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Brazil: BRF continues to shrug off carne fraca scandal in second quarter

| 12/08/2017 | Reply
Brazil: BRF continues to shrug off carne fraca scandal in second quarter

FoodBev Media BRF has continued to shrug off the effects of the so-called carne fraca scandal, reporting revenue higher than the first quarter and a 13.7% increase in pre-tax earnings. The meat processor’s second-quarter revenue was BRL 8 billion ($2.52 billion), with global volumes increasing slightly to 1.1 million tonnes. The revenue figure represents an […]

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Pakistan poised to capture the growing global Halal market

| 12/08/2017 | Reply
Pakistan poised to capture the growing global Halal market

With centralised accreditation recently established, and a robust market potential waiting to be maximised, Pakistan’s halal industry is poised for a brilliant future.

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UK: Slaughterhouses in England to be forced to install CCTV

| 11/08/2017 | 1 Reply
UK: Slaughterhouses in England to be forced to install CCTV

All slaughterhouses in England will be forced to install CCTV under Government plans to crackdown on cruelty amid concerns about the mistreatment of animals at some halal abattoirs.

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UAE: Expansion of the Dubai Speciality Food Festival 2017

| 11/08/2017 | Reply
UAE: Expansion of the Dubai Speciality Food Festival 2017

A more health conscious consumer, is driving a desire both globally and regionally for specialist foods, such as organic and halal, pushing the foodservice to meet demand.

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UK: A Court of Appeal Judge says Halal Meat is Controversial

| 10/08/2017 | Reply
UK: A Court of Appeal Judge says Halal Meat is Controversial

The High Court has given judgment in a case concerning the regulatory regime applying to Halal slaughter, and the use of mechanical restrainers to restrain non-stunned sheep prior to slaughter under that regime.

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UAE: Halal Expo Dubai, Salaam Gateway to attract foreign investment

| 09/08/2017 | Reply
UAE: Halal Expo Dubai, Salaam Gateway to attract foreign investment

Halal Expo Dubai, the largest and most comprehensive business-to-business (B2B) halal exposition in the Middle East, and Salaam Gateway have agreed to promote the strategically significant event.

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Doha seminar expected to attract 100 Asean and Qatari companies

| 09/08/2017 | Reply
Doha seminar expected to attract 100 Asean and Qatari companies

Asean Committee in Doha (ACD) chairman and Thailand ambassador Soonthorn Chaiyindeepum said the seminar aims to promote Asean as an attractive market of 622mn people with a combined GDP of $2.6tn.

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UAE bans Japanese Kikkoman soy sauce due to alcohol content

| 09/08/2017 | Reply
UAE bans Japanese Kikkoman soy sauce due to alcohol content

The decision came based on the results of tests conducted by specialised accredited laboratories, which confirmed that several samples of the product with different production dates violated the rules.

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Opinion: Cultural Sensitivities & Packaging Design for Halal Foods

| 09/08/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Cultural Sensitivities & Packaging Design for Halal Foods

Packaging has a significant role in addressing cultural sensitivities in various markets around the globe.

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Philippines: Mindanao to lead Halal product development

| 08/08/2017 | Reply
Philippines: Mindanao to lead Halal product development

The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) said the region will lead the push for developing the halal agenda in the country.

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Opinion: New Halal frontier products

| 08/08/2017 | Reply
Opinion: New Halal frontier products

Halal pharmaceuticals (HPs) are a natural extension of the traditional manufacture of pharmaceuticals and a logical leap forward.

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Malaysia: Fast approval not a reason to compromise halal certification

| 07/08/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Fast approval not a reason to compromise halal certification

Jakim to introduce faster approval process for the Malaysia Halal Certificate from one month to only three working days.

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Korean Hotels Competitively Attract Muslim Tourists

| 07/08/2017 | Reply
Korean Hotels Competitively Attract Muslim Tourists

The number of Muslim tourists stood at 980,000 last year, up 33 percent from the previous year, and is expected to reach 1.2 million this year.

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UAE-based halal forum ‘ready to support India’

| 06/08/2017 | Reply
UAE-based halal forum ‘ready to support India’

UAE-headquartered International Halal Accreditation Forum is ready to support India in its halal industry and in bridging consumer awareness gaps, said a top official.

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Philippines enter $3-trillion global Halal market

| 04/08/2017 | Reply
Philippines enter $3-trillion global Halal market

DTI adopted on July 26 the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 10817, or the Philippine Halal Export Development and Promotion Act of 2016.

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Australia: Government flags changes to halal certification

| 02/08/2017 | Reply
Australia: Government flags changes to halal certification

This will include an option for the government to be the sole signatory on halal certificates for export.

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Singapore: Vitafoods Asia 2017: – Industry Players Optimistic of Future

| 02/08/2017 | Reply
Singapore: Vitafoods Asia 2017: – Industry Players Optimistic of Future

The global nutraceuticals market size is expected to reach $302,306 million by 2022, with a CAGR of 7.04% from 2016 to 2022.

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Belgium Region Approves Ban On Ritual Slaughter

| 01/08/2017 | Reply
Belgium Region Approves Ban On Ritual Slaughter

The parliament in the Belgian region of Flanders unanimously passed a resolution last week banning ritual slaughter without stunning.

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Why UAE is in love with Irish food products

| 31/07/2017 | Reply
Why UAE is in love with Irish food products

The country imports about 90 per cent of all of its food products, so it’s very cautious about the source of the food.

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USA: Muslim Franchisee Sues KFC Over Religious-Claims Policy

| 27/07/2017 | Reply
USA: Muslim Franchisee Sues KFC Over Religious-Claims Policy

Lokhandwala alleges KFC never mentioned the policy in any of the parties’ franchise agreements, in violation of the Franchise Disclosure Act of 1987.

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