Category: G-20 News

Royal plea to PM on ritual slaughter

| 02/11/2009 | Reply
Royal plea to PM on ritual slaughter

PRINCESS Alia bint
al-Hussein of Jordan has appealed to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to stop
the ritual slaughter of conscious animals for halal meat in Australia. She said its continuation would set back attempts to improve animal welfare in the Middle East.

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Halal food market on the rise

| 02/11/2009 | Reply
Halal food market on the rise


Muslims in Europe have long struggled to find halal food products,
which abide by Islamic law. But now businesses are realizing there’s a
lot of money to be made catering to the growing Muslim population.

 

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Marinova Leading The Way In Innovation

| 02/11/2009 | Reply
Marinova Leading The Way In Innovation

Marinova, is a Tasmanian
company using innovative methods to develop and market products for
which there is a large demand.
Since 2006,
Marinova’s Cambridge extraction facility has been developing medical
and nutritional applications from brown seaweed harvested in Tasmania,
Canada and Argentina.

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American-Muslim Consumer Conference (AMCC) Focuses on Marketing to Muslims, a Growing and Affluent but Often Overlooked Niche

| 30/10/2009 | Reply
American-Muslim Consumer Conference (AMCC) Focuses on Marketing to Muslims, a Growing and Affluent but Often Overlooked Niche

“Marketing to the American-Muslim:
Trends and Opportunities.”

Will be held 31st October 2009 at Rutgers University (Busch Campus) New Jersey. Limited Seats left, register online at: www.americanmuslimconsumer.com

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A higher calling

| 30/10/2009 | Reply
A higher calling

Kosher
and halal meats are gaining popularity among both growing U.S. Jewish
and Muslim populations as well as non-religious consumer groups.
A growing number of non-Jewish and non-Muslim consumers who are turning
to kosher and halal foods, particularly meat, since both types of meat
have to meet stringent standards.

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Taste of Wales at Spinneys

| 26/10/2009 | Reply
Taste of Wales at Spinneys

A select group of Welsh companies offering the best
in gourmet foods, treated guests to a night of culinary delights at a
food-tasting event hosted by leading Dubai supermarket chain Spinneys.

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Hungry FOR success

| 23/10/2009 | Reply
Hungry FOR success

No matter how tough things get, the things people will always keep buying are food and drink. This
basic fact of life explains why food and drink manufacturing has
emerged as one of the fastest growing industries in the country with
thousands of new jobs appearing every month. More than 10,000
positions are up for grabs at any one time, ranging from production
workers and quality assessors to butchers and bakers.

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Immigrant entrepreneurs: Fresh perspective

| 07/10/2009 | Reply
Immigrant entrepreneurs: Fresh perspective

Jasmine Mediterranean Foods’ warehouse in East Vancouver is piled
high with boxes of delicious foods from the Mediterranean: dates,
olives, olive oil, couscous, tahini and more. It’s the culmination of
around 15 years of hard work by Moussa Mohaidly, a Lebanese immigrant
who built this importing and wholesaling business up from scratch.

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Argentina to help set up meat, fruit processing plants

| 21/09/2009 | Reply
Argentina to help set up meat, fruit processing plants

In October, two Argentine
companies will be visiting Punjab, and possibly Balochistan, to work on
the installation of brand new slaughterhouses (under Halal
certification), meat processing plants and fruit processing plants,
including a project for the apple production of Balochistan.

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Fasting, Feasting and Socialising

| 17/09/2009 | Reply
Fasting, Feasting and Socialising

A taste of Ramadan in Canada with the Turkish community.

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Italian Ramadan: A Rose With Thorns

| 17/09/2009 | Reply
Italian Ramadan: A Rose With Thorns

A taste of Ramadan and its economic potential for Halal in Italy.

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Retailers and brands target ethnic markets

| 16/09/2009 | Reply
Retailers and brands target ethnic markets

LONDON – A growing number of mainstream clothing, fast-food and confectionery brands are developing products for ethic groups.

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France’s army embraces its Muslim soldiers

| 15/09/2009 | Reply
France’s army embraces its Muslim soldiers

Muslims in France’s army who go on
the pilgrimage to Mecca this year will not have to travel on private
commercial flights or bunk with ordinary civilians. In a break from
tradition, the Defence Ministry will provide a plane to fly them to
Saudi Arabia and organize their stay.

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Poultry demand rises in Turkey during Ramadan

| 14/09/2009 | Reply
Poultry demand rises in Turkey during Ramadan

“Poultry exports have exploded recently. Our annual poultry exports,
which used to stand at 25,000 tons annually, increased to 100,000 tons
within the past couple of years,” said Necmettin Çal??kan, general director of Beyza Piliç, a
poultry producer based in the southern city of Adana. Many Muslim countries
prefer to import poultry from Turkey, he added.

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McFalafel owner to fight for his prefix

| 11/09/2009 | Reply
McFalafel owner to fight for his prefix

Salam,
who moved to Canada from the Palestinian Territories five years ago,
says he sank $14,000 into menus and signs for his restaurant called ‘McFalafel’, which
serves halal shawarma, shisk taouk and, of course, falafel, and
registered with the city. He didn’t know there was a problem until two
months ago, when McDonald’s lawyers sent him a letter asking him to
change his restaurant name.

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France: Growing halal market

| 25/08/2009 | Reply
France: Growing halal market

According to a recent study by the Solis agency, which specializes
in ‘ethnic marketing’, the halal market (in France) is valued at close
to 4 billion euro for 2009, and is estimated to grow at annual rate of
15%. According to Solis, 93% of North Africans and 55% of sub-Saharan
Africans buy halal products.

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Committee works to draft halal food standards

| 17/07/2009 | Reply
Committee works to draft halal food standards

Working
under the supervision of the Islamic Development Agency (?KT), the
Halal Standards Preparation Committee, established by experts from 52
countries, has recently produced a draft of mutually agreed upon
standards. The newly prepared standard draft was reviewed by experts in
a meeting in Ankara this April. It is expected that the halal standards
will be given their final shape following a conference to be held in
?stanbul in October. The Foreign Trade Undersecretariat (DTM), the
Turkish Standards Institute (TSE) and Turkish Accreditation Agency have
all taken part in the committee’s deliberations.

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Canada Eyes Major Investment Opportunities in Brunei

| 28/06/2009 | Reply
Canada Eyes Major Investment Opportunities in Brunei

Given Brunei’s leadership in the establishment of Halal food and
pharmaceutical standards, Mr Wendell Sanford, High Commissioner of Canada to Brunei
Darussalam, said, Canadian firms are looking
closely at Brunei as a logical location to both market and manufacture
Halal food and medicinal-products.

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Animal rights outcry at Euro slaughter decision

| 26/06/2009 | Reply
Animal rights outcry at Euro slaughter decision

Animal rights groups have reacted with outrage at a European
Union ruling earlier this week protecting Jewish and Muslim methods of
slaughtering animals.

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Global Halal Conference at Anuga 2009

| 23/06/2009 | Reply
Global Halal Conference at Anuga 2009

News from the Anuga Trade Show that is held in Cologne, Germany 10-14 Oct. 2009:

“Halal” food
and beverages is one of the food industry’s most dynamically growing
product groups, a trend that also can be served by European suppliers,
of course. Due to the fact that especially Muslim communities are
growing in numbers, a further growth of the demand for Halal Food is
one of the fastest and effective growing food sectors in the world and
will remain so for many years. With the first “Global Halal Conference”
at Anuga featuring the participation of experts from all over the
world, we want to emphasize and highlight this aspect.

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