Category: Middle East & Africa

UK: MLE-Connect – Appeal to the youth and they will come

| 09/05/2017 | Reply
UK: MLE-Connect – Appeal to the youth and they will come

This was the main takeaway of an international panel titled “The Role of Muslim Lifestyle and Youth in the Islamic Economy,” which was part of MLE Connect 2017 in London.

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UK: Why catwalk Hijabs are upsetting some Muslim women

| 04/05/2017 | 1 Reply
UK: Why catwalk Hijabs are upsetting some Muslim women

The hijab has long been a contentious topic of conversation; feminists, religious conservatives, secularists are some of the online communities that have engaged in passionate debate about what it represents.

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Algeria: Halal certification mandatory as from June 2017

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Algeria: Halal certification mandatory as from June 2017

The concerned list of foodstuffs will be set “very soon” by the National Committee to monitor certification and marking “Halal”, chaired by the Ministry of Commerce, said the same official.

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Halal foods finding greater acceptance in Kenya: Report

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Halal foods finding greater acceptance in Kenya: Report

Kenya is now home to a modest 100 halal-compliant food industry businesses, offering Muslims a choice of offerings and convenience, but that market may be growing.

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Certification Becomes Issue for Halal Tourism in Indonesia

| 03/05/2017 | Reply
Certification Becomes Issue for Halal Tourism in Indonesia

Indonesia’s position is up one rank from the previous year. The leader of the halal tourism market for this year (ranks first and second) is still held by Malaysia and United Arab Emirates.

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Opinion: Security of food supply paramount for Arabian Gulf region

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Security of food supply paramount for Arabian Gulf region

Saudi Arabia is not alone in its reliance on buying food from abroad. While it needs about 70% of its food imported, the UAE requires 80% and Qatar a staggering 90%.

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Brazil’s Minister to visit UAE and Saudi Arabia

| 26/04/2017 | Reply
Brazil’s Minister to visit UAE and Saudi Arabia

Minister Maggi’s visit to the KSA and the UAE is a move to assure the premium quality of Brazilian products entering these markets which have continued to show their trust in Brazil’s meat industry.

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UAE: Premium Hotel Classification system for Muslim-friendly properties

| 25/04/2017 | Reply
UAE: Premium Hotel Classification system for Muslim-friendly properties

Tourism Malaysia and Salam Standard will both participate in the inaugural ATM Global Halal Tourism Summit 2017, which takes place on the Global Stage on Wednesday April 26th.

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UK: Food and drink exporters to get government support

| 20/04/2017 | Reply
UK: Food and drink exporters to get government support

Will the UK government wake up to the Halal market opportunities in the food and drink industry? They are already looking at opening up the market to sell British lamb to Kuwait.

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Moscow Halal Expo organizers sign memorandum on cooperation with RACS UAE

| 17/04/2017 | Reply
Moscow Halal Expo organizers sign memorandum on cooperation with RACS UAE

The partners will work together on preparing companies for certification in the UAE and bringing certified companies to Moscow Halal Expo.

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UAE allows Pakistan to ship halal products via sea

| 12/04/2017 | Reply
UAE allows Pakistan to ship halal products via sea

The PHDA is also organising training programmes for butchers to create awareness among them about the Sharia requirements and after that they would be issued licences.

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Qatar to be food manufacturing hub in GCC

| 04/04/2017 | Reply
Qatar to be food manufacturing hub in GCC

With the completion of the ongoing development of warehousing and logistics parks, and other related infrastructure projects, Qatar is set to emerge as a major food manufacturing hub.

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UAE: New guideline for Islamic Hotels Standards in Dubai

| 03/04/2017 | Reply
UAE: New guideline for Islamic Hotels Standards in Dubai

The guideline covered building standards and service systems, including building design standards, regulatory standards and service systems.

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South Africa: W Cape plan to kickstart Halal development programme

| 01/04/2017 | Reply
South Africa:  W Cape plan to kickstart Halal development programme

“We have put focused interventions in place to support emerging businesses in several competitive sub-segments, including in the Halal space.”

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UAE bans meat, poultry coming from Brazil

| 25/03/2017 | Reply
UAE bans meat, poultry coming from Brazil

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MoCCAE, has taken a number of precautionary measures on imported food products from Brazil.

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UAE: Halal certification soon for online food delivery services

| 25/03/2017 | Reply
UAE: Halal certification soon for online food delivery services

IHAF is working with regulatory bodies in the UAE to establish a halal certification system for online food delivery businesses.

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Brazil scandal tests JBS, BRF push for overseas units IPOs

| 24/03/2017 | Reply
Brazil scandal tests JBS, BRF push for overseas units IPOs

The deals could fetch a combined $2.5 billion and help accelerate expansion outside Brazil. None of BRF Halal plants are suspended as part of the probe.

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Halal Oman and World Halal Assembly Oman

| 20/03/2017 | Reply
Halal Oman and World Halal Assembly Oman

The WORLD HALAL ASSEMBLY OMAN organized concurrent with HALAL OMAN TRADE EXPO and AGRO OMAN EXPO will be held from May 15 – 17, 2017 at Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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UAE-based IHAF raises awareness in global Halal cosmetics industry

| 15/03/2017 | Reply
UAE-based IHAF raises awareness in global Halal cosmetics industry

“Putting internationally recognised standards in place ultimately boosts the public’s confidence in the Halal market, consequently driving up investment in the industry.”

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Dubai ranks first in Islamic-Economy-Enabling Free Zone Cities

| 15/03/2017 | Reply
Dubai ranks first in Islamic-Economy-Enabling Free Zone Cities

Free zone contribution to the halal food sector amounted to US$34 billion and is expected to hit US$74 billion by 2021, US$7 billion contribution to the modest fashion sector is projected to double.

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