Category: Personal Care

Thailand: Uncontrolled growth of halal food sector

| 12/01/2014 | Reply
Thailand: Uncontrolled growth of halal food sector

An increase in the number of non-Muslims also preferring Halal foods has led to the uncontrolled growth of the halal food sector. Certifications are not strict enough.

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EU: Evonik Industries Receives Halal Cert

| 17/12/2013 | Reply
EU: Evonik Industries Receives Halal Cert

The certification ensures that food and drinks, in addition to cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, are permissible according to ritual Islamic regulations.

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Brunei signs Halal Product Development accord with Korean company

| 19/09/2013 | Reply
Brunei signs Halal Product Development accord with Korean company

South Korean biopharmaceutical firm BioLeaders Corporation is collaborating with the Brunei government in research and technical cooperation for the development of halal products.

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Malaysia: ‘Halal’ makeup, a religious obligation

| 09/08/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: ‘Halal’ makeup, a religious obligation

In 2010, the industry exported RM1.3 billion in products to the rest of the world; two years later, it rose to RM1.73 billion, according to the “halal” Industry Development Corporation (HDC).

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Halal cosmetics allow Muslim women to enjoy beauty and duty

| 30/07/2013 | 1 Reply
Halal cosmetics allow Muslim women to enjoy beauty and duty

The halal cosmetics market is estimated to range between $5bn-14bn in annual sales, growing at around 20 per cent a year, according to advertising company JWT MENA, part of a broader market for religious-compliant products worth more than $2.1tn.

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UAE Halal Cosmetics Market Opportunity Analysis Report 2013

| 14/06/2013 | Reply
UAE Halal Cosmetics Market Opportunity Analysis Report 2013

Cosmetics market in UAE is witnessing a new drift towards the increasing demand of Halal certified cosmetics products. The exponentially increasing preference for Halal cosmetics products has led to change in business strategy.

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UAE: Business is looking good for UK cosmetics firms in the Middle East

| 28/05/2013 | Reply
UAE: Business is looking good for UK cosmetics firms in the Middle East

Beautyworld Middle East, is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre. This is the 18th year of Beautyworld, and UK companies are back in increasing numbers, with the support of UK Trade & Investment in the region.

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EU: Breathable nail polish a surprise hit with Muslims

| 01/03/2013 | Reply
EU: Breathable nail polish a surprise hit with Muslims

The Polish company and some Muslims say the polish is the first of its kind because it lets air and moisture pass through to the nail. A craze has built up around it with Muslim women in recent months after an Islamic scholar in the United States tested its permeability.

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Halal nail polish! Say what?

| 29/01/2013 | 3 Replies
Halal nail polish! Say what?

Cosmetic company Inglot claims it’s manufactured the world’s first ‘wudu-friendly’ nail polish. Nail polish is impermissible because of the waterproof barrier it creates on nails, which prevents the washing before the Muslim prayer 5 times a day being valid.

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Malaysia: Halal gelatin in the process

| 22/12/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal gelatin in the process

The International Islamic University (IIU) of Malaysia and the King Saud University in Saudi Arabia will work together to produce gelatin from camels to meet world demand for halal gelatin.

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Brunei: Korean firms interested in making halal cosmetics

| 12/12/2012 | Reply
Brunei: Korean firms interested in making halal cosmetics

SOUTH Korean companies are interested in working with Brunei to manufacture Halal cosmetics for the regional market. In Brunei alone, there are about 30 shops selling cosmetics made in Korea. Korean firms are not put off by the small-scale of the Brunei market.

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International Distributors Wanted for Halal Toiletries Brand

| 04/12/2012 | 15 Replies
International Distributors Wanted for Halal Toiletries Brand

Wipro Unza is proud to announce recruitment of distributors in international markets to expand the presence of Halal toiletries brand SAFI. SAFI skin care and personal care products are made with the finest natural ingredients and are certified HALAL by Jakim.

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France: Halal toothpaste to be produced in central France

| 10/11/2012 | Reply
France: Halal toothpaste to be produced in central France

A factory in the centre of France is to start producing Europe’s first Halal toothpaste, due to be available in shops later this month. But because of press attention in France, the factory making the toothpaste wanted to remain anonymous.

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France: Halal beauty products – growth in France

| 27/09/2012 | Reply
France: Halal beauty products – growth in France

The French halal C&T market has been a tough nut to crack but there is potential for growth. French Muslims often having lower incomes and hence looking for bargains not available from higher priced imports.

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Brunei: Brunei Halal has potential in Halal Cosmetics

| 27/08/2012 | Reply
Brunei: Brunei Halal has potential in Halal Cosmetics

THE Embassy of South Korea is keen to facilitate the discussion of the use of Brunei’s Halal brand in Korean cosmetic products. Korea’s technique combined with Brunei’s halal reputation can create the best combination to compete.

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USA: Pharmacist makes ‘halal’ vitamins for American Muslims

| 17/08/2012 | Reply
USA: Pharmacist makes ‘halal’ vitamins for American Muslims

In his research he discovered that the majority of vitamins in the market were not “halal” as most of them had pork derivatives, such as the gelatin used in capsules or in gummy vitamins.

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Opinion: What happens to your body during your fast

| 20/07/2012 | Reply
Opinion: What happens to your body during your fast

During a fast, your body generates its own energy by burning stored resources made from excess fats, carbohydrates and sugars to produce energy. Fasting is also a healing for the mind, body and soul in more ways than one.

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Opinion: Keeping Fit While Fasting in Ramadan

| 15/07/2012 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Keeping Fit While Fasting in Ramadan

Many assume that fasting breaks down tissues and that Ramadan will cause a net loss of muscle and concurrent increase in fat; however, there is evidence that fasting actually makes the body more efficient.

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UAE: OIC picks Esma as regulator for halal cosmetics

| 11/06/2012 | Reply
UAE: OIC picks Esma as regulator for halal cosmetics

Dubai The Emirates Standardisation and Metrology Authority (Esma) is finalising unified halal codes for perfumes and cosmetics. Mandated by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Esma has formed a technical committee consisting of industry experts as well as Islamic scholars

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UAE: Call for same rules on cosmetics in GCC

| 29/05/2012 | Reply
UAE: Call for same rules on cosmetics in GCC

The priority now is to focus on the UAE, where each emirate has a different set of rules governing the regulation of consumer products, from lipsticks and shampoos to skin creams.

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