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New Zealand: MP Carter makes quick u-turn

| 28/11/2010 | Reply
New Zealand: MP Carter makes quick u-turn

Carter was being sued by the Auckland Hebrew Congregation for changing the law in May to make traditional Jewish slaughter of animals illegal. The case was set to begin in the High Court at Wellington tomorrow – until an embarrassing backdown by Carter who on Friday overturned the ban he asked Cabinet to support.

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EU: A European Standard on halal food?

| 28/11/2010 | Reply
EU: A European Standard on halal food?

The European Committee for Standardization (CEN) set up a Working Group to analyse the feasibility of a European Standard on halal food.

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UK: The World Halal Forum Europe 2010 In London

| 27/11/2010 | Reply
UK: The World Halal Forum Europe 2010 In London

The World Halal Forum Europe, UK’s first major halal industry event to date, has, at its second meeting in Europe, sent a strong message to manufacturers and retail chains on the need to respect Muslim consumers in a growing halal market.

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Malaysia: 8th MIHAS 2011 ‘Expanding your business horizon’

| 26/11/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: 8th MIHAS 2011 ‘Expanding your business horizon’

MIHAS 2011 will be kicking off its eighth showcase from April 6 to 9 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur. Aiming to reach out to the global halal players worldwide, MIHAS 2011 is back with a new theme entitled, “Expanding your business horizon”.

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USA: 10 Facts about the Muslim Consumer

| 25/11/2010 | 1 Reply
USA: 10 Facts about the Muslim Consumer

According to a recent gallup study, Muslim Americans have the least amount of income disparity between the genders. The Muslim American community also happens to be the most ethnically diverse.

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USA: Midamar sees opportunity for meat exports to Indonesia

| 25/11/2010 | Reply
USA: Midamar sees opportunity for meat exports to Indonesia

Indonesia and Malaysia are two of the fastest-growing export markets for the United States. Some economists forecast that Indonesia, with income from natural gas, oil, timber and mineral exports, could become the world’s seventh-largest economy before 2050.

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Pakistan: Pak to open new chapter of halal certification

| 24/11/2010 | Reply
Pakistan: Pak to open new chapter of halal certification

Pakistan is about to open a new chapter to its export regime with the beginning of “Halal Certification” of exportable items having a huge global market estimated around $1.5-$2 billion.

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USA: America’s Halal Food Success Story

| 23/11/2010 | 1 Reply
USA: America’s Halal Food Success Story

Halal food outlets are growing at a rapid pace in the United States, where they cater to a large, diverse Muslim community, and experts say the restaurants now compete for customers’ satisfaction and therefore earn a niche market, even among non-Muslims.

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USA: American Grocers, Owner Agree To Pay $13.2M In Fraud Case

| 23/11/2010 | Reply
USA: American Grocers, Owner Agree To Pay $13.2M In Fraud Case

American Grocers, Inc. and its owner Samir Itani have agreed to pay $13.2 million to settle civil charges that they engaged in false or fraudulent conduct by shipping food products past or near their expiration dates to United States troops stationed in the Middle East.

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UK: New report offers a unique insight into the Halal market

| 22/11/2010 | Reply
UK: New report offers a unique insight into the Halal market

The unique report, entitled ‘The Halal meat market: Specialist supply chain structures and consumer purchase and consumption profiles in England’, gives an overview of the Halal market and provides an insight into Muslim consumers’ attitudes to Halal meat, using qualitative and quantitative research supported by extensive desk research.

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Indonesia: Russia, Indonesia to boost economic cooperation

| 20/11/2010 | Reply
Indonesia: Russia, Indonesia to boost economic cooperation

Indonesian Ambassador to Russia, Hamid Awaluddin pointed out that there had been demand from Russia’s Muslim community for Indonesian garments and packaged Halal food.

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Russia: Halal industrial park opens in Tatarstan

| 20/11/2010 | Reply
Russia: Halal industrial park opens in Tatarstan

Russia’s first halal industrial park opened on Friday in Tatarstan. Russia is the home to 20 million Muslims.

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USA: US grocer to pay 15 mln dlrs for scamming military: govt

| 20/11/2010 | Reply
USA: US grocer to pay 15 mln dlrs for scamming military: govt

Samir Itani and his Houston-based company American Grocers Ltd (AGL) are accused of adding in bogus trucking costs, concealing discounts from suppliers and falsifying health certificates and halal certificates that proved meat was in compliance with Islamic dietary laws.

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Malaysia: Malaysia store in Tehran to market Halal goods and services in West Asia

| 20/11/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Malaysia store in Tehran to market Halal goods and services in West Asia

While the Neguin Group is engaged in the setting up of the infrastructure of 1MDS, HDC is engaged in the business coaching and marketing of Malaysian SMEs into Iran and the West Asia region. 1MDS represents an excellent platform to a vast halal market potential in Iran for Malaysian SME exports.

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UAE: Trend of Halal cosmetics consumption in the Middle East

| 19/11/2010 | Reply
UAE: Trend of Halal cosmetics consumption in the Middle East

In a luxury resort in Dubai, Emirati wait next to the bronze statue of the ancient Egyptian Queen Cleopatra, smile and wait for the routine treatment of their beauty every weekend. The resort is different from the others in which it uses some skin care products based on minerals and pork-free and alcohol-free materials.

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UK: Supermarket chain pledges CCTV in abattoirs to stamp out cruelty

| 19/11/2010 | Reply
UK: Supermarket chain pledges CCTV in abattoirs to stamp out cruelty

Secret footage shot inside a West Country slaughterhouse has reignited a row over abattoir cruelty, following a series of undercover films that have shed new light on the way animals are killed behind closed doors. These are not Halal slaughterhouses.

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Malaysia: Eleven 1MDS To Be Established In Iran Within Next Five Years – HDC

| 19/11/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Eleven 1MDS To Be Established In Iran Within Next Five Years – HDC

Eleven 1Malaysia Departmental Store will be established in Iran within five years, to help Malaysian companies penetrate the country’s untapped market place.

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Brunei: Diversification still a challenge

| 19/11/2010 | Reply
Brunei: Diversification still a challenge

The with Brunei Halal Brand is in developing a new premium niche within halal as they see great potential in Brunei’s untarnished image in Shariah-compliant products and believe the name itself will help create additional premium value in muslim countries in the Middle East.

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Iran: The Report of the 5th Supreme Halal Council

| 19/11/2010 | Reply
Iran: The Report of the 5th Supreme Halal Council

The Fifth Supreme Halal Council was held with the presence of the members of this council in the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines (ICCIM). The agenda of this meeting was presenting the report of the adopting OIC Halal Food Standard.

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UK: New Report aims to Improve understanding of Halal Meat

| 19/11/2010 | Reply
UK:  New Report aims to Improve understanding of Halal Meat

The report, entitled ‘The halal meat market: Specialist supply chain structures and consumer purchase and consumption profiles in England’, will give an overview of the halal market and provide an insight into Muslim consumers’ attitudes to halal meat, using qualitative and quantitative research supported by extensive desk research.

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