Category: G-20 News

South Korea: Cosmetics Giant Turns Its Focus to Makeup for Muslim Women

| 19/09/2017 | Reply
South Korea: Cosmetics Giant Turns Its Focus to Makeup for Muslim Women

Amorepacific Corp. is pushing harder into Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam with a lineup that takes into account skin tones, the region’s humidity and the need for Muslim women to wash for prayer.

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France: Creation of the first French standard for Halal food

| 18/09/2017 | Reply
France: Creation of the first French standard for Halal food

Two Articles: The new standard for Halal has been criticized by the representative bodies in the French Council of the Muslim Faith.

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Halal Accreditation Authority (HAK) to reinforce Turkey’s position in Halal certification

| 18/09/2017 | Reply
Halal Accreditation Authority (HAK) to reinforce Turkey’s position in Halal certification

HAK will strengthen Turkey’s central position in the field of halal certification and accreditation and allow Turkey to be a gold standard in terms of rule-making and steps to be taken moving forward.

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South Africa: Department kicks off forum for Muslims to engage on Halal Agri Park

| 17/09/2017 | Reply
South Africa: Department kicks off forum for Muslims to engage on Halal Agri Park

Following a feasibility study into a halaal food park in Cape Town, the Department of Agriculture in the Western Cape is now engaging Muslim stakeholders on what the future of this project could look like.

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UK: Increase in Halal slaughter a ‘major welfare issue’ say vets

| 17/09/2017 | Reply
UK: Increase in Halal slaughter a ‘major welfare issue’ say vets

In 2013, just 15% of sheep and goats slaughtered were not stunned first, But this rose to 24.4% of slaughterings between April and June this year, according to the latest figures from the Food Standards Agency.

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Islamic investment opportunities on the rise between the UAE and the UK

| 11/09/2017 | Reply
Islamic investment opportunities on the rise between the UAE and the UK

This ambitious vision coincides with the aspirations of the UK and the UAE to increase bilateral trade to Dh120 billion by 2020.

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Dubai Food Park to get major Chinese-UAE facility

| 11/09/2017 | 1 Reply
Dubai Food Park to get major Chinese-UAE facility

Dubai Food Park (DFP), the region’s largest specialised food sector zone, will be home to a China-UAE Food Industrial cluster.

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Saudi Arabia: The Hajj and the year-round Umrah generate $12bn in revenues from worshippers

| 06/09/2017 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: The Hajj and the year-round Umrah generate $12bn in revenues from worshippers

Pilgrimage is the backbone of a plan to expand tourism under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s economic reform programme, to diversify the economy away from oil.

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China’s $1 trillion investment in ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative

| 06/09/2017 | Reply
China’s $1 trillion investment in ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative

The US$1 trillion investment by China in its ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative is expected to accelerate the growth of the US$50 billion (Dh183 billion) GCC Halal food market.

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UK: Couple manage to save their business by turning their Lancaster farm Halal

| 04/09/2017 | Reply
UK: Couple manage to save their business by turning their Lancaster farm Halal

“A lot of people don’t realise that without the Muslim community farming would be dying out – more farmers need to open their eyes to this.

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South Korean Companies Entering Global Halal Pharmaceutical Market

| 31/08/2017 | Reply
South Korean Companies Entering Global Halal Pharmaceutical Market

The global Halal pharmaceutical market, which accounted for 6.7% of the global pharmaceutical market two years ago, is expected to reach US$370 billion in size in 2021.

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UK: Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2017 – The Final Countdown!

| 30/08/2017 | Reply
UK: Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2017 – The Final Countdown!

The most innovative, dynamic and diverse artisan food and drink from around the UK and beyond. Pre-register now for free! Trade Only. 3-5 September at Olympia, London.

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Malaysia: 1,500 SMEs to be listed on Alibaba.com by November

| 26/08/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: 1,500 SMEs to be listed on Alibaba.com by November

The minister said the selection process was conducted by three agencies – SME Corp Malaysia, Malaysia External Trade Development Corp and Malaysia Digital Economy Corp.

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Japanese soy sauce manufacturer “Kikkoman” launches “HALAL Soy Sauce”

| 24/08/2017 | Reply
Japanese soy sauce manufacturer “Kikkoman” launches “HALAL Soy Sauce”

After trial and error of over 4 years, Kikkoman Halal Soy Sauce finally launched on August 21, 2017. it is also completely gluten-free soy sauce.

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25% of Italy’s buffalo mozzarella made for Halal market

| 22/08/2017 | Reply
25% of Italy’s buffalo mozzarella made for Halal market

The halal version grew to over ten million kilos last year, meaning that one in four Italian buffalo mozzarellas are now destined for the Muslim market.

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UK: Lubricating the Halal food market

| 16/08/2017 | Reply
UK: Lubricating the Halal food market

A look at the role of food-safe lubricants in halal food production and ensuring machinery is contaminant-free and fully-functional.

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Brazil: BRF continues to shrug off carne fraca scandal in second quarter

| 12/08/2017 | Reply
Brazil: BRF continues to shrug off carne fraca scandal in second quarter

FoodBev Media BRF has continued to shrug off the effects of the so-called carne fraca scandal, reporting revenue higher than the first quarter and a 13.7% increase in pre-tax earnings. The meat processor’s second-quarter revenue was BRL 8 billion ($2.52 billion), with global volumes increasing slightly to 1.1 million tonnes. The revenue figure represents an […]

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UK: Slaughterhouses in England to be forced to install CCTV

| 11/08/2017 | 1 Reply
UK: Slaughterhouses in England to be forced to install CCTV

All slaughterhouses in England will be forced to install CCTV under Government plans to crackdown on cruelty amid concerns about the mistreatment of animals at some halal abattoirs.

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UK: A Court of Appeal Judge says Halal Meat is Controversial

| 10/08/2017 | Reply
UK: A Court of Appeal Judge says Halal Meat is Controversial

The High Court has given judgment in a case concerning the regulatory regime applying to Halal slaughter, and the use of mechanical restrainers to restrain non-stunned sheep prior to slaughter under that regime.

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UAE-based halal forum ‘ready to support India’

| 06/08/2017 | Reply
UAE-based halal forum ‘ready to support India’

UAE-headquartered International Halal Accreditation Forum is ready to support India in its halal industry and in bridging consumer awareness gaps, said a top official.

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