Category: Oceania

Australia: “Halal” medicine now a option for Australian Muslims

| 23/04/2012 | Reply
Australia: “Halal” medicine now a option for Australian Muslims

Australia has its first “Halal friendly pharmacy” that may herald a new niche in the competitive retail pharmacy market. A large segment of Muslim consumers are requesting medicines that are Halal.

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Opinion: Half-a-trillion-dollar Halal industry looks for credibility

| 27/03/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Half-a-trillion-dollar Halal industry looks for credibility

But it’s a market strewn with confusion, as separate Muslim countries try to establish recognised standards and producers from outside the Muslim world also hurry to enter the market. That leaves many Muslim consumers crying out for reliable brands that will help them guide their choices.

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Muslim rival to Facebook calls for NZ members

| 21/03/2012 | Reply
Muslim rival to Facebook calls for NZ members

Details of the approved site will be discussed at the 7th World Halal Forum in Kuala Lumpur next month, which will be attended by representations from the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand.

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Opinion: Using cameras in abbattoirs to monitor animal welfare

| 02/03/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Using cameras in abbattoirs to monitor animal welfare

Dr Temple Grandin has made humane treatment of cattle, her life’s work. She consults to Arrowsight in the US and has helped design over half of all the cattle abattoirs in North America. She says cameras have stopped false reporting by supervisors.

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Indonesia: Animal welfare issues exposed again by animal activists

| 02/03/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: Animal welfare issues exposed again by animal activists

THE live export industry is facing fresh pressure to clean up its act with new vision of cruelty in Indonesian abattoirs uncovered by animal activists, despite strict new rules for exporters being in place for nearly six months.

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Opinion: Building halal brands

| 11/02/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Building halal brands

The race is on to establish powerful international ‘halal brands’. But it’s a market strewn with confusion, as separate Muslim countries try to establish recognised standards and producers from outside the Muslim world also hurry to enter the market. That leaves many Muslim consumers crying out for reliable brands that will help them guide their choices.

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UAE-NZ ties growing

| 31/01/2012 | Reply
UAE-NZ ties growing

Trade figures show New Zealand exports to the GCC have grown from $695 million in 2009 to $1.2 billion in 2011 that shows a 71 per cent increase over the two-year period. Dubai’s attraction to more tourists will increase demand for food and beverage products and it will provide opportunities to New Zealand companies to boost exports.

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New Zealand: Malaysia beef trade starts to recover

| 25/01/2012 | Reply
New Zealand: Malaysia beef trade starts to recover

The beef trade to one of New Zealand’s important Muslim markets, Malaysia, is starting to recover after being largely blocked for six years.

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New Zealand: $3 trillion industry challenges New Zealand firms

| 28/12/2011 | Reply
New Zealand: $3 trillion industry challenges New Zealand firms

The New Zealand Trade and Enterprise recommends companies stay up to date with this rapidly changing global Halal market said to be worth $2.95 trillion. Food products comprise 61% pharmaceutical products 26% and cosmetics 11%.

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Australia: Moves to implement stunning before report

| 29/11/2011 | Reply
Australia: Moves to implement stunning before report

Warren Farr, the sales manager of Brisbane-based stunning equipment supplier Kentmaster Australia, says arrangements were already in place with its Indonesian agent, Pt. Agro Giri Perkasa (AGP), to introduce mandatory preslaughter stunning as a supply requirement well before the Federal Government suspended the trade for a month based on Indonesian abattoir cruelty allegations.

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Australia: Jordanian princess pushes for live export restrictions

| 11/11/2011 | Reply
Australia: Jordanian princess pushes for live export restrictions

With financial support from the Australian Government and advice from animal advocacy charity Animals Australia, the Princess Alia Foundation has introduced stunning for more than 80 per cent of all livestock slaughtered in Jordan.

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Australia: Ministers to discuss banning religious exemptions from stunning

| 27/10/2011 | Reply
Australia: Ministers to discuss banning religious exemptions from stunning

Australia’s primary industries ministers tomorrow will discuss whether to ban religious exemptions from stunning animals at Australian abattoirs.

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Australia: Yes We Can

| 11/09/2011 | Reply
Australia: Yes We Can

Sydney’s The Jewish House has launched its annual drive to collect food for the needy with a record 25 Coles Supermarkets participating across Sydney…and has introduced the al-Ghazzali Centre as a new partner for Halal food contributions for Muslims in need.

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Malaysia: Jakim Confirms ‘Pure Creamery Butter-Golden Churn’ Is Non-Halal

| 16/08/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim Confirms ‘Pure Creamery Butter-Golden Churn’ Is Non-Halal

With the product being confirmed non-Halal, he advised holders and new applicants of the Halal certificate who use the product to change it with other type of butter which is certified Halal and to keep the purchase receipt of the new product as proof.

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Opinion: Ending cruelty against animals has its price

| 29/07/2011 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Ending cruelty against animals has its price

The ball is now in the hands of the Indonesian Meat Producers and Feedlot Association who will work together with government officials from both countries, as well as the Meat and Livestock Australia to ensure best practices in Indonesian slaughterhouses.

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Indonesia to issue import permits for 180,000 cattle

| 09/07/2011 | Reply
Indonesia to issue import permits for 180,000 cattle

”We will improve all of our abattoirs,” said Indonesia’s Co-ordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Hatta Rajasa at a joint press conference with Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd yesterday. ”We, of course, would welcome the use of new devices that meet the halal standard.

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Australia: Premier rules out funding for halal businesses

| 18/05/2011 | Reply
Australia: Premier rules out funding for halal businesses

PREMIER Ted Baillieu has quashed a Muslim organisation’s call for taxpayers to pay for the expansion of Islamic schools and halal food outlets into mainstream suburbs.

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Australia: Search for: Gold Coast Tourism pitches Arab lounge to draw Middle Eastern visitors

| 16/05/2011 | Reply
Australia: Search for:  Gold Coast Tourism pitches Arab lounge to draw Middle Eastern visitors

The Middle East has become a lucrative tourist market for the Coast over the past decade, delivering tens of thousands of visitors, including wealthy Arab sheiks and their entourages. Many Gold Coast hotels and theme parks now have prayer rooms and serve halal food to cater for Muslim visitors.

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NZ: Halal slaughtermen meet in city

| 02/05/2011 | 2 Replies
NZ: Halal slaughtermen meet in city

A celebration was planned to mark New Zealand winning the Halal Journal Award, the first non-Muslim country to achieve this. The union nominated the New Zealand Food Safety Authority for the award, which recognises New Zealand as having the best halal system in place.

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Australia: Camel Meat Exports Aim to Turn Pest into Profit

| 26/04/2011 | Reply
Australia: Camel Meat Exports Aim to Turn Pest into Profit

As populations and food needs grow across the Middle East, one Egyptian businessman has spotted a niche export opportunity for Australia: camel meat.

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