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Bangladesh: Export of halal food – The compliance factor

| 24/09/2018 | Reply
Bangladesh: Export of halal food – The compliance factor

The difficulties impeding export of halal meat from Bangladesh are, for the most part, related to cattle rearing in disease-free locations and the processes involved in the pre- and post-slaughter stages.

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Opinion: What are the barriers to growth in the halal industry

| 22/09/2018 | Reply
Opinion: What are the barriers to growth in the halal industry

Halal food is the largest and most diverse sector within the Islamic economy. Its expansion has resulted in the emergence of numerous halal startups. This short video shows some of the areas involved in the Halal Industry.

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EU: Animal-Rights Group Stumbles in Halal Meat Labeling Spat

| 22/09/2018 | Reply
EU: Animal-Rights Group Stumbles in Halal Meat Labeling Spat

Halal beef from cows that are not stunned prior to slaughter can still be marketed with an “organic farming” label, an EU magistrate determined.

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Indonesia: Govt to complete roadmap for shari’a economy later this year

| 22/09/2018 | Reply
Indonesia: Govt to complete roadmap for shari’a economy later this year

The roadmap will focus on the comprehensive development of the halal domestic industry.

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Opinion: The Sharia’ah Rulings regarding Labelling a Haraam Product as Halaal

| 19/09/2018 | Reply
Opinion: The Sharia’ah Rulings regarding Labelling a Haraam Product as Halaal

Issuing a Halaal certificate for products which have names containing that which is commonly known to be Haraam.

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EU judge to hand down opinion in organic halal labelling case

| 19/09/2018 | Reply
EU judge to hand down opinion in organic halal labelling case

An EU judge, the advocate general, will on 20 September hand down an opinion on this case brought by an animal rights group.

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USA: Midamar Announces Distribution Agreement with Ziyad Brothers Importing

| 19/09/2018 | Reply
USA: Midamar Announces Distribution Agreement with Ziyad Brothers Importing

Ziyad Brothers Importing, the leader in Middle Eastern retail food distribution in the U.S., is to be their exclusive distributor for retail grocery stores.

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Saudi Arabia starts high-speed train services between Makkah and Madinah

| 18/09/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia starts high-speed train services between Makkah and Madinah

The 450km line will link the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah via Jeddah and the King Abdullah Economic City of Rabigh.

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UK: Peer demands Halal and Kosher meat should be labelled

| 15/09/2018 | Reply
UK: Peer demands Halal and Kosher meat should be labelled

Meat taken from animals that are slaughtered in the Halal or Kosher way without pre-stunning “should be labelled in shops”, a Lib Dem peer has said.

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Meet the Brits behind London’s first gourmet halal steak delivery firm

| 12/09/2018 | Reply
Meet the Brits behind London’s first gourmet halal steak delivery firm

Founded in June 2016, gourmet meat delivery firm Halalnivore is one of the more inventive additions to the capital’s thriving premium halal food scene.

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All-natural halal beauty brand Al-Hur Beauty launches in Malaysia

| 10/09/2018 | Reply
All-natural halal beauty brand Al-Hur Beauty launches in Malaysia

Al-Hur Beauty is currently available through 5 stockists, independent stockists, as well as their own internal sales team.

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Opinion: What are the barriers to growth in the halal industry?

| 10/09/2018 | Reply
Opinion: What are the barriers to growth in the halal industry?

The intention is to provide transparency and reliability, whilst aiming to boost the sector’s presence in the international market, in turn benefiting producers worldwide.

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Philippines: DOST-supported Halal center building set to open

| 03/09/2018 | Reply
Philippines: DOST-supported Halal center building set to open

If you were a food manufacturer, you would be crazy to not put your mind and wallet in the consistently ballooning trade of halal foods across the world.

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Saudi grand mufti praises MWL’s control of halal meat imports

| 03/09/2018 | Reply
Saudi grand mufti praises MWL’s control of halal meat imports

A royal decree gave the MWL sole responsibly for issuing halal certificates, in recognition of its international-relations expertise in coordinating and cooperating with local and international bodies.

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Chechen Republic, Brunei to begin cooperation in various sectors

| 31/08/2018 | Reply
Chechen Republic, Brunei to begin cooperation in various sectors

Since the population of Chechnya is 100 per cent Muslim, they can offer Islamic and halal tourism to the Brunei market. During discussions with DARe, they also put forward their interest in developing Halal cosmetics

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UAE consumers among top spenders in cosmetics, personal care globally

| 31/08/2018 | Reply
UAE consumers among top spenders in cosmetics, personal care globally

An increased focus on natural skincare treatments, non-invasive beauty procedures and the growing influence of beauty and lifestyle bloggers has contributed to a steady growth in the UAE’s beauty sector.

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Malaysia: Jakim expects 10pct increase in halal exports

| 27/08/2018 | Reply
Malaysia:  Jakim expects 10pct increase in halal exports

The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) is expecting an increase of 10 per cent in halal exports this year from RM45 billion in 2017.

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Major summit to prescribe local expansion for fast-growing sector in Saudi Arabia

| 27/08/2018 | Reply
Major summit to prescribe local expansion for fast-growing sector in Saudi Arabia

Localization of Saudi Arabia’s fast-growing, multibillion-dollar pharmaceutical industry will top the agenda at a high-profile food and drug conference in Riyadh next month.

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Brazil meat sector reels from trade bans, transport woes

| 25/08/2018 | Reply
Brazil meat sector reels from trade bans, transport woes

Brazil’s chicken exports could fall to around 4.20 million tonnes in 2018, from 4.32 million tonnes last year, due to a European Union ban on the Brazilian product in April.

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UK: Government urged to clarify slaughter policy

| 24/08/2018 | Reply
UK: Government urged to clarify slaughter policy

The BVA is calling on the Government to urgently clarify whether UK lamb exported under a new trade deal with Saudi Arabia will be stunned before slaughter.

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