Category: USA

USA: Trial of Halal Businessman in Iowa Postponed to March

| 02/12/2014 | Reply
USA: Trial of Halal Businessman in Iowa Postponed to March

The October indictment of the founder of a Halal business based in Iowa will not be followed by a December trial.

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USA: Global Perspectives Entrepreneurs Driving Change at AMCC

| 22/11/2014 | Reply
USA: Global Perspectives Entrepreneurs Driving Change at AMCC

The 5th American Muslim Consumer Conference (AMCC) provided a first rate experience for many new attendees who expressed positive accolades after hearing perspectives from successful industry leaders.

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Opinion: Regulating the sacred: why the US halal food industry needs better oversight

| 21/11/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Regulating the sacred: why the US halal food industry needs better oversight

The superior quality of its products has made the US a leader in the global market for food prepared by Islamic standards.

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The Muslim Green: American Muslim Market Study 2014-15

| 18/11/2014 | Reply
The Muslim Green: American Muslim Market Study 2014-15

The 2014-15 Study builds on DinarStandard’s 2011 Report on the American Muslim consumer market.

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USA: Iowa Judge From Controversial Kosher Case to Preside Over Halal Trial

| 04/11/2014 | Reply
USA: Iowa Judge From Controversial Kosher Case to Preside Over Halal Trial

A spokeswoman for Midamar says the company has remained fully operational since its founder’s indictment.

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UK: On the rocks? ‘Halal’ whiskey to hit UK supermarkets

| 03/11/2014 | 1 Reply
UK: On the rocks? ‘Halal’ whiskey to hit UK supermarkets

A halal version of an iconic alcoholic drink made by a U.S.-based company is expected to hit supermarket shelves in the UK this December, the Independent reported this week.

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USA: Midamar responds to federal indictment

| 27/10/2014 | Reply
USA: Midamar responds to federal indictment

While these charges are against the founder of Midamar and not the company, the directors and employees of the company have grave concerns that Mr. Aossey may be unfairly singled out and targeted.

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US halal food supplier indicted over beef exports

| 25/10/2014 | Reply
US halal food supplier indicted over beef exports

The founder of a popular line of food products has been charged with shipping beef to Malaysia and Indonesia that didn’t meet the countries’ import requirements.

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Interview with Bill Aossey, founder of Midamar

| 23/10/2014 | Reply
Interview with Bill Aossey, founder of Midamar

Bill Aossey was presented with a certificate from Senator Grassley’s office for 40 years of doing business and contributing to the economic growth of the State of Iowa.

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USA: Midamar celebrates 40 years as a Halal food production and USA export supply company

| 23/10/2014 | Reply
USA: Midamar celebrates 40 years as a Halal food production and USA export supply company

At the celebration Midamar gave awards to employees who have assisted the company for decades in its growth and development.

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USA: Are Companies Ready to Tap into the Growing Global Muslim Market?

| 16/10/2014 | Reply
USA: Are Companies Ready to Tap into the Growing Global Muslim Market?

American Muslim Consumer Conference has played a key role in fostering awareness about the American Muslim market.

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Halal food now available at Princeton dining halls

| 16/10/2014 | Reply
Halal food now available at Princeton dining halls

“It was a big change, actually. Especially at the end of last year, when it started — I think May or late April — they started having halal beef lasagna or halal beef roast,” Syed said. “It was really good food, too.”

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Opinion: Muslim Hijabi Hipsters Fusing Fashion With Faith

| 09/10/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Muslim Hijabi Hipsters Fusing Fashion With Faith

Fashion-conscious Muslim women from Kuala Lumpur to Los Angeles who wear the Islamic headscarf, known as the hijab, have had to get creative.

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UAE: Training on OIC Guidelines for Halal Certification Bodies

| 14/09/2014 | Reply
UAE: Training on OIC Guidelines for Halal Certification Bodies

Awareness training for OIC/SMIIC ‘Guidelines for Bodies Providing Halal Certification’ was held by the Dubai Accreditation Department (DAC) and the Dubai Municipality (DM).

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USA: New slaughterhouse in Tampa caters to Muslims

| 05/09/2014 | Reply
USA:  New slaughterhouse in Tampa caters to Muslims

Slaughter is done daily, under the watch of a USDA inspector charged to oversee each carcass for safe human consumption and to enforce the Humane Slaughter Act.

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Opinion: Halal Meat May Be Processed Differently, But Is it Safer?

| 05/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Meat May Be Processed Differently, But Is it Safer?

The animal must be healthy so the Muslim workers are trained to identify diseases that would render the animal unclean.

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USA: Halal Guys food cart ‘Guys’ win lawsuit

| 01/09/2014 | Reply
USA: Halal Guys food cart ‘Guys’ win lawsuit

‘Halal Guys of New York’ has five days to ‘dispose of any signs, banners, promotional or advertising items’ that look like the original Halal Guys signage.

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Organic food’s dirty secret: What the “seductive” label fails to tell you

| 20/07/2014 | Reply
Organic food’s dirty secret: What the “seductive” label fails to tell you

Organic certification has the same set of challenges as the Halal sector: conflicts of interest, lack of clarity and transparency.

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Introducing Your Next Healthy Food Trend: Halal And Kosher

| 16/07/2014 | Reply
Introducing Your Next Healthy Food Trend: Halal And Kosher

Not a Jew or a Muslim?…not a problem. Fast Company magazine looks at the growing trend of these foods in the USA, and how they are both going mainstream among ethically-minded customers.

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Opinion: Inside The Growing Organic Halal Movement

| 09/07/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Inside The Growing Organic Halal Movement

Some Muslims are asking controversial questions about practices that go on in some parts of the mainstream halal industry.

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