Category: Regional news

Dubai Accreditation Department launches new service

| 30/07/2016 | Reply
Dubai Accreditation Department launches new service

The service in laboratories will be part of the services provided by the department, including accreditation, granting of certificates, and inspection of halal food.

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Japan: International Islamic Halal Organization Japan inauguration

| 28/07/2016 | Reply
Japan: International Islamic Halal Organization Japan inauguration

IIHO Japan has been launched on Tuesday, July 27 as a Halal Certifying body recognized by IIHO Saudi Arabia as a chapter organization in Japan.

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UAE: Market for Indian ‘halal’ products rising in Gulf

| 27/07/2016 | Reply
UAE: Market for Indian ‘halal’ products rising in Gulf

With the largest chunk of overseas Indian population living in the Gulf countries, the market potential for ‘halal’-certified products from India in this region continues to grow.

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Brunei: Protect local interests as we promote Brunei Halal brand

| 27/07/2016 | Reply
Brunei: Protect local interests as we promote Brunei Halal brand

It is now a recognised brand because of its stringent procedures and processes for obtaining the Halal certification, giving high confidence to Muslim consumers.

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South Korea: Cosmax takes lead in adapting to Halal cosmetics

| 27/07/2016 | Reply
South Korea: Cosmax takes lead in adapting to Halal cosmetics

It has kicked off producing 50 halal-certified products at its Jakarta plant in Indonesia, gearing up its efforts to capture the burgeoning global Halal cosmetics market.

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Moscow Halal Expo 2016: Post event report

| 26/07/2016 | Reply
Moscow Halal Expo 2016: Post event report

The Exhibition and Moscow Halal Economy Forum were attended by delegates from 40 countries, and 200 companies exhibited in the Exhibition.

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How Korea could corner the halal market

| 25/07/2016 | Reply
How Korea could corner the halal market

A collaboration between Korea and Malaysia could see Korea leap to the forefront of halal beauty innovation and manufacture, an industry expert has suggested.

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UAE: ITW Abu Dhabi to address tourism safety, security issues

| 25/07/2016 | Reply
UAE: ITW Abu Dhabi to address tourism safety, security issues

International Travel Week-Abu Dhabi (ITW-Abu Dhabi) will officially host the inaugural World Halal Tourism Summit Ministerial Forum World Dialogue this November.

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UK: Mondelez announces their products may contain porcine gelatine

| 22/07/2016 | 2 Replies
UK: Mondelez announces their products may contain porcine gelatine

Mondelez International is changing the way it sources the gelatine it uses in its candy products to secure flexibility of supply. Currently all products containing gelatine use bovine gelatine.

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UK: High Wycombe Asda welcomes halal butcher counter

| 20/07/2016 | Reply
UK: High Wycombe Asda welcomes halal butcher counter

A halal butcher’s is to be installed into an Asda branch in High Wycombe as part of a £1.7 million investment.

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UK: Sheep processing film puts consumers in the picture

| 09/07/2016 | Reply
UK: Sheep processing film puts consumers in the picture

A film illustrating methods of sheep slaughter has been produced by AHDB Beef & Lamb to address a misunderstandings and to dispel myths around the practice.

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UK: TV show cooks up opportunities for Halal sector

| 07/07/2016 | Reply
UK: TV show cooks up opportunities for Halal sector

A TV show highlighting opportunities for lamb and beef in the Halal market is due to hit the airwaves as part of AHDB Beef & Lamb’s commitment to support the sector.

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Abu Dhabi to host International Travel Week

| 04/07/2016 | Reply
Abu Dhabi to host International Travel Week

Taking place from November 21 to 25 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, ITW-Abu Dhabi will aim to deliver a comprehensive programme.

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Brazil: BRF spin-off creates halal unit

| 01/07/2016 | Reply
Brazil: BRF spin-off creates halal unit

Brazilian meat processor BRF has announced plans to set up a subsidiary tasked with strengthening the meat giant’s supply of meat to Muslim consumers.

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UK: Arbitration on mechanical slaughter

| 01/07/2016 | Reply
UK: Arbitration on mechanical slaughter

The Muslim Arbitration Tribunal has confirmed that the arbitration hearing will take place 12pm on Saturday 16th July 2016.

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Rising food imports to boost participation in Foodex Saudi ’16

| 29/06/2016 | Reply
Rising food imports to boost participation in Foodex Saudi ’16

The 4th Foodex Saudi will host 35 countries on Nov. 21-24 at Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events and Conferences, organized by Reed Sunaidi Exhibitions.

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Halal make-up shines in UAE

| 29/06/2016 | Reply
Halal make-up shines in UAE

“People are too brand-conscious here. If big brands will come up with Halal products, it will work for sure.”

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Alghanim plans to bring US fast food giant to Saudi Arabia

| 23/06/2016 | Reply
Alghanim plans to bring US fast food giant to Saudi Arabia

US-based Wendy’s is reportedly the world’s third largest hamburger fast food chain with 6,482 locations.

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Malaysia and IDB to strengthen collaboration

| 23/06/2016 | Reply
Malaysia and IDB to strengthen collaboration

Malaysia and IDB could explore the development of joint-capacity development of a halal ecosystem in IDB member countries.

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Sale of Middle East Fast-Food Operator Back on Table for About $2.5 Billion

| 20/06/2016 | Reply
Sale of Middle East Fast-Food Operator Back on Table for About $2.5 Billion

A group of Persian Gulf investors has agreed to buy a majority stake in the Middle Eastern operator of fast-food brands Kuwait Food Co.

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