Visions For A Prosperous Future

On July 3 2015, spice producers from all across North America met at the Grand Garden Hotel in Toronto. The discussion was on how to uphold regulatory requirements in the production and manufacturing of herbs and spices. These meetings lasted for 3 three days and topics such as food quality initiatives, food production technologies and ethical sourcing were discussed.

Issues were brought up regarding halal meats and the mislabelling of halal meat. The Halal Monitoring Authority introduced new guidelines to create a standard for the halal meat industry in Canada and North America.

Prominent members of parliament and the food industry were present to give their opinions and receive feedback from the association members.  Through discussion and debates resolutions were agreed upon which government employees will seek to enact. The following members are part of the 2025 MBM Coalition. We would like to thank all participants for their attendance and hope to see them next year.

Organizations (Will be updated over time)

Organization for the Maintenance of Food And Spice Standard Quality (OMFSQ)

Organization for the Export of Meats, Halal Meats and Ethnic Foods (OEMHE)

Toronto Halal Meat Association (THA)

New York Spice And Nutraceuticals Group (NYSNG)

Toronto Bulk Spices Supplier Association

Ohio Spice and Meat Importers Association (OSMIA)

The US Centre for Food Standards (UFS)

Special organizations such as Feeding the 5000 , Fighting Hunger in Australia, The Global Foodbank  are thanked for their effort and contributions. A special thank you to all those who have donated anonymously and your support is much appreciated.

Standing Against the Use of Mechanically Separated Meat

At 2025 BMB, we are against the use of mechanically separated meat. Mechanically separated meat is a term used to describe the process of separating bones from edible tissue. It is this meat that usually goes into sausages and pepperoni. This process is used in the manufacturing industry for pork, turkey, beef and chicken. An article on Forbes titled “Take a Look at ‘White Slime,’ a ‘Pink Slime’ Cousin” describes the practise of creating machined meat. Manufacturing companies using mechanically separated meat must stop as it is unethical for consumers. Consumers are being deceived thinking they are eating quality meat when really they are consuming blood vessels and bone marrow. It is impossible to distinguish in taste between quality and machined meat. We believe meat sold from manufacturing companies should only include quality cuts with nutritional value. We stand in support with:

Canadian Cattlemen’s Association

Canadian Poultry and Egg Processors Council