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Halal labelling rules kick in today, but certifying organizations remain unregulated
After years of complaints from the Muslim community about companies slapping the term "halal" on food that is not, new labelling regulations come into effect today across the country.
Under the new rules, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency requires that any food labelled halal has to have been certified by an organization that ensures it does, indeed, meet Muslim dietary requirements.
For animal products, those religious requirements include blessing each animal before slaughtering it by hand.
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