Category: USA

Opinion: Connecting Islamic liquidity with Halal opportunity

| 12/10/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Connecting Islamic liquidity with Halal opportunity

The Halal industry needs capital and the Islamic finance industry has surplus liquidity and limited investment opportunities; so why aren’t the two working together, asks Rushdi Siddiqui.

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USA: First halal festival draws crowd of 10,000

| 23/08/2013 | Reply
USA: First halal festival draws crowd of 10,000

Patrons stood in the lines so full that newcomers had a hard time finding the end of them at California’s first Halal Food and Eid Festival. Around 300,000 Muslims live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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USA: Halal Food Festival in New Jersey draws thousands

| 22/08/2013 | Reply
USA: Halal Food Festival in New Jersey draws thousands

Around 5,000 people came to Rowland Park on Saturday to enjoy the second annual Halal Food Festival and to taste a variety of ethnic dishes from around the world.

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USA: Muslim “Foodies” to Host California’s First Halal Food Fest in Bay Area

| 06/08/2013 | 1 Reply
USA: Muslim “Foodies” to Host California’s First Halal Food Fest in Bay Area

“Halal Fest” is scheduled to be held Aug. 17 at NewPark Mall in Newark, Calif. The free event follows on the heels of similar halal-focused festivals popping up in the US and Canada.

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USA: Pakistani, Caribbean and Halal are the fastest growing trends in ethnic cuisine

| 22/07/2013 | Reply
USA: Pakistani, Caribbean and Halal are the fastest growing trends in ethnic cuisine

Halal cuisines are almost 40% more popular in US restaurants over the past year according to digital food ordering service GrubHub.

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Opinion: Ramadan Business A Boon In Islamic Market

| 10/07/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Ramadan Business A Boon In Islamic Market

As the Muslim community expands a growing number of Islam-related businesses are launching around the nation. They sell everything from clothing, music and makeup to toys, frozen dinners and cookbooks.

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USA: Company plans to reopen central Indiana food plant to make Halal meat products

| 04/07/2013 | Reply
USA: Company plans to reopen central Indiana food plant to make Halal meat products

The Texas-based company will produce food such as beef hot dogs, bologna and breakfast strips for Islamic customers around the country. They expect the plant will also ultimately produce turkey and chicken products.

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Opinion: Halal lawsuit for Halal violation

| 04/07/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Halal lawsuit for Halal violation

When Western/conventional companies undertake to serve the “religious” market, be it Thomson Reuters for Islamic finance or Nestle for halal, it implies a credible market worthy of committing budgets, resources and priorities to.

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USA: Concerns rise over halal fraud

| 28/06/2013 | Reply
USA: Concerns rise over halal fraud

The booming halal market in the US is often accompanied by a lack of consensus about what constitutes halal — and that has caused confusion and controversy among Muslim Americans.

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USA: McDonald’s drops halal food from U.S. menu

| 25/06/2013 | Reply
USA: McDonald’s drops halal food from U.S. menu

There have been only two McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S. that have offered halal food. Both were in east Dearborn, Mich., which has a sizable population of Arab-American Muslims.

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USA: Local McDonald’s stops serving halal meat

| 31/05/2013 | Reply
USA: Local McDonald’s stops serving halal meat

After McDonald’s Corporation and the Finley Management Company settled a non-halal class action lawsuit for $700,000, the owners of the Dearborn McDonald’s have decided to no longer include halal items on their menu.

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USA: Muslims having problem in “halal meat” in US

| 07/05/2013 | Reply
USA: Muslims having problem in “halal meat” in US

Ali Kucukkarca, the owner of the biggest halal slaughter facility in the east, said, “60 percent of the meat which is being sold with halal certificate in New York and New Jersey is not Halal.” Many institutions which gave a halal certificate are not reliable.

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USA: From Bloggers’ Wrath to Foodies’ Delight: Saffron Road

| 26/04/2013 | Reply
USA: From Bloggers’ Wrath to Foodies’ Delight: Saffron Road

Multinational food brands and fast food chains doing billions in halal sales globally are “hesitant to openly associate themselves to be marketing to the American Muslim,” says Faisal Masood, who organizes the annual American Muslim Consumer Conference.

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USA: Judge approves McDonald’s non-halal settlement

| 18/04/2013 | Reply
USA: Judge approves McDonald’s non-halal settlement

Judge Kathleen Macdonald of the Wayne County Circuit Court approved the $700,000 non-halal meat class action lawsuit settlement against defendants McDonald’s Corporation and Finley’s Management Company.

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Opinion: Imams – The missing stakeholders in Islamic finance

| 12/04/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Imams – The missing stakeholders in Islamic finance

Imams may have heard of the Shariah scholars, but the opportunity for interactions with the latter is minimal, if at all, hence they do not “blind-faith” endorse products signed off by them.

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USA: Midamar Corporation Welcomes Return of Seized Funds

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
USA: Midamar Corporation Welcomes Return of Seized Funds

On March 1, 2013 the government officially returned all of the funds that were frozen and seized last October. The return of funds was not accompanied by any information or explanation as to why the raid or such seizure actions took place.

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USA: Halal United with the IFANCA International Halal Food Conference

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
USA: Halal United with the IFANCA International Halal Food Conference

Food bridges diverse cultures effectively, and it forged bonding at the International Halal Food Conference, hosted by the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA). The event brought together a multinational array of corporations.

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USA: Halal Fests Making a Wave in America!

| 09/03/2013 | Reply
USA: Halal Fests Making a Wave in America!

Sameer’s Eats co-founders have decided to hold a Halal Food Tour across America starting in Los Angeles on April 13th; then to New York in June, Washington DC in August, Chicago in October, and Houston in December.

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Opinion: Food colouring, is it Halal and is it dangerous?

| 07/03/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Food colouring, is it Halal and is it dangerous?

Food company Sensient is offering Halal certified colours to the Middle Eastern market. Meanwhile in the US artificial colouring is used widely in products made by Kraft, Kellogg’s and even McDonald’s french fries with results now known to be associated with long term health problems.

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USA: Midamar Turkey Deli Products Line wins 2013 “Best New Frozen or Chilled Food” at Gulfood Awards

| 26/02/2013 | Reply
USA: Midamar Turkey Deli Products Line wins 2013 “Best New Frozen or Chilled Food”  at Gulfood Awards

Midamar also received recognition for highly commended entries in the Best New Fast Food Product or Innovation Award, Best New Halal Food Award and the Best New Foodservice Innovation Award.

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