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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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Opinion: Right track, wrong train?

| 23/12/2010 | Reply
Opinion: Right track, wrong train?

THE year 2010 was a year of “headwinds” for Islamic finance, and Rushdi Siddiqui’s last article of the year is a survey on issues that merit more airplay and public comment. This is not meant to be a scientific survey, but more of dialogue to answer the bigger question: Are we getting closer to where we should be in Islamic finance?

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Russia: Yamal Looks to Export Reindeer Meat to Qatar

| 22/12/2010 | Reply
Russia: Yamal Looks to Export Reindeer Meat to Qatar

When rival energy producers Russia and Qatar talk business, it’s no longer only about natural gas — they’re talking reindeer meat, which Russia has promised to export and butcher according to Muslim dietary law.

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Malaysia To Resume Import Of New Zealand Beef

| 22/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia To Resume Import Of New Zealand Beef

Malaysia will resume the import of beef from New Zealand next month, Islamic Development Department Deputy Director-General (Policy) Othman Mustapha said Tuesday.

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Malaysia Seeks to Export Its Halal Credentials to China

| 22/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia Seeks to Export Its Halal Credentials to China

MasterMalaysia Global , which is based in Kuala Lumpur, is planning to help export Malaysia’s knowledge of producing halal goods, food permissible under Islam to China.

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UK: Muslim and Jewish groups object to labelling of ritually slaughtered meat

| 20/12/2010 | Reply
UK: Muslim and Jewish groups object to labelling of ritually slaughtered meat

Religious groups argue that slaughter of animals for halal and kosher meat which is unstunnned is humane.

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Malaysia: Indian Companies To Undertake Research In Malaysia

| 19/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Indian Companies To Undertake Research In Malaysia

Indian companies specialising in Ayurveda Pharmaceutical Formulations have shown interest in conducting research and trials on health products to treat three common diseases affecting Malaysians. Traditional herbal products manufactured in the country would have easier access to the huge middle eastern market due to its Halal (permitted in Islam) endorsement.

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Malaysia: Seminar On Guidelines For Halal Restaurants

| 19/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Seminar On Guidelines For Halal Restaurants

Restaurant and food service operators are encouraged to partipate in the “Seminar on Guidelines for Halal Restaurants”, to be held nationwide, so that operators can obtain vital information on how to obtain halal certification from the Islamic Development Department of Malaysia or JAKIM.

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Malaysia: Venture into Halal

| 19/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Venture into Halal

Entrepreneurs in Sabah have been urged to emulate the success of multinational companies in this country which have already ventured into the Halal-based business.

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UK: Arson probe after Gafoor Poultry Products factory fire

| 17/12/2010 | Reply
UK: Arson probe after Gafoor Poultry Products factory fire

This follows Gafoor’s recent successful application for British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Food Standard Grade B accreditation following a £4m investment to automate the Preston site’s infrastructure over the past four years; the company is also planning imminent product launches for mainstream and halal markets.

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Brunei: Halal certification boosts confidence in public eateries

| 17/12/2010 | Reply
Brunei: Halal certification boosts confidence in public eateries

THE year 2010 has seen a surge of interest among food businesses and restaurants in Brunei on the application of Halal Certification for their establishments, thanks to the efforts of the Ministry of Religious Affairs in raising the awareness on the importance and benefits of the accreditation.

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USA: Urban slaughterhouses on the rise

| 16/12/2010 | Reply
USA: Urban slaughterhouses on the rise

“New York Live Poultry,” is one in a vast and growing network of over a dozen urban slaughterhouses in the Bronx where customers can choose their dinner from a cage and have the animal slaughtered and butchered within minutes.

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UK: Gafoor invest in Halal poultry processor

| 16/12/2010 | Reply
UK:  Gafoor invest in Halal poultry processor

Gafoor Poultry Products Ltd, one of the UK’s longest serving Halal poultry processors, is reaping the benefits from a substantial investment at the purpose-built high-tech processing plant in Preston.

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Brunei: 2011 year of growth for Brunei Halal products

| 15/12/2010 | Reply
Brunei: 2011 year of growth for Brunei Halal products

LESSONS learned and experiences gained during the past year will allow Brunei’s halal industry to grow even stronger in 2011, said the Minister of Industry and Primary Resources at the launching of the Brunei Halal Certification Workshop yesterday.

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Islamic Finance in Russia – Developments in 2010

| 14/12/2010 | Reply
Islamic Finance in Russia – Developments in 2010

The major milestones are the establishment of the Russian Association of Experts in Islamic Finance; the first Halal Expo Exhibition; publication of an authorized translation of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions’ Standards of Islamic Finance Transactions; and the first Islamic finance deals on the Russian market.

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Malaysia Among Top Islamic Tourist Destinations

| 14/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia Among Top Islamic Tourist Destinations

In relation to this, Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) director-general Zainuddin Abdul Wahab said the centre was focusing on providing information and facilities sought by the Muslim commun

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Malaysia, New Zealand Ink Agreement On Halal Certification

| 14/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia, New Zealand Ink Agreement On Halal Certification

Veterinary Services Department director-general Datuk Dr Abd Aziz Jamaluddin said with the signing of the Malaysia Meat and Meat Products Halal Requirements (Overseas Market Access Notification) Notice 2010, Malaysians need no longer worry about the halal status of meat and dairy products from New Zealand.

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