Category: The Americas

Canada: OneWorld Foods partner to bring authentic Halal food experience to Canadians

| 14/02/2018 | Reply
Canada: OneWorld Foods partner to bring authentic Halal food experience to Canadians

With a growing ethnic market, and an increasingly sophisticated consumer seeking high flavour profiles with great food, OneWorld is well on its way to success.

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From Farm to Fork – Issues with Fish Farming for Halal Certifying Bodies

| 04/02/2018 | Reply
From Farm to Fork – Issues with Fish Farming for Halal Certifying Bodies

The role of Halal Certifying Bodies is missed in fish farming, or is less visible, on farmed fish, there being the belief among Muslims that all fish are Halal is dangerous and short sighted.

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USA: One of the Largest Retailers in the US is Launching a Hijab-Friendly Fashion Line

| 02/02/2018 | 1 Reply
USA: One of the Largest Retailers in the US is Launching a Hijab-Friendly Fashion Line

Macy’s has partnered with Verona Collection, an Islamic boutique, and plans to exclusively carry Verona products for both Muslim and non-Muslim women across the U.S.

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Canada: Alberta’s ‘best-kept secret’ – Beef producers chase Halal market

| 01/02/2018 | Reply
Canada: Alberta’s ‘best-kept secret’ – Beef producers chase Halal market

Alberta’s Department of Agriculture started paying close attention to halal economic opportunities at least 15 years ago. It has now become a major focus.

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USA: KFC Franchisee Loses Fight to Market Chicken as Muslim-Friendly

| 24/01/2018 | Reply
USA: KFC Franchisee Loses Fight to Market Chicken as Muslim-Friendly

KFC’s corporate policy prohibits franchisees from making religious dietary claims about its food.

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USA: Is high-tech “clean meat” kosher and halal?

| 23/01/2018 | Reply
USA: Is high-tech “clean meat” kosher and halal?

The ascendance of high-tech meat companies has sparked novel conversations in Jewish and Muslim circles over whether these novel products are kosher and halal.

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US businesses prepare for halal boom as Muslims to become second largest religious group by 2040

| 06/01/2018 | Reply
US businesses prepare for halal boom as Muslims to become second largest religious group by 2040

There were 3.45 million Muslims living in the US in 2017, and Muslims made up about 1.1 percent of the total US population, said the report from US think tank Pew Research Centre (PRC).

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Opinion: Vegan options are set to increase even more in 2018, says GlobalData

| 21/12/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Vegan options are set to increase even more in 2018, says GlobalData

2017 has seen some landmark vegan products launched by major brands: McDonalds released a vegan burger, Pizza Hut launched a vegan pizza, and Asda began stocking vegan mince pies.

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USA: Unilever Is Launching a New ‘Natural’ Line of Shampoos and Soaps to Attract Millennials

| 15/12/2017 | Reply
USA: Unilever Is Launching a New ‘Natural’ Line of Shampoos and Soaps to Attract Millennials

Unilever is going after two “growth vectors,” as Jope calls them, that are particularly attractive to the highly coveted millennial cohort: “brands with purpose” and the natural segment.

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Opinion: Global Halal food sector set to boom as market grows

| 28/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Global Halal food sector set to boom as market grows

Established players are expanding at home and abroad through franchising and multinationals have also made major investments in Muslim-majority markets.

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Hamdan Bin Mohammad honours winners of 5th Islamic Economy award

| 28/11/2017 | Reply
Hamdan Bin Mohammad honours winners of 5th Islamic Economy award

The winners were felicitated at a special ceremony held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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UAE leads key sectors in global Islamic economy

| 28/11/2017 | Reply
UAE leads key sectors in global Islamic economy

The Global Islamic Economy Indicator for this year evaluated the health of the Islamic economy ecosystem across more than 73 countries, based on equally weighted key metric categories.

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Opinion: Islamic economy on growth path as consumer demand rises

| 28/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Islamic economy on growth path as consumer demand rises

The Islamic economy is on a robust growth trajectory worldwide, according to the State of the Global Islamic Economy Report 2017-2018.

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Canada: Customer focus drives lamb processor partnerships with farmers

| 11/11/2017 | Reply
Canada: Customer focus drives lamb processor partnerships with farmers

The Zamani family runs Simcoe Street Meat Packers and processes lamb in Kawartha Lakes for its retail stores in Toronto. They specialize in “truly halal products”.

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Pakistan: Malaysia to set up Halal food industry at Ghazi, Haripur

| 03/11/2017 | Reply
Pakistan: Malaysia to set up Halal food industry at Ghazi, Haripur

Malaysia will establish Halal food industry at Ghazi, Haripur and in this regard an agreement was also signed with Canada.

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USA: Halal a growing presence in NY Capital Region food scene

| 02/11/2017 | Reply
USA: Halal a growing presence in NY Capital Region food scene

Within the last two years many restaurants and stores in the Capital Region of New York state around the capital city Albany have changed hands into halal-certified eateries and purveyors.

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UK: Canadian entrepreneurs exhibit at Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2017

| 01/11/2017 | Reply
UK: Canadian entrepreneurs exhibit at Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2017

One from Toronto was selling ‘Halal Socks’, and the other from Montreal was selling Hajj rucksacks with a difference.

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USA: Wahed raises $7 million for Halal-based investment platform

| 01/11/2017 | Reply
USA: Wahed raises $7 million for Halal-based investment platform

This will enable more people to put their money in Halal-compliant investments, or those that are permissible under traditional Islamic law.

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USA: Midamar exhibits restaurant equipment at Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai

| 01/11/2017 | Reply
USA: Midamar exhibits restaurant equipment at Gulfood Manufacturing in Dubai

At Gulfood Manufacturing, the company is exhibiting the food manufacturing equipment and restaurant kitchen equipment to GCC business that want to expand operations or upgrade their facilities.

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Beauty vs. Bombs: Could Muslim Fashion Unify the World?

| 18/10/2017 | 1 Reply
Beauty vs. Bombs: Could Muslim Fashion Unify the World?

“There’s so much beauty in the Muslim world. Both in the shared artistic past of the Islamic community and the vibrant present of Muslim cultures around the world. That is the story that needs to be told,” says Sarah Ansari.

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