midamar Corp., which as a corporate entity, plead guilty to a single conspiracy court, has survived the criminal prosecution of the business and its officers.

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Philippines get help from US Halal Chamber of Commerce with US halal market

| 04/04/2017 | Reply
Philippines get help from US Halal Chamber of Commerce with US halal market

During the forum, it was proposed that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) be signed among PEZA, ARMM and the US Halal Chamber of Commerce .

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Opinion: Introducing The Green Muslims – Why Halal Is Not Enough

| 21/03/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Introducing The Green Muslims – Why Halal Is Not Enough

Muslims that brand managers and marketers be aware: a new wave of green Muslims are shaping up, and what’s most peculiar, is that they’re hailing from the West.

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USA: The Rise of Halal-certified Food

| 24/02/2017 | 1 Reply
USA: The Rise of Halal-certified Food

Mirroring a model set decades ago to certify kosher products, American Muslims witness the growth of the Halal certification.

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USA: From Famous NYC Food Cart to Fast-Growing Fast Casual Chain

| 23/02/2017 | Reply
USA: From Famous NYC Food Cart to Fast-Growing Fast Casual Chain

What is it about The Halal Guys that diners love so much? Well, first it’s the food. The Halal Guys food cart, with the tagline “we are different,” has over 8,000 reviews on Yelp.

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USA: The Changing Paradigm in Halal Certification

| 08/02/2017 | Reply
USA: The Changing Paradigm in Halal Certification

This conference will bring the accreditation organizations and the recognition bodies together along with the industry to discuss how best to implement both schemes.

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Opposition to Trump’s anti-Muslim travel ban mounts on eve of court deadline

| 08/02/2017 | Reply
Opposition to Trump’s anti-Muslim travel ban mounts on eve of court deadline

A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments Tuesday on the travel ban on visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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USA: USDA Guarantees Kosher and Halal Meat Can Be Organic, Too

| 24/01/2017 | 1 Reply
USA: USDA Guarantees Kosher and Halal Meat Can Be Organic, Too

The USDA’s statement came in its final version of regulations for organic livestock and poultry practices, published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017.

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Opinion: Companies produce Halal cosmetics for growing Muslim population

| 21/12/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Companies produce Halal cosmetics for growing Muslim population

Consumers will spend about $27 billion on halal cosmetics this year, and sales could jump to $39 billion by 2019, researcher Technavio estimates.

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