Category: Farm-to-Fork News

Malaysia PM sets aside RM1 billion for Halal Development Fund

| 12/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia PM sets aside RM1 billion for Halal Development Fund

He added the funds can be used by Bumiputera entrepreneurs, who play a key role in driving the halal industry.

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Halal meat exporter Meatco NZ owed $301k, had 1.3 tonnes of frozen meat in storage

| 10/04/2018 | Reply
Halal meat exporter Meatco NZ owed $301k, had 1.3 tonnes of frozen meat in storage

A halal meat exporter owned by a convicted tax cheat collapsed last month owing more than $300,000 – and now liquidators need to offload a tonne of meat.

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Opinion: Islam and cryptocurrency, halal or not halal?

| 10/04/2018 | Reply
Opinion: Islam and cryptocurrency, halal or not halal?

The speculative nature of cryptocurrencies has triggered debate among Islamic scholars over whether cryptocurrencies are religiously permissible.

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UK: Ramadan through the generations

| 10/04/2018 | 1 Reply
UK: Ramadan through the generations

Asda has been leading the way with their extensive Ramadan range, catering to both the younger and older generations.

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UK: GSO Halal Training and HHIC 2018 – London 2 May 2018

| 09/04/2018 | Reply
UK: GSO Halal Training and HHIC 2018 – London 2 May 2018

The Halal Food Authority in collaboration with the Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC), UAE will be organizing the Halal Academy Training on ‘Gulf Halal Standards’.

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UK: Halal Butchery Workshop – HHIC 2018 London

| 09/04/2018 | Reply
UK: Halal Butchery Workshop – HHIC 2018 London

In conjunction with the Halal Food Authority annual conference, AHDB Beef & Lamb would like to invite you to a Halal butchery workshop, where we aim to deliver value to the Halal butchery sector.

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Malaysia should leverage on growing Halal Industry globally

| 09/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia should leverage on growing Halal Industry globally

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) assistant governor Marzunisham Omar said Malaysia should leverage on its first mover advantage in being a global halal hub.

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Saudi Arabia: Prof. Jaswir of Indonesia laments poor state of Muslim world in Halal industry

| 08/04/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Prof. Jaswir of Indonesia laments poor state of Muslim world in Halal industry

The OIC and Saudi Arabia should take the lead in promoting halal industry to cash in on its vast scope in the global market, says Prof. Irwandi Jaswir.

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Rennet Alternative Market Driven by Increasing Number of Vegans

| 06/04/2018 | Reply
Rennet Alternative Market Driven by Increasing Number of Vegans

Demand for rennet alternative is growing, owing to increase in the number of halal and kosher certified products.

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Malaysia’s Halal Industry Champions recognised at the 2018 Halal Excellence Awards

| 06/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia’s Halal Industry Champions recognised at the 2018 Halal Excellence Awards

Eight individuals, institutions and companies were recipients of the 2018 Halal Excellence Awards in appreciation for their outstanding achievements in the global Halal industry.

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Brunei: Pacific-wide trade deal could bring $1B to Brunei businesses

| 05/04/2018 | Reply
Brunei: Pacific-wide trade deal could bring $1B to Brunei businesses

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), countries in the Americas are eyeing Brunei as a potential gateway for the Asian exports markets.

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Malaysia: Money Muslim market spending on pharma to hit US$132b by 2022

| 05/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia:  Money Muslim market spending on pharma to hit US$132b by 2022

KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — The global Muslim market spent US$83 billion on pharmaceuticals alone in 2016 and the sum is projected to grow by eight per cent year-on-year to hit US$132 billion by 2022, according to Thomson Reuters. (US$1 = RM3.86). Its senior research analyst (Islamic Finance), Abdulaziz Goni said innovation was occurring in […]

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Malaysia: Jakim says halal certification still in high demand

| 05/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim says halal certification still in high demand

Jakim had recognised 69 different halal certification bodies across 42 countries and applications for such certification continue to increase.

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Malaysia’s JAKIM launches global association to promote halal harmony

| 04/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia’s JAKIM launches global association to promote halal harmony

As well as working towards harmonisation, the association will promote halal certification between members under mutual recognition arrangements.

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Opinion: Assuring Tayyib from a food safety perspective in Halal food sector

| 30/03/2018 | Reply
Opinion: Assuring Tayyib from a food safety perspective in Halal food sector

Tayyib is the key concept of Islamic Jurisprudence that offers and ensures healthy and safe foods to the consumers. A comprehensive article on Tayyib from a food safety perspective in Halal Food sector.

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Dubai: World Takaful Conference – ‘Differentiation, Innovation & Profitable Growth’

| 29/03/2018 | Reply
Dubai: World Takaful Conference – ‘Differentiation, Innovation & Profitable Growth’

Developing Sustainable Competitive Strategy paramount to long-term growth for Takaful operators.

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Russia: The International forum ‘Halal and eco-food market’ takes place in Moscow on April 25-26

| 29/03/2018 | Reply
Russia: The International forum ‘Halal and eco-food market’ takes place in Moscow on April 25-26

The agenda includes certification issues, export to Emirates and Gulf countries, sales in retail and HoReCa. It also involves Islamic finance and investments issues.

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USA: I Heart Halal™ announces first-ever Halal Lifestyle Festival in America

| 29/03/2018 | Reply
USA: I Heart Halal™ announces first-ever Halal Lifestyle Festival in America

I Heart Halal will feature three full days of sights, sounds and events appealing to people who want to experience the Halal lifestyle, at Navy Pier, Chicago.

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Brazil is working hard to keep access to meat products on Saudi Arabia’s market

| 28/03/2018 | Reply
Brazil is working hard to keep access to meat products on Saudi Arabia’s market

One of the issues addressed at the meeting was the Halal slaughter in Brazil.

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Philippines: New Halal standard to be launched in May

| 27/03/2018 | Reply
Philippines: New Halal standard to be launched in May

NEW halal standard drafted by the Department of Trade and Industry is set to be launched in Davao City this coming May 1 to 6 in time for the Philippine Halal Trade Week.

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