New Legislation to Protect Halal Foods in Illinois

April 9, 2001

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

On April 9, 2001, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that "the Illinois Senate unanimously approved legislation that would make it a misdemeanor for anyone to deceptively market food as halal if it is not...450,000 Muslims in the Chicago area seek out food that is deemed halal, a term that simply means that it is prepared following Islamic customs."