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USA: The American Muslim Consumer Conference

| 02/11/2010 | Reply
USA: The American Muslim Consumer Conference

The idea behind the conference was to not only connect young Muslim professionals but to also provide a platform for marketers to discuss the buying power of Muslim Americans.

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Malaysia: New Halal SME Report Directory

| 31/10/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: New Halal SME Report Directory

The International Halal SME Report & Directory (Halal SME), the first-of-its-kind business directory targeted specifically for the global Halal industry, made its debut at the International Islamic Tourism Conference & Travel Mart (ITCM) 2010 which ended Sunday.

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Brunei: Brunei Tourism CEO Promotes Country As Islamic Travel Destination

| 31/10/2010 | Reply
Brunei: Brunei Tourism CEO Promotes Country As Islamic Travel Destination

The CEO of Brunei Tourism has highlighted the need for member countries of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to work together in promoting a Joint Islamic Tourism programme that could bring vast benefits to the region.

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USA: Marketers Should Court Muslim Consumers, Says Ad Chief

| 31/10/2010 | Reply
USA: Marketers Should Court Muslim Consumers, Says Ad Chief

Global CEO of Ogilvy, Miles Young, whose agency is part of WPP Group, says he wants to emphasize “the importance of Islamic branding and why the market should be appreciated by marketers.” Says he: “There has been some apprehension and fear about engaging properly with this audience.” Young was the Keynote speaker at the American Muslim Consumer Conference held on the 30 October 2010.

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USA: Egg Industry, Regulators Aim to Increase Food Safety

| 30/10/2010 | 1 Reply
USA: Egg Industry, Regulators Aim to Increase Food Safety

A half a billion eggs and thousands of illnesses later, both regulators and industry are moving towards increasing food safety protections for egg production. More injections proposed for salmonella in chickens who are eating contaminated feed in the US.

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Travel Increasing To Islam Or Halal-Friendly Countries

| 30/10/2010 | Reply
Travel Increasing To Islam Or Halal-Friendly Countries

The surge of Islamophobia in some western countries has resulted into an increased outbound inter-regional travel to “Islam or halal friendly” countries from the Middle East region apart from the increased intraregional travel, a Malaysian senator said.

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Malaysia: Nestle Q3 profit higher on strong demand

| 29/10/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Nestle Q3 profit higher on strong demand

Its export business continued to perform well, posting a strong double-digit growth for the quarter, it said. “The strong economic growth experienced within the South-East Asian countries helped generate higher demand for the group’s halal products.”

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France: Halal Food – Inside a Big Business

| 29/10/2010 | Reply
France: Halal Food – Inside a Big Business

REPORTERS – With 5 million potential consumers, demand for halal food in France is soaring. Industry and supermarket chains are taking notice. But there’s no regulatory body ensuring compliance with religious law. France 24 takes a closer look at this burgeoning market, where profit often supersedes religious concerns.

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France: Danisco Fills the Gap in Halal Cured Meats

| 29/10/2010 | Reply
France: Danisco Fills the Gap in Halal Cured Meats

Danisco has added a valuable new advantage to its TEXEL range of maturation and surface cultures for cured processed meats following halal certification of its plant in Dangé Saint Romain in France.

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UK: Halal expert Nizar Boga forms new grading service

| 29/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Halal expert Nizar Boga forms new grading service

Halal meat expert Nizar Boga has joined forces with inspection body Exova to launch a new halal accreditation and inspection service.

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UAE: Myths about Islamic finance

| 24/10/2010 | Reply
UAE: Myths about Islamic finance

If perception is reality, then we need to look at the misperceptions of Islamic finance. There are a number of myths about this niche market, and, taking a cue from a programme called ‘Mythbusters,’ we need to review some of them for plausibility, amendment or more information necessary.

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UK: First Halal School of Excellence for Halal Butchers

| 24/10/2010 | 5 Replies
UK: First Halal School of Excellence for Halal Butchers

With 3500 Independent Halal Butchers in the UK, Janan Meat in conjunction with NPD Services Ltd, are to open the first dedicated school of excellence for Halal Butchery & Abattoir training.

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Brunei Halal proves quick sellout at 7th China-Asean Expo

| 23/10/2010 | Reply
Brunei Halal proves quick sellout at 7th China-Asean Expo

The team charged with promoting the brand at the 7th China-Asean Expo were seen working overtime yesterday at the Brunei pavilion, two days ahead of the end of the expo, to ensure that they have enough supplies to last them until tomorrow.

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UK: Kosher Shechitah scare over McDonald’s meat

| 21/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Kosher Shechitah scare over McDonald’s meat

Kosher consumers suffered a double blow this week when a major abattoir in Ireland closed its kosher facility and a second in the north of England temporarily suspended operations. The decision was prompted by media stories that halal meat was being used without the knowledge of the public by some McDonald’s restaurants.

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Turkey: World Halal Council AGM

| 21/10/2010 | Reply
Turkey: World Halal Council AGM

The 2010 Annual General Meeting of the World Halaal Council (WHC) took place in Istanbul, Turkey between the 29th of September and the 3rd of October 2010. Lukmanul Hakim (Indonesia) was elected as the new Secretary General, with South African Sheik Thaffier Najjaara (SAHUC) elected as Honorable President.

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Canada: Bonté Foods receives Halal certification

| 21/10/2010 | Reply
Canada: Bonté Foods receives Halal certification

Dieppe-based Bonté Foods are looking to capitalize on the growing demand for Halal food, as they received certification earlier this week to produce some of its signature products throughout Canada that will be certified Halal.

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USA: Muslims Try to Get Media-Savvy

| 21/10/2010 | Reply
USA: Muslims Try to Get Media-Savvy

Beyond creating media, writer Reza Aslan thinks Muslims need to hold media accountable. He said older Muslims don’t appreciate their own economic clout, about $170 billion in annual spending. But he thinks younger Muslims do, and will eventually make demands of corporate America, whether it’s networks or advertisers.

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Dubia: Al Islami Eyes France’s $7.5bln Halal Food Market

| 21/10/2010 | Reply
Dubia: Al Islami Eyes France’s $7.5bln Halal Food Market

With the France’s US$7.5bln Halal food market a year, Al Islami Foods, the leading producer of quality halal products in the Middle East, today revealed its plan to enter France’s food market, on the occasion of the 23rd edition of SIAL Expo, held in Paris, France, which ended today.

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Canada: Toronto-made Campbell’s soups has U.S. conservatives simmering

| 20/10/2010 | Reply
Canada: Toronto-made Campbell’s soups has U.S. conservatives simmering

At issue is a line of 15 halal soups made in Etobicoke, available in certain Canadian markets and certified by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).

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USA: Muslim Consumer Conference to highlight contributions to U.S. economy

| 20/10/2010 | Reply
USA: Muslim Consumer Conference to highlight contributions to U.S. economy

Muslim professionals, entrepreneurs, and media and marketing executives will meet to share their experiences during the second annual Muslim Consumer Conference on Oct. 30 in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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