Category: G-20 News

UK: London Muslim Lifestyle businesses gather to promote the economy

| 06/02/2017 | Reply
UK: London Muslim Lifestyle businesses gather to promote the economy

From established heavyweights Haloodies, ISFIN and Saracens solicitors to new, up and coming SMEs the networking evening hosted by Kensington Olympia’s London Muslim Lifestyle Show.

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Britain’s Muslim entrepreneurs cash in on the power of the pound

| 02/02/2017 | Reply
Britain’s Muslim entrepreneurs cash in on the power of the pound

“In 2017 we will see more home-grown Muslim brands and many of them will also appeal to non-Muslims because of their ethical and providence values,” said Abdalhamid Evans, Founder, HalalFocus.

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France: New book claims halal is ‘invented tradition’

| 28/01/2017 | Reply
France: New book claims halal is ‘invented tradition’

According to anthropologist Florence Bergeaud-Blackler, author of the new book “The Halal Market or The Invention of a Tradition”, buying halal is not a religious obligation.

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Halal Meat Fraud and Safety Issues in the UK

| 28/01/2017 | Reply
Halal Meat Fraud and Safety Issues in the UK

A comprehensive and well-researched paper that reviews UK fraud and safety issues around Halal meat and poultry products, particularly in the context of EU legislation.

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INDONESIA: Mandatory Halal Certification Looms for Food, Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics

| 26/01/2017 | Reply
INDONESIA: Mandatory Halal Certification Looms for Food, Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics

Promoted as a Halal Product Guarantee, the certification forms part of the bid to make Indonesian products more competitive in the international market.

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USA: USDA Guarantees Kosher and Halal Meat Can Be Organic, Too

| 24/01/2017 | 1 Reply
USA: USDA Guarantees Kosher and Halal Meat Can Be Organic, Too

The USDA’s statement came in its final version of regulations for organic livestock and poultry practices, published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017.

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Bosnian Businesses Choose Halal to Target Gulf Market

| 16/01/2017 | Reply
Bosnian Businesses Choose Halal to Target Gulf Market

The huge variety of hotels and restaurants choosing to serve exclusively Halal products within their establishments is truly revolutionizing travel and tourism within Bosnia.

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Yunnan principally agrees to work with Malaysia with trade and Halal products

| 15/01/2017 | Reply
Yunnan principally agrees to work with Malaysia with trade and Halal products

Yunnan has agreed in principle to work with Malaysia on several issues related to increasing trade, including certification for halal products and connectivity.

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Malaysia: Alibaba and the Halal industry: A win-win situation

| 13/01/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Alibaba and the Halal industry: A win-win situation

The Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) is in talks with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group to form a joint venture to enter the international halal market in a big way.

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UK: Halal food gets a modern day twist

| 13/01/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal food gets a modern day twist

More entrepreneurs are focusing on food for the Muslim community, with a number of American-style restaurants and dessert parlours opening up across the country.

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Indonesia: Minister promotes international Halal food certification for MSMEs

| 12/01/2017 | Reply
Indonesia: Minister promotes international Halal food certification for MSMEs

“We are encouraging international halal food product certification, so that our food products become popular abroad,” State-owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno said.

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UK: AHDB Beef & Lamb Halal Seminar 22 February 2017

| 11/01/2017 | Reply
UK: AHDB Beef & Lamb Halal Seminar 22 February 2017

The event will provide a platform to discuss the key issues and opportunities for the Halal sector and how AHDB Beef & Lamb supports it.

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Brazilian food giant, Qatar to buy Turkish poultry firm Banvit

| 11/01/2017 | Reply
Brazilian food giant, Qatar to buy Turkish poultry firm Banvit

BRF will take a 60 percent stake in the joint venture, while the Qatar Investment Authority will take 40 percent in a deal that calculates Banvit’s enterprise value at $470 million.

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Saudi Arabia raises Poultry Import Tax

| 09/01/2017 | Reply
Saudi Arabia raises Poultry Import Tax

The tax was raised from 5% to 20%. Saudi Arabia imports 57% of the poultry it consumes and Brazil holds an 88% share of these imports.

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Brazil: BRF sees $1.5 billion Halal unit IPO by late March – sources

| 05/01/2017 | Reply
Brazil: BRF sees $1.5 billion Halal unit IPO by late March – sources

Brazilian food exporter BRF SA is seeking to raise about $1.5 billion from the sale of a 20 percent stake of a unit logo-1focused on the halal processed food market via an initial public offering.

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Brazil’s BRF launches unit focused on Muslim food markets

| 05/01/2017 | Reply
Brazil’s BRF launches unit focused on Muslim food markets

BRF said the Dubai-based unit has been renamed One Foods Holdings Ltd, from Sadia Halal, with the goal of building market share in the region.

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Saudi Arabia bans Indian poultry products

| 04/01/2017 | 1 Reply
Saudi Arabia bans Indian poultry products

The ban comes 4 weeks after the WHO reported an outbreak of avian influenza or bird flu in several parts of India.

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Bosnian businesses go halal to serve Gulf visitors, eye exports

| 04/01/2017 | Reply
Bosnian businesses go halal to serve Gulf visitors, eye exports

“Market potential is high because the phenomenon is new and there is a gap between demand and supply,” said agency head Amir Sakic.

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UK: Halal career with AHDB

| 29/12/2016 | Reply
UK: Halal career with AHDB

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board have a rare opportunity – looking for a knowledgeable and experienced food industry professional to manage delivery of our work in the Halal sector.

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New Zealand rises as key exporter of halal meat

| 24/12/2016 | Reply
New Zealand rises as key exporter of halal meat

New Zealand is known for an economy dependent on agriculture, but it is also a leading exporter of halal meat to Muslim countries including Indonesia.

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