Category: USA

Malaysia: Halal exports hit RM10bil

| 19/08/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal exports hit RM10bil

This was mainly exports to China, which stood at RM1.17bil, followed by US at RM1bil and Singapore RM807.58mil.

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Group Protests Aossey Jail Time

| 19/08/2015 | Reply
Group Protests Aossey Jail Time

During the past five weeks, Bill Aossey has been in jail with no set bond, which had his family and friends protesting Monday afternoon.

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Australia: World’s First Sheep Food Grade Halal Collagen

| 18/08/2015 | Reply
Australia: World’s First Sheep Food Grade Halal Collagen

Holista Colltech Limited has announced the commercial availability of Halal food grade sheep collagen under the brand Ovinex.

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US beef industry seeks better access to Indonesian market

| 09/08/2015 | Reply
US beef industry seeks better access to Indonesian market

Indonesian government policies are keeping U.S. beef from re-entering the once-booming market.

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USA: Halal Food Exporter Detained Until Sentencing

| 03/08/2015 | Reply
USA: Halal Food Exporter Detained Until Sentencing

After a 3.5-day jury trial in July, Aossey was convicted on 15 counts, including conspiracy, making false statements on export certificates, and wire fraud.

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Opinion: Is Halal Meat Healthier than Conventional Meat?

| 29/07/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Is Halal Meat Healthier than Conventional Meat?

Halal refers to Muslim criteria for how food is raised slaughtered and prepared. But do the requirements make the food healthier?

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US fashion labels target under-served Muslim market

| 16/07/2015 | Reply
US fashion labels target under-served Muslim market

American labels may be pushing so-called Ramadan fashion overseas, but Muslim designers say there is a demand for it in the United States too.

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Opinion: Hijabista Tajima at home with fashion and faith

| 15/07/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Hijabista Tajima at home with fashion and faith

“I think there is a need for mainstream fashion to include modest trends because Muslim girls are experimenting and expressing themselves in a way that’s very genuine.”

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USA: Iowa Businessman Convicted of Fraud Over Halal Beef Exports

| 14/07/2015 | Reply
USA: Iowa Businessman Convicted of Fraud Over Halal Beef Exports

Aossey is the founder of the Midamar Corp., a Cedar Rapids-based company that is considered a pioneer in the sale of halal meat and food products.

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USA: Jurors consider case alleging fraud in halal beef exports

| 13/07/2015 | Reply
USA: Jurors consider case alleging fraud in halal beef exports

Federal jurors in Cedar Rapids are considering 19 counts against Bill Aossey Jr., including conspiracy, fraud and money laundering.

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India: Evolving the Middle Path

| 09/07/2015 | Reply
India: Evolving the Middle Path

Fashion and religion are not often spoken in the same breath but EastEssence.Com is trying to bridge this gap with a line of Islamic clothing.

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USA: Trial of Midamar Founder commences in Iowa

| 08/07/2015 | Reply
USA: Trial of Midamar Founder commences in Iowa

Defense contends former operations manager was behind halal meat scheme. The prosecution, however, argues that Midamar founder William Aossey called ‘the shots’ of the operation.

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USA: Muslim girls design their own basketball uniforms

| 06/07/2015 | Reply
USA: Muslim girls design their own basketball uniforms

After struggling to play sports in long skirts, a group of young Muslim girls on a community traveling basketball team in Minnesota designed their own uniforms to wear.

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Opinion: For Ramadan, Courting the Muslim Shopper

| 26/06/2015 | Reply
Opinion: For Ramadan, Courting the Muslim Shopper

Ramadan has emerged in recent years as a month of extravagant spending that is rivaled, some say, only by Christmas. This is making high end fashion houses focus on the Ramadan buyer.

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USA: In New Jersey, regulators pay close attention to Halal rules

| 22/06/2015 | Reply
USA: In New Jersey, regulators pay close attention to Halal rules

New Jersey adopted the Halal Food Consumer Protection Act in 2000, requiring halal food sellers to disclose whether they sell both Halal and non-Halal food.

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USA: During Ramadan, keeping an eye out for fraudulent halal meat

| 20/06/2015 | Reply
USA: During Ramadan, keeping an eye out for fraudulent halal meat

Not only is it difficult to regulate, but some critics raise questions about whether the doctrine of church-state separation means governments should even get involved.

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USA: Halal Beef Exporter Goes to Federal Criminal Trial in Iowa on July 7

| 20/06/2015 | Reply
USA: Halal Beef Exporter Goes to Federal Criminal Trial in Iowa on July 7

The man who built a worldwide Halal beef exporting company from Iowa will go to federal criminal trial in Cedar Rapids on July 7, beginning with jury selection.

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USA: Why is 41% of the country’s packaged food kosher?

| 09/06/2015 | Reply
USA: Why is 41% of the country’s packaged food kosher?

Considering how few people keep kosher in the US—Jews make up less than 2% of the population, and only a portion of them follow Jewish dietary laws.

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USA: Cedar Rapids company wants halal mislabeling charges dropped

| 09/06/2015 | Reply
USA: Cedar Rapids company wants halal mislabeling charges dropped

Islamic Services of America filed a dismissal motion Friday in U.S. District Court, asserting that the charges are a violation of the First Amendment.

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Godiva to satisfy the Arab sweet tooth, double its UAE and Saudi presence

| 05/06/2015 | Reply
Godiva to satisfy the Arab sweet tooth, double its UAE and Saudi presence

Godiva Chocolatier plans to double its locations in the UAE and Saudi Arabia in the next six to 12 months as part of a global expansion plan.

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