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Opinion: It’s not the halal you expected

| 24/02/2011 | Reply
Opinion: It’s not the halal you expected

And as debate and discussion on the meaning of halal grows, mainstream supermarkets, food producers, and restaurants are finding that there is plenty of overlap between traditional definitions of halal food and Western standards of quality and ethics.

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USA: Food Service offering Halal options at Catersource trade show

| 22/02/2011 | Reply
USA: Food Service offering Halal options at Catersource trade show

Minnesota based Food Service Express (FSE), will offer one of the first ever initiatives to introduce attendees to halal catering. An expert on halal for food service, Food Service Express has been committed to demystifying halal and connecting the dots between suppliers and consumers.

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Dubai: Investors to meet international franchise brands at Gulfood 2011

| 20/02/2011 | Reply
Dubai: Investors to meet international franchise brands at Gulfood 2011

The Midamar-World Franchise Associates panel will enlighten the audience in practical matters of franchising such as the acquisition of brands, building a successful network, franchise agreements, legal matters, and financial planning. Midamar will discuss the sourcing and supply of Halal food and ingredients, accreditation, legal requirements and supply chain management.

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USA: Saffron Road Debut at Fancy Food Show a Huge Success

| 25/01/2011 | Reply
USA: Saffron Road Debut at Fancy Food Show a Huge Success

As a testament to its dedication to culinary art and the gourmet palate, New Hope Media, the premier publisher for the natural food industry, voted Saffron Road as “One of the Top 10 Hottest Products to watch for in 2011.

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USA: Labels That Tell You a Little

| 23/01/2011 | 1 Reply
USA: Labels That Tell You a Little

Many labels describe only one aspect of how a meat or dairy product was produced. Depending upon what aspects of food production concern you most, these labels may be sufficient. But be careful not to assume that they provide information about anything other than the one practice the labels describe.

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USA: Companies Urged to Tap Into Muslim Consumer Market

| 22/01/2011 | Reply
USA: Companies Urged to Tap Into Muslim Consumer Market

There is an estimate number of six to eight million Muslims in this country that possess an annual spending power between $170 and $200 billion. It is believed that two-thirds of Muslim households make more than $50,000 a year and a quarter earn over $100,000.

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USA: Midamar introduces Halal air chilled, antibiotic free and organic chicken

| 17/01/2011 | Reply
USA: Midamar introduces Halal air chilled, antibiotic free and organic chicken

Air Chilled Halal Chicken is another pioneering first by Midamar Halal Foods. Midamar has introduced the first Halal, Air Chilled, Antibiotic Free and Organic chicken out on the market today. The chickens are humanely raised and processed in Iowa, USA.

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USA: FDA report notes improved food safety in retail food outlets

| 15/01/2011 | Reply
USA: FDA report notes improved food safety in retail food outlets

Food safety compliance has improved significantly in fast food restaurants, full-service restaurants, and produce markets and departments, according to a Food and Drug Administration study that monitored more than 800 retail food establishments from 1998-2008.

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USA: Opinion: Food Trends We’d Like To See More (or Less) of in 2011

| 15/01/2011 | 2 Replies
USA: Opinion: Food Trends We’d Like To See More (or Less) of in 2011

The writer would like to see more Halal trucks open for business on the streets of Long Island.

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USA: Foods Made of Beetles Now Must Say So

| 12/01/2011 | Reply
USA: Foods Made of Beetles Now Must Say So

FDA has required food manufactures to disclose whether red cochineal beetles are among their products’ ingredients. These beetles are farmed, harvested, dried and crushed to produce a red dye called carmine that, until this year, had been disguised in the ingredient list as “artificial color,” “color added” or the all-encompassing “natural and artificial coloring.”

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USA: Businesses seek ways to tap Muslim market

| 27/12/2010 | Reply
USA: Businesses seek ways to tap Muslim market

Despite the sometimes unfriendly climate for Muslims, Abdalhamid Evans, Project Director of the World Halal Forum, said it is inevitable that a large number of businesses will reach out to Muslim consumers, given the wealth and size of the Muslim population — more than a billion people worldwide — and their presence in the West.

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USA: Urban slaughterhouses on the rise

| 16/12/2010 | Reply
USA: Urban slaughterhouses on the rise

“New York Live Poultry,” is one in a vast and growing network of over a dozen urban slaughterhouses in the Bronx where customers can choose their dinner from a cage and have the animal slaughtered and butchered within minutes.

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USA: “Our mission is to restore the sacredness of food”

| 09/12/2010 | Reply
USA: “Our mission is to restore the sacredness of food”

Adnan Durrani, the “Chief Halal Officer” of new food manufacturer American Halal saw a market opportunity with more discerning Muslim consumers, and his line of Saffron Road-branded halal ready meals found success in the upscale Whole Foods Market chain.

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USA: Alaska’s First Mosque

| 08/12/2010 | Reply
USA: Alaska’s First Mosque

Fifteen years ago Anchorage was home to fewer than 200 Muslims. Today, the city boasts three Halal grocery stores, a Halal-by-request pizzeria and a population of more than 3,000 Muslims who hail from places like Albania, Somalia, Pakistan and Malaysia.

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USA: 10 Facts about the Muslim Consumer

| 25/11/2010 | 1 Reply
USA: 10 Facts about the Muslim Consumer

According to a recent gallup study, Muslim Americans have the least amount of income disparity between the genders. The Muslim American community also happens to be the most ethnically diverse.

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USA: Midamar sees opportunity for meat exports to Indonesia

| 25/11/2010 | Reply
USA: Midamar sees opportunity for meat exports to Indonesia

Indonesia and Malaysia are two of the fastest-growing export markets for the United States. Some economists forecast that Indonesia, with income from natural gas, oil, timber and mineral exports, could become the world’s seventh-largest economy before 2050.

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USA: America’s Halal Food Success Story

| 23/11/2010 | 1 Reply
USA: America’s Halal Food Success Story

Halal food outlets are growing at a rapid pace in the United States, where they cater to a large, diverse Muslim community, and experts say the restaurants now compete for customers’ satisfaction and therefore earn a niche market, even among non-Muslims.

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USA: American Grocers, Owner Agree To Pay $13.2M In Fraud Case

| 23/11/2010 | Reply
USA: American Grocers, Owner Agree To Pay $13.2M In Fraud Case

American Grocers, Inc. and its owner Samir Itani have agreed to pay $13.2 million to settle civil charges that they engaged in false or fraudulent conduct by shipping food products past or near their expiration dates to United States troops stationed in the Middle East.

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UK: WHF Europe Strengthens Int’l Alliance on Halal Accreditation

| 18/11/2010 | 1 Reply
UK: WHF Europe Strengthens Int’l Alliance on Halal Accreditation

The International Halal Integrity Alliance (IHI), The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), The American Halal Association (AHA) and the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) signed an agreement to collaborate on issues relating to Halal Standards development and the formation of a network of national Halal Accreditation bodies to ensure Halal integrity throughout the supply chain at the recent WHF Europe in London.

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USA: Goats Butt into US Livestock Picture

| 09/11/2010 | 1 Reply
USA: Goats Butt into US Livestock Picture

Do you know what the fastest-growing segment of the livestock industry in America is? It’s a somewhat unusual one for a nation raised on beef and pork and chicken. The answer is…goats.

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