Category: Research

SFDA launches strategic plan for healthy food in Saudi Arabia

| 04/10/2017 | Reply
SFDA launches strategic plan for healthy food in Saudi Arabia

A “signal light” system of green, yellow and red will be used on products to indicate the amount of sugar, salt and fat. Plus an awareness campaign about nutrition and counseling on safe and healthy food.

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Dubai Will Issue First Ever State Cryptocurrency

| 02/10/2017 | Reply
Dubai Will Issue First Ever State Cryptocurrency

The token will be considered legal tender “for various government and non-government services, from their daily coffee and children’s school fee to utility charges and money transfers.”

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UAE- ESMA receives 106 requests for Halal accreditation from 49 countries

| 02/10/2017 | Reply
UAE- ESMA receives 106 requests for Halal accreditation from 49 countries

During the current year, 34 bodies from 17 countries have been accredited in the UAE, making the country a centre for Halal products between the East and West, stated Abdulla Abdul Qader Al Maeeni, Director-General of ESMA.

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UAE: DSOA to host Islamic lifestyle mini bootcamp

| 01/10/2017 | Reply
UAE: DSOA to host Islamic lifestyle mini bootcamp

Designed for ambitious early stage entrepreneurs engaged in Islamic arts and culture, Islamic architecture and design, family-friendly and Halal tourism, as well as digital Islamic economy, entertainment, communication and media.

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Halal sausage maker to quadruple production

| 30/09/2017 | Reply
Halal sausage maker to quadruple production

Turkmenistan halal meat producer Taze Ay plans to increase sausage production by 400% after securing a loan from a London bank investing in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Unilever plots rebound with products developed in India, Indonesia

| 27/09/2017 | Reply
Unilever plots rebound with products developed in India, Indonesia

Unilever said it wants to eventually obtain halal-certification for Lakme in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, where the majority of locally-produced Unilever brands are already halal certified.

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Opinion: Young, tech-savvy Muslimah a consumer group to watch

| 27/09/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Young, tech-savvy Muslimah a consumer group to watch

YOUNG Muslim women in Southeast Asia are coming into focus for marketers as an influential group in style, fashion, travel, tech-savviness and entrepreneurship while remaining religiously observant.

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Muslim women present ‘opportunities and challenges’ for marketers

| 25/09/2017 | Reply
Muslim women present ‘opportunities and challenges’ for marketers

Muslim women in Southeast Asia favour Japanese brands, shop online regularly and are more career driven and cosmopolitan than ever before, according to a study.

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Thailand set to be at the Forefront of Halal Industry

| 24/09/2017 | Reply
Thailand set to be at the Forefront of Halal Industry

It has been a tentative season for the Halal industry in Thailand as the market, worth roughly 1.29 billion US dollars has both grown and shrunk, but is now on the rise again.

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Malaysia suspends imports of meat from 3 Australian suppliers due to Halal issues

| 22/09/2017 | Reply
Malaysia suspends imports of meat from 3 Australian suppliers due to Halal issues

The companies have the halal certification but during out latest audit, our Jakim auditor detected non-conforming findings that did not comply with Malaysia halal protocol.

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Brazil’s BRF to reopen plant, catering to Mideast Halal market

| 21/09/2017 | Reply
Brazil’s BRF to reopen plant, catering to Mideast Halal market

BRF SA will reopen a food processing plant in Brazil by January, which is the first big move aimed at reviving profitability since the country’s No. 1 chicken exporter announced the departure of its CEO.

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Malaysia: Allana to diversify Halal frozen meat offering to local market

| 21/09/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Allana to diversify Halal frozen meat offering to local market

Allanasons Pvt Ltd (Allana), which is on the lookout for more Malaysian companies to serve as distributors, is working towards diversifying its product offering of halal frozen meat to the local market.

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Philippines still scrambling over Halal certification

| 21/09/2017 | Reply
Philippines still scrambling over Halal certification

Without a national certification scheme for Halal products, the Philippines is not yet ready to meet the demands of the Muslim, an official said.

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Canada: Celebrate with Blossom Pure

| 21/09/2017 | Reply
Canada: Celebrate with Blossom Pure

Today, “our commitment is just as strong — we value our hardworking farmers, your family’s health, the environment that we are caretakers of, and animal welfare.”

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Malaysia: Selangor launches programme to equip officers for Halal global market

| 20/09/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Selangor launches programme to equip officers for Halal global market

The programme prepares and equips people with knowledge and skills in Islamic law, as well as Halal system, management, industry standards and international trade.

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Opinion: “Why do we fall?”

| 20/09/2017 | 1 Reply
Opinion: “Why do we fall?”

A tale of a woman who made a success of a Halal food company but was let down big time by the food manufacturing industry – twice! Ready to launch again with a new company this is the story behind ‘Oh My Good Nosh!’.

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UAE: Finocracy adds Ernst & Young heavyweight to accelerate FinTech agenda

| 19/09/2017 | Reply
UAE: Finocracy adds Ernst & Young heavyweight to accelerate FinTech agenda

A group of prominent investors led by Ashar Nazim have acquired a significant stake in Finocracy. Ashar was formerly senior partner and the global head of Islamic banking practice at EY.

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France: Creation of the first French standard for Halal food

| 18/09/2017 | Reply
France: Creation of the first French standard for Halal food

Two Articles: The new standard for Halal has been criticized by the representative bodies in the French Council of the Muslim Faith.

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Halal Accreditation Authority (HAK) to reinforce Turkey’s position in Halal certification

| 18/09/2017 | Reply
Halal Accreditation Authority (HAK) to reinforce Turkey’s position in Halal certification

HAK will strengthen Turkey’s central position in the field of halal certification and accreditation and allow Turkey to be a gold standard in terms of rule-making and steps to be taken moving forward.

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Halal Expo Dubai opens door to boost UAE’s US$20 billion imports

| 18/09/2017 | Reply
Halal Expo Dubai opens door to boost UAE’s  US$20 billion imports

Halal Expo Dubai opens door to boost UAE’s US$20 billion imports as Malaysia recognises UAE’s Halal Products Control System.

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