Category: Regional news

Opinion: Why Beauty Brands Should Consider Halal Cosmetics

| 20/11/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Why Beauty Brands Should Consider Halal Cosmetics

Korean cosmetics manufacturers have been seeking halal certifications despite the Muslim population within Korea being extremely small.

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Canada: Paramount Fine Foods gears up to enter ME market

| 18/11/2015 | Reply
Canada: Paramount Fine Foods gears up to enter ME market

The group has been committed to keeping franchisees happy and satisfied, to ensure profit, continuity and further growth and success.

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Exploring the Opportunity For Halal In Healthcare

| 18/11/2015 | Reply
Exploring the Opportunity For Halal In Healthcare

As pork is forbidden by Islam, the use of pork-based gelatin in many vaccines has resulted in considerable resistance to vaccination.

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Unilever goes prestige, meets demand for male grooming

| 18/11/2015 | Reply
Unilever goes prestige, meets demand for male grooming

Muslim beauty is another significant growth driver for Unilever, with 300 million middle-class Muslim families projected to grow to 900 million.

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South Korea facing hurdles to enter lucrative halal market

| 17/11/2015 | Reply
South Korea facing hurdles to enter lucrative halal market

Halal is still a new term among Koreans: only slightly more than 30,000 Muslims live in the country, and there are just 15 mosques.

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29 countries to participate in Foodex Saudi 2015

| 17/11/2015 | Reply
29 countries to participate in Foodex Saudi 2015

The third edition of the food and beverage exhibition takes place on Nov. 17-20 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events.

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EU: Evonik obtains new Halal certificate for 112 cosmetic ingredients

| 14/11/2015 | Reply
EU: Evonik obtains new Halal certificate for 112 cosmetic ingredients

Evonik announces that a number of its silicone-based products for personal care are, for the first time, complying with Halal requirements.

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Indonesia: Operator Aims to Woo ‘Those Arabian Kings’ With ‘Shariah Hotel’ in Bali

| 12/11/2015 | Reply
Indonesia: Operator Aims to Woo ‘Those Arabian Kings’ With ‘Shariah Hotel’ in Bali

Plans to build the new ‘shariah hotels’ in Bandung, Bandarlampung, Yogyakarta and Bali, under the Grans Seriti Madani brand.

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Brunei: Ghanim appoints new group CEO

| 11/11/2015 | Reply
Brunei: Ghanim appoints new group CEO

Dr Nur Rahman, the new CEO of Ghanim International, has worked in senior executive positions for a number of large organisations in Australia before joining Ghanim.

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Australia: Islamic groups and meat processors at odds over government role

| 11/11/2015 | Reply
Australia: Islamic groups and meat processors at odds over government role

Ten meat processors met the Department of Agriculture last month, calling on the government to oversee all aspects of halal certification.

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Australian Halal meat processors say Government takeover needed

| 10/11/2015 | Reply
Australian Halal meat processors say Government takeover needed

Some of the country’s largest meat processors want the Federal Government to urgently reform Australia’s halal beef certification system.

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Expert says GCC should invest in food production

| 09/11/2015 | Reply
Expert says GCC should invest in food production

It could also serve as a source of food export revenues, which could shave off $20bn worth of food imports from the US.

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USA: Criminal convictions cloud Aossey legacy

| 09/11/2015 | Reply
USA: Criminal convictions cloud Aossey legacy

Midamar continues to ship meat and other products to the Middle East, including Malaysia and Indonesia, though volume has cut in half.

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Germany: Double digit growth for natural and organic cosmetics

| 09/11/2015 | Reply
Germany: Double digit growth for natural and organic cosmetics

Intensification of demand is the main driver of market growth. 19 to 34 year olds in particular have raised the turnover.

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Turkey: Halal and Tayyib Products Workshops Organized by GIMDES

| 06/11/2015 | Reply
Turkey: Halal and Tayyib Products Workshops Organized by GIMDES

Muslim scientists and producers should work to produce Halal vaccines which harmonize with Halal and Tayyib system.

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USA: Why property professionals want a slice of the Halal sector

| 06/11/2015 | Reply
USA: Why property professionals want a slice of the Halal sector

Overseas property professionals are increasingly looking at ways of appealing to Muslim investors and providing Shariah-compliant opportunities.

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Eight prominent people from Qatar in ‘Islamica 500’

| 05/11/2015 | Reply
Eight prominent people from Qatar in ‘Islamica 500’

Islamic 500 is a publication of the ISFIN Institute, the academic and training subsidiary of ISFIN, the World’s leading advisory for the Islamic markets.

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UK: Tesco expands Halal and world beauty offering

| 05/11/2015 | Reply
UK: Tesco expands Halal and world beauty offering

Tesco has expanded its offering of world beauty and skin care products in the UK. 63 Tesco stores will now stock PAKS and
Vatika as well as new halal brand Tamese & Jackson.

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UK: Controversial abattoir under new management

| 05/11/2015 | Reply
UK: Controversial abattoir under new management

The former Boosbeck abattoir Banaras Halal Meats in Birmingham has been taken over by a Middle East consortium led by government Halal Advisor Mohammed Saleem.

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USA: A new wave of Muslim start-ups

| 04/11/2015 | Reply
USA: A new wave of Muslim start-ups

Millennial entrepreneurship in America is on the rise, and over half of Muslims in America are between the ages of 18-39, skewing much younger than the general population.

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