House Passes Bill on Labeling of Halal Foods

February 16, 2001

Source: Star Tribune

On February 16, 2001, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that on Thursday the House passed "a bill to enhance the integrity of labeling on halal foods, which adhere to Islamic religious guidelines. [The bill] extends to Islamic foods the same protections as those now governing kosher foods." Muslims see this as "a good platform for teaching our relatives in the Middle East how to live with one another."