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USA: Halal Alliances: ISNA and IFANCA

| 07/03/2013 | 1 Reply
USA: Halal Alliances: ISNA and IFANCA

ISNA has built an alliance with the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA) for support in establishing the national Halal standards and accreditation body, to ensure Halal products are standardized, certified and regulated for the protection of the consumer.

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Opinion: Food colouring, is it Halal and is it dangerous?

| 07/03/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Food colouring, is it Halal and is it dangerous?

Food company Sensient is offering Halal certified colours to the Middle Eastern market. Meanwhile in the US artificial colouring is used widely in products made by Kraft, Kellogg’s and even McDonald’s french fries with results now known to be associated with long term health problems.

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USA: Midamar Turkey Deli Products Line wins 2013 “Best New Frozen or Chilled Food” at Gulfood Awards

| 26/02/2013 | Reply
USA: Midamar Turkey Deli Products Line wins 2013 “Best New Frozen or Chilled Food”  at Gulfood Awards

Midamar also received recognition for highly commended entries in the Best New Fast Food Product or Innovation Award, Best New Halal Food Award and the Best New Foodservice Innovation Award.

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USA: Crescent Foods unveils new user friendly website

| 26/02/2013 | Reply
USA: Crescent Foods unveils new user friendly website

Crescent Foods has launched its completely re-designed and revamped website keeping its key stakeholders in mind. From the busy mom who needs a quick recipe for a healthy meal to the restaurant owner who needs to order wholesale quantities of premium chicken.

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USA: Midamar Corporation to exhibit at Gulfood 2013

| 22/02/2013 | Reply
USA: Midamar Corporation to exhibit at Gulfood 2013

Managing Director Jalel Aossey will also be delivering insights on food supply chain essentials, risk strategies, as well as Halal standards and issues to investors, restaurant owners, franchisees, and franchisors in the Food Franchising Workshop at the conference.

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USA: 59% of America’s “tuna” isn’t actually tuna

| 22/02/2013 | Reply
USA: 59% of America’s “tuna” isn’t actually tuna

84% of fish samples labeled “white tuna” were actually escolar, a fish that can cause gastrointestinal symptoms. The only fish more likely to be misrepresented than tuna was snapper, which was mislabeled 87% of the time.

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UAE: Chile offers Halal meat at Gulfood for first time in region

| 18/02/2013 | 3 Replies
UAE: Chile offers Halal meat at Gulfood for first time in region

It has been two years since Chile received certification to export halal meat to the UAE but Chilean company Agromarin supported by ProChile was keen to wait until Gulfood 2013 to launch its product. The product will be launched at the Halal Corner at Gulfood.

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USA: A Meaty Question

| 08/02/2013 | Reply
USA: A Meaty Question

Few Western countries have laws explicitly regulating kosher or halal products—chiefly meat produced by the ritual slaughter of animals, subject to particular standards of health or hygiene. Governments prefer to rely on private companies and market forces to do the job.

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USA: ‘Halal’ Financing for Muslim Entrepreneurs Gains Currency

| 07/02/2013 | Reply
USA: ‘Halal’ Financing for Muslim Entrepreneurs Gains Currency

A March 2012 study of American Muslim entrepreneurs (PDF) tallied 81,000 Muslim-owned businesses in the U.S., with half located in New York, Chicago, and Houston. Some banks do “Sharia-compliant” home mortgages but not entrepreneur financing, which is much more complicated.

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Opinion: 4 Strategies to Sharpen Your Focus

| 02/02/2013 | Reply
Opinion: 4 Strategies to Sharpen Your Focus

For example, when you need to pay attention during a call or meeting, bring a small object that you can play with, such as putty. It should be something you can manipulate mindlessly while you listen. This actually frees up your mental energy so you can focus a little better.

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Saudi Arabia: Halal certification and alcohol-free labeling with Mondelez

| 29/01/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Halal certification and alcohol-free labeling with Mondelez

Mondelez is expanding in the Middle East having recently signed a joint venture in Saudi Arabia. ConfectioneryNews.com asks the industry giant if halal certification and alcohol-free labeling have been factored into its growth plans.

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USA: McDonald’s To Pay $700,000 To Settle Allegations Franchise Falsely Claimed Food Complied With Halal

| 22/01/2013 | Reply
USA: McDonald’s To Pay $700,000 To Settle Allegations Franchise Falsely Claimed Food Complied With Halal

The attorney, Dakhlallah, said there are only two McDonald’s in the United States that sell Halal products and both are in Dearborn, which has one of the nation’s largest Arab and Muslim communities.

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Opinion: Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa?

| 17/01/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa?

Quinoa was, in marketing speak, the “miracle grain of the Andes”, but ethical consumers should be aware poor Bolivians can no longer afford their staple grain, due to western demand raising prices.

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Saffron Road Introduces First Non-GMO Verified Frozen Entrée in the USA

| 10/01/2013 | Reply
Saffron Road Introduces First Non-GMO Verified Frozen Entrée in the USA

Saffron Road™, the packaged food brand of American Halal Co., will be launching the first frozen entrée of its kind nationally at the end of January. The new gourmet, frozen entrée, Chana Saag with Cumin Rice, is the first frozen entrée in the USA to be Non-GMO Verified.

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Opinion: Ten Resolutions The Most Successful People Make And Then Keep

| 01/01/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Ten Resolutions The Most Successful People Make And Then Keep

This time of year is a great time to start making—and keeping—business resolutions, too. But sadly, like our personal goals, we often make them (year after year) with sincere intent only to see them quickly fall by the wayside, as we revert to habits we vowed to break.

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Opinion: Top 4 Supply Chain Drivers of Shareholder Value

| 01/01/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Top 4 Supply Chain Drivers of Shareholder Value

Excellence in supply chain management is a combination of operational effectiveness and added value performance. Each participating enterprise must skillfully manage all the functions involved in fulfilling its stage of the extended supply chain.

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Opinion: Inbound Marketing and Instant Gratification Don’t Mix

| 01/01/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Inbound Marketing and Instant Gratification Don’t Mix

The reality today is that even though execution is instantaneous and measurement velocity has vastly improved, it still takes time to fully assess the efficacy of your marketing activities. Typically, where the manifestations of instant gratification pop up is right after a campaign execution.

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Opinion: Why Corporations must invest in Spiritual Intelligence

| 22/12/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Why Corporations must invest in Spiritual Intelligence

Unfortunately, the topic of spirituality is often considered taboo in our society. It is especially taboo inside the corporate world. Much care is taken to avoid it. We are afraid to open the topic because of its close relation with religion. Spirituality is an enlightened focus on who we really are.

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USA: Saudi Arabia Retail Foods Update 2012

| 14/12/2012 | Reply
USA: Saudi Arabia Retail Foods Update 2012

This report provides an update on the Saudi retail food market structure and information that the U.S., and other exporters would need to enter this important market.

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Opinion: Distill Your Message to as Few Words as Possible

| 29/11/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Distill Your Message to as Few Words as Possible

One of the most valuable skills in the world is the ability to explain complex concepts in simple, easy-to-understand terms. Writing lots of words is easy. Making your point with an absolute minimum number of words is really hard.

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