Category: The Americas

USA: ANSI Signs MoU Supporting New International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF)

| 29/11/2016 | Reply
USA: ANSI Signs MoU Supporting New International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF)

ANSI’s Reinaldo Figueiredo, senior program director, accreditation of product certification bodies represented ANSI, which signed the MoU along with other accreditation bodies.

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Halal Expo Australia 2017 takes Islamic Relief Australia as Charity Partner

| 25/11/2016 | Reply
Halal Expo Australia 2017 takes Islamic Relief Australia as Charity Partner

Islamic Relief will participate in the Halal Expo Australia (HEA) 2017 and International Halal Conference (IHC) 2017 as a charity partner.

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Opinion: Generation M Is the Next Big Opportunity for Global Brands

| 25/11/2016 | Reply
Opinion:  Generation M Is the Next Big Opportunity for Global Brands

Muslim millennials (b. 1980 and 2000), the so-called ‘Generation M’, are emerging as the next big opportunity for global brands.

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Canada: Chicken farmers cry foul over new regulations

| 22/11/2016 | Reply
Canada:  Chicken farmers cry foul over new regulations

A new program that’s supposed to encourage farmers to produce halal, organic and other specialty types of chicken has ruffled the feathers of current producers.

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Research finds Muslim business travellers present a $22 billion opportunity

| 10/11/2016 | Reply
Research finds Muslim business travellers present a $22 billion opportunity

Research released by Mastercard and CrescentRating, Muslim business travellers are gaining greater autonomy and are increasingly using technology and digital tools when planning to travel.

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PregVit® and PregVit® folic 5 prenatal multivitamins are still certified Halal!

| 07/11/2016 | Reply
PregVit® and PregVit® folic 5 prenatal multivitamins are still certified Halal!

Health Canada wishes to limit the certifications mentioned on packaging to certifications that it controls and requested that the Halal and Kosher certifications be taken off.

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Canada: Paramount Fine Foods crossing international waters

| 05/11/2016 | Reply
Canada: Paramount Fine Foods crossing international waters

30 locations will open across Pakistan in partnership with Paramount. In March next year, Paramount will also launch three locations in London, England.

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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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