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HF Editorial: Is Halal certification about to get disrupted?

| 24/11/2014 | 1 Reply
HF Editorial: Is Halal certification about to get disrupted?

Recent initiatives under the umbrella of the OIC, led by their Standards and Metrology arm, SMIIC, may be the trigger that will initiate irreversible changes to the current status quo in the Halal certification world.

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Pope says food commodity speculation hurts fight against hunger

| 21/11/2014 | Reply
Pope says food commodity speculation hurts fight against hunger

Pope Francis condemned speculation in food commodities and greed for profits on Thursday, saying they were undermining the global fight against poverty and hunger.

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UK: Alchemiya – TV In Good Faith

| 14/11/2014 | Reply
UK: Alchemiya – TV In Good Faith

Tired of flipping through television channels and finding programs that are either dull and boring or morally degrading? – you may want to tune in to Alchemiya. It is a good, clean entertainment venue for the whole family.

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New ‘State of the Global Islamic Economy’ Report due soon

| 13/11/2014 | Reply
New ‘State of the Global Islamic Economy’ Report due soon

In the run-up to the new edition of the SGIE report, we felt it might be useful to our readers to review the first edition from November 2013.

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UK: Parliamentary Debate on Halal and Kosher (lamb, sheep and beef)

| 12/11/2014 | Reply
UK: Parliamentary Debate on Halal and Kosher (lamb, sheep and beef)

For anyone who is interested, here is the full transcript of the parliamentary debate that took place on 5th November 2014. It is more interesting than one might think. Full transcript is available as pdf here

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FOEE Meat Atlas – facts and figures about the meat we eat

| 03/11/2014 | Reply
FOEE Meat Atlas – facts and figures about the meat we eat

This report contains the kind of information and perspective that the Halal sector really needs to understand. The impact of the meat industry and current levels of consumption have a significant impact on both health and the environment.

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USA: Midamar responds to federal indictment

| 27/10/2014 | Reply
USA: Midamar responds to federal indictment

While these charges are against the founder of Midamar and not the company, the directors and employees of the company have grave concerns that Mr. Aossey may be unfairly singled out and targeted.

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Interview with Bill Aossey, founder of Midamar

| 23/10/2014 | Reply
Interview with Bill Aossey, founder of Midamar

Bill Aossey was presented with a certificate from Senator Grassley’s office for 40 years of doing business and contributing to the economic growth of the State of Iowa.

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HMC warns French customers of fake labels

| 23/10/2014 | Reply
HMC warns French customers of fake labels

The Halal Monitoring Committee in the UK has issued the following statement after discovering that some products in France were showing fake HMC labels.

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Halal food now available at Princeton dining halls

| 16/10/2014 | Reply
Halal food now available at Princeton dining halls

“It was a big change, actually. Especially at the end of last year, when it started — I think May or late April — they started having halal beef lasagna or halal beef roast,” Syed said. “It was really good food, too.”

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Japanese airline caterer receives Halal kitchen cert

| 26/09/2014 | Reply
Japanese airline caterer receives Halal kitchen cert

A LEADING airline caterer in Tokyo, TFK Corporation, has received halal certification for its halal kitchen, becoming another example of how the travel industry is paying more attention to the growing Muslim market.

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Repositioning Islamic finance as a grassroots international business catalyst

| 30/08/2014 | Reply
Repositioning Islamic finance as a grassroots international business catalyst

Dr Jonathan A.J. Wilson of the University of Greenwich, and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Islamic Marketing, discusses the future of Islamic finance in Britain

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Islam Channel screens ‘Islamic Economy’ documentary

| 14/08/2014 | Reply
Islam Channel screens ‘Islamic Economy’ documentary

Great documentary on the Islamic Economy covering food, finance, fashion, travel, personal care and more. It has a particular focus on the UK scene, but also gives a good picture of the global market.

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The Strangers Documentary – essential viewing!

| 23/07/2014 | 1 Reply
The Strangers Documentary – essential viewing!

A unique and deeply moving record of the flowering of Islam in the hearts and lives of British men and women.

This is an exceptional film. It is, in the truest and deepest sense, an essential film. It is essential because this story has never been told, and in the midst of the endless barrage of media portrayals of the Muslims – at worst negative and at best superficial – this bit of history shines true and clear.

It is essential because it captures another essence, so rare and hard to define…the essence of people whose hearts have been turned and opened by love of God and His Messenger.

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Canada’s New Halal Regulations for labeling, packaging and advertising

| 22/07/2014 | Reply
Canada’s New Halal Regulations for labeling, packaging and advertising

New regulations insist that the name of the certifying body be clearly displayed on all Halal products in Canada’s $1billion Halal market.

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Organic food’s dirty secret: What the “seductive” label fails to tell you

| 20/07/2014 | Reply
Organic food’s dirty secret: What the “seductive” label fails to tell you

Organic certification has the same set of challenges as the Halal sector: conflicts of interest, lack of clarity and transparency.

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Introducing Your Next Healthy Food Trend: Halal And Kosher

| 16/07/2014 | Reply
Introducing Your Next Healthy Food Trend: Halal And Kosher

Not a Jew or a Muslim?…not a problem. Fast Company magazine looks at the growing trend of these foods in the USA, and how they are both going mainstream among ethically-minded customers.

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Opinion: The Problem with Halal Certification

| 09/05/2014 | Reply
Opinion: The Problem with Halal Certification

Until a sufficient degree of transparency and oversight is practiced in the Halal sector, there will continue to be fraud, infighting and a lack of both consumer and investor confidence in the Halal market space.

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UK: Subway denies ‘switch’ to halal meats

| 02/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Subway denies ‘switch’ to halal meats

Subway has refuted claims that it has ‘switched’ to halal meat alternatives in its stores, those store were opened as Halal stores by the Franchisee.

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USA: Finding Halal Food in New York – Where to go?

| 02/05/2014 | Reply
USA: Finding Halal Food in New York – Where to go?

With over 300 Halal food stalls and restaurants in New York to choose from, the problem that most Muslim travellers face is not finding access to Halal food, but rather, having to limit their options to a few spots from the hundreds on offer

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