Category: Research

UAE: Workshop held to review ‘Halal’ trademark

| 24/05/2016 | Reply
UAE:  Workshop held to review ‘Halal’ trademark

The workshop was attended by number of officials from the government entities in the control and quality departments, and the institutions and entities in the food sector.

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Dubai: 63% increase in entries for Middle East Hotel Awards 2016

| 23/05/2016 | Reply
Dubai: 63% increase in entries for Middle East Hotel Awards 2016

From hundreds of entries, judges noted particular increases in entrants from hotels in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Lebanon and Jordan.

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Opinion: Halal makeup becoming popular in industry

| 21/05/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Halal makeup becoming popular in industry

“The fact that halal products can be traced back through the entire value chain is important for them in terms of quality assurance,” German chemicals giant BASF said in a recent news release.

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UAE: Modest fashion the focus of new online Cover Magazine

| 13/05/2016 | Reply
UAE: Modest fashion the focus of new online Cover Magazine

Cover, new global ­digital magazine is aiming to become the Vogue of the conservative-fashion world. The brainchild of Dubai-based Alia Khan, chairwoman of the Islamic Fashion and Design Council (IFDC).

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Indonesia: Unilever Faces Challenges in Applying Halal Warranty System

| 11/05/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: Unilever Faces Challenges in Applying Halal Warranty System

PT Unilever Indonesia applies a halal waranty system for its products and factory. However, the implementation system is not easy and the company faces various challanges.

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How Turkey plans to boost Halal tourism

| 11/05/2016 | Reply
How Turkey plans to boost Halal tourism

Turkey ranks third in the “Global Muslim Travel Index 2016,” and the Turkish government and business sector have decided to pursue a bigger slice of the Halal pie.

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Global halal industry offers investment opportunities for Qatar and Philippines

| 09/05/2016 | Reply
Global halal industry offers investment opportunities for Qatar and Philippines

Deputy head of mission Gonaranao B Musor, Philippine embassy in Qatar, said the Philippines wants to explore other areas of partnerships with Qatar on the economic benefits of the growing Halal industry.

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Opinion: A slice of the Halal cake

| 09/05/2016 | Reply
Opinion: A slice of the Halal cake

Halal certification is something that local businesses should strive for because Malaysia’s halal stamp is universally recognised and confers a definite advantage in the export markets.

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UAE: Dubai holds Signing Ceremony for IHAF

| 09/05/2016 | Reply
UAE: Dubai holds Signing Ceremony for IHAF

Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) and the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) held a signing ceremony after approval of the International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF).

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UK: ‘Book Halal Homes’ Launched in London to Serve Muslim Travellers

| 08/05/2016 | Reply
UK: ‘Book Halal Homes’ Launched in London to Serve Muslim Travellers

Book Halal Homes listed accommodations are required to fulfill certain criteria and have on offer: halal food, non-alcoholic drinks, non smoking areas, private pool and spa, prayer facilities on site, leisure facilities.

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UK: HFA disappointed and shocked by recent allegations by Britain First

| 06/05/2016 | Reply
UK: HFA disappointed and shocked by recent allegations by Britain First

HFA sends out a clear message that such baseless allegations, irresponsible accusations and politically driven agendas shall never be tolerated.

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UK: Brexit could save ‘THOUSANDS of animals’ from halal slaughterhouses abroad

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
UK: Brexit could save ‘THOUSANDS of animals’ from halal slaughterhouses abroad

Animal welfare minister George Eustice warned under current EU rules, the Government is powerless to stop livestock being forced to endure long journeys before being slaughtered overseas.

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Turkey wants to boost halal tourism: Minister

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
Turkey wants to boost halal tourism: Minister

Turkey will speed up works to develop “halal tourism” in a bid to lure even more Muslim tourists, Culture and Tourism Minister Mahir Ünal said at the opening of the Halal Tourism Conference 2016.

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Korea opens food trade office in UAE, aims for 10% growth

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
Korea opens food trade office in UAE, aims for 10% growth

The Korean government is stepping up its food industry promotion in the Middle East with a new regional office and new initiatives.

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South Africa to learn from Turkey at Halal tourism conference

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
South Africa to learn from Turkey at Halal tourism conference

South Africa is one of the five most popular non-Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) destinations in the global Muslim travel market, and will be represented at the Halal Tourism Conference 2016.

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Turkey: TÜBITAK invests $125,000 to detect pork in halal meat

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
Turkey: TÜBITAK invests $125,000 to detect pork in halal meat

The Food Institute at TÜBITAK’s MAM developed a five-minute test which will be made available to the masses in order to detect whether pork meat was mixed with meat advertised as “halal”.

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Halal Travel: Malaysia ranked the most Muslim-friendly

| 05/05/2016 | Reply
Halal Travel: Malaysia ranked the most Muslim-friendly

For the sixth consecutive year, the Global Muslim Travel Index (GMTI) has been published ranking 130 countries to benchmark how destinations are catering to the Muslim travel market.

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Malaysia: The Global Halal Alliance

| 03/05/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: The Global Halal Alliance

Working collaboratively, coordinating and leveraging their strengths and collective depth of knowledge, the Alliance will execute comprehensive solutions for the sustainable development of the global Halal economy.

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UK: Arbitration Hearing regarding the machine slaughter of Halal animals.

| 01/05/2016 | Reply
UK: Arbitration Hearing regarding the machine slaughter of Halal animals.

The MAT has been requested by leading authorities within the Halal slaughter industry to arbitrate on whether the machine slaughter of animals is legal under Islamic Law.

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UK: Halal horror house as undercover video exposes cruel abattoir

| 01/05/2016 | Reply
UK: Halal horror house as undercover video exposes cruel abattoir

The abattoir which provides halal and kosher meat appears to ignore all standards of animal welfare despite the presence of a government inspector and two vets.

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