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Iowa Companies Jointly Accept 2008 Best New Halal Product Award

| 14/05/2008 | Reply
Iowa Companies Jointly Accept 2008 Best New Halal Product Award

Nitta Casings of Somerville, New Jersey and Islamic Services of America (ISA)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa are proud to present a ground breaking innovation

an industry first Halal collagen casing for further processed meat
products.

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Minnesota hummus maker expanding business overseas

| 01/05/2008 | Reply
Minnesota hummus maker expanding business overseas

The success story of Majdi Wadi and his Holy Land food brand in Minnesota is an indication not only of the increasing cultural integration in the USA, but also the expansion of the Halal-related food markets there. Minnesota can also claim Keith Ellison, the first Muslim congressman in US history, so clearly some things in the USA are moving in the right direction. With a 9 million Muslim population with substantial disposable income, the US is a lucrative niche Halal market that is overlooked by the majority of manufacturers.

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Fat replacers to spiral in US dairy and meat sectors

| 29/04/2008 | Reply
Fat replacers to spiral in US dairy and meat sectors

Demand
in the US for fat replacers is set to increase as health trends continue, with
particular growth experienced in the meat and dairy sector, according
to a new report. Cargill have reported the development of a Halal fat replacer made from restructured vegetable fat, and there is a clear opportunity for other Halal ingredient manufacturers to take advantage of this growing trend.

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Halal market grows, with potential for non-Muslims too

| 29/04/2008 | Reply
Halal market grows, with potential for non-Muslims too

The
US market for Halal foods is growing according to experts, as US Muslims
grow accustomed to seeing Halal in their grocery aisles, and
non-Muslims see it as healthier.
With eight million Muslims in the US, and the average
family in the country spending around $2100 on food yearly, experts
estimate the US Halal market to be worth $16bn.

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Finger-lickin’ Britain

| 27/03/2008 | Reply
Finger-lickin’ Britain

Given
their ubiquity, you would think the market has reached saturation
point. Not so, according to Zack Kollias, international director of
Texas Chicken. For him, the UK offers one of the world’s biggest
markets for the food. His US-based firm, with more than 1,600 branches
worldwide, has just launched here. Both halal and spicy are also
among the company’s biggest global sellers, Kollias points out.

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Wal-Mart: Arab-America’s Store

| 06/03/2008 | Reply
Wal-Mart: Arab-America’s Store

As
America changes, so does the store where America shops. In Dearborn
this week, the world’s largest retailer Walmart opens a store like no other
among its 3,500 U.S. outlets. Walk through the front door of the
200,000-square-foot super center and instead of rows of checkout
counters, you find a scene akin to a farmers market in Beirut.

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Half The World Is Here

| 14/02/2008 | Reply
Half The World Is Here

Want
to know how a city grows? Watch what it eats. Cleveland, long a bastion
of pierogis (or piroshke or pyrohy, depending on which side of what
Eastern European border your great-grandmother traveled from), is now
enriched by a conflation of Arabic, African and Asian tastes – all of
whom have among them the commonality of a fast-growing religion, Islam.

Just as the Kosher deli became a part of American life, slowly the Halal stores with their range of ethnic foods are expanding their customer base to satisfy the needs of the multicultural neighbourhoods in American cities.

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Dietary laws go to college

| 10/02/2008 | Reply
Dietary laws go to college

The trend to offer kosher and Halal dietary options at Universities in the US continues to increase. This is a potentially attractive opportunity for food service and vending machine companies able to fill this gap, and we expect to see this trend continue. It is also an area where the Jews and the Muslims seem to find cooperation useful and relatively easy.

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Drop Islamic Banking Study, group says

| 04/02/2008 | Reply
Drop Islamic Banking Study, group says

“The
Muslim Canadian Congress wants the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. to
stop a study considering the introduction of so-called “Islamic
banking” to Canada.” How ‘Halal’ is Islamic banking? The idea of honest interest free banking for everyone is perhaps a study the Muslim Canadian Congress should look into further for the benefit of everyone. If they look into the Islamic banking in SE Asia they will find there is a much higher percentage of customers that are non-Muslim who have seen the benefits are more favourable for them.

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Indonesia to lift import ban on U.S. beef

| 30/01/2008 | Reply
Indonesia to lift import ban on U.S. beef

Indonesian government will lift the
import ban on U.S. beef later this month, a senior agriculture ministry
official said Tuesday.

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Officials need to show hardship if they want to deny Halal meals to an inmate

| 28/01/2008 | Reply
Officials need to show hardship if they want to deny Halal meals to an inmate

Arizona prison officials need to show a
real hardship if they want to deny halal meals to a Muslim inmate, the
9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday. In a
unanimous ruling, the judges overturned a lower court decision which
accepted the claims of the state Department of Corrections that
providing the meals to Amin Shakur would create additional costs and
administrative burdens. The appellate judges said there was no evidence
that the state actually looked into the real cost. The judges
also noted that the state already provides two kinds of kosher meals
for Jewish inmates.

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Where’s the Beef?

| 26/01/2008 | Reply
Where’s the Beef?


It’s not often that American food companies join hands with
environmental and consumer activists to call for greater government
control over the nation’s food supply. But that’s just what happened
last week after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded that
meat and milk from cloned cows, pigs, and goats are safe for consumers.

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A taste of the Middle East in Texas

| 26/01/2008 | Reply
A taste of the Middle East in Texas

In a town near Dallas, Texas, USA, Zituna World Food Market has just opened its doors for business. This modern design Halal grocery store has various departments including Halal meat, dairy, deli and frozen food for Middle Eastern, Persian, Indian and Balkan Russian cuisines. With the Halal Tangier Mediterranean Grill attached to the store this looks like it could be a model for many multicultural towns across America and Canada catering both to the muslim community and international residents in them.

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Student introduces Halal foods to University Park campus

| 25/01/2008 | Reply
Student introduces Halal foods to University Park campus

Starting this month, Muslim Penn State students can dine on Halal certified food weekdays on the University Park campus.

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North American Halal Food Industries acquires first USDA Halal meat

| 18/01/2008 | Reply
North American Halal Food Industries acquires first USDA Halal meat

Carfrae is the first and longest operating USDA facility in the United

States involved in the processing of Halal meat products under the

Midamar Halal brand, USA’s pioneer and premier Halal Brand

(www.midamar.com). North American Halal Food Industries, doing business as Halal Food Processors of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, acquired the meat processing facility on November 1, 2007 from Steve Carfrae.

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Ottawa urging Canadian food producers to explore global halal market

| 15/01/2008 | Reply
Ottawa urging Canadian food producers to explore global halal market

A growing appetite for halal products around the globe
has prompted the Canadian government to encourage businesses to taste
the market for these foods.

Canada has so far failed to make much
of an impression in the international market for products that respect
Islamic dietary laws – also known as halal. Yet Ottawa estimates the halal industry to be worth between US$500 billion and $2 trillion worldwide.

Now
government trade experts and industry insiders alike are warning
Canadian businesses they can ill afford to ignore the demographic
trends feeding increasing demand for halal and kosher products.

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Halal Vending machines – why not?

| 14/01/2008 | Reply
Halal Vending machines – why not?

Kosher
Vending Industries, based in New York State, operates Hot Nosh machines
that serve up hot, kosher snacks such as hot dogs, cheese pizza,
mozzarella sticks and potato knish. Albany-based Organic Vending stocks
their machines with organic and natural snacks as well as gluten-free
foods, and the company is eyeing possible expansion into Canada. Why not Halal vending machines?

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Halal food in US schools?

| 13/01/2008 | Reply
Halal food in US schools?

The
powerful US Senate is likely to witness a bill from Democrat Senator
John Sabini, who is pursuing to ensure ‘halal food’ for Muslim students
in schools of the city and the state as well. “The ‘Halal Food
Bill’ will be placed before the State Senate shortly,” John said at a
fund-raising meeting in the city on Thursday.

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Filmmakers Turn Lens On Ozone Park Halal Shop

| 11/01/2008 | Reply
Filmmakers Turn Lens On Ozone Park Halal Shop

A new documentary film, “A Son’s Sacrifice” looks at the life and times of Madani Halal on 94th Street in Ozone Park. The film, which runs for 30 minutes, will air on WNET (Channel 13) on Jan. 25.

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Canadian vitamin firm wins kosher and halal approval

| 11/01/2008 | Reply
Canadian vitamin firm wins kosher and halal approval

A
Laval firm specializing in research and development of medicine for
pregnant women says it has become the first pharmaceutical company in
the country to receive both kosher and halal certification for a
prescription drug.

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