Community News (V11-I15)

Halal meat recalled in SC, poses low health risks

YORK, SC–Halal International Processing, a York, S.C., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,925 pounds of beef, chicken, goat, and lamb products that were mislabeled. Poultry products labeled with the USDA mark of inspection for meat were identified in commerce. Additionally, it was determined that the establishment was operating at times without the opportunity of federal inspection, which is prohibited, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

All frozen meat and poultry products produced from April 3, 2008, through March 7, 2009, bearing the establishment number “EST. 19825” inside the USDA mark of inspection, are subject to recall. There are no production or code dates to distinguish the products that were produced under inspection from those that were not produced under inspection. The frozen meat and poultry products were distributed to retail establishments in North Carolina and South Carolina.

The problem was discovered after FSIS personnel identified the frozen meat and poultry products in the marketplace. FSIS has received no reports of illness due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a physician.

Media and consumers with questions should contact Company Representative Yusef Suleiman at (704) 957-4613.

Muslim Boarding School comping up in New Haven

A proposed Muslim boarding school has received approval from the city authorities. The Omar ibn Saied Leadership Academy will provide bothe religious and secular education to thirty students.

The school’s founder is Shafiq Abdussabur, a serving police officer, who will also work as the executive director of the academy.

The school if located on the property of Masjid Al-Islam and the school’s building is also owned by it.

The board gave its unanimous approval to the plan, with the conditions that there be no more than 20 boarding students and 20 day students and three parking spaces be reserved for teachers.

Mosque locator idea makes it to the semi finals

NAVTEQ,  provider of digital map data for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions , announces the semifinalists of the Americas edition of the NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge. The Global LBS Challenge is a world-wide developer competition that invites developers to build and submit original, pre-commercialized mobile applications using dynamic positioning technology and NAVTEQ.

Fourteen contestants have now been selected to move on to Final Judging in Americas and the winners will be announced during an awards ceremony on April 2, 2009 during CTIA Wireless 2009 in Las Vegas. Among this competitive group is  Azinfo.

Developed by CellSoul it is a mosque-locator and location-based timings calculator for Muslim prayers.

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