Category: The Americas

Brazil’s BRF launches unit focused on Muslim food markets

| 05/01/2017 | Reply
Brazil’s BRF launches unit focused on Muslim food markets

BRF said the Dubai-based unit has been renamed One Foods Holdings Ltd, from Sadia Halal, with the goal of building market share in the region.

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Opinion: Companies produce Halal cosmetics for growing Muslim population

| 21/12/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Companies produce Halal cosmetics for growing Muslim population

Consumers will spend about $27 billion on halal cosmetics this year, and sales could jump to $39 billion by 2019, researcher Technavio estimates.

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Turkey: World Halal Summit will look at ways to get rid of foreign currency pressures

| 16/12/2016 | Reply
Turkey: World Halal Summit will look at ways to get rid of foreign currency pressures

60 countries at Istanbul World Halal Summit unite, taking joint position against US dollar, instead using local currencies or gold in trade. Also demand investment in Halal sector.

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A fixture of New York street meat, Halal Guys has gone global

| 15/12/2016 | Reply
A fixture of New York street meat, Halal Guys has gone global

The goal is to open one to two restaurants a month, according to Dan Rowe, CEO of Fransmart, a franchise consultancy firm that is advising the budding chain on its expansion.

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Halal Packaging Market

| 10/12/2016 | Reply
Halal Packaging Market

The Halal packaging market can be segmented on the basis of end use industry, which typically includes food and beverages, cosmetics, and others.

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USA: ANSI Signs MoU Supporting New International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF)

| 29/11/2016 | Reply
USA: ANSI Signs MoU Supporting New International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF)

ANSI’s Reinaldo Figueiredo, senior program director, accreditation of product certification bodies represented ANSI, which signed the MoU along with other accreditation bodies.

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Halal Expo Australia 2017 takes Islamic Relief Australia as Charity Partner

| 25/11/2016 | Reply
Halal Expo Australia 2017 takes Islamic Relief Australia as Charity Partner

Islamic Relief will participate in the Halal Expo Australia (HEA) 2017 and International Halal Conference (IHC) 2017 as a charity partner.

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Opinion: Generation M Is the Next Big Opportunity for Global Brands

| 25/11/2016 | Reply
Opinion:  Generation M Is the Next Big Opportunity for Global Brands

Muslim millennials (b. 1980 and 2000), the so-called ‘Generation M’, are emerging as the next big opportunity for global brands.

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Canada: Chicken farmers cry foul over new regulations

| 22/11/2016 | Reply
Canada:  Chicken farmers cry foul over new regulations

A new program that’s supposed to encourage farmers to produce halal, organic and other specialty types of chicken has ruffled the feathers of current producers.

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Research finds Muslim business travellers present a $22 billion opportunity

| 10/11/2016 | Reply
Research finds Muslim business travellers present a $22 billion opportunity

Research released by Mastercard and CrescentRating, Muslim business travellers are gaining greater autonomy and are increasingly using technology and digital tools when planning to travel.

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PregVit® and PregVit® folic 5 prenatal multivitamins are still certified Halal!

| 07/11/2016 | Reply
PregVit® and PregVit® folic 5 prenatal multivitamins are still certified Halal!

Health Canada wishes to limit the certifications mentioned on packaging to certifications that it controls and requested that the Halal and Kosher certifications be taken off.

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Canada: Paramount Fine Foods crossing international waters

| 05/11/2016 | Reply
Canada: Paramount Fine Foods crossing international waters

30 locations will open across Pakistan in partnership with Paramount. In March next year, Paramount will also launch three locations in London, England.

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USA: ArKay Halal whiskey made without alcohol goes on sale

| 26/10/2016 | 4 Replies
USA: ArKay Halal whiskey made without alcohol goes on sale

They are conformed to Halal guidelines and meet the ingredient requirements of both the US Food and Drug Administration and the European Economic Community.

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Brazil Challenges Indonesia’s Halal Certification Policy

| 17/10/2016 | Reply
Brazil Challenges Indonesia’s Halal Certification Policy

Brazil has filed a complaint against Indonesia to the World Trade Organization, challenging Indonesia’s halal certification requirements for imported meat.

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US biggest beneficiary of global Muslim travel spend

| 13/10/2016 | Reply
US biggest beneficiary of global Muslim travel spend

The Muslim travel market accounted for US$145billion of total international tourism spend in 2015 and the US received a 24% share or almost $35 billion.

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GIES: The Halal Food Market Is the Islamic Economy’s Largest Sector

| 06/10/2016 | Reply
GIES: The Halal Food Market Is the Islamic Economy’s Largest Sector

The State of the Islamic Economy report revisits the Halal Food Indicator (HFI) to evaluate a country’s halal food ecosystem.

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Canada’s Paramount Fine Foods takes its Mideast cuisine to the world

| 29/09/2016 | Reply
Canada’s Paramount Fine Foods takes its Mideast cuisine to the world

Mr. Fakih’s plans aren’t limited to Canada, though: With franchise partners, he has begun opening Paramounts in the United States and even Lebanon, with an agreement to soon launch 20 locations in Britain.

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USA: Lush Handmade Cosmetics to Receive 2016 Multicultural Award at AMCC

| 23/09/2016 | Reply
USA: Lush Handmade Cosmetics to Receive 2016 Multicultural Award at AMCC

The 2016 Multicultural Award will be presented to Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics by the American Muslim Consumer Consortium (AMCC) on October 1, 2016.

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USA: Muslim fashion designer makes history with hijab collection

| 20/09/2016 | Reply
USA: Muslim fashion designer makes history with hijab collection

A Muslim fashion designer has made history as the first ever designer to feature hijabs in every outfit on a Newnyfw2 York Fashion Week catwalk.

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Brazil eyes Malaysia as entry point for Asean trade

| 20/09/2016 | Reply
Brazil eyes Malaysia as entry point for Asean trade

Brazil, Latin America’s largest market, could export the products to Malaysia to be processed and packaged before being exported to other Asean countries.

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