Category: G-20 News

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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Asda launches World Food Store

| 05/11/2009 | Reply
Asda launches World Food Store

Asda has this week launched its first World Food store in Hounslow, West London. Cathryn
Ramsden, emerging markets customer planning manager said: “In the last
year we have seen a 42% year-on-year rise in sales of ethnic products
across our stores, off the back of an 83% increase last year(2008),
showing that there is a real appetite for diverse and specialist foods
from across the world

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The Eco-Halal Revolution: Clean food for Muslims

| 05/11/2009 | Reply
The Eco-Halal Revolution: Clean food for Muslims

A growing movement of
Muslims is seeking to revolutionize the production and supply of halal
meat in the U.S. This drive for a more transparent and environmentally
sound approach to halal meat reflects the natural juncture of Islamic
dietary principles and the increasingly popular but almost entirely
secular sustainable-food movement sweeping across the country.

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Fast Food, Franchising & Me

| 04/11/2009 | Reply
Fast Food, Franchising & Me

Tony
Urwin reflects on the development of the Mahmoods franchise in the UK, which has
built an exciting fast food opportunity on the back of an established
company-owned network.

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Britain Looks Forward To Partner With Malaysia In Islamic Finance

| 04/11/2009 | Reply
Britain Looks Forward To Partner With Malaysia In Islamic Finance

The British government is looking
forward to partner with Malaysia in Islamic finance due to the
country’s success in the sector.

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1st AMCC event gets off to a flying start

| 03/11/2009 | Reply
1st AMCC event gets off to a flying start

The first American Muslim Consumer Conference was held at
Rutgers University New Brunswick over the weekend. I believe it is fair to say
that everyone present at this ground-breaking event came away with a deeper understanding
of this new emerging market. If the passion, commitment and knowledge of this
collected gathering is any indication, this annual event is going to play a big
role in shaping the future of this market, and its ripples are likely to go far
beyond the shores of the USA. My advice? Better book early for 2010!

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Turkey’s Asya Bank Seeks Malaysia’s Cooperation In Islamic Finance

| 03/11/2009 | Reply
Turkey’s Asya Bank Seeks Malaysia’s Cooperation In Islamic Finance

One of Turkey’s biggest
financial institutions, the Asya Bank, has indicated an interest in
forging cooperation with Islamic banks in Malaysia, namely Maybank Bhd
and CIMB Bank. The aim is to establish an Islamic Bank in Turkey.

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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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