Category: Regional news

Malaysia: Asia Islamic Fashion Week 2017 – 30 March-2 April in KL

| 13/03/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Asia Islamic Fashion Week 2017 – 30 March-2 April in KL

Asia Islamic Fashion Week is a uniquely designed trade event aimed at showcasing the blend of modest fashion with cutting-edge style that is within the Islamic context.

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Time to focus on ECO market for food exports

| 13/03/2017 | Reply
Time to focus on ECO market for food exports

PAKISTAN can boost its food exports to Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) countries as it now leads this 10-nation economic bloc for next five years.

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Australian Government backs new Indonesian ‘Halal law’

| 13/03/2017 | Reply
Australian Government backs new Indonesian ‘Halal law’

Australia’s trade minister has backed new Indonesian laws that will require all meat sold in the Muslim nation apart from pork to be halal certified.

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NZ agri innovation helping meat exports to Asia’s diverse markets

| 13/03/2017 | Reply
NZ agri innovation helping meat exports to Asia’s diverse markets

Halal meat exports to Asia’s large muslim populations has been made possible by electrical stunning of animals before slaughter.

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Opinion: Bangladesh’s untapped potential of exporting halal meat

| 11/03/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Bangladesh’s untapped potential of exporting halal meat

The difficulties impeding export of halal meat from Bangladesh are mostly related to cattle rearing in disease-free locations and the processes involved in the pre- and post-slaughter stages.

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Armenia: First Halal Certification office opens is Armenia

| 11/03/2017 | Reply
Armenia: First Halal Certification office opens is Armenia

The purpose of opening the Halal office in Armenia is to meet the needs of Muslim tourists and help the Armenian farmers to export their products to Islamic countries.

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UK: Father and son cleared in ‘turkey sold as halal lamb’ meat scandal

| 10/03/2017 | Reply
UK: Father and son cleared in ‘turkey sold as halal lamb’ meat scandal

The boss of the now defunct Peterborough-based meat suppliers, Dutch Bangla Direct Ltd, Mahmudur Rohman, was found guilty of all allegations, as was businessman Kamal Rahman.

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Malaysia: MTDC to help SMEs boost Halal capabilities

| 08/03/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: MTDC to help SMEs boost Halal capabilities

Malaysian Technology Development Corp (MTDC) is looking to help 30 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) practicing Halal principles to improve their technological capabilities with a Halal fund.

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Opinion: Going under the Radar – Halal Controversies in Norway

| 07/03/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Going under the Radar – Halal Controversies in Norway

By Sindre Bangstad, Religion going Public The relative absence of controversies relating to Halal certification in Norway speaks about a more pragmatic side of state-Muslim relations in Norway than polarizing media headlines may suggest. Halal Certification Sign in Oslo. Photo: Sindre Bangstad. In spite of a substantial volume of academic research on Islam and Muslims […]

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Qatar: Ministry amends list of Halal certification bodies

| 07/03/2017 | Reply
Qatar: Ministry amends list of Halal certification bodies

The Ministry of Public Health has amended the list of Islamic associations approved to issue Halal certification and Halal slaughterhouses in the countries exporting to Qatar.

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Belarus plans to launch poultry and beef exports to UAE in 2017

| 07/03/2017 | Reply
Belarus plans to launch poultry and beef exports to UAE in 2017

At present the Agriculture and Food Ministry is working on the list of meat processing companies and poultry farms ready to meet the Halal standards of the UAE.

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UK: Meat sector ponders over potential development of Halal Assurance standards

| 07/03/2017 | Reply
UK: Meat sector ponders over potential development of Halal Assurance standards

AHDB is currently considering introducing assurance standards for both stunned and traditional Halal sheep meat.

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UAE: Fresh food sales to hit Dh30 billion this year

| 07/03/2017 | Reply
UAE: Fresh food sales to hit Dh30 billion this year

Establishing an internationally recognised trademark would stand to expand the trade of Halal food products around the world.

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‘bruneihalalfoods’ wins Best Artisan Product Award at Gulfood 2017

| 06/03/2017 | Reply
‘bruneihalalfoods’ wins Best Artisan Product Award at Gulfood 2017

During Gulfood, bruneihalalfoods received several recognitions including winning the Gulfood Award 2017 for ‘Best Artisan or Local Food’.

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UAE ‘has best ecosystem for Halal pharmaceuticals’

| 05/03/2017 | Reply
UAE ‘has best ecosystem for Halal pharmaceuticals’

“Mass manufacturing would be made possible by standardisation, which would aid economies of scale and barrier-free global trade,” Mohammed Saleh Badri, secretary general of IHAF, said

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Japan launches six new destinations for Indonesian tourists

| 04/03/2017 | Reply
Japan launches six new destinations for Indonesian tourists

While Osaka and Tokyo have been Indonesians favorites, Japan also has six other attractive regions for tourists who want to experience the country’s four seasons.

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Bangladesh: DLS yet to fulfill Saudi terms for exporting Halal meat

| 04/03/2017 | Reply
Bangladesh: DLS yet to fulfill Saudi terms for exporting Halal meat

The country could have a significant share of global Halal meat export if it could fulfill SFDA conditions after having the necessary infrastructure.

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Canada: Export insights from Riz Global Foods’ Syed Ali

| 04/03/2017 | Reply
Canada: Export insights from Riz Global Foods’ Syed Ali

“Prices of Canadian products are usually higher because of their superior quality,” and companies need to understand the culture of the market they’re going to enter.

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UK: Aladdin Group partners with Manchester United

| 03/03/2017 | Reply
UK: Aladdin Group partners with Manchester United

AladdinStreet.com will be rolling out its services globally in Q1/2017 by featuring products and services from Malaysia and Singapore in the initial stages.

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Saudi, UAE keen on building halal ecosystem within Malaysia, says Zahid

| 03/03/2017 | Reply
Saudi, UAE keen on building halal ecosystem within Malaysia, says Zahid

Jakim will be the permanent secretariat for the National Halal Council and Jakim’s Halal Hub division will be strengthened with other agencies under the National Blue Ocean Strategy (NBOS).

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