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Asda Named Best National Retailer for World Foods

| 04/11/2009 | Reply
Asda Named Best National Retailer for World Foods

Asda has won an award for ‘Best National Retailer’ at the World
Foods Association awards for our wide range of ethnic foods, products
and clothing. There is already a Halal meat and a Polish deli counter at Asda
Hounslow and today the store is relaunched as their first ever World Food
store with a fifth of the store dedicated to specialist foods and
products for our Asian, Caribbean, Mediterranean and Polish customers.

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Third-party Audits: What the (Halal) Food Industry Really Needs

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Third-party Audits: What the (Halal) Food Industry Really Needs

This article from Food Safety magazine is a must read for anyone in the Halal food manufacturing industry, and its related fields. Transparent independent third party auditing is an essential – and currently missing – component of the Halal certification process. It is coming. Get ready.

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Astrakhan Region Of Russia Chamber Of Commerce Inks MOA With Malaysia- Russian Business Council

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Astrakhan Region Of Russia Chamber Of Commerce Inks MOA With Malaysia- Russian Business Council

The Chamber of Commerce
from the Astrakhan region of Russia has signed memoranda of agreement
(MoA) with the Malaysian-Russian Business Association and Malay Chamber
of Commerce Putrajaya branch. The agreements were inked during the recent visit by the ministers
of the Astrakhan Region to Malaysia, the Malaysian-Russian Business
Association said in a statement.

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Britain Looks Forward To Partner With Malaysia In Islamic Finance

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Britain Looks Forward To Partner With Malaysia In Islamic Finance

The British government is looking
forward to partner with Malaysia in Islamic finance due to the
country’s success in the sector.

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Malaysia agrees to import rice, cattle from Pakistan : Qureshi

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Malaysia agrees to import rice, cattle from Pakistan : Qureshi

Malaysia has expressed its willingness to import rice and
cattle from Pakistan and Malaysian delegation comprising official and
private officials would visit Pakistan in December for the import of
mango and other fruits.

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A Growing Industry in Brunei

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A Growing Industry in Brunei

Ensuring
domestic food security and developing a viable export sector are at the
heart of Brunei’s efforts to establish a strong commercial food
processing industry, though the country has to balance its staunch
commitment to environmental protection with the need to achieve
self-sufficiency in basic staples.

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Climate change and protection of the environment

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Climate change and protection of the environment

The US Ambassador in Brunei responds to questions on his opinions about Brunei’s efforts to
protect and preserve the environment and well as what the US policy is,
especially regarding the key issue of
climate change.

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Pig, cow or vegetable? USM test gets it right

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Pig, cow or vegetable? USM test gets it right


Malaysian university has developed a method to identify the source of gelatine.

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President al-Assad to participate in Islamic economic summit

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President al-Assad to participate in Islamic economic summit

Informed sources have said that President Bashar al-Assad of Syria will participate in the 25th session of economic summit of the Organization of Islamic Conference’s member states (COMCEC) to be held in Istanbul on November 14-17.

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1st AMCC event gets off to a flying start

| 03/11/2009 | Reply
1st AMCC event gets off to a flying start

The first American Muslim Consumer Conference was held at
Rutgers University New Brunswick over the weekend. I believe it is fair to say
that everyone present at this ground-breaking event came away with a deeper understanding
of this new emerging market. If the passion, commitment and knowledge of this
collected gathering is any indication, this annual event is going to play a big
role in shaping the future of this market, and its ripples are likely to go far
beyond the shores of the USA. My advice? Better book early for 2010!

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Meat off the menu as Windsor Castle goes vegan

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Meat off the menu as Windsor Castle goes vegan

Royal banquets, surely, are all about meat. From those four and twenty
blackbirds baked in a pie to a portly King Henry tearing at whole chickens
via roast swan and apple-stuffed suckling pigs, our Hollywood-fuelled vision
of princely dining is of a flesh fest.

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Turkey’s Asya Bank Seeks Malaysia’s Cooperation In Islamic Finance

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Turkey’s Asya Bank Seeks Malaysia’s Cooperation In Islamic Finance

One of Turkey’s biggest
financial institutions, the Asya Bank, has indicated an interest in
forging cooperation with Islamic banks in Malaysia, namely Maybank Bhd
and CIMB Bank. The aim is to establish an Islamic Bank in Turkey.

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Malaysia to support Pakistan’s request for full dialogue partnership in ASEAN

| 03/11/2009 | Reply
Malaysia to support Pakistan’s request for full dialogue partnership in ASEAN

Malaysia will support Pakistan’s request for a
full dialogue partnership in the Association of South East Asian
Nations (ASEAN). This assurance was given by Malaysian Foreign Minister
Dato Sri’ Hanifah Haji Aman on the request made by Foreign Minister of
Pakistan Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi during a bilateral meeting at
the end of 12th Session of D 8 Council of Ministers’ held in here on
Monday.

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30 Per Cent Of 100 Health Capsules Tested By USM Not Halal

| 02/11/2009 | Reply
30 Per Cent Of 100 Health Capsules Tested By USM Not Halal

Almost 30 per cent of 100
health products tested at Universiti Sains Malaysia’s (USM)
Pharmaceutical Science Studies Centre laboratary were found to be not
halal as gelatine from pigs was used in making the product capsules.

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Royal plea to PM on ritual slaughter

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Royal plea to PM on ritual slaughter

PRINCESS Alia bint
al-Hussein of Jordan has appealed to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to stop
the ritual slaughter of conscious animals for halal meat in Australia. She said its continuation would set back attempts to improve animal welfare in the Middle East.

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A’Saffa introduces halal chicken to Qatar

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A’Saffa introduces halal chicken to Qatar

A’Saffa
is the Gulf’s newest and most innovative chicken producer and is
committed to ensuring its chickens have the best natural feed,
conditions to grow on a state of the art facility in the south of Oman
with every bird slaughtered by hand according to the most stringent of
Halal processes.

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Clinics get boost of halal medicine

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Clinics get boost of halal medicine

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – All nine KPJ Healthcare Bhd’s wakaf clinics
received a boost in the form of a free one-year supply of
pharmaceutical products. The Chemical Company of Malaysia Bhd (CCM) recently donated
RM100,000 worth of halal pharmaceutical products in line with their
corporate social responsibility programme to provide medical services
that are compliant with Islamic principles.

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‘Halal market should be exploited to the maximum’

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‘Halal market should be exploited to the maximum’

KARACHI: The stakeholders should exploit
the global Halal market to the maximum level in order to overcome the
prevailing recession in the world and minimize bulging trade deficit,
Chairman, Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI), Razzak
Hashim Paracha said Friday.

Addressing the audience during
presentation on world Halal economy by the CEO of Halal Development
Project, Pakistan (HDP), Asad Sajjad, he said that it is surprising to
know that Pakistan has remained alien in this trillion dollar market
and no stakeholder possess any share in this lucrative market.

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Brunei Meat Exports Via Halal Brand Probable

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Brunei Meat Exports Via Halal Brand Probable

Ghanim International Food Corp Sdn Bhd is
keeping its doors open to the possibility of helping domestic poultry
producers export their goods to Singapore using the premium Brunei
Halal brand.

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Halal food market on the rise

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Halal food market on the rise


Muslims in Europe have long struggled to find halal food products,
which abide by Islamic law. But now businesses are realizing there’s a
lot of money to be made catering to the growing Muslim population.

 

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