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Opinion: The Saudi-Qatar Dispute Escalates

| 10/07/2017 | Reply
Opinion: The Saudi-Qatar Dispute Escalates

If anything, Qatar has hardened its stand and categorically rejected the threats and ultimatums issued by the Saudis and their friends, refusing to succumb to their pressure.

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Brazil: Grappling with losses, Brazil’s BRF reorganizes senior management

| 07/07/2017 | Reply
Brazil: Grappling with losses, Brazil’s BRF reorganizes senior management

BRF will have vice presidents looking after Brazil, halal food division OneFoods Holdings Inc and the Southern Cone separately, the filing said.

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Malaysia: HDC sees 5%-6% Halal exports growth this year

| 03/07/2017 | Reply
Malaysia:  HDC sees 5%-6% Halal exports growth this year

“We see a lot of potential, particularly in the halal ingredients segment, which is still in its infancy and we also see the need to increase the number of experts in this segment,” HDC CEO said.

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Singapore: Vitafoods Asia Elevates 2017 Learning Programme

| 03/07/2017 | Reply
Singapore: Vitafoods Asia Elevates 2017 Learning Programme

Vitafoods Asia, the only event dedicated to the nutraceutical, functional food and beverages, and dietary supplement industries in Asia, today announces the agenda for its 2017 Conference Programme.

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EU: Flemish parliament in Belgium to vote on ban on halal, kosher slaughter

| 29/06/2017 | Reply
EU: Flemish parliament in Belgium to vote on ban on halal, kosher slaughter

A similar ban was approved by the Walloon parliament on May 17 and will come into force on June 1, 2018.

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South Africa:Wesgro Halal trade mission to Senegal secures R100 million for the Cape

| 29/06/2017 | Reply
South Africa:Wesgro Halal trade mission to Senegal secures R100 million for the Cape

The mission featured five Halal companies among others, which are producers in the agribusiness, manufacturing and engineering sectors.

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Singapore companies well-placed to tap China’s Halal market

| 29/06/2017 | Reply
Singapore companies well-placed to tap China’s Halal market

China’s halal market is valued at US$21 billion and is one of the fastest-growing in the world. But it lacks national standards and legislative support as its certification centres are only regional.

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Malaysia Halal Council to launch framework by year-end

| 29/06/2017 | Reply
Malaysia Halal Council to launch framework by year-end

The Malaysia Halal Council expects to launch its framework, focusing on empowering local halal companies, making them visible globally and increasing the participation of Bumiputera entrepreneurs by year-end.

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UK: How Halal meat became big business

| 25/06/2017 | Reply
UK: How Halal meat became big business

Wilf Lewis, Lewis Pies said, “As a business, you set greyhounds off, and this is the one that’s running fastest,” he says. “We could get to the point during the next decade where halal is the majority of what we produce.”

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UK: ‘I think there is a lack of understanding’ – Education key to unlocking halal market

| 24/06/2017 | Reply
UK: ‘I think there is a lack of understanding’ – Education key to unlocking halal market

Education for farmers and the public is key to unlocking the full potential of the halal market, according to AHDB halal manager Awal Fuseini.

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Gulf crisis: Qatar’s neighbors issue ultimatum, call for Al-Jazeera shutdown

| 24/06/2017 | Reply
Gulf crisis: Qatar’s neighbors issue ultimatum, call for Al-Jazeera shutdown

Qatar has said it is studying the demands of “siege countries.” The 13-point list of demands was delivered overnight on Friday by Kuwait, which is mediating between Qatar and its neighbors.

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UK: Morrison’s Senior Buying Manager receives British Empire Medal

| 22/06/2017 | Reply
UK: Morrison’s Senior Buying Manager receives British Empire Medal

A story beginning from running an ethnic supermarket in Bradford to growing the Morrison World Food category from just 500 lines to over 1350 and increasing year on year sales by 146%.

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Opinion: Are Halal free trade zones on the horizon for UK post-Brexit?

| 22/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Are Halal free trade zones on the horizon for UK post-Brexit?

In addition to a common set of Halal standards to be followed, Halal businesses would have to group together to support such an initiative, with additional support provided by the UK government.

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UK: Asda is now promoting Eid Gifts for Ramadan

| 20/06/2017 | Reply
UK: Asda is now promoting Eid Gifts for Ramadan

Asda has brought in products this year to suit their Muslim clients during Ramadan and also for the Eid. Halal cosmetics and personal care and Arabic puzzles and Eid wallets for children.

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Opinion: Issues surrounding the controversy of animal welfare in Halal slaughter

| 19/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Issues surrounding the controversy of animal welfare in Halal slaughter

People are focused on the last 10 seconds of an animal’s life and are prepared to ignore animal welfare issues that have happened to it in its life before it is slaughtered.

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USA: Whole Foods stock rockets 28% on $13.7 billion Amazon takeover deal

| 16/06/2017 | Reply
USA: Whole Foods stock rockets 28% on $13.7 billion Amazon takeover deal

Mackey will remain CEO of the grocery store chain after the deal closes, and the store will continue to operate under the Whole Foods brand.

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Canada: Thousands turn out to Mississauga interfaith iftar feast

| 16/06/2017 | Reply
Canada: Thousands turn out to Mississauga interfaith iftar feast

3,000 gathered for the first time at Mississauga Celebration Square for what organizers believe is Canada’s largest iftar, the nightly feast enjoyed by practicing Muslims during Ramadan.

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Al Islami tops list of influential halal food companies

| 15/06/2017 | Reply
Al Islami tops list of influential halal food companies

Top companies considered were Al Islami, BRF, Nestlé, Malaysian agro-foods company QL Foods, and American Wholefoods supplier Saffron Road.

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Opinion: Saudi Arabia Wants Qatar to Come Under Its Heel

| 15/06/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Saudi Arabia Wants Qatar to Come Under Its Heel

Word comes that the Saudis would like to see the current emir, Sheikh Tamam bin Hamad al-Thani, his father the former emir and his mother removed from power.

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Indonesia told to develop Halal industry

| 15/06/2017 | Reply
Indonesia told to develop Halal industry

“We need to think about a roadmap to develop a halal industry [in Indonesia] that is consistent with the existing National Industry Development Masterplan (RIPIN),” said CORE researcher.

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