Category: The Americas

USA: Midamar Corporation Donates to Local Charities

| 01/08/2012 | Reply
USA: Midamar Corporation Donates to Local Charities

Midamar Corporation donated over 10,000 pounds of meat and poultry to local charities this past week. This is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to giving back in gratitude to its community.

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USA: New research reveals unintended environmental consequences of U.S. beef farmers

| 27/07/2012 | Reply
USA: New research reveals unintended environmental consequences of U.S. beef farmers

If technologies were withdrawn, 17 million more acres of land and 138 billion more gallons of water would be required to produce the same total amount of beef. 18 million extra metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2eq) would be released in the United States alone.

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USA: Halal of a Controversy

| 25/07/2012 | Reply
USA: Halal of a Controversy

Last Ramadan Whole Foods absorbed anti-Muslim ire from a handful of bloggers after launching a groundbreaking digital initiative with two-year-old Saffron Road. There was a 300% lift in sales during the 30 days. The Halal marketing has now begun for Ramadan 2012.

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Brazil: Halal Chicken for All Markets

| 24/07/2012 | 7 Replies
Brazil: Halal Chicken for All Markets

Brazilian Agricultural Cooperative Lar promotes halal slaughter in 100 per cent of its poultry production. Demand arose from countries in Europe and the poultry is currently sold in seven Arab countries. The company slaughters 246,000 chickens a day, of which 50 per cent is exported.

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Mexico keen to help develop Brunei’s halal industry

| 24/07/2012 | Reply
Mexico keen to help develop Brunei’s halal industry

MEXICO is keen to contribute to the development of Brunei’s halal industry. Mexico’s Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, said he was “very interested” in Brunei’s ambition to develop itself into a hub for high-quality halal food processing.

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USA: IFANCA 2012 White Paper: Halal Boosts US Economy & Exports

| 20/07/2012 | Reply
USA: IFANCA 2012 White Paper:  Halal Boosts US Economy & Exports

Cumulatively, halal consumers at home and abroad have contributed to the employment of millions of Americans in the beef, poultry, lamb, dairy ingredients, nutritional foods and nutritional supplement industries.

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USA: How Halal Exports Boost the US Economy

| 18/07/2012 | Reply
USA: How Halal Exports Boost the US Economy

The growing demand from the Muslim world for quality halal products presents the US meat industry with an opportunity as well as a challenge. The Middle East imports 80-90% of its food requirements, and fresh meats continue to be undersupplied.

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Opinion: Keeping Fit While Fasting in Ramadan

| 15/07/2012 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Keeping Fit While Fasting in Ramadan

Many assume that fasting breaks down tissues and that Ramadan will cause a net loss of muscle and concurrent increase in fat; however, there is evidence that fasting actually makes the body more efficient.

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Opinion: Preparing For Ramadan Advice

| 15/07/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Preparing For Ramadan Advice

Prepare for the first night of Ramadan, for on this night Allah gazes at His creation, a special gaze which is unique to this Ummah. Allah will never punish the one upon whom He gazes.

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Philippines: NCMF inks MOU with two HALAL food organizations

| 04/07/2012 | Reply
Philippines: NCMF inks MOU with two HALAL food organizations

The National Commission for Muslim Filipinos signed an MOU with Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America and SAHL International Pte. Ltd. of Singapore to further promote HALAL industry in the country.

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USA: Institute of Food Technologist Annual Meeting & Food Expo

| 30/06/2012 | Reply
USA: Institute of Food Technologist Annual Meeting & Food Expo

I.S.A. welcomed the opportunity to serve as the forefront of Halal certifiers at the Expo again this year by answering questions and providing information to the public on Halal, its guidelines, and the vast opportunities for industry and producers.

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Saudi Arabia: New Brazilian food brand to enter KSA

| 25/06/2012 | 1 Reply
Saudi Arabia: New Brazilian food brand to enter KSA

Maricota brand products are about to enter supermarket shelves in Saudi Arabia after signing contracts to supply 300 tons of frozen products to Al Othaim Markets, that operates in retail, wholesale and distribution of foods.

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US: Edible packaging latest food tech revolution

| 25/06/2012 | Reply
US: Edible packaging latest food tech revolution

Edible packaging is being presented as the latest food technology revolution. Two US companies are currently vying to be the first to commercially exploit the “untapped market” for wrappers you can munch.

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Opinion: Is Kosher Meat Halal? A Comparison of the Halakhic and Shariah Requirements for Animal Slaughter

| 25/06/2012 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Is Kosher Meat Halal? A Comparison of the Halakhic and Shariah Requirements for Animal Slaughter

Due to the dearth of kosher meat products available, and even higher scarcity of halal meat in the US, many Muslims feel comfortable purchasing kosher meat.

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Opinion: Faith, Fear, and Love – Imam Feisal talks to The Halal Monk

| 16/06/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Faith, Fear, and Love – Imam Feisal talks to The Halal Monk

For more than a quarter of a century Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf has been involved in interreligious and intercultural dialogue on high levels. What put him into the media though was his Muslim community project, Park 51.

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Opinion: The Road Less Traveled: with Saffron Road in the USA

| 15/06/2012 | Reply
Opinion: The Road Less Traveled: with Saffron Road in the USA

Mustafa Davis will be partnering with Halal food company Saffron Road on the Club Halal Tour of the Western United States. He has been skeptical of the meat and poultry industry, but is learning about animals raised with certified Humane standards.

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Canada: Halal Organic purveyor Blossoms

| 13/06/2012 | 3 Replies
Canada: Halal Organic purveyor Blossoms

Blossom Pure focuses primarily on the ethical treatment of animals as well as supporting local farmers. They deal mainly with certified organic farmers who raise their cattle on pasture (for beef, lamb and goat) with the emphasis being on treating the animals with utmost care and humanity.

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USA: Alternative Meat Markets and Halal Production workshop in Norwich, NY

| 08/06/2012 | Reply
USA: Alternative Meat Markets and Halal Production workshop in Norwich, NY

During this workshop, on Wednesday, June 20th at Norwich Meadows Farm in Norwich, NY, Zaid Kurdieh will explain how Norwich Meadows Farm has expanded their farm to include on-farm Halal Processing.

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Canada: Praying Jummah on holiday in Whistler

| 07/06/2012 | Reply
Canada: Praying Jummah on holiday in Whistler

There is a very small population of Muslims in Whistler, the famous ski destination. It has a small prayer room in the town open for Jummah prayers and daily salaat. Visitors can enquire at the Masjid about the availability of Halal food in the region.

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USA: Challenges and Opportunities for Halal Foods in the Global Market

| 06/06/2012 | Reply
USA: Challenges and Opportunities for Halal Foods in the Global Market

As part of the IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Las Vegas on 28 June, audiences will learn that there is a vibrant minority American Muslim or European Muslim community, as the case may be, that need halal products, and how to certify them.

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