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Look to halal markets, says analyst

There are many opportunities for Alberta products in the global halal market, says provincial marketing specialist. “I hesitate to put dollar figures on it, but the easiest way to look at it is how entire countries would open up to our meat products,” said Grant Winton. “Take Indonesia, for example. It is the world’s fourth-largest […] Read more

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Halal beef a huge opportunity for Alberta, say market experts

The market for beef and food products produced in compliance with Islamic law is big and getting bigger

More needs to be done to tap into the huge and growing market for halal meat, say experts. “It’s a market that people seem to be a little afraid of or haven’t quite understood,” said Grant Winton, a manager with the International Relations and Marketing Section of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. The word ‘halal’ simply […] Read more


Federal rules arrive on halal food claims

Any food marketed in Canada as certified halal in its labeling or ads will have to include the name of its halal certifying body, starting next month. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said Wednesday the two-year grace period it launched in 2014 for halal labelling and advertising requirements will end April 4. Past that […] Read more