Category: The Americas

US: Edible packaging latest food tech revolution

| 25/06/2012 | Reply
US: Edible packaging latest food tech revolution

Edible packaging is being presented as the latest food technology revolution. Two US companies are currently vying to be the first to commercially exploit the “untapped market” for wrappers you can munch.

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Opinion: Is Kosher Meat Halal? A Comparison of the Halakhic and Shariah Requirements for Animal Slaughter

| 25/06/2012 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Is Kosher Meat Halal? A Comparison of the Halakhic and Shariah Requirements for Animal Slaughter

Due to the dearth of kosher meat products available, and even higher scarcity of halal meat in the US, many Muslims feel comfortable purchasing kosher meat.

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Opinion: Faith, Fear, and Love – Imam Feisal talks to The Halal Monk

| 16/06/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Faith, Fear, and Love – Imam Feisal talks to The Halal Monk

For more than a quarter of a century Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has been involved in interreligious and intercultural dialogue on high levels. What put him into the media though was his Muslim community project, Park 51.

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Opinion: The Road Less Traveled: with Saffron Road in the USA

| 15/06/2012 | Reply
Opinion: The Road Less Traveled: with Saffron Road in the USA

Mustafa Davis will be partnering with Halal food company Saffron Road on the Club Halal Tour of the Western United States. He has been skeptical of the meat and poultry industry, but is learning about animals raised with certified Humane standards.

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Canada: Halal Organic purveyor Blossoms

| 13/06/2012 | 3 Replies
Canada: Halal Organic purveyor Blossoms

Blossom Pure focuses primarily on the ethical treatment of animals as well as supporting local farmers. They deal mainly with certified organic farmers who raise their cattle on pasture (for beef, lamb and goat) with the emphasis being on treating the animals with utmost care and humanity.

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USA: Alternative Meat Markets and Halal Production workshop in Norwich, NY

| 08/06/2012 | Reply
USA: Alternative Meat Markets and Halal Production workshop in Norwich, NY

During this workshop, on Wednesday, June 20th at Norwich Meadows Farm in Norwich, NY, Zaid Kurdieh will explain how Norwich Meadows Farm has expanded their farm to include on-farm Halal Processing.

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Canada: Praying Jummah on holiday in Whistler

| 07/06/2012 | Reply
Canada: Praying Jummah on holiday in Whistler

There is a very small population of Muslims in Whistler, the famous ski destination. It has a small prayer room in the town open for Jummah prayers and daily salaat. Visitors can enquire at the Masjid about the availability of Halal food in the region.

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USA: Challenges and Opportunities for Halal Foods in the Global Market

| 06/06/2012 | Reply
USA: Challenges and Opportunities for Halal Foods in the Global Market

As part of the IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Las Vegas on 28 June, audiences will learn that there is a vibrant minority American Muslim or European Muslim community, as the case may be, that need halal products, and how to certify them.

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USA: Cambridge Engineered Solutions Earns Halal Certification

| 06/06/2012 | Reply
USA: Cambridge Engineered Solutions Earns Halal Certification

Cambridge Engineered Solutions is pleased to be the first metal belt manufacturer in the world to receive Halal certification. CES makes every effort to demonstrate its dedication to customer’s needs, including the global Halal market.

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Canada: More Halal chicken fed to Montrealers

| 06/06/2012 | Reply
Canada: More Halal chicken fed to Montrealers

It is said that the face of cities are reflected in their streets. With a growing Muslim population moving to Verdun, Muslims entrepreneurs see opportunities to have a business that attracts both halal-eaters and non-halal-eaters.

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Opinion: Why Companies Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Their Social Responsibilities

| 29/05/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Why Companies Can No Longer Afford to Ignore Their Social Responsibilities

70% of young Millennials, those ages 18 to 26, say a company’s commitment to the community has an influence on their decision to work there. “They feel personally responsible, and they feel empowered to create change.”

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USA: USDA offers Outdoor Barbecuing Food Safety Tips

| 29/05/2012 | Reply
USA: USDA offers Outdoor Barbecuing Food Safety Tips

Whether it is snowing or hot and sunny, it’s important to follow food safety guidelines to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing foodborne illness. There’s something for everyone to learn in this article.

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EU: Animal welfare group slams EU organics verdict

| 24/05/2012 | Reply
EU: Animal welfare group slams EU organics verdict

Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) has criticised the decision to recognise US organic food standards as equivalent to those in the EU. US organic standards are far lower than they are in the EU, and the use of antibiotics is permitted.

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USA: Muslims on Wall Street: Pragmatic over Dogmatic

| 21/05/2012 | Reply
USA: Muslims on Wall Street: Pragmatic over Dogmatic

Muslims, like other people with strong beliefs, do not see themselves exclusively focused on or defined by such issues. Islam has spread throughout the world because of its dynamic nature, where it influences local customs and is ‘influenced’ by the older local culture.

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USA: How Safe is Our Food? More and more countries are banning American food

| 15/05/2012 | Reply
USA: How Safe is Our Food? More and more countries are banning American food

Last week, Indonesia became the first country to halt imports of US beef following the discovery of an American dairy cow infected with mad cow disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

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Saudi Arabia Halts Shipments of U.S. Beef, USDA Agency Says

| 15/05/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia Halts Shipments of U.S. Beef, USDA Agency Says

Beef from the U.S. shipped on or after April 19 is not eligible for export to the country, the agency said today in a report on its website, without providing a reason for the ban.

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USA: The Perfect Milk Machine: How Big Data Transformed the Dairy Industry

| 05/05/2012 | Reply
USA: The Perfect Milk Machine: How Big Data Transformed the Dairy Industry

Dairy scientists are the Gregor Mendels of the genomics age, developing new methods for understanding the link between genes and living things, all while quadrupling the average cow’s milk production since your parents were born.

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USA: Halal meets kosher in health-food aisle

| 02/05/2012 | Reply
USA: Halal meets kosher in health-food aisle

Mapping kosher’s progress, halal producers are coming to see that eating may be the fastest way to this country’s heart. Muslims can be as American as pepperoni pizza and still keep their faith. Midamar Corp. is betting that Muslim Americans are ready to go Italian-Islamic.

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Opinion: Eat halaal! Organic is no substitute

| 29/04/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Eat halaal! Organic is no substitute

This is a further opinion coming from North America on the topic of people eating meat that they consider Tayyib rather than Halal slaughtered meat. Also the importance of keeping up with the changing regulations for meat, as since the days of ‘mad cow’ disease, many changes have been made for animal feed, etc.

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Opinion: The “Halal Meat” Scam and Why I’m a Semi-Vegetarian

| 28/04/2012 | 3 Replies
Opinion: The “Halal Meat” Scam and Why I’m a Semi-Vegetarian

Toronto, Canada: Though you hear objections from non Muslims about humane issues with Halal meat, there are also Muslims who agree and want to see changes in the way animals are raised, fed and treated pre-slaughter, and the way the slaughter is actually done in some cases.

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