Category: Asia

Russia: Pig DNA Found in Halal Meat Plant in Moscow

| 27/03/2013 | Reply
Russia: Pig DNA Found in Halal Meat Plant in Moscow

“The DNA traces that have been discovered may be a result of contact with raw meat consisting of pork or pork products,” said Boris Gutnik of the Gorbatov All-Russian Meat Research Institute.

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Malaysia: JAKIM launches ‘Halal Square’ and ‘Halal Inside’ apps

| 27/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: JAKIM launches ‘Halal Square’ and ‘Halal Inside’ apps

Halal Inside app is for consumers to get updated status of Halal food products; and the Halal Square app enables consumers to locate Halal certified food premises all over the world.

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Malaysia: HDC to organise World Halal Week

| 26/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC to organise World Halal Week

After five years organising World Halal Research Summit (WHR), the Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) will introduce World Halal Week (WHW) Conference 2013 beginning this year. The theme is “Halal Economy: Creating the Momentum.”

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Japan: New app shows where to eat halal food in a non-Muslim nation

| 26/03/2013 | Reply
Japan: New app shows where to eat halal food in a non-Muslim nation

Japanese student is developing an app to help Muslims living in non-Muslim-majority countries to find and buy halal foods more easily. You can use the app to search for halal restaurants, supermarkets and convenience food stores near to where you are.

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Malaysia: From a leading banker to a leading Halal manufacturer

| 25/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: From a leading banker to a leading Halal manufacturer

Jamaluddin Kadir started his professional career in the Malaysian banking industry but he decided to trade in his business suits for coveralls to lead PrimaBagus to be one of the country’s leading Halal food manufacturers, with a bluechip list of customers.

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Malaysia: HDC Expects Investments Of RM1 Billion In Halal Parks This Year

| 25/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia:  HDC Expects Investments Of RM1 Billion In Halal Parks This Year

Currently there are 24 halal parks located throughout the country, of which 13 were awarded Halmas status. HDC accords the Halmas status to halal park operators who comply with requirements under the HDC Designated Halal Park Development Guidelines.

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Promoting, developing Philippine Halal Industry

| 25/03/2013 | Reply
Promoting, developing Philippine Halal Industry

he Philippines has an edge in Halal products as Muslim Filipinos form a significant segment of Philippine society. Mindanao, home to about four million Muslims, is projected to become the Halal hub.

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Malaysia: New guidelines on halal certification

| 25/03/2013 | 4 Replies
Malaysia: New guidelines on halal certification

The Department of Islamic Development (Jakim) will issue fresh guidelines on the certification of halal food, services and consumer products in the light of recent controversies over the matter.

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Japan: Firms appeal to Muslims with Halal food

| 24/03/2013 | Reply
Japan: Firms appeal to Muslims with Halal food

With markets expanding in Muslim countries, a number of Japanese companies see the production of halal foods and other products as a passport to the Islamic world, even though this might mean the complete renovation of a factory.

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Malaysia: Halal Industry Fund for SMEs to improve halal products

| 22/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Industry Fund for SMEs to improve halal products

SME Bank has been one of the driving forces behind Malaysian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to tap into the growing global appetite for halal products. SME Bank recently announced another RM200 million under its Halal Industry Fund, that is available for SMEs.

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Malaysia: Qatar ponders investment in Sarawak halal hub

| 18/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Qatar ponders investment in Sarawak halal hub

Qatar sees gelatine from fish as one of the new products that is in-demand. Their representative said there is a potential growth for this market especially in medicine. The diplomat stressed that Qatar is investing heavily in agriculture and food production.

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Sri Lankan Muslim group to give up Halal certification

| 11/03/2013 | Reply
Sri Lankan Muslim group to give up Halal certification

Faced with stiff opposition by hardline Buddhist majority groups, a Sri Lankan Muslim group, which has been issuing the Halal certificates to businesses, has said it would now withdraw the practise. Halal certification will now be limited to export products meant for Islamic nations.

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Opinion: A Fake Self-Help Book on ‘Getting Filthy Rich’ in Asia

| 07/03/2013 | Reply
Opinion: A Fake Self-Help Book on ‘Getting Filthy Rich’ in Asia

An interview by Wajahat Ali with Mohsin Hamid, author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist which is soon to be released as a movie, about his latest book ‘How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia’. The novel explores the quirks of modern South Asia.

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UAE: FNC presses for farm-to-table food security in UAE

| 06/03/2013 | Reply
UAE: FNC presses for farm-to-table food security in UAE

They demanded that the FAO and WHO food safety guidelines be strictly enforced to ensure farm-to-table monitoring of food across the country, stressing that food quality is different from one emirate to another, and real food safety legislations and research are absent.

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Malaysia: UTM, Irda plan halal industrial park in Iskandar

| 06/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: UTM, Irda plan halal industrial park in Iskandar

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (Irda) are currently in discussion to develop a dedicated halal industrial park in Iskandar Malaysia.

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Malaysia: Halal Industry Development Corporation partners South Korea

| 28/02/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Industry Development Corporation partners South Korea

HDC will provide advisory, consultancy and promotion of halal Industry in Gyeongbuk province. Both parties will also exchange and provide information regarding halal market for the benefit of both, Malaysia and South Korea.

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India: Halal India wins Quality Excellence Award

| 28/02/2013 | Reply
India: Halal India wins Quality Excellence Award

Halal India has won the ‘Quality Excellence Award For Best Customer Service Result-2013’ at the National Quality Excellence awards-2013 held by the Stars of the Industry Group.

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Ikea Malaysia/UAE confirms their meatballs are Halal

| 27/02/2013 | Reply
Ikea Malaysia/UAE confirms their meatballs are Halal

Ikea Food Market and Ikea restaurant in Malaysia have temporarily stopped selling their beef meatballs while they do DNA testing on them after the recent controversy in their stores in Europe where horse meat was found in their meatballs labeled ‘beef and pork.’

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Opinion: The great ideological struggle of the 21st Century

| 26/02/2013 | Reply
Opinion: The great ideological struggle of the 21st Century

An interview with Chandran Nair, author of Consumptionomics: Asia’s role in reshaping capitalism and saving the planet. In the interview, Chandran discusses why the battle of ideas in Asia will define our future.

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Opinion: Chance for Halal Industry to raise the bar

| 25/02/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Chance for Halal Industry to raise the bar

It is well-known and accepted that supply chains are long, challenging and complicated. Going forward, non-halal manufacturers, who produce halal products, will either have to have dedicated factories for halal products, or they might consider dropping the product altogether.

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