Category: Regional news

Bangladesh: PM seeks joint efforts with OIC to tap tourism opportunities

| 07/02/2018 | Reply
Bangladesh: PM seeks joint efforts with OIC to tap tourism opportunities

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said tourism is one of the areas where Islamic countries can work together to explore greater opportunities and potentials.

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GulfTIC Global network of companies at the forefront of Halal certification and compliance

| 06/02/2018 | Reply
GulfTIC Global network of companies at the forefront of Halal certification and compliance

The word ‘Halal’ has now become a new brand in the world, not only in the worldwide discussions at various forums and expos, but this is also proven by the growing Halal market in many countries.

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UK: ‘Modest wear’ for men hits the UK catwalk

| 05/02/2018 | Reply
UK: ‘Modest wear’ for men hits the UK catwalk

The concept of women’s “modest fashion” is well established in the retail world, this year will see men’s modest fashion come to the fore for the first time, experts say.

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From Farm to Fork – Issues with Fish Farming for Halal Certifying Bodies

| 04/02/2018 | Reply
From Farm to Fork – Issues with Fish Farming for Halal Certifying Bodies

The role of Halal Certifying Bodies is missed in fish farming, or is less visible, on farmed fish, there being the belief among Muslims that all fish are Halal is dangerous and short sighted.

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USA: One of the Largest Retailers in the US is Launching a Hijab-Friendly Fashion Line

| 02/02/2018 | 1 Reply
USA: One of the Largest Retailers in the US is Launching a Hijab-Friendly Fashion Line

Macy’s has partnered with Verona Collection, an Islamic boutique, and plans to exclusively carry Verona products for both Muslim and non-Muslim women across the U.S.

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Malaysia: MIHAS 2018 To Be Largest, Best Platform To Showcase Halal Products

| 02/02/2018 | Reply
Malaysia: MIHAS 2018 To Be Largest, Best Platform To Showcase Halal Products

Matrade: We expect visitors to increase by 10-15 per cent, or 26,000, at MIHAS 2018 in our new MITEC trade and exhibition centre , which will have over 1,000 exhibition booths.

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Opinion: It’s time to label all meat as stunned or unstunned at slaughter

| 02/02/2018 | Reply
Opinion: It’s time to label all meat as stunned or unstunned at slaughter

“Ban halal and kosher meat in the UK.” This is the demand of an online petition signed by more than 88,000 people doing the rounds on social media.

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Russia: Moscow Halal Expo exhibition rebranded to HALFOOD brand

| 02/02/2018 | Reply
Russia: Moscow Halal Expo exhibition rebranded to HALFOOD brand

On April 25-26 2018 the 9th International Exhibition of Halal Products “Moscow Halal Expo” (HALFOOD 2018) — will be held at the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Centre in Moscow.

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EU: DSM receives halal certification for the majority of its personal care products

| 01/02/2018 | Reply
EU: DSM receives halal certification for the majority of its personal care products

DSM’s Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients business unit today announces that following audits at its production sites in Vouvry and Aesch, over half its personal care portfolio is now certified as halal.

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UAE: Shifting Saudi food buying patterns spurs exporters confidence

| 01/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: Shifting Saudi food buying patterns spurs exporters confidence

DUBAI — A major shift in the food buying preferences of Saudi consumers is unlocking huge two-way trade opportunities in the Kingdom, according to a recent survey by leading research provider, Nielsen. With Saudi’s domestic food producers receiving a confidence boost for their dairy, snacks, ice-cream, mineral water, tea and coffee production, a host of […]

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Canada: Alberta’s ‘best-kept secret’ – Beef producers chase Halal market

| 01/02/2018 | Reply
Canada: Alberta’s ‘best-kept secret’ – Beef producers chase Halal market

Alberta’s Department of Agriculture started paying close attention to halal economic opportunities at least 15 years ago. It has now become a major focus.

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Philippines: DOST leads World Halal Assembly PH

| 25/01/2018 | Reply
Philippines: DOST leads World Halal Assembly PH

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) recently led the World Halal Assembly Philippines (WHAP) to develop and create vast opportunities and programs for Halal industry.

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USA: KFC Franchisee Loses Fight to Market Chicken as Muslim-Friendly

| 24/01/2018 | Reply
USA: KFC Franchisee Loses Fight to Market Chicken as Muslim-Friendly

KFC’s corporate policy prohibits franchisees from making religious dietary claims about its food.

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UK: County council backs down over decision to ban unstunned halal meat in schools

| 24/01/2018 | Reply
UK: County council backs down over decision to ban unstunned halal meat in schools

LANCASHIRE County Council has backed down over its controversial decision to ban the serving of unstunned halal meat in its schools, after the threat of a legal challenge.

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USA: Is high-tech “clean meat” kosher and halal?

| 23/01/2018 | Reply
USA: Is high-tech “clean meat” kosher and halal?

The ascendance of high-tech meat companies has sparked novel conversations in Jewish and Muslim circles over whether these novel products are kosher and halal.

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Global Muslim Population Grows 18 Percent, Driving Record Demand of Halal Products

| 18/01/2018 | 1 Reply
Global Muslim Population Grows 18 Percent, Driving Record Demand of Halal Products

Global market research company Euromonitor International unveiled via webinar the latest trends shaping the halal market as companies race to benefit from a pool of untapped consumers.

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Philippines: Manila to host 2-day World Halal Assembly

| 17/01/2018 | Reply
Philippines: Manila to host 2-day World Halal Assembly

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Region 12 will hold the World Halal Assembly in Manila on January 18 and 19 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel.

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Pakistan: Preferential trade deal with Saudi Arabia

| 16/01/2018 | Reply
Pakistan: Preferential trade deal with Saudi Arabia

PAKISTAN has evolved a comprehensive package in line with Saudi Vision-2030 to promote bilateral trade and investment between the two countries. The package envisages measures to ease procedures for business visa, remove non-tariff barriers and initiate talks on a preferential trade agreement (PTA). The package will be discussed at a high-level forum — Saudi-Pak Joint […]

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Japanese sugar firm Mitsui invests $7.6m in halal production drive

| 16/01/2018 | Reply
Japanese sugar firm Mitsui invests $7.6m in halal production drive

To cater to the halal market, Mitsui Sugar has decided to entirely eliminate bone char from its sugar production processes. Instead, it will use filtration with activated charcoal.

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Indonesian university to assist new government organisation as ‘halal guarantor’

| 16/01/2018 | Reply
Indonesian university to assist new government organisation as ‘halal guarantor’

The University of Indonesia’s (UI) new Halal Centre is now assisting the government’s recently-formed Halal Products Certification Agency (BPJPH) on halal certification and testing.

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