Category: Asia

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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Sri Lanka Muslims try to diffuse halal meat row

| 23/02/2013 | Reply
Sri Lanka Muslims try to diffuse halal meat row

Islamic clerics in Sri Lanka tried to calm mounting religious tensions in the majority Buddhist nation Thursday by telling stores not to sell halal-slaughtered meat to non-Muslims.

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Indonesia: MUI Seeks Sole Rule on Halal Certification

| 18/02/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: MUI Seeks Sole Rule on Halal Certification

The Indonesia Ulema Council (MUI) says it should be the only authority for halal certification in order to avoid competition among Islam-based interest groups.

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Opinion: Lessons from hiking for Islamic finance

| 18/02/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Lessons from hiking for Islamic finance

In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest. — Henry Miller

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Russia: Eurasian Union of Poultry Farmers founded to unify poultry farmers

| 14/02/2013 | Reply
Russia: Eurasian Union of Poultry Farmers founded to unify poultry farmers

Halal Certification Center has become one of the founders of the Eurasian Union of Poultry Farmers. Membership of this organisation will allow former Soviet Republics to work with a unique Halal standard and its requirements, in order to be competitive in the importing countries.

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First Russian poultry producer approved for Halal exports

| 13/02/2013 | Reply
First Russian poultry producer approved for Halal exports

In addition to Saudi Arabia, Akashevo has also been approved to export to UAE, Iran and Bahrain. The total volume of the supply provided by the contract is 38,000 tonnes annually, and this volume could be increased in future.

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First Initiative to launch Islamic Banking in Uzbekistan

| 12/02/2013 | Reply
First Initiative to launch Islamic Banking in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is an important Central Asian country with a population of 30 million; out of them 96% population are Muslim. Uzbekistan will prove to be a large market for Islamic banking in near future and there is a huge potential for other Central Asian countries to benefit as well.

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Phillipines: Malaysia Vows Halal Industry Support

| 10/02/2013 | Reply
Phillipines: Malaysia Vows Halal Industry Support

The Malaysian Ambassador said that the Islamic Development Department or JAKIM has been cooperating with NCMF in the past and will continue “sharing of information and expertise during the launch of guidelines for accreditation of Halal certifying bodies by the NCMF.

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Sri Lanka: Halal food certification – purely voluntary

| 10/02/2013 | Reply
Sri Lanka: Halal food certification – purely voluntary

The ‘Halal certification’ by the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulamas (ACJU) has become a contentious issue inviting criticism among a section of the society while others curry favour with it. Last week the issue reached the topmost legislative body – the Parliament.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s ready for overseas Halal markets

| 07/02/2013 | 1 Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s ready for overseas Halal markets

After 10 years concentrating on the local market, Brahim’s executive chairman says it’s now time to venture overseas. Brahim’s has embarked on a RM2 million rebranding exercise. Brahim’s Airline Catering currently services over 30 international airlines.

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Indonesia: Citing Public Demand, NU Sets Up new Halal Certifier

| 07/02/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: Citing Public Demand, NU Sets Up new Halal Certifier

The NU Chairman at launch of the NU Halal Body (BHNU), said the new body was not meant to compete with similar existing institutions but was a response to public demand, especially from NU members in their guise as consumers. This is the wish and the demand of consumers.

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Malaysia: Matrade says global share in Halal exports still small

| 07/02/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Matrade says global share in Halal exports still small

The World Halal Week starts with the WHW Conference that is organised by the Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) in collaboration with IHI Alliance. Malaysia Halal Week, with the theme “A Decade of Excellence”, and MIHAS, will be held at KLCC, 3-6 April 2013.

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Australia’s debut Sukuk to fund solar power project

| 06/02/2013 | Reply
Australia’s debut Sukuk to fund solar power project

SGI-Mitabu, a consortium of two Australian solar companies, The Solar Guys International and Mitabu Australia, are planning to finance an Indonesian solar power project using Sukuk.

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Malaysia’s Port Klang to become Southeast Asia’s largest transit hub for Islamic products

| 02/02/2013 | Reply
Malaysia’s Port Klang to become Southeast Asia’s largest transit hub for Islamic products

The 1,000-acre Port Klang Free Zone provides facilities for international procurement, green development and Islamic product manufacturing and distribution, targeting mainly Chinese and Southeast Asian investors.

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Malaysia: Halal cert for pharmacy given to CCM

| 30/01/2013 | 2 Replies
Malaysia:  Halal cert for pharmacy given to CCM

Three companies under Chemical Company of Malaysia Berhad (CCM), namely CCM Pharmaceuticals Sdn Bhd, Upha Pharmaceutical Mfg. (M) Sdn Bhd and Duopharma (M) Sdn Bhd received the halal logo for more than 200 products. it was the first award to a pharmaceutical company.

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Halal nail polish! Say what?

| 29/01/2013 | 3 Replies
Halal nail polish! Say what?

Cosmetic company Inglot claims it’s manufactured the world’s first ‘wudu-friendly’ nail polish. Nail polish is impermissible because of the waterproof barrier it creates on nails, which prevents the washing before the Muslim prayer 5 times a day being valid.

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Malaysia on right track to become main global Halal Hub

| 27/01/2013 | Reply
Malaysia on right track to become main global Halal Hub

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said this is further supported by the recognition of Malaysia as among 54 reference bodies at the international level on Halal certification. He urged those who received the halal certification to meet the halal standard at all times.

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Pakistan: Halal products demand rising globally

| 27/01/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: Halal products demand rising globally

A Turkish delegation seems committed to the private sector development and is offering a pro-business environment with a positive policy framework to generate foreign and domestic investment and employment. Their visit was to explore opportunities of foreign investment in Punjab.

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