Category: G-20 News

Islamic Insurer Closes

| 23/11/2009 | Reply
Islamic Insurer Closes

The first Islamic insurer to be based in the UK has closed its books.

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Somerset Couple Launch First Organic Halal Meat Business for Muslims

| 22/11/2009 | Reply
Somerset Couple Launch First Organic Halal Meat Business for Muslims

After
taking the plunge in their early thirties to split from the capital,
starting an organic halal meat business was the last thing on the minds
of Neil and Nikki. However after witnessing first hand the lack of
standards, ethics and principles in much of the halal meat industry
they decided to address the problem.

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World Halal Business and Food Expo Held in Jakarta

| 21/11/2009 | Reply
World Halal Business and Food Expo Held in Jakarta

JAKARTA
– The Food, Drug and Cosmetics Study Institute at the Indonesian Ulemas
Council (MUI) and PT Puteri Cahaya Kharisma (Performax) will hold a
world halal summit and  halal business and food expo here on July
23-25, 2010.

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World Halal Forum – Europe – Overview

| 19/11/2009 | Reply
World Halal Forum – Europe – Overview

An outline of what was discussed at the first World Halal Forum – Europe. The event was well attended by key international people in the Halal industry, with animal welfare one of the main topics of the event.

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This cruelty to sheep is economically unsound

| 19/11/2009 | Reply
This cruelty to sheep is economically unsound

Eid al-Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, is to celebrated soon,
and again Australian sheep have been sent en masse to the Middle East
for slaughter. The live export industry is becoming increasingly
irrelevant yet the Australian Government continues to bow to the live
export lobby at the expense of animal suffering.

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Halal Products & Certifications Making Inroads In Europe

| 19/11/2009 | Reply
Halal Products & Certifications Making Inroads In Europe

Halal branding is fast
gaining recognition and making inroads into the European market with
more Halal-labelled products being displayed and sold on shelves in
Europe’s supermarkets and hypermarkets. This observation was made by participants and speakers during the
first day session of World Halal Forum (WHF) Europe 2009, which
commenced yesterday at The Hague, Netherlands.

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UK Halal meat step closer to assurance scheme

| 18/11/2009 | Reply
UK Halal meat step closer to assurance scheme

UK Halal meat took a step closer to gaining an assurance scheme,
such as the Red Tractor standard, after a meeting between campaigners
and Defra. Minister for Food and Farming Jim Fitzpatrick MP met with the Efra
Select Committee member David Taylor MP and Halal meat campaigner and
Janan Meat MD Naved Syed to discuss gaining ministerial support for a
Halal assurance scheme.

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INTERVIEW – Halal food going mainstream in Europe – Nestle

| 17/11/2009 | Reply
INTERVIEW – Halal food going mainstream in Europe – Nestle

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The business of selling food that is halal,
or acceptable to Muslims, is set to grow rapidly in Europe in coming
years as more supermarket chains target the sector, a Nestle executive
said on Tuesday. Frits van Dijk, executive vice president at the world’s biggest
food group, told Reuters on the sidelines of the World Halal Forum in
The Hague he expected the halal food business in Europe to grow by 20
to 25 percent within the next decade.

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Halal Industry Moving Beyond Religion And Borders

| 17/11/2009 | 1 Reply
Halal Industry Moving Beyond Religion And Borders

The halal industry is considered to have a huge potential in the European market which has yet to be tapped fully. This is where the World Halal Forum (WHF) Europe 2009, which is
starting Tuesday at the World Forum Convention Centre in The Hague, the
Netherlands, can play a part. To be held for the first time outside Malaysia, WHF Europe is
expected to provide insights on the viability of the industry and how
best to tap the enormous potential of the halal market in the European
region.

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Halal… inclusion or seclusion?

| 17/11/2009 | Reply
Halal… inclusion or seclusion?

Riding the wave of the expanding global halal market
industry – estimated to have reached a worth of US$ 580 billion in 2008
– communication arts company KasehDia will hold this November the first
World Halal Forum in Europe.  As location for the Forum, which is
themed ‘Halal Potential – A Regional Focus’, the organizers opted for
the Dutch city of The Hague.

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Turkey wants more palm oil to boost halal food supply

| 14/11/2009 | 1 Reply
Turkey wants more palm oil to boost halal food supply

Appreciation of palm oil in Turkey is seen increasing due to growing population and rising exports of halal foods.

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Australian ritual slaughter ruling condemned

| 13/11/2009 | Reply
Australian ritual slaughter ruling condemned

THE World Society
for the Protection of Animals has condemned the Federal Government for
allowing the ritual slaughter of conscious animals for halal and kosher
meat to continue in Australian abattoirs.

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Brunei, China JV To Invest In Halal Fish Processing

| 13/11/2009 | Reply
Brunei, China JV To Invest In Halal Fish Processing

Biomarine Sdn Bhd, a joint venture (JV)
between Bruneian and Chinese companies, will establish a halal
fish-processing facility in the Sultanate once the newly-formed company
has settled in and operations are running smoothly, it was announced
yesterday.

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Australia – Roger Fletcher on Halal pre-stunning

| 12/11/2009 | Reply
Australia – Roger Fletcher on Halal pre-stunning

Australia’s largest sheepmeat processor — and largest halal
sheepmeat exporter in the world — said most of the industry opposed
religious ritual slaughter on conscious animals.

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Australia – New report on Halal and Kosher slaughter

| 10/11/2009 | Reply
Australia – New report on Halal and Kosher slaughter

Scientific reports into the use – or lack thereof – of stunning
equipment prior to livestock slaughter due to religious beliefs will be
released by State and Federal Governments.

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Food Security To Be Focus Of Islamic Leaders At COMCEC

| 09/11/2009 | Reply
Food Security To Be Focus Of Islamic Leaders At COMCEC

A roadmap on food security is
expected to be discussed among Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC)
leaders when they converged at the first economic summit of the
Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC)
held here.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said during one of
the sessions, they have agreed on a roadmap for food security which
included the setting up of a task force at the secretariat level.

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Corporate US gets to know Muslims

| 09/11/2009 | Reply
Corporate US gets to know Muslims

Getting corporate America to recognise the purchasing
power of Muslims, rather than running scared because of stereotypes,
was difficult but not impossible, said Michael Hastings-Black, the
co-founder of the Desedo Advertising Agency, which specialises in
minority markets, at the American Muslim Consumer Conference.

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Malaysia And Turkey To Jointly Develop Halal Standards For OIC Nations

| 08/11/2009 | Reply
Malaysia And Turkey To Jointly Develop Halal Standards For OIC Nations

Malaysia and Turkey have agreed to
join forces to develop uniform halal global standards, a move that can
pave the way for the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) countries
to tap the growing halal market which currently is dominated by
non-Muslim countries.

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Asda in Halal Storm

| 08/11/2009 | Reply
Asda in Halal Storm

SUPERMARKET
giant Asda has risked sparking a racial backlash in the place where the
BNP won its first ever council, by closing its traditional fresh meat
counter and replacing it with a halal only section.

The chain has decided to make the move at its large store on the Isle of Dogs, east London.

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Putting some meat on our beef industry

| 08/11/2009 | Reply
Putting some meat on our beef industry

It’s commonly known Manitoba’s cattle industry depends heavily on exports. So much so, people in the sector have tended to look at you funny
whenever you float the idea of marketing more of what our farmers
produce into local markets. After all, we’re told Manitoba consumers
can only eat between 13 and 15 per cent of the cattle produced in the
province.

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