USA: Midamar Statement on Indictment

| 15/12/2014 | 1 Reply

flag n gavel(Cedar Rapids, Iowa-USA) Midamar Corporation was informed last week of the federal indictment against the company and its directors.  The company is unable to comment on specific charges.

Midamar operates in a heavily regulated industry and strives to meet all regulatory legal obligations.  In fact, Midamar stands proud of its compliance record over the past 40 years. This indictment is based in large part on administrative infractions that occurred in 2010 involving facility numbers. Normally these matters are resolved between the regulatory agency and the company.  Midamar took corrective action 4 years ago, this action was accepted by the USDA and the company directors believed at that time that the matter was resolved.  Midamar will continue to work in good faith with the government and make every attempt towards a quick resolution.

Midamar’s supply of quality USDA approved food products to international and domestic consumers will continue without interruption. All operations and functions of the company will continue as normal.   As a supplier of Halal foods the products are certified by reputable certification agencies.  Midamar slaughter methods have been vetted by domestic and international halal auditors over 40 years and the company continues to maintain its high level of halal integrity.

The allegations of Halal fraud are due to an ‘one size fits all’ approach taken by the government authorities. These charges by the federal attorney’s office are in violation of the first amendment of the US Constitution which guarantees the separation of church and state.

Midamar’s directors and employees are eternally grateful to the many suppliers, customers, media partners, Halal industry associates, organizations, and fellow citizens who have expressed their support to the company.

About Midamar

Midamar Corporation is a pioneer and a leader in Halal food services. Since 1974, Midamar has provided Halal food production and distribution, export management for US companies, and export services to restaurant franchises located throughout the Middle East, South East Asia, and the Far East. For more information visit www.midamar.com <http://www.midamar.com> .

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Category: Food Manufacturing, Halal Integrity, Meat & Poultry, The Americas, USA

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  1. Alisson says:

    Please note, there are many news agencies are publishing half-truths and misleading information concerning Midamar in articles. This is an exporting issue where Midamar allegedly changed labels on Halal certified products from a Halal source so that they could be exported. Midimar is a small, family owned and operated Company. I used to work at the Company and can attest that management operates the business with integrity and cares about doing Halal right. Midamar does not and never has engaged in captive bolt stunning. Midimar’s reputable certifiers which include Islamic Services of America, Halal Advocates, IFANCA, ISWA, and others will also attest to Midimar’s integrity as a Halal meat company. Do not be swayed by false statements. Reserve judgment and suspicion until the company is able to formulate a defense. This is important for the whole halal industry.

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