A growing segment of US consumers is scrutinizing animal treatment and slaughter from an Islamic lens, while halal food consumption among the nation’s fast-growing Muslim population has become a ballooning enterprise in the United States and is now estimated at over $20 billion. 

This growing halal industry has been met with increased regulations and scrutiny from governments.  Multiple states have enacted statutes in recent years to regulate the halal food industry and to prevent mislabeling and deceptive practices. 

 Click here to read Jeanne Cullen and Furqan Mohammed’s article in Food Navigator.