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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 | 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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Russia: Grodno Meat-Packing Plant, Rastelli Foods Group to export beef to UAE

| 24/12/2015 | Reply
Russia: Grodno Meat-Packing Plant, Rastelli Foods Group to export beef to UAE

Shipments will start once the company completes the certification of halal products and when it passes the verification inspection.

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Federal prosecutors will argue more prison time for convicted Midamar founder

| 24/12/2015 | Reply
Federal prosecutors will argue more prison time for convicted Midamar founder

The presentencing report also recommends a four-level increase for Aossey’s role as manager or supervisor, which according to law can impact prison term.

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US food exports to GCC hit $3bn

| 14/12/2015 | Reply
US food exports to GCC hit $3bn

US food producers saw record exports to the GCC of US$3bn last year according to new figures.

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Brazil: Event brings new food importers to Brazil

| 02/12/2015 | Reply
Brazil: Event brings new food importers to Brazil

A matchmaking event for Brazilian exporters and Arab importers of foodstuffs began this Tuesday (1st) at the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce.

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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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Unilever goes prestige, meets demand for male grooming

| 18/11/2015 | Reply
Unilever goes prestige, meets demand for male grooming

Muslim beauty is another significant growth driver for Unilever, with 300 million middle-class Muslim families projected to grow to 900 million.

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USA: Criminal convictions cloud Aossey legacy

| 09/11/2015 | Reply
USA: Criminal convictions cloud Aossey legacy

Midamar continues to ship meat and other products to the Middle East, including Malaysia and Indonesia, though volume has cut in half.

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