Category: Regional news

USA: Muslim Franchisee Sues KFC Over Religious-Claims Policy

| 27/07/2017 | Reply
USA: Muslim Franchisee Sues KFC Over Religious-Claims Policy

Lokhandwala alleges KFC never mentioned the policy in any of the parties’ franchise agreements, in violation of the Franchise Disclosure Act of 1987.

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Brunei Halal products enter UAE market in Mideast push

| 27/07/2017 | Reply
Brunei Halal products enter UAE market in Mideast push

Halal major Ghanim International Corporation Sdn Bhd is setting its sights on the massive Middle East market, in bid to build bruneihalalfoods.

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Sime Darby’s subsidiary inks MoU to develop Halal compliant infrastructure in China

| 27/07/2017 | Reply
Sime Darby’s subsidiary inks MoU to develop Halal compliant infrastructure in China

Sime Darby said HDC will be working with both WSD in China and Sime Darby in Malaysia to further strengthen Malaysia’s leadership in the Halal industry.

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Malaysia: HALFEST ASEAN 2017

| 27/07/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: HALFEST ASEAN 2017

Malaysia and ASEAN Halal industry players now have the perfect platform to be competitive, progressive, and sustainable by helping them expand their business network.

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Amanah Halal Research Centre Launches Certified Halal Auditor Online Study Program

| 27/07/2017 | Reply
Amanah Halal Research Centre Launches Certified Halal Auditor Online Study Program

Amanah Halal Research Centre has launched Certified Halal Auditor, an online 3 months study program.

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UAE: Halal Expo Dubai To Strengthen UAE Lead in Halal Industry Development

| 24/07/2017 | Reply
UAE: Halal Expo Dubai To Strengthen UAE Lead in Halal Industry Development

Halal Expo Dubai will strengthen UAE’s goal of leading and developing the Halal industry in the Arab region and beyond.

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Hungarian meat processor to invest €5.4m in new facility

| 22/07/2017 | Reply
Hungarian meat processor to invest €5.4m in new facility

Hungary’s poultry meat processor Gallicoop Pulykafeldolgozó Zrt has unveiled plans to invest some HUF 1.65 billion (€5.4m) to set up a new meat packaging plant.

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“Taiwan Halal Center” Vanguard of the New Muslim Expansion Plan

| 21/07/2017 | Reply
“Taiwan Halal Center” Vanguard of the New Muslim Expansion Plan

Taiwan External Trade Development Council has commissioned the Bureau of Foreign Trade to establish the “Taiwan Halal Center” (THC).

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Cambodia: Cooperation for Halal food standards

| 21/07/2017 | Reply
Cambodia: Cooperation for Halal food standards

Cambodia will cooperate with Thailand and Malaysia to establish halal standards to cater to the rising number of national and international tourists visiting Cambodia.

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UAE: DIEDC opens nominations for 5th Islamic Economy Award

| 21/07/2017 | Reply
UAE: DIEDC opens nominations for 5th Islamic Economy Award

The award recognizes the efforts of institutions and entrepreneurs across the globe in offering the best innovative concepts that align with Islamic economy standards.

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Indonesia: Halal certification shouldn’t burden industry: F&B producers

| 20/07/2017 | Reply
Indonesia: Halal certification shouldn’t burden industry: F&B producers

The halal certification will give added value to the products on the global market, but we hope the certification process will not add to the industry’s burden.

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Netherlands’ only kosher slaughterhouse facing closure following export ban

| 18/07/2017 | Reply
Netherlands’ only kosher slaughterhouse facing closure following export ban

The only kosher slaughterhouse in the Netherlands is facing closure because of a government-introduced ban on exporting its produce.

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Canada: Halal Food Festival takes Muslims back in time

| 17/07/2017 | Reply
Canada: Halal Food Festival takes Muslims back in time

The guests enjoyed unique offerings at over 200 food booths from the Greater Toronto Area’s best halal restaurants, bakeries, specialty stores and manufacturers.

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Opinion: The Shari’ah Rules Regarding Vinegar

| 14/07/2017 | Reply
Opinion: The Shari’ah Rules Regarding Vinegar

There is a difference of opinion among the jurists with regards to the permissibility of keeping wine with the intention of turning it into vinegar.

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Sheikh Mohammed unveils Dh5.5bn Dubai Food Park at Dubai Wholesale City

| 13/07/2017 | 1 Reply
Sheikh Mohammed unveils Dh5.5bn Dubai Food Park at Dubai Wholesale City

The Park will benefit from Dubai’s world-class infrastructure in land, marine and air transport, and is set to play a vital role in supporting food security in the country.

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UK: AHDB proposes quality standard mark for Halal sheepmeat

| 12/07/2017 | Reply
UK: AHDB proposes quality standard mark for Halal sheepmeat

British halal sheepmeat could carry a new supply chain quality assurance mark under AHDB plans to support this increasingly important sector for lamb producers.

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UK: Halal meat business sets out ‘ambitious’ trade plans

| 12/07/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal meat business sets out ‘ambitious’ trade plans

UK-based firm Haloodies will start exporting meat snacks to United Arab Emirates (UAE) supermarkets as part of a big push to become a global halal brand.

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The customer base for halal cosmetics is growing gradually in Bangladesh

| 11/07/2017 | Reply
The customer base for halal cosmetics is growing gradually in Bangladesh

People in Muslim-majority Bangladesh have become more brand conscious and are following global trends, particularly in fashion and cosmetics.

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Thailand yet to reach full potential as top Muslim travel destination

| 11/07/2017 | Reply
Thailand yet to reach full potential as top Muslim travel destination

Work was underway to finalise a common certification system for Thailand’s growing number of hotels, restaurants and other products.

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Malaysia: What you need to know about Halal beauty in Malaysia

| 10/07/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: What you need to know about Halal beauty in Malaysia

ELLE magazine speaks to PrettySuci and mySMINK, two of Malaysia’s rising beauty platforms about their products and the demand for halal cosmetics.

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