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.