Category: Retail

Canada: Halal Food Festival returns to Toronto for 3rd year

| 16/05/2015 | Reply
Canada: Halal Food Festival returns to Toronto for 3rd year

Now in its third year, it is the largest halal food festival in North America, with over 27,000 visitors in 2014 and even more expected this year from the US and Canada.

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Australia: Senate to investigate halal certification

| 14/05/2015 | Reply
Australia: Senate to investigate halal certification

The Federal Parliament’s Economics Reference Committee will undertake a six-month inquiry into food certification schemes, including halal certification.

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Sweets and soup vanish as Pakistan aims for halal export boost

| 26/04/2015 | Reply
Sweets and soup vanish as Pakistan aims for halal export boost

At the start of the year the government published a list of around 20 imported food products it said were not halal, or permitted under Islamic law.

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Founder claims new Makkah store ‘is not a sex shop’

| 26/04/2015 | Reply
Founder claims new Makkah store ‘is not a sex shop’

The founder of a brand of body products, perfumes and candles has denied his new store in Makkah will be a “halal sex shop”.

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UK: Premium Halal Brand Introduces Frozen Products in Tesco

| 24/04/2015 | Reply
UK: Premium Halal Brand Introduces Frozen Products in Tesco

Ghanim International UK Limited believes in implementing gold standard methods and procedures to ensure the products they offer are of the highest standard.

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Indonesia’s beauty market among ‘new growth hot spots’

| 21/04/2015 | Reply
Indonesia’s beauty market among ‘new growth hot spots’

With emerging markets slowing down, attention has turned to core businesses and untapped markets such as Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.

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Canada eyes UAE to boost retail, agriculture, oil sectors

| 19/04/2015 | Reply
Canada eyes UAE to boost retail, agriculture, oil sectors

There is significant opportunity for Canadian exports of beef, seafood, and speciality food products such as organics and gluten-free in the UAE grocery retail industry.

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UK: Halal franchise butcher’s opens new store

| 14/04/2015 | Reply
UK: Halal franchise butcher’s opens new store

Tariq Halal sell a large selection of halal meat products, ranging from fresh, frozen, offal, marinated and chilled.

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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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EU: MEPs push for release of slaughter method labelling report

| 31/03/2015 | Reply
EU: MEPs push for release of slaughter method labelling report

Members of the European Parliament are calling on the European Commission to release a delayed report on method-of-slaughter labelling.

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UK: Edwards denies Sainsbury’s anti-halal sticker campaign was racist

| 19/03/2015 | Reply
UK: Edwards denies Sainsbury’s anti-halal sticker campaign was racist

A man has admitted putting stickers on food in a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Greater Manchester saying “Beware halal is barbaric and funds terrorism.”

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USA: Alwan launches halal, kosher and vegan cosmetics company

| 14/03/2015 | Reply
USA: Alwan launches halal, kosher and vegan cosmetics company

Alwan claims to be the only company in the world that is branding its cosmetics with Halal, Kosher and Vegetarian certifications.

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Malaysia: World Halal Summit 2015 To Merge Trade Fair, Conferences

| 11/03/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: World Halal Summit 2015 To Merge Trade Fair, Conferences

A trade fair and six halal industry conferences under one roof this year, offering the largest ever and well-integrated expositions to unite the global halal marketplace.

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Pakistan: Halal Food Regulatory Body to be Constituted

| 07/03/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: Halal Food Regulatory Body to be Constituted

A federal minister informed the National Assembly that the bill for the proposed authority is ready and will be presented before the house for voting soon.

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Canada: Halal consumers feel underserved by food manufacturers and retailers

| 24/02/2015 | Reply
Canada: Halal consumers feel underserved by food manufacturers and retailers

Marketing agency Halal & Co. and the International Food Marketing Alliance, did the research based on a survey of 800 principal grocery shoppers in Halal households.

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Opinion: Halal turning to haram

| 24/02/2015 | Reply
Opinion:  Halal turning to haram

It may not be well understood that something that is ‘halal’ may become haram at the various streams in the food supply chain.

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UK: Animal welfare lobby accused of ‘wild-eyed obsession’ with religious slaughter

| 23/02/2015 | Reply
UK: Animal welfare lobby accused of ‘wild-eyed obsession’ with religious slaughter

Jewish and Muslim leaders accuse animal welfare lobbyists of campaigning against the non-stun religious slaughter of animals to the exclusion of almost all other welfare issues.

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UAE: Sharjah food firm is first to win Halal Mark branding

| 09/02/2015 | Reply
UAE:  Sharjah food firm is first to win Halal Mark branding

The Halal Mark is part of plans to regulate and develop the halal food industry in the UAE and is to set new standards for food producers in the country.

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UAE: Separate cashiers for non-Muslim foods at Dubai supermarkets

| 29/01/2015 | Reply
UAE: Separate cashiers for non-Muslim foods at Dubai supermarkets

Dubai Municipality has asked supermarkets to provide one cashier specifically made for purchasing these foods due to several complaints made by Muslims in the UAE.

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UK: KQF launches UK’s first HMC-certified ‘Halal Macon Rashers’

| 27/01/2015 | Reply
UK: KQF launches UK’s first HMC-certified ‘Halal Macon Rashers’

KQF Halal Macon Rashers – strips of smoked beef or chicken that can be used in exactly the same ways as bacon.

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