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UK: Chicken McHalal

| 10/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Chicken McHalal

Fast-food giant McDonald’s has admitted selling halal chicken without telling its customers. The poultry was used in popular menu items such as Chicken McNuggets and the McChicken Sandwich in its 1,200 British outlets.

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China: New Roads out of slow lane with Halal export

| 08/10/2010 | Reply
China: New Roads out of slow lane with Halal export

Ningxia hopes to use its religious and cultural affinities to the Middle East in its aims to become a major exporter, particularly of halal food products.

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UK: U-turn on halal-only menus for schools

| 08/10/2010 | Reply
UK: U-turn on halal-only menus for schools

Operations manager at the Halal Food Authority, Saqib Mohammed, responded to the council’s U-turn, saying: “I think that from a community perspective it is a good thing that all foods are labelled and all religious groups and their dietary requirements are met, so the decision to move away from halal-only menus is a good thing.

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Malaysia: Halal Audit Body Can Complement Halal Certifiers

| 07/10/2010 | 2 Replies
Malaysia: Halal Audit Body Can Complement Halal Certifiers

In an exclusive interview with Halal Media, Tan Sri Ali Hashim revealed that there is currently a distinct need for a recognised and professional auditing body that is funded, organised and run by the businesses themselves, to address “the relapses within the control and monitoring mechanism for Halal certification”.

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UAE: Islamic beauty: Can halal cosmetics outgrow their niche?

| 07/10/2010 | Reply
UAE: Islamic beauty: Can halal cosmetics outgrow their niche?

The appeal of halal cosmetics mirrors a global trend for ethical beauty products that are not tested on animals and do not use animal derivatives, as well as booming demand for ranges based on natural ingredients that are kind to hair and skin.

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UK: Harrow Interfaith Council collects 300,000 signatures on Halal only meat menus

| 07/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Harrow Interfaith Council collects 300,000 signatures on Halal only meat menus

The strength of national opposition to the policy of offering only meat prepared using the Islamic tradition is growing as the issue with Harrow school dinners roll on.

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Malaysia: Single halal certificate beginning April

| 07/10/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Single halal certificate beginning April

The draft of the amendments to the Trade Description Act 1972 that would allow for a single Malaysian halal logo and certification was finalised at a meeting between the ministry and the Islamic Development Department (Jakim) yesterday.

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Singapore: Crescentrating.com and Halal India announces partnership

| 05/10/2010 | Reply
Singapore: Crescentrating.com and Halal India announces partnership

Singapore based Crescentrating.com, which provides “Halal Friendly” rating for travel & tourism services and facilities, and Halal India, the leader in Halal certification in India, today announced a partnership to boost the growing Halal industry in India.

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UK: Secret Halal Meat Sale – Why not Label it?

| 05/10/2010 | 3 Replies
UK: Secret Halal Meat Sale – Why not Label it?

Christian organisation appeals to the public to insist on Halal meat being sold to be labelled as such.

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UK: EDL targets Blackburn KFC in protest over Halal chicken

| 05/10/2010 | Reply
UK: EDL targets Blackburn KFC in protest over Halal chicken

A GROUP of 40 English Defence League supporters descended on Blackburn to protest about a fast food restaurant’s decision to sell Halal chicken.

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Brunei: Brunei Halal Brand A ‘Facilitator’ Of Trade

| 05/10/2010 | Reply
Brunei:  Brunei Halal Brand A ‘Facilitator’ Of Trade

The premium halal brand, launched in 2009, is said to be the first proper attempt to put together a global halal brand that will reap the potential commercial returns of catering to the consumption needs of Muslims worldwide.

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UAE: Al Islami Reinforces Saudi Presence

| 01/10/2010 | Reply
UAE: Al Islami Reinforces Saudi Presence

UAE-based halal food producer Al Islami Foods, proudly announced today its partnership with Saudi distributor Abbar and Zainy Cold Stores (AZCS), as part of a five-year plan to reinforce channel expansion and market growth in the region. From July 2010, Al Islami products are available in all locations within the AZCS distribution chain across the […]

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Russia: Al Shams Capital is setting up first CIS focused Shariah compliant PE fund

| 06/06/2010 | Reply
Russia: Al Shams Capital is setting up first CIS focused Shariah compliant PE fund

Al Shams Capital (Moscow), an investment financial company specializing in Islamic investments and finance, Lux Global Trust Services, a Luxembourg-based independent advisory and fund services firm and Theisen Law, a leading Luxembourg-based law firm, signed an agreement during the Moscow Forum for Islamic Investments & Finance in the Russian capital on 27th of May 2010.

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UK: Meat Packers United

| 24/04/2010 | Reply
UK: Meat Packers United

Scandalous working conditions in industrial chicken sheds have led to a revolution. The labour movement has come back to life in the UK poultry sector– and forced supermarkets to act.

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UK: 2 Sisters adds Storteboom to form £1bn business

| 23/04/2010 | Reply
UK: 2 Sisters adds Storteboom to form £1bn business

Birmingham-based processing company 2 Sisters is to buy the Dutch-based poultry business Storteboom Group. The acquisition of Storteboom adds six sites to the 2 Sisters Group, turning it into a £1 billion-plus turnover business.

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Malaysia: `Draw halal standard from all 4 Sunni schools’

| 20/04/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: `Draw halal standard from all 4 Sunni schools’

IF Malaysia wants MS 1500: 2009 to be a truly global halal standard, it should be based on all of the Sunni schools of law, advised the mufti of Poland.

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MISC Berhad, 3rd Largest Shipping Company in the World to expand its’ presence in the Middle East

| 12/02/2010 | Reply
MISC Berhad, 3rd Largest Shipping Company in the World to expand its’ presence in the Middle East

MISC Berhad, the 3rd largest shipping company in the world, is pleased to announce that it is expanding its presence in the Middle East and has opened a new Regional Office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Brunei: Canadian Halal Pharmaceutical Company opening factory

| 07/01/2010 | Reply
Brunei: Canadian Halal Pharmaceutical Company opening factory

At Vivapharm (Brunei), the pharmaceuticals will not only get ‘CGMP’ licences, as well as certifications from FDA, Health Canada, and NSF, but more importantly, the Brunei Halal Brand. By obtaining this certification, it will help Vivapharm (Brunei) products get into Muslim markets.

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