Category: The Americas

US halal food regulations… Are you up to speed?

| 08/04/2016 | Reply
US halal food regulations… Are you up to speed?

Halal food consumption among the nation’s fast-growing Muslim population has become a ballooning enterprise in the United States and is now estimated at over $20 billion.

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Canada: Halal labelling rules kick in today, but certifying organizations remain unregulated

| 05/04/2016 | Reply
Canada:  Halal labelling rules kick in today, but certifying organizations remain unregulated

New CFIA rules require halal label include name of organization or individual who certified the product.

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Canada: Former Atlantic Dairy and Forage Institute farm to sell fresh meat

| 01/04/2016 | Reply
Canada: Former Atlantic Dairy and Forage Institute farm to sell fresh meat

The couple say they will be able to offer customers halal meat if they choose. They say with influx of Syrian refugees coming to Canada they know there is a demand.

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Canada: CFIA Introduces new halal labelling and advertising requirements

| 23/03/2016 | Reply
Canada: CFIA Introduces new halal labelling and advertising requirements

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will take compliance and enforcement actions if the requirements are not met.

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Canada: New rule for halal labelling leaves industry open to deception, critics say

| 17/03/2016 | Reply
Canada: New rule for halal labelling leaves industry open to deception, critics say

One major point of contention is machine-slaughter, a common method used to kill chickens in poultry plants.

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Halal Pharmaceuticals Market to Witness Strong Growth in the Next Decade

| 10/03/2016 | Reply
Halal Pharmaceuticals Market to Witness Strong Growth in the Next Decade

Pharmaceuticals account for the second-largest revenue share in the global Halal market, next only to Halal food.

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Brazil showcases its leading global position across the Food & Beverage sector

| 28/02/2016 | Reply
Brazil showcases its leading global position across the Food & Beverage sector

Brazil showcases its leading global position across the Food & Beverage sector with $728 million of deals at Gulfood.

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USA: Midamar founder Aossey sentenced to two years in prison

| 26/02/2016 | Reply
USA: Midamar founder Aossey sentenced to two years in prison

Reade also sentenced Midamar and ISA Inc. to each serve five years probation with special conditions.

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USA: Midamar Founder Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison in Halal Meat Case

| 25/02/2016 | Reply
USA: Midamar Founder Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison in Halal Meat Case

The sentence also calls for three years of supervision after release and a $60,000 fine.

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US: Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay £50 Million After Cancer Death Linked To Talcum Powder

| 24/02/2016 | Reply
US: Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay £50 Million After Cancer Death Linked To Talcum Powder

Lawyer Jere Beasley said that Johnson & Johnson were aware of the risk from as far back as the 1980s – and yet were still ‘lying to the public.’

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USA: Sentencing in Halal food case continued to Feb. 25

| 06/02/2016 | Reply
USA: Sentencing in Halal food case continued to Feb. 25

Also to be sentenced on Feb. 25 are Midamar Corp., Islamic Services of America, and two of Aossey’s sons.

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USA: IFANCA $5 million gift to fund food diversity program

| 05/02/2016 | 1 Reply
USA: IFANCA $5 million gift to fund food diversity program

The partnership intends to educate students in specialized areas of ethnic foods and faith-based diets such as those from Islam, Judaism and Buddhism.

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Canada: Atlantic Beef Products can now sell with assurance to Muslims

| 04/02/2016 | Reply
Canada:   Atlantic Beef Products can now sell with assurance to Muslims

The Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of Canada (IFNCC) has certified the Albany beef plant in Prince Edward Island for halal production of its products.

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USA: Iowa Halal Business Founder Will Be Sentenced on Feb. 5

| 27/01/2016 | Reply
USA: Iowa Halal Business Founder Will Be Sentenced on Feb. 5

William B. Aossey, Jr., the 74-year old founder of a Halal food exporter enterprise in Cedar Rapids, IA, will be sentenced at 9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 5 by Chief Judge Linda R. Reade.

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USA: The age factor in sentencing for food safety crimes

| 19/01/2016 | Reply
USA: The age factor in sentencing for food safety crimes

Midamar Founder Bill Aossey should receive a “non-custodial sentence” for his jury conviction for switching out USDA establishment numbers on beef sold overseas.

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Saudi Arabia’s Salic buys $188m stake in Brazil’s Minerva

| 13/01/2016 | Reply
Saudi Arabia’s Salic buys $188m stake in Brazil’s Minerva

Saudi Arabia’s Salic investment body has bought a 19.95% stake in Brazilian beef producer, Minerva, for US$188.4m, following the kingdom’s lifting of a ban on Brazilian beef.

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Malaysia: TPP nod for Jakim’s halal certification

| 08/01/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: TPP nod for Jakim’s halal certification

Ahmad Maslan said that recognition was unprecedented as no other free trade agreements had acknowledged the local halal industry in this manner before.

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Canada: Little Mosque producer makes move to fashion

| 06/01/2016 | Reply
Canada:  Little Mosque producer makes move to fashion

Zarqa Nawaz and her business partner have launched a clothing line to fill a gap that she noticed while producing the set-in-Saskatchewan comedy.

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USA: Sentencing in Food Safety Cases Are Not Without Complications

| 05/01/2016 | Reply
USA: Sentencing in Food Safety Cases Are Not Without Complications

After every successful prosecution comes the sentencing. But in several criminal cases involving food safety, sentencing is turning out to be pretty complicated.

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Saudi Arabia to Take 20% Stake in Brazil Beef Producer Minerva

| 24/12/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia to Take 20% Stake in Brazil Beef Producer Minerva

Saudi Agriculture & Livestock Investment Co. (Salic) was formed three years ago to improve Saudi food security by investing in agriculture and livestock around the world.

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