Category: The Americas

UAE: Halal Business Awards 2018

| 03/03/2018 | Reply
UAE: Halal Business Awards 2018

Halal Business Awards aims, among others, are to promote Halal to the whole world and to motivate stakeholders with best practices.

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Black Panther’ fashion craze hits Jakarta

| 28/02/2018 | Reply
Black Panther’ fashion craze hits Jakarta

Marvel Studio’s Black Panther has taken the globe by storm for its Afro-centric cast and story, and for spawning an Islamic fashion trend in Indonesia.

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Opinion: Predicting the year ahead for the Halal Food industry

| 27/02/2018 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Predicting the year ahead for the Halal Food industry

Halal has been recognized widely as a “hot” trend in the food industry – one that companies across the global food value chain are increasingly addressing, and not surprising given the industry’s scale .

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UAE-Argentina Business Platform opens Jafza office

| 25/02/2018 | Reply
UAE-Argentina Business Platform opens Jafza office

Argentine companies trading in agricultural, meat and other food products can benefit from Halal certificates granted by ESMA following growing global demand for Halal fish.

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UAE: Dubai Municipality seeks US support to develop food import

| 21/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Municipality seeks US support to develop food import

The meeting also deliberated on the possibility of testing food in the accredited laboratories in the US and recognised by the Emirates International Accreditation Centre.

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USA: I Heart Halal at Chicago’s Navy Pier 13-15 April 2018

| 20/02/2018 | Reply
USA: I Heart Halal at Chicago’s Navy Pier 13-15 April 2018

Bridging the gap between businesses and consumers by showcasing the modern American Muslim lifestyle around food, fashion, faith and family!

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UAE: International food buyers and sellers meet in Dubai, with focus on Halal

| 19/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: International food buyers and sellers meet in Dubai, with focus on Halal

The world’s largest annual food and hospitality exhibition, according to its organisers, returned to Dubai 18th February, with exhibitors from across the globe, including Halal World Food.

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Opinion: The Future of Food: What’s on your dining table in 2118

| 15/02/2018 | Reply
Opinion: The Future of Food: What’s on your dining table in 2118

Electronic tongues, ethical meats, digital agriculture, seawater farming, and other gastronomic curiosities will disrupt the way our food is produced and consumed.

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Canada: OneWorld Foods partner to bring authentic Halal food experience to Canadians

| 14/02/2018 | Reply
Canada: OneWorld Foods partner to bring authentic Halal food experience to Canadians

With a growing ethnic market, and an increasingly sophisticated consumer seeking high flavour profiles with great food, OneWorld is well on its way to success.

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From Farm to Fork – Issues with Fish Farming for Halal Certifying Bodies

| 04/02/2018 | Reply
From Farm to Fork – Issues with Fish Farming for Halal Certifying Bodies

The role of Halal Certifying Bodies is missed in fish farming, or is less visible, on farmed fish, there being the belief among Muslims that all fish are Halal is dangerous and short sighted.

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USA: One of the Largest Retailers in the US is Launching a Hijab-Friendly Fashion Line

| 02/02/2018 | 1 Reply
USA: One of the Largest Retailers in the US is Launching a Hijab-Friendly Fashion Line

Macy’s has partnered with Verona Collection, an Islamic boutique, and plans to exclusively carry Verona products for both Muslim and non-Muslim women across the U.S.

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Canada: Alberta’s ‘best-kept secret’ – Beef producers chase Halal market

| 01/02/2018 | Reply
Canada: Alberta’s ‘best-kept secret’ – Beef producers chase Halal market

Alberta’s Department of Agriculture started paying close attention to halal economic opportunities at least 15 years ago. It has now become a major focus.

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USA: KFC Franchisee Loses Fight to Market Chicken as Muslim-Friendly

| 24/01/2018 | Reply
USA: KFC Franchisee Loses Fight to Market Chicken as Muslim-Friendly

KFC’s corporate policy prohibits franchisees from making religious dietary claims about its food.

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USA: Is high-tech “clean meat” kosher and halal?

| 23/01/2018 | Reply
USA: Is high-tech “clean meat” kosher and halal?

The ascendance of high-tech meat companies has sparked novel conversations in Jewish and Muslim circles over whether these novel products are kosher and halal.

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US businesses prepare for halal boom as Muslims to become second largest religious group by 2040

| 06/01/2018 | Reply
US businesses prepare for halal boom as Muslims to become second largest religious group by 2040

There were 3.45 million Muslims living in the US in 2017, and Muslims made up about 1.1 percent of the total US population, said the report from US think tank Pew Research Centre (PRC).

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Opinion: Vegan options are set to increase even more in 2018, says GlobalData

| 21/12/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Vegan options are set to increase even more in 2018, says GlobalData

2017 has seen some landmark vegan products launched by major brands: McDonalds released a vegan burger, Pizza Hut launched a vegan pizza, and Asda began stocking vegan mince pies.

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USA: Unilever Is Launching a New ‘Natural’ Line of Shampoos and Soaps to Attract Millennials

| 15/12/2017 | Reply
USA: Unilever Is Launching a New ‘Natural’ Line of Shampoos and Soaps to Attract Millennials

Unilever is going after two “growth vectors,” as Jope calls them, that are particularly attractive to the highly coveted millennial cohort: “brands with purpose” and the natural segment.

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Opinion: Global Halal food sector set to boom as market grows

| 28/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Global Halal food sector set to boom as market grows

Established players are expanding at home and abroad through franchising and multinationals have also made major investments in Muslim-majority markets.

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Hamdan Bin Mohammad honours winners of 5th Islamic Economy award

| 28/11/2017 | Reply
Hamdan Bin Mohammad honours winners of 5th Islamic Economy award

The winners were felicitated at a special ceremony held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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UAE leads key sectors in global Islamic economy

| 28/11/2017 | Reply
UAE leads key sectors in global Islamic economy

The Global Islamic Economy Indicator for this year evaluated the health of the Islamic economy ecosystem across more than 73 countries, based on equally weighted key metric categories.

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