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Opinion: For Ramadan, Courting the Muslim Shopper

| 26/06/2015 | Reply
Opinion: For Ramadan, Courting the Muslim Shopper

Ramadan has emerged in recent years as a month of extravagant spending that is rivaled, some say, only by Christmas. This is making high end fashion houses focus on the Ramadan buyer.

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USA: In New Jersey, regulators pay close attention to Halal rules

| 22/06/2015 | Reply
USA: In New Jersey, regulators pay close attention to Halal rules

New Jersey adopted the Halal Food Consumer Protection Act in 2000, requiring halal food sellers to disclose whether they sell both Halal and non-Halal food.

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USA: During Ramadan, keeping an eye out for fraudulent halal meat

| 20/06/2015 | Reply
USA: During Ramadan, keeping an eye out for fraudulent halal meat

Not only is it difficult to regulate, but some critics raise questions about whether the doctrine of church-state separation means governments should even get involved.

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USA: Halal Beef Exporter Goes to Federal Criminal Trial in Iowa on July 7

| 20/06/2015 | Reply
USA: Halal Beef Exporter Goes to Federal Criminal Trial in Iowa on July 7

The man who built a worldwide Halal beef exporting company from Iowa will go to federal criminal trial in Cedar Rapids on July 7, beginning with jury selection.

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Muslims gathered in Istanbul against non-Muslims interfering in Halal issues

| 19/06/2015 | Reply
Muslims gathered in Istanbul against non-Muslims interfering in Halal issues

There were representatives from more than 50 Islamic organizations and associations from about 32 countries.

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USA: Why is 41% of the country’s packaged food kosher?

| 09/06/2015 | Reply
USA: Why is 41% of the country’s packaged food kosher?

Considering how few people keep kosher in the US—Jews make up less than 2% of the population, and only a portion of them follow Jewish dietary laws.

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USA: Cedar Rapids company wants halal mislabeling charges dropped

| 09/06/2015 | Reply
USA: Cedar Rapids company wants halal mislabeling charges dropped

Islamic Services of America filed a dismissal motion Friday in U.S. District Court, asserting that the charges are a violation of the First Amendment.

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Ethical Eating: The Plants (and Animals) Are Watching Us

| 04/06/2015 | Reply
Ethical Eating: The Plants (and Animals) Are Watching Us

There’s also a whole other realm to consider: the plant kingdom. Are plants just so dim-witted that vegetarians are off the ethical hook?

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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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USA: NoorVitamins says in 5 years they will be a strong and reputable competitor

| 01/06/2015 | Reply
USA: NoorVitamins says in 5 years they will be a strong and reputable competitor

Leading Halal supplement brand NoorVitamins is aiming to be a serious part of the wider dietary supplements industry, with a focus on quality and transparency.

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Brazil: Halal broadens export opportunities

| 28/05/2015 | Reply
Brazil: Halal broadens export opportunities

Certification for various products, including non-foodstuffs, heightens the chance of selling to more demanding Islamic consumers.

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USA: Trials Scheduled for Iowa Defendants in Halal Case

| 18/05/2015 | Reply
USA: Trials Scheduled for Iowa Defendants in Halal Case

The ongoing story on the disportionate persecution of America’s oldest exporter of Halal goods and services to the Muslim world.

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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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‘Brunei Halal has global potential’

| 14/05/2015 | Reply
‘Brunei Halal has global potential’

There is a need to grow organic halal brands either coming out of countries from the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) or those that are non-OIC.

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UK: HFA announce their Halal industry seminar in London

| 23/04/2015 | Reply
UK: HFA announce their Halal industry seminar in London

The seminar will focus on topical issues of animal welfare in the Halal industry, followed by Halal compliance, controls and accreditation globally.

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America’s newest sitcom family happens to be Muslim

| 22/04/2015 | Reply
America’s newest sitcom family happens to be Muslim

Deliberately avoiding the TV network, Mandvi instead decided to premiere Halal in the Family on the web, where he felt “so much great content is being created now”.

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‘Next generation’ Muslim prayer calculator launched

| 21/04/2015 | Reply
‘Next generation’ Muslim prayer calculator launched

The new feature instantly calculates the prayer times for the current location, the distances for nearby mosques and the time it will take to reach them.

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US Muslims, Latinos Revive Lamb Industry

| 21/04/2015 | Reply
US Muslims, Latinos Revive Lamb Industry

A growing number of Colorado feedlot owners are eyeing Muslim and Latino consumers to revive the lamb industry.

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USA:  17th Int’l Halal Food Conference Calls for a Unified Halal Standard

| 21/04/2015 | Reply
USA:  17th Int’l Halal Food Conference Calls for a Unified Halal Standard

Panelists described their experiences and recommendations to achieve a unified standard and accreditation system.

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WHS: Knowledge Sharing

| 04/04/2015 | Reply
WHS: Knowledge Sharing

Focus on Creating Innovative Halal Products Instead of Endless Arguments on Certification.

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