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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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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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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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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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Canada: Paramount Fine Foods gears up to enter ME market

| 18/11/2015 | Reply
Canada: Paramount Fine Foods gears up to enter ME market

The group has been committed to keeping franchisees happy and satisfied, to ensure profit, continuity and further growth and success.

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Canada: Halal slaughter in Quebec complicated by animal rights bill

| 25/10/2015 | Reply
Canada: Halal slaughter in Quebec complicated by animal rights bill

Farmers and animal rights activists don’t often agree, but Bill 54, ‘An Act to improve the legal situation of animals in Quebec,’ might be changing that.

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Canada: Halal chain eyes possible NYS expansion

| 15/09/2015 | Reply
Canada: Halal chain eyes possible NYS expansion

Paramount currently has 19 restaurants, called Halal, with immediate plans to open another eight locations.

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The Halal Guys Opening Franchise Locations In Canada

| 16/07/2015 | Reply
The Halal Guys Opening Franchise Locations In Canada

The Halal Guys, the innovative American Halal food concept based in New York City, has announced the signing of a 5-unit franchise deal for territories in Toronto.

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UAE’s Trussbridge invests in Canadian food producer

| 28/06/2015 | Reply
UAE’s Trussbridge invests in Canadian food producer

A consortium of investors from the Middle East acquired a majority stake in La Maison Cannelle, a Canadian food producer and will invest in expansion and organic growth.

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Opinion: The New Religion: How the emphasis on ‘clean eating’ has created a moral hierarchy for food

| 04/06/2015 | Reply
Opinion: The New Religion: How the emphasis on ‘clean eating’ has created a moral hierarchy for food

The rise in food movements has coincided with a decline of religion in society, with many people seeking familiar values such as purity, ethics, goodness.

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Canada: Halal Food Festival returns to Toronto for 3rd year

| 16/05/2015 | Reply
Canada: Halal Food Festival returns to Toronto for 3rd year

Now in its third year, it is the largest halal food festival in North America, with over 27,000 visitors in 2014 and even more expected this year from the US and Canada.

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UAE: Experts weigh up hormone-treated meat in UAE

| 26/04/2015 | Reply
UAE: Experts weigh up hormone-treated meat in UAE

It’s estimated that two-thirds of the cattle we eat today are given hormones, usually testosterone or oestrogens, to boost growth. EU bans it outright.

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Islamic finance remains a missed opportunity for banks in US and Canada

| 07/03/2015 | Reply
Islamic finance remains a missed opportunity for banks in US and Canada

Islamic finance is surging across the globe, that is, everywhere except in the US and Canada. How come?

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Canada: Halal consumers feel underserved by food manufacturers and retailers

| 24/02/2015 | Reply
Canada: Halal consumers feel underserved by food manufacturers and retailers

Marketing agency Halal & Co. and the International Food Marketing Alliance, did the research based on a survey of 800 principal grocery shoppers in Halal households.

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Pakistan: Engro to sell North America meat and food business

| 28/09/2014 | Reply
Pakistan: Engro to sell North America meat and food business

Engro Foods Limited (EFOODS) is selling its North American business including meat business company Al-Safa Halal and Engro Foods Canada Limited.

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Canada: North America’s first Islamic art museum to open in Toronto

| 14/09/2014 | Reply
Canada: North America’s first Islamic art museum to open in Toronto

A shiny new Islamic art museum and cultural centre will open in Toronto next week, becoming the first of its kind in North America.

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Canada: Toronto Pearson International Airport to offer certified halal Middle Eastern cuisine

| 12/09/2014 | Reply
Canada: Toronto Pearson International Airport to offer certified halal Middle Eastern cuisine

Local favorite Paramount Fine Foods, in partnership with HMSHost, has opened the first of two locations coming to Toronto Pearson.

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