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UAE: MoE launches Halal Accreditation Service, ESMA interactive global map

| 20/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: MoE launches Halal Accreditation Service, ESMA interactive global map

The minister confirmed that the UAE is currently leading global efforts to assess the size of the Islamic economy sector through a specialised study being undertaken by the concerned authorities in the UAE.

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UK: AHDB Beef & Lamb and Dairy returns to Gulfood in Dubai

| 19/02/2018 | Reply
UK: AHDB Beef & Lamb and Dairy returns to Gulfood in Dubai

AHDB is exhibiting a range of lamb products in the Meat Pavilion as well as a selection of speciality cheeses in the Dairy Hall.

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Lindsay Lohan sports halal make-up, hijab at London Modest Fashion Week

| 19/02/2018 | Reply
Lindsay Lohan sports halal make-up, hijab at London Modest Fashion Week

With collections curated to focus on less skin and body shape, the exhibited range included designs by leading names such as Amal Al-Raisi, Kiran Fathima Ayub and Till We Cover.

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UAE: Global Halal Industry Platform held in Dubai

| 19/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: Global Halal Industry Platform held in Dubai

Key challenges facing the international halal system and how to overcome them, as well as innovations that will achieve balance between growth in the industry and compliance with Islamic Sharia will be discussed.

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UAE: International food buyers and sellers meet in Dubai, with focus on Halal

| 19/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: International food buyers and sellers meet in Dubai, with focus on Halal

The world’s largest annual food and hospitality exhibition, according to its organisers, returned to Dubai 18th February, with exhibitors from across the globe, including Halal World Food.

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Opinion: The Future of Food: What’s on your dining table in 2118

| 15/02/2018 | Reply
Opinion: The Future of Food: What’s on your dining table in 2118

Electronic tongues, ethical meats, digital agriculture, seawater farming, and other gastronomic curiosities will disrupt the way our food is produced and consumed.

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UAE: Dubai meat industry players discuss cooperation

| 15/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: Dubai meat industry players discuss cooperation

The Food and Beverage Manufacturing Business Group (FBMG) of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently organised a meeting with representatives from the meat sub-sector.

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Video On Demand – A Convergence of Market Dynamics

| 15/02/2018 | Reply
Video On Demand – A Convergence of Market Dynamics

It is now the media sector, and specifically Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD), that is at the centre of a unique convergence of 5 powerful market dynamics in the Muslim Lifestyle sector.

Streaming video on demand, geared for the Muslim millennial digital consumer, offering inspiring lifestyle content, delivered via apps to mobile devices in Southeast Asia. This is a formula that will change the way that Islam is perceived.

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Alchemiya – Our Reason for Being

| 15/02/2018 | Reply
Alchemiya – Our Reason for Being

The driving force behind Alchemiya is our love of global Islamic culture, art, music, design, food, and we want to share that with as many people as we can.

This culture has produced some of the most iconic objects in the world: the Taj Mahal, Persian carpets, Uzbek embroidery, Arabic Calligraphy. These buildings, objects and ideas illustrate the high points of Muslim creative expression and are valued by everyone. They also inspired us to define values for Alchemiya that encapsulate the intention behind them, to be productive, peaceful, creative and to strive for excellence.

Our purpose is “To offer inspirational content that reflects the rich culture of the Muslim world”. Alchemiya exists in the digital world, with no physical presence but behind it lies the same intentions that created these beautiful objects. We approach our work with the same care and hope for the same result…to lift the human soul and fill it with joy.

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HalalFocus Supporting Alchemiya

| 15/02/2018 | Reply
HalalFocus Supporting Alchemiya

With the realisation that what we watch – consume – with our eyes and ears and imaginations is just as important as what we put in our mouths, supporting video-on-demand operator is a natural extension of our work on HalalFocus.

More than that, success for Alchemiya also means the spread of the all-important messages of peace, productivity and creativity; messages that are a natural antidote to radicalisation and Islamophobia. Alchemiya brings more peace and well-being to our own lives and the lives of those around us.

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Canada: OneWorld Foods partner to bring authentic Halal food experience to Canadians

| 14/02/2018 | Reply
Canada: OneWorld Foods partner to bring authentic Halal food experience to Canadians

With a growing ethnic market, and an increasingly sophisticated consumer seeking high flavour profiles with great food, OneWorld is well on its way to success.

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UK: London Muslim Lifestyle Show wins Event of the Year

| 12/02/2018 | Reply
UK: London Muslim Lifestyle Show wins Event of the Year

The London Muslim Lifestyle Show 2018 takes place on 21st – 22nd April at Olympia London, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX.

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UK: Bradford directors disqualified over purchase of gold bullion

| 10/02/2018 | Reply
UK: Bradford directors disqualified over purchase of gold bullion

Greentabs Ltd (CRO No 03484420) formerly known as Mumtaz Food Industries Ltd, was incorporated on 22 December 1997 as a restaurant and food manufacturing plant.

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Uzbekistan introduces Halal standards

| 10/02/2018 | Reply
Uzbekistan introduces Halal standards

The introduction of new standards and certification of compliance are expected to provide an excellent opportunity to expand sales markets for domestic producers.

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Malaysia: Jakim to introduce halal certification for medical devices

| 09/02/2018 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim to introduce halal certification for medical devices

Sirajuddin said industries had been waiting for the Jakim medical devices halal certification including manufacturers of liquids used in dialysis machines.

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UAE: DAFZA and International Center of Islamic Economy launch the Entrepreneurs Forum

| 08/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: DAFZA and International Center of Islamic Economy launch the Entrepreneurs Forum

At the end of the forum, three winners received an award for presenting the most innovative ideas designed to support the Islamic economy.

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UAE: The 13th Annual World Takaful Conference (WTC) in Dubai April 2018

| 08/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: The 13th Annual World Takaful Conference (WTC) in Dubai April 2018

The conference will take shape under the theme of “Differentiation, Innovation & Profitable Growth” on April 9-10 at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai. Discount for HalalFocus readers to attend.

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UAE: Global harmonisation of halal certification standards ‘key priority’ for DIEDC in 2018

| 08/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: Global harmonisation of halal certification standards ‘key priority’ for DIEDC in 2018

DIEDC will work with International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF)and the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA)—to achieve its goal of harmonising Halal certification standards.

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Saudi Arabia: Tourism boost for Madinah, hub of Islamic and historical sites

| 08/02/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Tourism boost for Madinah, hub of Islamic and historical sites

Madinah was the capital of Islamic culture in 2013 and the capital of Islamic tourism in 2017, and it witnessed tremendous progress in the tourism sector.

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UK: Sheep slaughtered without stunning doubles to more than 11 million in UK

| 07/02/2018 | 1 Reply
UK: Sheep slaughtered without stunning doubles to more than 11 million in UK

The Government has said it would prefer all animals going to slaughter to be stunned first, but there was long-standing convention to respect the rights of Jewish and Muslim communities.

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