Category: Food Service

The Growth of the Halal Market in USA

| 13/06/2011 | 1 Reply
The Growth of the Halal Market in USA

With a population of eight to 10 million Muslims in the United States, plus more than one billion overseas, the Islamic market represents a vast, potentially lucrative market for any company involved in the food industry. The challenge, however, is in providing food that both tastes good and is appropriate for the target population.

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USA: IFANCA presents world’s first Halal Foodservice Kit

| 23/05/2011 | Reply
USA: IFANCA presents world’s first Halal Foodservice Kit

The Halal Foodservice Kit is designed to assist foodservice professionals better serve consumers following halal dietary guidelines – whether hospital patients or college students. American-Muslims, 8 to 9 million, make up the majority of American halal consumers.

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Italy: First ‘Halal’ firm to supply restaurants and canteens

| 21/05/2011 | Reply
Italy: First ‘Halal’ firm to supply restaurants and canteens

Italy’s first-ever ‘Halal’ supplier has opened for business in Italy’s northern city of Bologna, selling meals prepared according to Islamic principles to restaurants and canteens in Italy and abroad.

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UK: Halal Kitchen at Mill Wharf, Birmingham

| 18/05/2011 | Reply
UK: Halal Kitchen at Mill Wharf, Birmingham

Enta, based in Mill Wharf, provides halal food to businesses, social events and nurseries in the city. The Mill Wharf site, which offers catering and deliveries, was built by the social enterprise’s own construction trainees and tutors.

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Australia: Premier rules out funding for halal businesses

| 18/05/2011 | Reply
Australia: Premier rules out funding for halal businesses

PREMIER Ted Baillieu has quashed a Muslim organisation’s call for taxpayers to pay for the expansion of Islamic schools and halal food outlets into mainstream suburbs.

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USA: Food Service offering Halal options at Catersource trade show

| 22/02/2011 | Reply
USA: Food Service offering Halal options at Catersource trade show

Minnesota based Food Service Express (FSE), will offer one of the first ever initiatives to introduce attendees to halal catering. An expert on halal for food service, Food Service Express has been committed to demystifying halal and connecting the dots between suppliers and consumers.

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Appeal to change labelling airline meals to Halal Meal instead of Muslim Meal

| 12/02/2011 | Reply
Appeal to change labelling airline meals to Halal Meal instead of Muslim Meal

The following letter has been sent to Senior management in International Air Transport Association IATA, by the CEO of Halal India, in order to request a change in the labeling of meals served to Muslim travellers to ‘Halal Meal’. In some instances the label ‘Muslim Meal’ has not guaranteed an actual Halal certified meal being served on the aircraft when requested. They may just have ensured there were no pork dishes.

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USA: Halal Comes to Campus Via Food Service Express

| 25/01/2011 | Reply
USA:  Halal Comes to Campus Via Food Service Express

Food Service Express (FSE), the parent company of HalalHealthy.com, has been presenting webinars and speaking at Muslim Students Association (MSA) conferences on successfully approaching campus administrators to bring halal to campus dining services.

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Halal Certifications for Airline Catering Facility in Kathmandu

| 15/01/2011 | Reply
Halal Certifications for Airline Catering Facility in Kathmandu

Soaltee Crowne Plaza Kathmandu and LSG Sky Chefs officially announce the recent Halal certification of their airline catering facility near Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM).

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Malaysia: Kontena Nasional Bhd (KNB) signs MOU with Gerimis Baiduri Sdn Bhd

| 13/01/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Kontena Nasional Bhd (KNB) signs MOU with Gerimis Baiduri Sdn Bhd

KNB became the first halal certified logistics provider in Malaysia following the certification for its warehouse in Petaling Jaya in December 2009. KNB will obtain Jakim-Halal certification for two more of its branches in Johor Baharu and Kuantan by end of this month, in addition to its branches in Penang and Ipoh.

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UK: Halal meat to stay on school dinner menus

| 11/12/2010 | Reply
UK: Halal meat to stay on school dinner menus

A CAMPAIGN led by the BNP to take halal meat off school menus has been defeated.

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Hong Kong: First Hotel in Hong Kong to Receive Halal Food Certification

| 11/12/2010 | Reply
Hong Kong: First Hotel in Hong Kong to Receive Halal Food Certification

Although Hong Kong is a culturally diversified community, the number of Halal certified restaurants and dining places are still very limited, with majority of them located in Wanchai, Central and Tsimshatsui area. Seeing the huge business potential, SkyCity Marriott has taken the lead and become the first hotel to have successfully obtained the certification.

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Malaysia: ‘Don’t be misled on Halal food’ advice

| 07/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: ‘Don’t be misled on Halal food’ advice

Many Muslims don’t seem to be very aware of the halal concept and their rights to buy and consume halal products, said Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department, Datuk Nasir Tun Sakaran.

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UK: Birmingham Muslim Community Outraged

| 03/12/2010 | Reply
UK: Birmingham Muslim Community Outraged

Members of the Birmingham Muslim community raised concerned to the Birmingham EHO with regards to halal poultry falsely labeled by major high street chain KFC.

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UAE: Burger Fuel chain plans to open 15 outlets in UAE

| 02/12/2010 | Reply
UAE: Burger Fuel chain plans to open 15 outlets in UAE

New Zealand’s Burger Fuel chain of restaurants, known for its grass fed halal meat, will open 15 outlets in the UAE, within the next five years.

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USA: America’s Halal Food Success Story

| 23/11/2010 | 1 Reply
USA: America’s Halal Food Success Story

Halal food outlets are growing at a rapid pace in the United States, where they cater to a large, diverse Muslim community, and experts say the restaurants now compete for customers’ satisfaction and therefore earn a niche market, even among non-Muslims.

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USA: American Grocers, Owner Agree To Pay $13.2M In Fraud Case

| 23/11/2010 | Reply
USA: American Grocers, Owner Agree To Pay $13.2M In Fraud Case

American Grocers, Inc. and its owner Samir Itani have agreed to pay $13.2 million to settle civil charges that they engaged in false or fraudulent conduct by shipping food products past or near their expiration dates to United States troops stationed in the Middle East.

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USA: US grocer to pay 15 mln dlrs for scamming military: govt

| 20/11/2010 | Reply
USA: US grocer to pay 15 mln dlrs for scamming military: govt

Samir Itani and his Houston-based company American Grocers Ltd (AGL) are accused of adding in bogus trucking costs, concealing discounts from suppliers and falsifying health certificates and halal certificates that proved meat was in compliance with Islamic dietary laws.

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UK: MP’s Anger after they are secretly served Halal meat

| 18/11/2010 | Reply
UK: MP’s Anger after they are secretly served Halal meat

ANGRY MPs last night urged tougher laws on food labelling after discovering that Muslim halal meat has been secretly served in House of Commons restaurants.

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UK: Halal-row MPs in labelling call

| 18/11/2010 | Reply
UK: Halal-row MPs in labelling call

MPs are now calling for the Government to introduce legislation to make sure halal meat is properly labelled by restaurants, food wholesalers and supermarkets.

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