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Category: The Americas

Muslim Families Forced to Buy Imported Meat

| 25/07/2008 | Reply
Muslim Families Forced to Buy Imported Meat

West Virginia’s Department of Agriculture wants to get the word out to
farmers and meat processing centers that there’s an untapped market of
Muslims who need Halal meat in their state.

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Sabinsa ingredients certified Halal

| 23/07/2008 | Reply
Sabinsa ingredients certified Halal

Sabinsa
Corporation in the US has received Halal certification for a number of its
dietary supplement ingredients, opening up their use in products
targeting Muslim populations.

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Halal Site Guides Hungry Muslims

| 22/07/2008 | Reply
Halal Site Guides Hungry Muslims

A website called zabihah.com is helping Muslims find markets and
restaurants with halal products, prepared according to Islamic dietary
law. You can hear Shahed Amanullah, Founder of this site, speak at the International Halal Market Conference being held in Brunei 16-17 August. He will also be launching the new Products section of Zabihah.com during the conference.

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ICNA Convention – the Power of the Halal Market

| 06/07/2008 | Reply
ICNA Convention – the Power of the Halal Market

Due to popular demand, the slides from Hajj Abdalhamid’s 1-hour presentation on The Power of the Halal Market – an American Perspective – at the ICNA Convention in Hartford Connecticut on 5th July are now available for download here.

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The Year of Faith Tourism 2009

| 03/07/2008 | Reply
The Year of Faith Tourism 2009

Well did you know that 2009 is The Year of Faith Tourism? Now you do. Wonder if the new Halal and Islamic travel and tourism companies will be taking advantage of this? “All sectors of society are encouraged to become actively involved including the media, governments, travel providers/suppliers, faith communities, and individuals.” Apparently faith based travel, tourism and hospitality is an $18 billion industry! Time to launch a few Halal hotels and Halal tour packages.

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New Yorks Fancy Food Show Concludes On A satisfactory Note For Malaysian Exhibitors

| 03/07/2008 | Reply
New Yorks Fancy Food Show Concludes On A satisfactory Note For Malaysian Exhibitors

Interesting to read how Malaysian companies did when they came to New York for the Fancy Food Show. As interest in Halal Food grows in America hopefully so will the market for Malaysian companies that have Halal certification.

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Risks and Rewards: the Halal Market

| 02/07/2008 | Reply
Risks and Rewards: the Halal Market

This is a long and well researched article on the Halal market today. The writer has looked into the different aspects of the Halal industry starting from Halal certification onto Halal consumers, traceability, to showing a success story with US company Crescent Halal’s road to success through producing 100% high quality Halal chicken products, to inspire food processors in Europe and the US to enter the Halal market.The President of Crescent Halal, Mr Ahmad Adam, will be speaking at the International Halal Market Conference in Brunei Darussalam 16-17 August, specifically to give valuable information on how to Achieve Excellence in Halal Production and distribution.

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SACF expands Halal raw materials for flavours

| 01/07/2008 | Reply
SACF expands Halal raw materials for flavours

Let’s hope that if the ingredients industry is getting Halal certification for its ingredients that this will push the manufacturers to use these ingredients to start their own Halal lines! We hope that this is indicative of a new move in the US to get on board with Halal products for the millions of consumers in the US searching for them.

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America’s Shrinking Food Wraps

| 01/07/2008 | Reply
America’s Shrinking Food Wraps


American supermarkets are epics of excess: it often seems like every
item in the store comes in a “Jumbo” size or has “Bonus!” splashed
across the label. But is it possible that the amount of food Americans
are buying is, in fact… shrinking?

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Organic is Halal – The first muslim shirt company to go green?

| 30/06/2008 | Reply
Organic is Halal – The first muslim shirt company to go green?

Here is another small Halal business venture going out to the Halal consumers, in the US this time. It also comes under the banner of ‘ethical’ which we think that more and more Halal should be connected to. Afterall, if it isn’t ethical how can it really be Halal? Halal and Healthy? Even the GCC is prohibiting that claim in its Halal standard, but ethical fits the bill.

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Halal – a dynamic force that can change the world

| 29/06/2008 | Reply
Halal – a dynamic force that can change the world

An in-depth interview with Hajj Abdalhamid Evans, Senior Analyst at Imarat Consultants. As one of the leading voices in the Halal market with a truly global vision, he discusses issues across a wide range of topics and countries, commenting on MIHAS, the World Halal Forum, the challenges facing Malaysia, Brunei’s new moves in the Halal arena as well as the latest news on the Halal industry in the USA and Canada.



Plus details of the forthcoming International Halal Market Conference in Brunei Darussalam on 16-17 August
.

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Halal: The Original Ethical Meat Eating?

| 24/06/2008 | Reply
Halal: The Original Ethical Meat Eating?

Such a relief to finally read an article where someone has got the point and actually put ethical meat consumption and Halal together. More and more, especially if the Halal Industry ups its standards, the non-Muslim consumer will recognise this about Halal meat and seek it out, as many already do.

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Minnesota’s Holy Land is leading by example

| 24/06/2008 | Reply
Minnesota’s Holy Land is leading by example

Every now and again you have an experience that reaffirms your belief in all that’s good, in humanity, generosity, good food and good company. Our recent visit to Holy Land in Minneapolis was just such an experience. Holy Land is a multi-functional Halal market zone with a bakery, grocery store, restaurant, catering service and general all-round meeting place that was filled with the hum of a growing community.

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Meat and Greet – A Halal Tale

| 16/06/2008 | Reply
Meat and Greet – A Halal Tale

Here is a tale about a local farmer in Vermont who decided to help out the local Bosnian and Somali Muslims who wanted to slaughter their own Halal meat. Easier said than done, but a happy ending.

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Farmers sought for mobile abattoir project

| 15/06/2008 | Reply
Farmers sought for mobile abattoir project

If you go beyong the writer’s labelling of the mobile slaughter unit as a ‘killer on the run’ you will see that in fact in this big country where travelling great distances to get from A to B is the norm these mobile units could be a very beneficial service for the Halal industry. Will Muslims themselves realise an opportunity in this both for employment and assured Halal slaughter? Perhaps one should do a poll amongst the Muslim cab drivers of Alberta, who do not see any other jobs opportunities at the moment, even though they might have excellent qualifications.

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Raid on kosher meat plant may spike prices

| 11/06/2008 | Reply
Raid on kosher meat plant may spike prices

Kosher meat, always more expensive
than regular beef and poultry, may grow even pricier this summer,
following the arrests of nearly half the work force in an immigration
raid at the nation’s largest kosher meat processor. Muslims often buy kosher food because it’s easier to
find.


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Tex-Med digs in to meaty export deal

| 08/06/2008 | Reply
Tex-Med digs in to meaty export deal

Houston-based Tex-Med Beef Co. has inked the largest export deal in
its six-year history by agreeing to provide Libya with halal beef and
lamb.

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U.S And Malaysian Banks Can Join Forces In Islamic Financial Services

| 20/05/2008 | Reply
U.S And Malaysian Banks Can Join Forces In Islamic Financial Services

International Trade and Industry Minister
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin called on American bankers Monday to join
forces with their Malaysian counterparts in the area of Islamic
financial services.

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Global food labelling standards

| 20/05/2008 | Reply
Global food labelling standards

THE annual meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Labelling (CCFL)
was held in Ottawa during the first week of May. Hosted by the
government of Canada, the 36th meeting of CCFL was attended by close to
300 delegates representing 72 member countries, one Member
Organization, European Community and 27 international organisations.

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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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