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Sponsors ink deal for IHPE 2008

| 10/08/2008 | Reply
Sponsors ink deal for IHPE 2008

A mock cheque worth $120,000 from the Diamond Sponsor, Brunei Shell Petroleum, was handed over to the
Co-Chairman of 3rd International Halal Product Expo (IHPE) 2008, Dato Paduka Awg Hj Mohd Hamid bin Hj
Mohd Jaafar, Permanent Secretary of MIPR and guest of honour at the cheque presentation yesterday at
the Setia Pahlawan Hall of the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources. Brunei Economic Development Board passed over its sponsorship cheque worth $20,000 for the International Halal Market Conference 2008 (IHMC) at the same event.

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Somalis fill vacant jobs at Iowa meatpacking plant

| 09/08/2008 | Reply
Somalis fill vacant jobs at Iowa meatpacking plant

Nearly three months after a federal immigration raid uprooted almost 400 employees at the largest Kosher meat packing plant in Iowa, USA dozens of Somali immigrants from Minneapolis are slowly filling the jobs left by the arrested Mexican and Guatamalan workers.

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A Halal Meat Business Thrives in New York

| 09/08/2008 | Reply
A Halal Meat Business Thrives in New York

There is a great satisfaction in a father being able to pass a business, he has built, down to his son to carry on after his retirement, but when through this he brings the son back to his Islam and his culture, that is an achievement. This is another success story for Halal.

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Area meat-packing plants prepare product for Muslim community

| 09/08/2008 | Reply
Area meat-packing plants prepare product for Muslim community

Muslims
may not figure prominently into the demographics of Central Alberta,
but a pair of meat processing plants here have adjusted their
operations to serve that market. Sunterra Meats Ltd. in Innisfail and Canadian
Premium Meats Inc. in Lacombe have both obtained halal certification,
approval that allows their meat products to be consumed by devout
Muslims.

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PIHB To Set Up 40 Halal Hub Complexes Nationwide By 2010

| 08/08/2008 | Reply
PIHB To Set Up 40 Halal Hub Complexes Nationwide By 2010

Perbadanan Industri Halal Bhd (PIHB)
targets to set up 40 halal hub complexes nationwide by 2010, said its
chairman Datuk Dr Abdullah Md Zin. He said the complexes would offer various products like daily necessities, healthcare, cosmetics and medicines under one roof.


The Halal supermarket is an idea that has been raised at various times, now let’s see if it is possible to stock the shelves and keep them full with Halal certified products.

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Halal Science Center aims to safeguard faith of Muslim communities worldwide

| 08/08/2008 | Reply
Halal Science Center aims to safeguard faith of Muslim communities worldwide

Thailand’s
fairly large Muslim population means there is always a need for Halal
food. The Halal Science Center, a part of the Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn
University, has been in existence since 1994.

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New Producer-Owned Beef Plant For Winnipeg

| 08/08/2008 | Reply
New Producer-Owned Beef Plant For Winnipeg

Natural
Prairie Beef Inc. announced today it has purchased a former Winnipeg
meat processing plant and begun to upgrade and redevelop it to produce
premium-branded Manitoba beef. Following a new business model for the
Canadian beef industry, the producer-owned company will target niche
markets like Halal and Kosher and own more parts of the value chain from gate-to-plate.

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Imams want halal controls

| 08/08/2008 | Reply
Imams want halal controls

Unlike Montreal’s Jewish community, which has a long-established kosher
monitoring system, there are few safeguards in the city to ensure
Muslim consumers are getting food that respects their dietary
restrictions. Reports abound of companies misleading consumers by falsely labelling
their products halal to take advantage of the growing global market.

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China to hold International Halal Food Festival next month

| 04/08/2008 | Reply
China to hold International Halal Food Festival next month

China will hold a 4-day international festival for Halal Food and
Muslim Commodities next month.

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Aussie red meat sales in Mideast up 22pc

| 04/08/2008 | Reply
Aussie red meat sales in Mideast up 22pc

Australian red meat sales in the Middle East increased by 22 per cent in the second quarter this year, a report said.

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Brunei Gets Halal Logo

| 03/08/2008 | Reply
Brunei Gets Halal Logo

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of
Brunei Darussalam has consented for the enforcement of the Halal
Certificate and Label Order 2005 starting August 1, 2008.The enforcement of the Order
will be implemented in stages and applications will be open for
local halal food producers who wish to use the Brunei Halal logo
during the Brunei 3rd International Halal Expo scheduled for
August 14, 2008. So far 12 companies have already applied for
the use of the logo.

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Holy Land brand spreads culture

| 31/07/2008 | Reply
Holy Land brand spreads culture

Here is a story about how a family in Minneapolis took the Halal corner store up to the next level, creating its own customer base around it.

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Halal feud centres on slaughter methods

| 30/07/2008 | Reply
Halal feud centres on slaughter methods

The battle of the Halal certifiers is now going to press in Canada. England, Australia, South Africa, Euope, and the USA, all these countries have open warfare between the agencies that certify Halal. How can we grow the Halal market if the people certifying it cannot agree on anything, or try to discredit their competitors?

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MCEC Funds Purchase of Plant for Manitoba Beef

| 30/07/2008 | Reply
MCEC Funds Purchase of Plant for Manitoba Beef

The Manitoba Cattle Enhancement Council announced today it
has increased its investment in Natural Prairie Beef Inc. by $1.2
million.”We have to be as smart as we can in our approach,” said Butler.
“Targeting niche markets such as kosher, halal and Natural beef makes
sense and this plant was a good opportunity when it came on the market.”

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Halal food monitor riles sellers

| 29/07/2008 | Reply
Halal food monitor riles sellers

A Muslim
not-for-profit organization says that even though meat might be
advertised as halal, that doesn’t ensure it is slaughtered according to
Qur’an guidelines. And the Halal Monitoring Authority in Canada admits its
growing influence on halal food has upset some businesses.

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Brunei business organisations to widen business prospects with Singapore counterparts

| 29/07/2008 | Reply
Brunei business organisations to widen business prospects with Singapore counterparts

“Malay business organisations are looking forward to the arrival of their Singapore counterparts next month,”
said Hj Osman Hj Omar, the president of Brunei Malay Entrepreneurs Federation (PPPMB). He said the visit which will include attending the International Halal Products Expo 14-17 August and the International Halal Market Conference 16-17 August, will definitely boost the current business situation as both the local Malay business
associations PPPMB and Brunei Malay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BMCCI) will have the
opportunity to widen their economic network with their Singapore counterparts.

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The largest survey of Muslim women in the UK

| 26/07/2008 | Reply
The largest survey of Muslim women in the UK


A unique and groundbreaking “1000 Sisters’ voices” survey was carried out by Ummah
Foods, a “new generation” British Muslim food company, and by SISTERS,
the inspirational new magazine for Muslim women
One of the more interesting aspects of the survey was that Muslim women seem
to have turned their backs on the major supermarket chains when it comes to
halal food shopping with only 10 per cent choosing the supermarkets.

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World-class line-up for IHM Conference 2008 in Brunei

| 26/07/2008 | Reply
World-class line-up for IHM Conference 2008 in Brunei

Brunei Darussalam is set to take centre stage again on August 16-17 with the forthcoming International Halal
Market Conference 2008 (IHMC) that will be held at the International Conference Centre in Bandar Seri
Begawan by bringing together a selection of world-class Halal industry experts to
the Sultanate.

Taking place in conjunction with the 3rd International Halal Product Expo (August 14-17), the IHMC
programme promises to be one of the best line-ups assembled for a Halal conference.

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GCC seeks food supplies abroad

| 25/07/2008 | Reply
GCC seeks food supplies abroad

Faced with a scarcity of fertile
land, water shortages and surging world food prices, wealthy Arab
states in the Gulf are seeking to secure their food supplies by
investing in agriculture abroad.

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Muslim Families Forced to Buy Imported Meat

| 25/07/2008 | Reply
Muslim Families Forced to Buy Imported Meat

West Virginia’s Department of Agriculture wants to get the word out to
farmers and meat processing centers that there’s an untapped market of
Muslims who need Halal meat in their state.

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