Category: The Americas

USA: ArKay Halal whiskey made without alcohol goes on sale

| 26/10/2016 | 4 Replies
USA: ArKay Halal whiskey made without alcohol goes on sale

They are conformed to Halal guidelines and meet the ingredient requirements of both the US Food and Drug Administration and the European Economic Community.

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Brazil Challenges Indonesia’s Halal Certification Policy

| 17/10/2016 | Reply
Brazil Challenges Indonesia’s Halal Certification Policy

Brazil has filed a complaint against Indonesia to the World Trade Organization, challenging Indonesia’s halal certification requirements for imported meat.

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US biggest beneficiary of global Muslim travel spend

| 13/10/2016 | Reply
US biggest beneficiary of global Muslim travel spend

The Muslim travel market accounted for US$145billion of total international tourism spend in 2015 and the US received a 24% share or almost $35 billion.

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GIES: The Halal Food Market Is the Islamic Economy’s Largest Sector

| 06/10/2016 | Reply
GIES: The Halal Food Market Is the Islamic Economy’s Largest Sector

The State of the Islamic Economy report revisits the Halal Food Indicator (HFI) to evaluate a country’s halal food ecosystem.

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Canada’s Paramount Fine Foods takes its Mideast cuisine to the world

| 29/09/2016 | Reply
Canada’s Paramount Fine Foods takes its Mideast cuisine to the world

Mr. Fakih’s plans aren’t limited to Canada, though: With franchise partners, he has begun opening Paramounts in the United States and even Lebanon, with an agreement to soon launch 20 locations in Britain.

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USA: Lush Handmade Cosmetics to Receive 2016 Multicultural Award at AMCC

| 23/09/2016 | Reply
USA: Lush Handmade Cosmetics to Receive 2016 Multicultural Award at AMCC

The 2016 Multicultural Award will be presented to Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics by the American Muslim Consumer Consortium (AMCC) on October 1, 2016.

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USA: Muslim fashion designer makes history with hijab collection

| 20/09/2016 | Reply
USA: Muslim fashion designer makes history with hijab collection

A Muslim fashion designer has made history as the first ever designer to feature hijabs in every outfit on a Newnyfw2 York Fashion Week catwalk.

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Brazil eyes Malaysia as entry point for Asean trade

| 20/09/2016 | Reply
Brazil eyes Malaysia as entry point for Asean trade

Brazil, Latin America’s largest market, could export the products to Malaysia to be processed and packaged before being exported to other Asean countries.

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Dubai wants to integrate Halal market

| 20/09/2016 | Reply
Dubai wants to integrate Halal market

The emirate of Dubai wants to be the world center of halal trade and is making an effort to globally unify the market’s procedures.

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USA: How Halal Food Became a $20 Billion Hit in America

| 15/09/2016 | Reply
USA: How Halal Food Became a $20 Billion Hit in America

Overall, from restaurants to supermarkets, halal sales are projected at $20 billion this year, up by one-third since 2010, according to the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (Ifanca)

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Mexico wants to work with Malaysia on Halal food development

| 09/09/2016 | Reply
Mexico wants to work with Malaysia on Halal food development

Mexico, which is one of the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership member countries, has expressed a desire to work together with Malaysia on the development of the Halal food industry.

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Delegation from Dubai to seek business in São Paulo

| 06/09/2016 | Reply
Delegation from Dubai to seek business in São Paulo

A delegation from the Dubai Exports agency and business owners from the United Arab Emirates will be in São Paulo on September 19 and 20 to meet with local executives.

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Partake in a short global survey for SGIE Report 2016

| 07/08/2016 | Reply
Partake in a short global survey for SGIE Report 2016

Please take this short survey to add your views and valuable perspective on your Halal sector and see the results in the State of the Global Islamic Economy 2016 Report.

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Brazil: BRF spin-off creates halal unit

| 01/07/2016 | Reply
Brazil: BRF spin-off creates halal unit

Brazilian meat processor BRF has announced plans to set up a subsidiary tasked with strengthening the meat giant’s supply of meat to Muslim consumers.

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Alghanim plans to bring US fast food giant to Saudi Arabia

| 23/06/2016 | Reply
Alghanim plans to bring US fast food giant to Saudi Arabia

US-based Wendy’s is reportedly the world’s third largest hamburger fast food chain with 6,482 locations.

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Opinion: Dairy ethical label market can grow by $4.6bn says Euromonitor

| 11/06/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Dairy ethical label market can grow by $4.6bn says Euromonitor

There is a growing movement towards sustainability, social responsibility and transparency on labels, says global market research company Euromonitor International with Halal on the top of the list.

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Opinion: Ignorance and fear are big obstacles for Muslim startup founders

| 23/05/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Ignorance and fear are big obstacles for Muslim startup founders

“I believe that entrepreneurship is a good deterrent to prejudice and racism. If you can enhance someone’s life through a product, they’re going to look at you differently.”

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UAE: Halal-certified food suppliers to airlines witness massive growth in demand

| 16/05/2016 | Reply
UAE: Halal-certified food suppliers to airlines witness massive growth in demand

Growing demand for halal-certified food by airlines is encouraging suppliers worldwide to develop new products and enhance their production capacities.

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UAE: Entries for Islamic Economy Award open

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
UAE: Entries for Islamic Economy Award open

Submissions for the eight categories of the 2016 award close July 31, 2016.

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Canada: The next hub of Islamic finance?

| 27/04/2016 | Reply
Canada: The next hub of Islamic finance?

With a growing Muslim population, stable economy and openness to the world, Canada is poised to become the North American hub for Islamic finance.

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