Category: Asia

Turkey seeks to become key player in halal food sector

| 24/10/2017 | Reply
Turkey seeks to become key player in halal food sector

“We believe that when the problem of legislation — one of the problems of the halal food sector — is solved, our country will be one of the key actors in the global halal market,” head of the Anatolian Businessmen’s Association.

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Qatar investments expand in Turkey following Arab boycott

| 20/10/2017 | Reply
Qatar investments expand in Turkey following Arab boycott

Qatar is believed to be doubling its investments in Turkey in 2018 to amount to $20 billion by injecting new investments worth $19 billion; in addition to the existing $18 billion investments in various fields.

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Turkish minister highlights halal market opportunities

| 20/10/2017 | Reply
Turkish minister highlights halal market opportunities

The agency will be the sole authority on halal product certification and accreditation in Turkey. It will also be able to establish offices abroad.

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Malaysia: Jakim releases Halal consumer app

| 17/10/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim releases Halal consumer app

The application is designed to assist consumers in checking the halal status of food and beverage products, food premises, slaughterhouses, consumables, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products and halal-certified logistic services.

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Malaysia to ramp up initiatives and internationalise Halal concept

| 17/10/2017 | Reply
Malaysia to ramp up initiatives and internationalise Halal concept

Zahid said Malaysia can benefit greatly from the halal industry, which has been identified as a new source of economy via the Islamic Economic Transformation Programme.

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Japanese shipper expands halal logistics to Indonesia

| 15/10/2017 | Reply
Japanese shipper expands halal logistics to Indonesia

Yusen Logistics has become the first Japanese freight company to receive halal certification in Indonesia, part of an effort to expand in a fast-growing region with a large Muslim population.

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Pakistan: Foreign group offers Sustainable Farming on BOT basis in Karachi

| 15/10/2017 | Reply
Pakistan: Foreign group offers Sustainable Farming on BOT basis in Karachi

A conglomerate have submitted a proposal that includes a complete integrated Halal farming system in the province of Sindh with a farm-to-fork concept to cater to domestic and global demand of Halal food.

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Indonesia: Government ends MUI’s authority to issue halal certificates

| 14/10/2017 | 1 Reply
Indonesia: Government ends MUI’s authority to issue halal certificates

“Anything that relates to the protection and guarantee of halal products is now the responsibility of the government,” MUI deputy chairman Zainut Tauhid Sa’adi added in a statement on Friday. (3 Articles)

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Malaysia: Guardian own brand how halal-certified

| 14/10/2017 | Reply
Malaysia:  Guardian own brand how halal-certified

The in-house products produced by Guardian pharmacy are now halal-certified by the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim).

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Indonesia in Top 10 World Halal Consumers

| 12/10/2017 | Reply
Indonesia in Top 10 World Halal Consumers

Halal Product Guarantee Organizing Agency (BPJPH) is to hold a Halal Product Guarantee (JPH) and is expected to be a stimulant to generate and stimulate the development of the Halal industry.

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Opinion: Ethics in Business – An Islamic Perspective

| 11/10/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Ethics in Business – An Islamic Perspective

Can business ethics truly exist or how does a businessman be ethical in a highly competitive business environment these days?

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Report: The ‘Tayyib’ ‘pure and wholesome’ aspect of ‘Halal and Tayyib’

| 11/10/2017 | Reply
Report: The ‘Tayyib’ ‘pure and wholesome’ aspect of ‘Halal and Tayyib’

“Food systems are making us sick. Unhealthy diets are the most obvious link, but are only one of many pathways through which food and farming systems affect human health.”

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Vitafoods Asia 2017: Strategic Move to Singapore Makes Positive Impact

| 10/10/2017 | Reply
Vitafoods Asia 2017: Strategic Move to Singapore Makes Positive Impact

Vitafoods Asia, the only dedicated event for the nutraceutical, functional food and beverages, and dietary supplements in Asia, concluded its seventh edition on a high note for the first time in Singapore.

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From Food to Cosmetics, Japan Firms Eye Malaysia’s Halal Industry-SMBC

| 06/10/2017 | Reply
From Food to Cosmetics, Japan Firms Eye Malaysia’s Halal Industry-SMBC

Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp (SMBC) is looking to back a push by Japanese firms planning to invest in Malaysia’s Sharia-compliant halal market, an SMBC official said.

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Bahrain: 24th World Islamic Banking Conference – 4-6 December 2017

| 05/10/2017 | Reply
Bahrain: 24th World Islamic Banking Conference – 4-6 December 2017

This year the Halal ecosystem and modest fashion are also topics that will be touched upon under the WIBC Islamic Economy Series.

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Malaysia: MNCs, big firms should help SMEs involved in Halal products

| 05/10/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: MNCs, big firms should help SMEs involved in Halal products

“This will further develop and market their halal products and services internationally. I hope more MNC and LLC can work towards identifying potential local SMEs to be their suppliers.” Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

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Indonesia: World Halal Assurance System Training Held in Bogor

| 05/10/2017 | Reply
Indonesia: World Halal Assurance System Training Held in Bogor

Deputy Director of LPPOM MUI, Muti Arintawati said that this training is one of the requirements that must be fulfilled in halal certification process.

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Opinion: Halal Europe – a Premium Halal-Tayyib Brand?

| 04/10/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Europe – a Premium Halal-Tayyib Brand?

No central or local government has ever set any requirements for any halal certification body, let alone issued accreditation themselves. Europe has no halal standard or guidelines in place.

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Halal sausage maker to quadruple production

| 30/09/2017 | Reply
Halal sausage maker to quadruple production

Turkmenistan halal meat producer Taze Ay plans to increase sausage production by 400% after securing a loan from a London bank investing in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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The Halal Expo in Moscow attracts the attention of buyers from 25 countries

| 29/09/2017 | Reply
The Halal Expo in Moscow attracts the attention of buyers from 25 countries

The 8th International Exhibition Moscow Halal Expo 2017 will be held at the end of autumn – November 16-18, 2017 in the Sokolniki Culture and Exhibition Center.

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