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Cape Town first-ever Halal Conference leads to $6 million worth of business deals

| 16/11/2017 | Reply
Cape Town first-ever Halal Conference leads to $6 million worth of business deals

This will assist in the long-term vision of establishing Cape Town as the Halal Hub for Africa that will include opportunities for trade, tourism and investment in the Western Cape.

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Opinion: New Indonesian halal law seen disrupting business, hurting SMEs

| 15/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: New Indonesian halal law seen disrupting business, hurting SMEs

The changes will affect potentially hundreds of billions of dollars on consumer products. Even the agency’s newly minted director, Dr Sukoso, and his staff of 45, admit they face a steep curve.

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UK: The $4.5Billion Halal Market opportunity and how to access it

| 15/11/2017 | Reply
UK: The $4.5Billion Halal Market opportunity and how to access it

Throughout the week at Food Matters Live being held in London at ExCel, 21-23 November 2017, Halal industry leaders, London Halal Food Festival, will bring together experts from the halal industry.

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Istanbul gets ready for World Halal Summit, Halal Expo

| 14/11/2017 | Reply
Istanbul gets ready for World Halal Summit, Halal Expo

Conferences and workshops titled “Islamic Finance”, “Halal Food Industry”, “Islamic Tourism”, “Hajj and Umrah”, “Halal Medicine, Pharma and Chemistry”, “Islamic Life and Halal Textile” will be held in the expo.

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UAE to sign halal MOU with Philippines before year-end

| 14/11/2017 | Reply
UAE to sign halal MOU with Philippines before year-end

ESMA in the UAE and Philippines are expected to sign a memorandum of understanding before year end that will create a government agency back home authorized to certify halal products for the Emirates.

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UK: Mandatory CCTV in abattoirs to be introduced in 2018

| 13/11/2017 | Reply
UK: Mandatory CCTV in abattoirs to be introduced in 2018

Legislation is expected to be introduced in the New Year, and come into force in the Spring, with all slaughterhouses required to comply following an adjustment period of up to 6 months.

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Opinion: Stunning – Putting Profit Above all Else

| 11/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Stunning – Putting Profit Above all Else

Although this reasoning seems intuitive, there is no scientific consensus to suggest that slaughter without stunning is any more painful for animals than slaughter involving stunning.

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Canada: Customer focus drives lamb processor partnerships with farmers

| 11/11/2017 | Reply
Canada: Customer focus drives lamb processor partnerships with farmers

The Zamani family runs Simcoe Street Meat Packers and processes lamb in Kawartha Lakes for its retail stores in Toronto. They specialize in “truly halal products”.

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Indonesia: YPHI Encourages Government to Immediately Issue BPJPH Implementation Rules

| 06/11/2017 | Reply
Indonesia: YPHI Encourages Government to Immediately Issue BPJPH Implementation Rules

The head of the Indonesian Halal Products Foundation (YPHI) Yanis Musdja said the challenge faced by the newly built body is very complex.

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Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre – 5th Islamic Economy Award in November 2017

| 05/11/2017 | Reply
Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre – 5th Islamic Economy Award in November 2017

DIEDC is gearing up to host the fifth Islamic Economy Award on 27 November, 2017 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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Azerbaijan can increase number of halal hotels

| 04/11/2017 | Reply
Azerbaijan can increase number of halal hotels

Tourism tends to become one of the main sectors of the Azerbaijani economy, and that can be seen from the huge flow of tourists visiting the country this year.

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UK: Are Skittles vegan, vegetarian or halal?

| 04/11/2017 | Reply
UK: Are Skittles vegan, vegetarian or halal?

So, what about one of our favourite sweets? Skittles has been a delightfully sugary, sweet and tangy snack for years, but can we eat them?

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Pakistan: Malaysia to set up Halal food industry at Ghazi, Haripur

| 03/11/2017 | Reply
Pakistan: Malaysia to set up Halal food industry at Ghazi, Haripur

Malaysia will establish Halal food industry at Ghazi, Haripur and in this regard an agreement was also signed with Canada.

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UAE based Halal food company begins manufacturing in Brunei

| 02/11/2017 | Reply
UAE based Halal food company begins manufacturing in Brunei

Saahtain Group officially launched its Bruneian subsidiary Saahtain Asia Sdn Bhd, which manufactures Halal ready-to-eat meals at their newly operational facility at the Salambigar Industrial Park for export.

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UK: 13,000 attend world’s biggest Muslim lifestyle show in Manchester

| 02/11/2017 | Reply
UK: 13,000 attend world’s biggest Muslim lifestyle show in Manchester

MLE has been created to provide a unique marketing platform for global brands and businesses to engage with the Muslim consumer.

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USA: Halal a growing presence in NY Capital Region food scene

| 02/11/2017 | Reply
USA: Halal a growing presence in NY Capital Region food scene

Within the last two years many restaurants and stores in the Capital Region of New York state around the capital city Albany have changed hands into halal-certified eateries and purveyors.

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UK: Canadian entrepreneurs exhibit at Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2017

| 01/11/2017 | Reply
UK: Canadian entrepreneurs exhibit at Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2017

One from Toronto was selling ‘Halal Socks’, and the other from Montreal was selling Hajj rucksacks with a difference.

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UAE: New factory to deliver boost to UAE’s halal food production

| 01/11/2017 | Reply
UAE: New factory to deliver boost to UAE’s halal food production

Al Islami Foods has announced the opening of its largest factory in Hamriyah Free Zone, Sharjah which it expected to deliver a major boost to the production of halal food in the region.

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USA: Wahed raises $7 million for Halal-based investment platform

| 01/11/2017 | Reply
USA: Wahed raises $7 million for Halal-based investment platform

This will enable more people to put their money in Halal-compliant investments, or those that are permissible under traditional Islamic law.

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Opinion: It isn’t just halal slaughter that Britain needs to make more humane

| 01/11/2017 | Reply
Opinion: It isn’t just halal slaughter that Britain needs to make more humane

As a Muslim I support Lancashire’s ban on non-stunned halal meat in schools. But how we treat the animals we eat is the issue here – not religious compliance.

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