Category: Editorial

Opinion: Halal certification is fast-growing hard currency for trade

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Halal certification is fast-growing hard currency for trade

The value of the Halal certification for the producer determines how wide the market is for their product.

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Anti-halal ‘hate campaigns’ damaging $13bn Australian industry

| 18/08/2015 | 2 Replies
Anti-halal ‘hate campaigns’ damaging $13bn Australian industry

“Under Australian law it is not acceptable to vilify one’s race or ethnic background but it seems acceptable to vilify Islam,” Mohammad El-Mouelhy, from HCAA.

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Opinion: Businesses should offer more for Halal markets

| 07/08/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Businesses should offer more for Halal markets

Businesses are missing out by not capitalizing on the growing Islamic population and offering more halal products, suggests research by Euromonitor International.

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Opinion: Standardisation crucial to unleashing Islamic economy’s potential

| 12/07/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Standardisation crucial to unleashing Islamic economy’s potential

‘Unleashing the Islamic Economy’ report highlights the importance of globally accepted standards to the development of the Islamic economy.

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Muslim struggle to determine if a device is halal seen as opportunity

| 02/07/2015 | Reply
Muslim struggle to determine if a device is halal seen as opportunity

For many Muslims, getting vaccinated can be a challenging task. There are virtually no vaccines that meet halal requirements. Many do without.

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London Tesco branch pulls Ramadan smokey bacon crisps promotion

| 24/06/2015 | Reply
London Tesco branch pulls Ramadan smokey bacon crisps promotion

A London Tesco store has come under fire after it displayed a bacon-flavoured Pringles Ramadan promotion. They are just putting up what P&G send them, but someone should have stopped it.

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Opinion: The abaya, fashion and the iron cage of capitalism

| 22/06/2015 | Reply
Opinion: The abaya, fashion and the iron cage of capitalism

Now with celebrities such as Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and others “going sharia” for a day, Muslim clothing has gone the way of blue jeans in the early 1980s.

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USA: Why is 41% of the country’s packaged food kosher?

| 09/06/2015 | Reply
USA: Why is 41% of the country’s packaged food kosher?

Considering how few people keep kosher in the US—Jews make up less than 2% of the population, and only a portion of them follow Jewish dietary laws.

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China practices double standard with Muslims

| 08/06/2015 | Reply
China practices double standard with Muslims

Chinese authorities ordered Muslim shopkeepers and restaurant owners in a village in Xinjiang to sell alcohol and cigarettes.

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Ethical Eating: The Plants (and Animals) Are Watching Us

| 04/06/2015 | Reply
Ethical Eating: The Plants (and Animals) Are Watching Us

There’s also a whole other realm to consider: the plant kingdom. Are plants just so dim-witted that vegetarians are off the ethical hook?

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Opinion: Who says fasting’s bad for business?

| 01/06/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Who says fasting’s bad for business?

Food business in the UAE is expected to see good times ahead, with local retailers anticipating a ten to 15 percent rise in sales during the period of Ramadan and all the way through Eid.

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Opinion: Can Manufacturers Appeal to all Consumers?

| 30/05/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Can Manufacturers Appeal to all Consumers?

Manufacturers must appeal to Muslims without alienating non-Muslim consumers if they want to maximise sales , say experts.

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UK: Companies must stop self certifying products Halal

| 22/05/2015 | 3 Replies
UK: Companies must stop self certifying products Halal

This is one of the key issues that Muslims face in the UK, when companies do self certification thinking they have the right to actively mislead Muslim consumers.

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Opinion: Islamic lifestyle – The story has just begun

| 19/05/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Islamic lifestyle – The story has just begun

Shariah products and services are an integral part of global economy and are poised to grow with the rise in population.

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Commodity Speculation: Halal Sector Responsibility

| 06/05/2015 | Reply
Commodity Speculation: Halal Sector Responsibility

There is talk about Halal market values, and about developing a Halal economy. In order to make any significant steps in this direction, there has to be a move to end these unacceptable speculative practices.

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Opinion: The Next 1.7 Billion Consumers; Selling To The Muslim World

| 18/04/2015 | Reply
Opinion: The Next 1.7 Billion Consumers; Selling To The Muslim World

You have a strategy for China, India, and perhaps even Africa. But what’s next ? What’s the next big consumer play?

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Opinion: Halal – know your market!

| 17/04/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Halal – know your market!

Why the issue of harmonising halal standards is complex and how the industry can learn from the New Zealand system.

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Australia: Federal government plan to regulate halal certification

| 13/04/2015 | Reply
Australia: Federal government plan to regulate halal certification

Food manufacturers selling on the domestic market would have the choice of obtaining halal certification from a religious body or being able to make a similar claim themselves.

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Opinion: The Halal food challenge in the Middle East

| 10/04/2015 | Reply
Opinion: The Halal food challenge in the Middle East

A challenge for the industry is to not make halal certification overly complicated. For instance, ensuring the whole logistics chain is halal.

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Opinion: Austria’s Islamic Reforms

| 09/04/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Austria’s Islamic Reforms

The reforms follow years of lobbying by Muslim leaders, who argued that their people have effectively remained second-class citizens.

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