Most American shoppers read product labels these days for health reasons. But scanning those labels is required reading for Muslims, who follow strict dietary rules. That's easier in states such as California, New York and Michigan, where specialty shops cater to communities in the hundreds of thousands.
Massachusetts is home to about 24,000 Muslims, who shop mostly in mainstream grocery stores. WBUR's Shannon Mullen has this report on the challenges they face — and the growing number of U.S. food producers who want to help.
This program aired on November 12, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.