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Brunei To Showcase Products At World Halal Expo in Abu Dhabi

| 02/12/2007 | Reply
Brunei To Showcase Products At World Halal Expo in Abu Dhabi

Establishments from Brunei Darussalam are ready to
participate in the World Halal Expo 2007 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab
Emirates (UAE), from December 9 to 11, to popularise local products
towards global recognition as well as to build networking with
international suppliers.

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Uruguay Eyes M’sia As Springboard To Asian Market

| 26/11/2007 | Reply
Uruguay Eyes M’sia As Springboard To Asian Market

Uruguay wants to form a partnership
with Malaysia to export its halal beef and make the latter a
springboard to enter Asian market, said its Ambassador to Malaysia
Pablo Sader.

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Muslim-owned businesses

| 25/11/2007 | Reply
Muslim-owned businesses

Shahed Amanullah, Editor-in-Chief, AltMuslim.com, has given his commentary on the recent acquisition of Al-Safa Halal. Hopefully this sale of a non-Muslim owned Halal business to a Muslim will create a higher awareness of the opportunities available in the market for Muslims to take advantage of. Men like David Muller saw a potentially profitable business idea and took full advantage of it. He complied to the requirements specified to make the products Halal, just as many non-Muslim run companies do around the world, including Nestle. What is notable here is not that there are non-Muslims running Halal businesses, but that there are so few Muslims in upper management of the production of Halal food internationally.

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Iowa halal turkeys grace tables abroad

| 24/11/2007 | Reply
Iowa halal turkeys grace tables abroad

To
assist Muslims wishing to recreate the traditional Thanksgiving dinner in their
own homes in Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Kuwait and Singapore this year,
Midamar has shipped overseas about 25,000 halal turkeys. An additional
10,000 halal turkeys have been delivered to Muslim homes in the United
States.

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Ethnic food leads the way

| 24/11/2007 | Reply
Ethnic food leads the way

Halal
exhibitors were once again in abundance at the show from Welsh Country
Foods to Crescent Quality Food. Companies that were previously not
operating in the halal sector are realising there is a gap in the
market to be filled and that Muslim consumers want the same choice of
products as the rest of the population.

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Australian Producers Eye Poultry Venture in Malaysia

| 22/11/2007 | Reply
Australian Producers Eye Poultry Venture in Malaysia

Two large scale chicken producers from
Australia are exploring Malaysia’s East Coast Economic Region (ECER)’s
potential as poultry hub.

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200,000 Canned Drinks Seized For Carrying Expired Halal Logo

| 22/11/2007 | Reply
200,000 Canned Drinks Seized For Carrying Expired Halal Logo

Malaysia – Some 200,000 canned drinks of various
flavours worth about RM200,000 were seized by the Islamic religious
authority from a company in Taman Selamat here today for carrying an
expired Halal logo.

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Oman Air thrives at World Travel Market 2007

| 22/11/2007 | Reply
Oman Air thrives at World Travel Market 2007

The issue of Halal tourism continues to get attention, with Oman Air also coming into the picture. With the expected rise in Middle eastern tourism, plus the increasing number of Muslims who travel are likely to mean that this issue will get some serious consideration. As with other similar issues, the question will be how to attract the Halal traveller without alienating the rest of the market.

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Muslims urged to Manufacture Halal Products

| 20/11/2007 | Reply
Muslims urged to Manufacture Halal Products

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said that Malacca State Development Corporation would be developing a
halal hub in a 2ha site in Serkam, with the construction of 34
workshops and 10 shophouses at a cost of RM9.1mil.

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Asean Charter To Bring Benefits For Brunei

| 20/11/2007 | Reply
Asean Charter To Bring Benefits For Brunei

The sultanate’s drive to push into
the halal market that is worth over US$600 billion, catering to 1.6
billion muslims worldwide, can also be leveraged through Asean’s
economic integration if the country can get its internal roadmap for
halal branding and promotion on track.

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Halal tourism tipped to rise as World Travel Market opens

| 16/11/2007 | Reply
Halal tourism tipped to rise as World Travel Market opens

New trends identified at the opening of the World Travel Market 2007 in the UK
included the rise of Halal tourism in the Middle East, the role of
mobile phones in revolutionizing the Asian travel industry and the
growth of “voluntourism.”

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Idea for ‘Halal airline’ fails to take off

| 16/11/2007 | Reply
Idea for ‘Halal airline’ fails to take off

Travel industry officials, including those from Islamic countries, have
criticised the idea of creating a special airline to cater to religious
Muslims as “impractical and unworkable” after a report at World Travel
Market (WTM) said such a service is needed.

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25 Attend Halal Audit Training Programme

| 15/11/2007 | 2 Replies
25 Attend Halal Audit Training Programme

A four-day course on Halal audit training for twenty five participants from the
Agriculture Department, Religious Council, State Mufti’s Office,
Syariah Affairs Department, Department of Health Services, Fisheries
Department and National Accreditation and Standard Centre
will be held held in Brunei Darassalam. They will be following the guidelines of the Halal Standard Brunei launched and their Halal Conference in August.

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New Products for Baby’s Health

| 15/11/2007 | Reply
New Products for Baby’s Health

Mumtaz Halal baby foods expansion will be launched at HALAL World Expo in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9-11 December 2007, to combat baby anaemia.

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Thai Halal Food Producers to Join Paris Expo

| 15/11/2007 | Reply
Thai Halal Food Producers to Join Paris Expo

Once again Thailand is looking for new markets for its Halal range of products. Local government officials and halal food producers in
Thailand’s five southernmost border provinces met Tuesday to discuss
the participation of local halal food producers in the Paris Halal
Expo, according to Pranai Suwannarat, director of the Southern Border
Provinces Administrative Centre (SBPAC).

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DTI embarks on programs for SMEs

| 14/11/2007 | Reply
DTI embarks on programs for SMEs

Teolulo T. Pasawa, director of the DTI Southern Mindanao’s National
Economic Research and Business Assistance Center (Nerbac), said the
good manufacturing practices training was held on October 27, 2007. The Halal Products Retail Merchandising seminar
was held on November 14 at the Davao Medical School Foundation.

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Asda And National Halal Food Group in Unique Store Link

| 12/11/2007 | Reply
Asda And National Halal Food Group in Unique Store Link

This unique joint venture partnership between the supermarket chain and
Birmingham-based “National Halal Food Group” is seen as a
groundbreaking move for both parties and reflects a growing demand from
the Muslim community for Halal meat and poultry products.

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Brunei-Australia Plan For World’s First International Halal Brand

| 11/11/2007 | Reply
Brunei-Australia Plan For World’s First International Halal Brand

The world’s first international halal
brand, which is expected to be launched by the middle of next year, is
being developed by the Brunei government with the involvement of
Australian food producers. Brian Norwood, chairman of Elders International Australia Ltd, the
company that is co-ordinating the project in Australia, told Bernama
the brand would be carried by only those products that are
“unquestionably genuine halal”.

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Asda under fire over plan to sell halal meat

| 08/11/2007 | Reply
Asda under fire over plan to sell halal meat

The deal by the National Halal group in Birmingham to sell Halal meat via their own store-in-store is a ground-breaking move for the UK Halal market. National Halal sell only high quality unstunned meat, and this will naturally cause some controversy, especially in the UK where the animal welfare lobby is very vocal.  National Halal defend their non-stun policy by saying that it is the most trauma-free method, a position that we support.

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Sadia to have factory in the Emirates

| 06/11/2007 | Reply
Sadia to have factory in the Emirates

Sadia, the Brazilian poultry giant is set to invest 57million USD in a factory in the UAE. Company exports to the Middle East total US$ 550 million a year. In the
first nine months of 2007 alone, of the total Sadia exports of 2.4
billion Brazilian reais (US$ 1.4 billion), 22% were to the Arab market. Expect to see more of this…

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