Category: The Americas

Opinion: Are ‘Moslem meals’ on board flights halal-certified?

| 12/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Are ‘Moslem meals’ on board flights halal-certified?

“Moslem meal” is inaccurate and discriminatory, suggesting it is only for Muslims, when what it is meant to be – a halal meal – does not only have to be for Muslim consumption.

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Report: Government Initiatives to Promote Halal Products Drives Halal Nutraceuticals and Vaccines Market

| 07/06/2017 | Reply
Report: Government Initiatives to Promote Halal Products Drives Halal Nutraceuticals and Vaccines Market

Halal pharmaceuticals include the vaccines and nutraceuticals containing ingredients which are compliant with the Shariah (Islamic religious) law.

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Brazil: Ready to Provide Saudi Market Demand of Meat

| 30/05/2017 | Reply
Brazil: Ready to Provide Saudi Market Demand of Meat

Brazil is fully ready to cooperate with Saudi Arabia in the field of food and to provide the market demand of meat and other products according to Saudi Vision 2030.

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USA: Five cited for failing to disclose halal info

| 24/05/2017 | Reply
USA: Five cited for failing to disclose halal info

In preparation of the month of Ramadan, inspections from the Halal Enforcement Unit within the Division of Consumer Affairs Office of Consumer Protection visited 110 establishments.

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Malaysia: KFC Malaysia begins testing U.S. DDGS after misunderstanding

| 14/05/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: KFC Malaysia begins testing U.S. DDGS after misunderstanding

More than 60% of Malaysians are Muslim, meaning that the chicken – including the product produced by KFC Malaysia – must comply with Halal dietary requirements.

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Mexican beef exporters look to Muslim markets as U.S. alternatives

| 12/05/2017 | Reply
Mexican beef exporters look to Muslim markets as U.S. alternatives

Mexico’s growing beef industry is targeting Muslim consumers in the Middle East for its prime cuts as it seeks to reduce dependence on buyers in the United States.

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Canada: SIAL conference looks at ethnic shoppers and how to connect with them

| 10/05/2017 | Reply
Canada: SIAL conference looks at ethnic shoppers and how to connect with them

Anyone who identifies as an ethnic consumer is expecting more from grocers than ever before, said Salima Jivraj, managing director at Nourish Food Marketing.

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Canada: Halal Food Fest Toronto

| 06/05/2017 | Reply
Canada: Halal Food Fest Toronto

A lot of food festivals don’t survive early success. The first Halal Food Festival in 2013 was expected to draw 5,000 guests and 30,000 people showed up.

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Why the Retail Crisis Could Be Coming to American Groceries

| 05/05/2017 | Reply
Why the Retail Crisis Could Be Coming to American Groceries

The American grocery store has so far been mostly immune to the ravages of online shopping and the all around apocalyptic outlook facing the nation’s retailers.

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UK: Why catwalk Hijabs are upsetting some Muslim women

| 04/05/2017 | 1 Reply
UK: Why catwalk Hijabs are upsetting some Muslim women

The hijab has long been a contentious topic of conversation; feminists, religious conservatives, secularists are some of the online communities that have engaged in passionate debate about what it represents.

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Brazil’s Minister to visit UAE and Saudi Arabia

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
Brazil’s Minister to visit UAE and Saudi Arabia

Minister Maggi’s visit to the KSA and the UAE is a move to assure the premium quality of Brazilian products entering these markets which have continued to show their trust in Brazil’s meat industry.

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USA: The Changing Paradigm in Halal Certification

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
USA: The Changing Paradigm in Halal Certification

A common theme throughout the conference was the challenge of meeting consumer demands and special market needs while working to accredit halal certification bodies.

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Halal food market surging in Canada

| 21/04/2017 | Reply
Halal food market surging in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency approved guidelines for halal products just last year which is unprecedented because of malpractices going on.

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USA: CVS Says No More to Beauty Products With Toxic Chemicals

| 21/04/2017 | Reply
USA: CVS Says No More to Beauty Products With Toxic Chemicals

CVS to remove controversial chemicals — parabens, phthalates, and formaldehyde donors (preservative ingredients that can release formaldehyde over time) — from store-brand products.

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USA: Criminal convictions for misbranded Halal products all stand

| 19/04/2017 | Reply
USA: Criminal convictions for misbranded Halal products all stand

Midamar Corp., which as a corporate entity, plead guilty to a single conspiracy court, has survived the criminal prosecution of the business and its officers.

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Philippines get help from US Halal Chamber of Commerce with US halal market

| 04/04/2017 | Reply
Philippines get help from US Halal Chamber of Commerce with US halal market

During the forum, it was proposed that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) be signed among PEZA, ARMM and the US Halal Chamber of Commerce .

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Canadian steak houses courting Muslim diners with halal options

| 28/03/2017 | Reply
Canadian steak houses courting Muslim diners with halal options

Recently, non-Muslim restaurateurs have begun courting the burgeoning muslim customer base who are looking for Halal options.

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UAE bans meat, poultry coming from Brazil

| 25/03/2017 | Reply
UAE bans meat, poultry coming from Brazil

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MoCCAE, has taken a number of precautionary measures on imported food products from Brazil.

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Brazilian meat in Malaysia not from sources under probe, says envoy

| 24/03/2017 | Reply
Brazilian meat in Malaysia not from sources under probe, says envoy

None of the 21 plants involved in the scandal are authorised to export to Malaysia due to halal compliance.

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Brazil scandal tests JBS, BRF push for overseas units IPOs

| 24/03/2017 | Reply
Brazil scandal tests JBS, BRF push for overseas units IPOs

The deals could fetch a combined $2.5 billion and help accelerate expansion outside Brazil. None of BRF Halal plants are suspended as part of the probe.

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