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Canada: Canadian Halal Food Festival

| 13/03/2013 | Reply
Canada: Canadian Halal Food Festival

On June 1 and 2, 2013 Halal Food Festival Toronto, the first ever Canadian halal food festival, is coming to The International Centre located in the GTA, home to the largest concentration of Muslims in all of North America.

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Canada: Engro Foods Canada set to make profit next year

| 08/08/2012 | Reply
Canada: Engro Foods Canada set to make profit next year

Engro Foods Canada is poised to post a profit next year by increasing availability of its halal meat product line in major chains of retail outlets across the North American continent, Engro Foods CEO Afnan Ahsan said.

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Opinion: Preparing For Ramadan Advice

| 15/07/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Preparing For Ramadan Advice

Prepare for the first night of Ramadan, for on this night Allah gazes at His creation, a special gaze which is unique to this Ummah. Allah will never punish the one upon whom He gazes.

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Canada: Halal Organic purveyor Blossoms

| 13/06/2012 | 4 Replies
Canada: Halal Organic purveyor Blossoms

Blossom Pure focuses primarily on the ethical treatment of animals as well as supporting local farmers. They deal mainly with certified organic farmers who raise their cattle on pasture (for beef, lamb and goat) with the emphasis being on treating the animals with utmost care and humanity.

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Canada: Praying Jummah on holiday in Whistler

| 07/06/2012 | Reply
Canada: Praying Jummah on holiday in Whistler

There is a very small population of Muslims in Whistler, the famous ski destination. It has a small prayer room in the town open for Jummah prayers and daily salaat. Visitors can enquire at the Masjid about the availability of Halal food in the region.

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Canada: More Halal chicken fed to Montrealers

| 06/06/2012 | Reply
Canada: More Halal chicken fed to Montrealers

It is said that the face of cities are reflected in their streets. With a growing Muslim population moving to Verdun, Muslims entrepreneurs see opportunities to have a business that attracts both halal-eaters and non-halal-eaters.

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Opinion: Eat halaal! Organic is no substitute

| 29/04/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Eat halaal! Organic is no substitute

This is a further opinion coming from North America on the topic of people eating meat that they consider Tayyib rather than Halal slaughtered meat. Also the importance of keeping up with the changing regulations for meat, as since the days of ‘mad cow’ disease, many changes have been made for animal feed, etc.

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Story of Canada’s Midnight Sun Mosque To Become a Documentary

| 29/04/2012 | Reply
Story of Canada’s Midnight Sun Mosque To Become a Documentary

The film, to be called Arctic Mosque, will tell the story of the 4,000 km journey the mosque took in 2010 from the prairie city of Winnipeg in the province of Manitoba where it was built, to Inuvik, the most northern town in Canada’s Arctic. The documentary will also offer a revealing portrait of Islamic life in the far north.

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Opinion: The “Halal Meat” Scam and Why I’m a Semi-Vegetarian

| 28/04/2012 | 3 Replies
Opinion: The “Halal Meat” Scam and Why I’m a Semi-Vegetarian

Toronto, Canada: Though you hear objections from non Muslims about humane issues with Halal meat, there are also Muslims who agree and want to see changes in the way animals are raised, fed and treated pre-slaughter, and the way the slaughter is actually done in some cases.

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Canada: Halal foods served at gourmet shop

| 27/04/2012 | Reply
Canada: Halal foods served at gourmet shop

Driven by the urge to unite “halal” and “gourmet,” Mohamad Fakih built Paramount Butcher Shop in Mississauga. The Lebanese-Canadian entrepreneur built it for his wife, after she complained about the grungy state of Halal meat counters.

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Canada: Halal meat is more humane than factory meat

| 27/03/2012 | Reply
Canada: Halal meat is more humane than factory meat

In North America billions of animals are raised annually in massive industrial operations, where they simply become living widgets. As a society we condone such cruelty because of our insatiable appetite for 99-cent breakfast sandwiches and burgers.

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Canada: The halal affair: Shameless prejudice imported from France

| 21/03/2012 | Reply
Canada: The halal affair: Shameless prejudice imported from France

The Parti Québécois, which in today’s incarnation eagerly seizes any excuse to exploit Quebecers’ cultural insecurities for electoral gain, promptly piled on, denouncing the halal propagation as an unreasonable accommodation incompatible with Quebec values.

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Canadian political parties rail against ritual slaughter

| 17/03/2012 | Reply
Canadian political parties rail against ritual slaughter

The pro-independence party said it was worried that mainstream companies are selling halal meat without labeling to unsuspecting consumers. It wants to know how many companies are involved in producing halal meat and the number of animals that are being slaughtered annually under Islamic ritual.

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Canada: PQ claims halal meat ‘slams against Quebec values’

| 14/03/2012 | Reply
Canada: PQ claims halal meat ‘slams against Quebec values’

The Parti Quebecois is sounding the alarm bell over an Islamic food ritual, calling slaughter for halal meat an affront not only to the rights of animals but to the values cherished by Quebecers.

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USA: Muslim Consumer Group Presentation at Riyadh’s Halal conference

| 27/02/2012 | 2 Replies
USA: Muslim Consumer Group Presentation at Riyadh’s Halal conference

Syed Rasheeduddin Ahmed, founder & President of Muslim Consumer Group For Food Products USA/Canada presented a paper on Processing Aid or Hidden Ingredients in Food Products & ingredients and their Halal status from US food industry point of view at First International Conference on Halal Food Control at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Canada: Halal meat carving out niche market in growing Muslim community

| 03/02/2012 | 1 Reply
Canada: Halal meat carving out niche market in growing Muslim community

A different category of meat is gracing restaurant menus and filling grocery store shelves in Nova Scotia. As the Muslim community across the province grows, the number of businesses from butchers to restaurants selling halal meat has grown in lockstep.

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Canada: Indian cuisine leader Tandoor Chef now Halal Certified

| 14/01/2012 | Reply
Canada: Indian cuisine leader Tandoor Chef now Halal Certified

Deep Foods, the leading producer of restaurant quality, all natural frozen Indian cuisine, including the Tandoor Chef brand, announces halal certification for all chicken and lamb dishes through the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).

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Canada: Winnipeg beef packing project to press ahead

| 17/12/2011 | Reply
Canada: Winnipeg beef packing project to press ahead

A major element of its business plan is to process kosher and halal beef, which requires having religious personnel on site to ensure cows are slaughtered in a way prescribed by Jewish and Muslim dietary laws.

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Canada: Coffee is the newest battleground for fast food giants

| 12/11/2011 | Reply
Canada: Coffee is the newest battleground for fast food giants

There’s some irony in news that McDonald’s and Tim Hortons are jumping into the high-end coffee business. With a Starbucks practically on every corner, it’s become the McDonald’s of coffee in some people’s minds, a mega corporation whose core product is getting mediocre reviews.

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Canada: Popeyes in fight over Halal chicken

| 03/11/2011 | 2 Replies
Canada: Popeyes in fight over Halal chicken

A group of Muslim restaurant franchisees is fighting fast-food chain Popeyes Louisiana Chicken in court over the right to sell hand-slaughtered Halal meat for religious reasons.

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