Professor Tim Lytton, Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor of Law at Albany Law School, sent me this:
"I read with interest your recent blog post on halal standards. I thought you and your blog audience might find my book of interest. It traces the development of kosher certification in the US from widespread fraud and corruption in the early 20th century to a more reliable system today. I believe there are many useful parallels between kosher and halal, and I would imagine that this issue presents a unique opportunity for mutual support between the Jewish and Muslim communities in the US. At any rate, if you are interested, you can find the book at:"