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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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USA: Alwan launches halal, kosher and vegan cosmetics company

| 14/03/2015 | Reply
USA: Alwan launches halal, kosher and vegan cosmetics company

Alwan claims to be the only company in the world that is branding its cosmetics with Halal, Kosher and Vegetarian certifications.

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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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USA: Federal Court Delays Both Trials in Iowa ‘Halal’ Beef Export Case

| 11/02/2015 | Reply
USA: Federal Court Delays Both Trials in Iowa ‘Halal’ Beef Export Case

The two trials are being delayed as government and defense attorneys agree trial preparation is too complex to move quickly.

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US halal poultry exports to MidEast expected to cross $400m

| 10/02/2015 | Reply
US halal poultry exports to MidEast expected to cross $400m

The US is rapidly becoming one of the world’s largest suppliers of halal poultry products, said the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council at Gulfood.

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Opinion: Food profiling at 10,000m

| 04/02/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Food profiling at 10,000m

Those ordering halal food while travelling into/out of Europe could be now be “food profiled” for secondary security screening or possible worse not given halal food while in detention.

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USA: Former Midamar manager pleads guilty

| 06/01/2015 | Reply
USA: Former Midamar manager pleads guilty

A former Midamar operations manager pleaded guilty to making and delivering false USDA marks of inspection of shipments of Halal beef in federal court Monday.

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US halal firm invites industry leaders to visit facility

| 25/12/2014 | Reply
US halal firm invites industry leaders to visit facility

Midamar has extended an open invitation to Islamic scholars and designated community leaders in the US, Asia and the Middle East to visit its facilities.

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US firm vows to clear name in fake Gulf halal food case

| 24/12/2014 | Reply
US firm vows to clear name in fake Gulf halal food case

“Since 2010 Midamar has been fully compliant with USDA export regulations. This administrative labeling infraction is being misconstrued and sensationalized by the media.”

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USA: Plea hearing set for ex-manager in halal food case

| 19/12/2014 | Reply
USA: Plea hearing set for ex-manager in halal food case

A former manager at an Iowa-based halal food supplier is expected to plead guilty as part of a federal criminal investigation into the company’s exporting and marketing practices.

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