Category: USA

USA: Best Buy commercial points way to greater Muslim acceptance

| 25/01/2014 | Reply
USA: Best Buy commercial points way to greater Muslim acceptance

For viewers used to seeing negative images of Muslims on television, the commercial was a rare exception.

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USA: LePage signs bill to label genetically modified food

| 10/01/2014 | Reply
USA: LePage signs bill to label genetically modified food

Maine becomes the second state to pass a law requiring food producers to label GMO food, but other states must follow before it goes into effect.

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Opinion: Questions over Halal industry approach

| 19/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Questions over Halal industry approach

The SAMI halal food index has about 95 companies from Malaysia, yet, Bursa Malaysia has not created a halal economic sector index.

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Opinion: Rebranding of Islamic Finance: Participation Finance

| 13/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Rebranding of Islamic Finance: Participation Finance

One of the most often heard statements at Islamic finance conferences, after standardization, has been, “Islamic finance is not just for Muslims, but for all of man-kind because of its ethical orientation”.

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USA: Saffron Road Introduces First-of-its-Kind All Natural Lamb Broth

| 06/11/2013 | Reply
USA: Saffron Road Introduces First-of-its-Kind All Natural Lamb Broth

Saffron Road’s Classic Culinary Lamb Broth, which is Halal, celebrates the chef’s tradition of using culinary ingredients and kettle cooking. The new item debuts exclusively at Whole Foods Market.

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USA: Barkaat Foods leading charge in growing US halal industry

| 03/11/2013 | Reply
USA: Barkaat Foods leading charge in growing US halal industry

Barkaat Foods is a zabiha halal USDA-inspected meat packing plant (abattoir). It is one of the three largest slaughter plants of this size and capability in North America for lamb, goat and veal.

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Opinion: Connecting Islamic liquidity with Halal opportunity

| 12/10/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Connecting Islamic liquidity with Halal opportunity

The Halal industry needs capital and the Islamic finance industry has surplus liquidity and limited investment opportunities; so why aren’t the two working together, asks Rushdi Siddiqui.

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USA: First halal festival draws crowd of 10,000

| 23/08/2013 | Reply
USA: First halal festival draws crowd of 10,000

Patrons stood in the lines so full that newcomers had a hard time finding the end of them at California’s first Halal Food and Eid Festival. Around 300,000 Muslims live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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USA: Halal Food Festival in New Jersey draws thousands

| 22/08/2013 | Reply
USA: Halal Food Festival in New Jersey draws thousands

Around 5,000 people came to Rowland Park on Saturday to enjoy the second annual Halal Food Festival and to taste a variety of ethnic dishes from around the world.

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USA: Muslim “Foodies” to Host California’s First Halal Food Fest in Bay Area

| 06/08/2013 | 1 Reply
USA: Muslim “Foodies” to Host California’s First Halal Food Fest in Bay Area

“Halal Fest” is scheduled to be held Aug. 17 at NewPark Mall in Newark, Calif. The free event follows on the heels of similar halal-focused festivals popping up in the US and Canada.

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USA: Pakistani, Caribbean and Halal are the fastest growing trends in ethnic cuisine

| 22/07/2013 | Reply
USA: Pakistani, Caribbean and Halal are the fastest growing trends in ethnic cuisine

Halal cuisines are almost 40% more popular in US restaurants over the past year according to digital food ordering service GrubHub.

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Opinion: Ramadan Business A Boon In Islamic Market

| 10/07/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Ramadan Business A Boon In Islamic Market

As the Muslim community expands a growing number of Islam-related businesses are launching around the nation. They sell everything from clothing, music and makeup to toys, frozen dinners and cookbooks.

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USA: Company plans to reopen central Indiana food plant to make Halal meat products

| 04/07/2013 | Reply
USA: Company plans to reopen central Indiana food plant to make Halal meat products

The Texas-based company will produce food such as beef hot dogs, bologna and breakfast strips for Islamic customers around the country. They expect the plant will also ultimately produce turkey and chicken products.

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Opinion: Halal lawsuit for Halal violation

| 04/07/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Halal lawsuit for Halal violation

When Western/conventional companies undertake to serve the “religious” market, be it Thomson Reuters for Islamic finance or Nestle for halal, it implies a credible market worthy of committing budgets, resources and priorities to.

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USA: Concerns rise over halal fraud

| 28/06/2013 | Reply
USA: Concerns rise over halal fraud

The booming halal market in the US is often accompanied by a lack of consensus about what constitutes halal — and that has caused confusion and controversy among Muslim Americans.

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USA: McDonald’s drops halal food from U.S. menu

| 25/06/2013 | Reply
USA: McDonald’s drops halal food from U.S. menu

There have been only two McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S. that have offered halal food. Both were in east Dearborn, Mich., which has a sizable population of Arab-American Muslims.

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USA: Local McDonald’s stops serving halal meat

| 31/05/2013 | Reply
USA: Local McDonald’s stops serving halal meat

After McDonald’s Corporation and the Finley Management Company settled a non-halal class action lawsuit for $700,000, the owners of the Dearborn McDonald’s have decided to no longer include halal items on their menu.

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USA: Muslims having problem in “halal meat” in US

| 07/05/2013 | Reply
USA: Muslims having problem in “halal meat” in US

Ali Kucukkarca, the owner of the biggest halal slaughter facility in the east, said, “60 percent of the meat which is being sold with halal certificate in New York and New Jersey is not Halal.” Many institutions which gave a halal certificate are not reliable.

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USA: From Bloggers’ Wrath to Foodies’ Delight: Saffron Road

| 26/04/2013 | Reply
USA: From Bloggers’ Wrath to Foodies’ Delight: Saffron Road

Multinational food brands and fast food chains doing billions in halal sales globally are “hesitant to openly associate themselves to be marketing to the American Muslim,” says Faisal Masood, who organizes the annual American Muslim Consumer Conference.

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USA: Judge approves McDonald’s non-halal settlement

| 18/04/2013 | Reply
USA: Judge approves McDonald’s non-halal settlement

Judge Kathleen Macdonald of the Wayne County Circuit Court approved the $700,000 non-halal meat class action lawsuit settlement against defendants McDonald’s Corporation and Finley’s Management Company.

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