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USA: Foods Made of Beetles Now Must Say So

| 12/01/2011 | Reply
USA: Foods Made of Beetles Now Must Say So

FDA has required food manufactures to disclose whether red cochineal beetles are among their products’ ingredients. These beetles are farmed, harvested, dried and crushed to produce a red dye called carmine that, until this year, had been disguised in the ingredient list as “artificial color,” “color added” or the all-encompassing “natural and artificial coloring.”

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Oman: A’saffa Foods enters 2011 with new identity and new brands

| 10/01/2011 | Reply
Oman: A’saffa Foods enters 2011 with new identity and new brands

One of the Sultanate’s largest producers of poultry products changed their name from A’Saffa Poultry to A’Saffa Foods earlier this year to facilitate their plans to diversify and expand their range of Halal and 100 per cent healthy and tasty food products into new markets.

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Opinion: Could the U.S. be Considered an ‘Islamic’ Country?

| 10/01/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Could the U.S. be Considered an ‘Islamic’ Country?

The idea of a checklist of qualities by which we can identify an ‘Islamic’ country doesn’t appear to hold water in the modern world. And this realisation has profound implications for the oft-repeated phrases of Dar al Islam and Dar al Kufr which are still used to shape Muslim thinking about world affairs.

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Malaysia: Muhyiddin’s U.S. Visit A Continuity Of Najib’s Effort

| 10/01/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Muhyiddin’s U.S. Visit A Continuity Of Najib’s Effort

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s working visit to the United States from Monday, is meaningful in continuing the effort by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak of strengthening bilateral relations between Malaysia and the world’s superpower.

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Pakistan: UPM team meets UVAS vice chancellor

| 10/01/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: UPM team meets UVAS vice chancellor

A seven-member delegation from University of Putra, Malaysia, (UPM) on Friday called on the Vice-Chancellor of University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Professor Dr Muhammad Nawaz and discussed prospects of both universities’ mutual co-operation. He also discussed the as ways and means to enhance the quality of education and research collaboration in the field of veterinary sciences especially, Halal products.

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Taiwan keen on developing halal trade with Brunei

| 10/01/2011 | Reply
Taiwan keen on developing halal trade with Brunei

THE Taiwanese government has sponsored 12 companies to participate in the Consumer Fair (Part 7), beginning today, which they see as the beginning of a strategy to promote stronger economic ties between the Sultanate and Taiwan to ambitiously increase trade by 10-fold.

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Indonesia: MUI to set single national halal standard

| 07/01/2011 | Reply
Indonesia: MUI to set single national halal standard

MUI’s food, medicine and cosmetics analysis body (LPPOM MUI) head Lukmanul Hakim said that 41 institutions had different standards, with only eight referring to the MUI.

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Malaysia: First government Halal analysis lab to be ready in 2010

| 05/01/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: First government Halal analysis lab to be ready in 2010

The first government-owned halal analysis laboratory will be built in Bandar Enstek, here, next year with the first phase to cost RM27.3 million, said Minister in the Prime Minister”s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom.

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Russia: Tatarstan set for debut sukuk

| 03/01/2011 | Reply
Russia: Tatarstan set for debut sukuk

The MoU and the possibility of a Tatarstan sukuk origination in 2011 are just some of the developments on Islamic finance to emerge out of Russia. Indeed, Tatarstan is the most proactive Russian republic in this context which is manifested through its close relationship with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group.

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Opinion: Giving credit where it is due

| 02/01/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Giving credit where it is due

As a follow-up to the Unsung Stars of Islamic Finance article, which received interesting circulation, Rushdi Siddiqui wants to acknowledge their efforts with the inaugural Islamic Finance Agitation Awards.

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France: ‘Halal champagne’ falls a little flat

| 31/12/2010 | 1 Reply
France: ‘Halal champagne’ falls a little flat

Trumpeted by its manufacturer as one more way that Muslims can integrate into European society, especially during the holiday season, the drink has been widely derided as a misguided and ultimately demeaning attempt to imitate non-Muslim habits.

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Makkah’s new look evokes harsh criticism

| 30/12/2010 | Reply
Makkah’s new look evokes harsh criticism

Jeddah: It is an architectural absurdity. Just south of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the Muslim world’s holiest site, a kitsch rendition of London’s Big Ben is nearing completion. Called the Royal Mecca Clock Tower, it will be one of the tallest buildings in the world.

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Brunei: Education on Islamic Branding and Marketing

| 29/12/2010 | Reply
Brunei: Education on Islamic Branding and Marketing

The main focus of this project are topics related to Halal branding and marketing including research on Halal markets, products and services.

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Opinion: When Haram Can Become Halal – Part II

| 28/12/2010 | 1 Reply
Opinion: When Haram Can Become Halal – Part II

The second Islamic legal principle that complements my deliberation on istihalah last week is istihlak, or ‘extreme dilution’. Readers must be careful here so as not to confuse the two.

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Qatar: Panel to discuss new GCC food proposals

| 28/12/2010 | Reply
Qatar: Panel to discuss new GCC food proposals

The 13th meeting of the GCC Technical Committee for Foods and Agricultural Products, which was opened yesterday in Doha, will discuss several important issues governing the import and sale of food products in Qatar, a spokesman for the Ministry of Environment said.

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Iran: MOU signing at the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines

| 28/12/2010 | Reply
Iran: MOU signing at the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines

At this meeting an MoU was signed between Dr. Nahavandian from ICRIC and Dr. Sheibani, the Deputy of Food and Pharmaceutics of the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education.

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USA: Businesses seek ways to tap Muslim market

| 27/12/2010 | Reply
USA: Businesses seek ways to tap Muslim market

Despite the sometimes unfriendly climate for Muslims, Abdalhamid Evans, Project Director of the World Halal Forum, said it is inevitable that a large number of businesses will reach out to Muslim consumers, given the wealth and size of the Muslim population — more than a billion people worldwide — and their presence in the West.

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New EU labels for halal and kosher foods spark anger

| 26/12/2010 | 2 Replies
New EU labels for halal and kosher foods spark anger

New move would require halal and kosher meat producers to state on their packaging that animals were not stunned before slaughter, as required by EU rules, a move that has angered the Jewish and Muslim communities.

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Opinion: Is machine slaughter Halal?

| 25/12/2010 | Reply
Opinion: Is machine slaughter Halal?

A survey carried out by Islamic Scholars here in the UK said that machine slaughter was deemed not to be Halal.

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Many Malay Entrepreneurs In Terengganu Without Halal Certificates

| 24/12/2010 | Reply
Many Malay Entrepreneurs In Terengganu Without Halal Certificates

Chairman of the State Committee for Rural, Entrepreneurs and Cooperatives Development, Datuk Mohamed Awang Tera said the situation was different for non Muslim entrepreneurs who took more care with the issue of halal logo and the current needs of the market.

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