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Category: The Americas

USA: Midamar celebrates 40 years as a Halal food production and USA export supply company

| 23/10/2014 | Reply
USA: Midamar celebrates 40 years as a Halal food production and USA export supply company

At the celebration Midamar gave awards to employees who have assisted the company for decades in its growth and development.

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USA: Are Companies Ready to Tap into the Growing Global Muslim Market?

| 16/10/2014 | Reply
USA: Are Companies Ready to Tap into the Growing Global Muslim Market?

American Muslim Consumer Conference has played a key role in fostering awareness about the American Muslim market.

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Opinion: Muslim Hijabi Hipsters Fusing Fashion With Faith

| 09/10/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Muslim Hijabi Hipsters Fusing Fashion With Faith

Fashion-conscious Muslim women from Kuala Lumpur to Los Angeles who wear the Islamic headscarf, known as the hijab, have had to get creative.

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Opinion: Moving from halal to tayyib

| 28/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Moving from halal to tayyib

The focus of some non-Muslims, individuals and organisations is the cruelty invoked on the animal for both stunned and non-stunned halal slaughter.

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Pakistan: Engro to sell North America meat and food business

| 28/09/2014 | Reply
Pakistan: Engro to sell North America meat and food business

Engro Foods Limited (EFOODS) is selling its North American business including meat business company Al-Safa Halal and Engro Foods Canada Limited.

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Canada: North America’s first Islamic art museum to open in Toronto

| 14/09/2014 | Reply
Canada: North America’s first Islamic art museum to open in Toronto

A shiny new Islamic art museum and cultural centre will open in Toronto next week, becoming the first of its kind in North America.

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UAE: Training on OIC Guidelines for Halal Certification Bodies

| 14/09/2014 | Reply
UAE: Training on OIC Guidelines for Halal Certification Bodies

Awareness training for OIC/SMIIC ‘Guidelines for Bodies Providing Halal Certification’ was held by the Dubai Accreditation Department (DAC) and the Dubai Municipality (DM).

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USA: New slaughterhouse in Tampa caters to Muslims

| 05/09/2014 | Reply
USA:  New slaughterhouse in Tampa caters to Muslims

Slaughter is done daily, under the watch of a USDA inspector charged to oversee each carcass for safe human consumption and to enforce the Humane Slaughter Act.

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Opinion: Halal Meat May Be Processed Differently, But Is it Safer?

| 05/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Meat May Be Processed Differently, But Is it Safer?

The animal must be healthy so the Muslim workers are trained to identify diseases that would render the animal unclean.

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USA: Halal Guys food cart ‘Guys’ win lawsuit

| 01/09/2014 | Reply
USA: Halal Guys food cart ‘Guys’ win lawsuit

‘Halal Guys of New York’ has five days to ‘dispose of any signs, banners, promotional or advertising items’ that look like the original Halal Guys signage.

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UAE: How to Apply for an Islamic Economy Award

| 12/08/2014 | Reply
UAE: How to Apply for an Islamic Economy Award

The Award is divided into eight key Islamic economy categories, including food, health, hospitality & tourism, SME Development and Islamic Arts.

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UAE: Prairie Halal Foods open Middle East office

| 08/08/2014 | Reply
UAE: Prairie Halal Foods open Middle East office

Prairie Halal Foods is a private, Canadian owned food company focused on the development and marketing of high value Halal meat.

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Canada: Edmonton developing a taste for halal meat

| 22/07/2014 | Reply
Canada:  Edmonton developing a taste for halal meat

A report by the Alberta government shows that Muslim families spend about double the amount most Canadian households spend on meat.

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Matrade: New halal labels for exports to Canada

| 21/07/2014 | Reply
Matrade: New halal labels for exports to Canada

Malaysian exporters are advised to keep an eye on the new halal guideline in Canada, said Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade).

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Opinion: Inside The Growing Organic Halal Movement

| 09/07/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Inside The Growing Organic Halal Movement

Some Muslims are asking controversial questions about practices that go on in some parts of the mainstream halal industry.

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Australia: SWOT analysis exposes Asian opportunities for Australian exporters

| 08/07/2014 | Reply
Australia: SWOT analysis exposes Asian opportunities for Australian exporters

The Australian Food and Grocery Council has published a series of reports that it hopes will deepen the manufactured food industry’s understanding of the opportunities.

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USA: The Halal Guys food cart is opening its first restaurant

| 27/06/2014 | Reply
USA:  The Halal Guys food cart is opening its first restaurant

The eatery, a 20-seat joint on 14th St. in the East Village, will serve a prettified version of the Middle Eastern street food that draws lines down the block in Midtown.

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A Muslim Entrepreneur Follows a Kosher Model to Mainstream Success

| 17/06/2014 | Reply
A Muslim Entrepreneur Follows a Kosher Model to Mainstream Success

As Ramadan approaches Saffron Road has put out more than 50 different products and built annual sales on a pace to reach $35 million.

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Opinion: Competing halal standards leave food industry with indigestion

| 16/06/2014 | Reply
Opinion:  Competing halal standards leave food industry with indigestion

Big food firms have been ramping up their investment and expertise in halal, eyeing a fast-growing Muslim population that is forecast to add a billion people by 2050.

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Canada: Halal Food Fest Toronto – June 14-15 2014

| 27/05/2014 | Reply
Canada: Halal Food Fest Toronto – June 14-15 2014

People from all over North America will be attending the Halal Food Fest 2014, at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

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