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Brazil’s BRF mulls options to Halal unit One Foods IPO

| 17/03/2017 | Reply
Brazil’s BRF mulls options to Halal unit One Foods IPO

BRF wants proceeds from the sale of the One Foods stake to help propel the latter’s expansion into Asian Muslim nations.

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UAE-based IHAF raises awareness in global Halal cosmetics industry

| 15/03/2017 | Reply
UAE-based IHAF raises awareness in global Halal cosmetics industry

“Putting internationally recognised standards in place ultimately boosts the public’s confidence in the Halal market, consequently driving up investment in the industry.”

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Dubai ranks first in Islamic-Economy-Enabling Free Zone Cities

| 15/03/2017 | Reply
Dubai ranks first in Islamic-Economy-Enabling Free Zone Cities

Free zone contribution to the halal food sector amounted to US$34 billion and is expected to hit US$74 billion by 2021, US$7 billion contribution to the modest fashion sector is projected to double.

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UK: Halal food a ‘bigger market than China’

| 15/03/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal food a ‘bigger market than China’

‘If we want to be open for business with the world, we need to be aware that a lot of the world is Muslim,’ said Abdalhamid Evans, Senior Strategist, Imarat Consultants.

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Update on the UAE Halal Food Regulations and Accreditation

| 15/03/2017 | Reply
Update on the UAE Halal Food Regulations and Accreditation

Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA) has recently spurred into action in speeding up approvals for Halal Certifying Bodies (CBs).

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Canada: Chudleigh’s baked goods launch in India

| 14/03/2017 | Reply
Canada: Chudleigh’s baked goods launch in India

Riz Global Foods had the opportunity to have successfully launched a range of Frozen Halal Desserts from Chudleigh’s at the AAHAR show in India.

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Malaysia: Asia Islamic Fashion Week 2017 – 30 March-2 April in KL

| 13/03/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Asia Islamic Fashion Week 2017 – 30 March-2 April in KL

Asia Islamic Fashion Week is a uniquely designed trade event aimed at showcasing the blend of modest fashion with cutting-edge style that is within the Islamic context.

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Time to focus on ECO market for food exports

| 13/03/2017 | Reply
Time to focus on ECO market for food exports

PAKISTAN can boost its food exports to Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) countries as it now leads this 10-nation economic bloc for next five years.

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Australian Government backs new Indonesian ‘Halal law’

| 13/03/2017 | Reply
Australian Government backs new Indonesian ‘Halal law’

Australia’s trade minister has backed new Indonesian laws that will require all meat sold in the Muslim nation apart from pork to be halal certified.

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Halal food processing to help attract investments from Qatar to Philippines

| 13/03/2017 | Reply
Halal food processing to help attract investments from Qatar to Philippines

The Philippine government wants to tap opportunities in the halal market, touted as a growing billion-dollar global industry, and is currently building a roadmap for its halal industry.

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NZ agri innovation helping meat exports to Asia’s diverse markets

| 13/03/2017 | Reply
NZ agri innovation helping meat exports to Asia’s diverse markets

Halal meat exports to Asia’s large muslim populations has been made possible by electrical stunning of animals before slaughter.

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Opinion: Bangladesh’s untapped potential of exporting halal meat

| 11/03/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Bangladesh’s untapped potential of exporting halal meat

The difficulties impeding export of halal meat from Bangladesh are mostly related to cattle rearing in disease-free locations and the processes involved in the pre- and post-slaughter stages.

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Armenia: First Halal Certification office opens is Armenia

| 11/03/2017 | Reply
Armenia: First Halal Certification office opens is Armenia

The purpose of opening the Halal office in Armenia is to meet the needs of Muslim tourists and help the Armenian farmers to export their products to Islamic countries.

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UK: Father and son cleared in ‘turkey sold as halal lamb’ meat scandal

| 10/03/2017 | Reply
UK: Father and son cleared in ‘turkey sold as halal lamb’ meat scandal

The boss of the now defunct Peterborough-based meat suppliers, Dutch Bangla Direct Ltd, Mahmudur Rohman, was found guilty of all allegations, as was businessman Kamal Rahman.

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Malaysia: MTDC to help SMEs boost Halal capabilities

| 08/03/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: MTDC to help SMEs boost Halal capabilities

Malaysian Technology Development Corp (MTDC) is looking to help 30 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) practicing Halal principles to improve their technological capabilities with a Halal fund.

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Opinion: Going under the Radar – Halal Controversies in Norway

| 07/03/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Going under the Radar – Halal Controversies in Norway

By Sindre Bangstad, Religion going Public The relative absence of controversies relating to Halal certification in Norway speaks about a more pragmatic side of state-Muslim relations in Norway than polarizing media headlines may suggest. Halal Certification Sign in Oslo. Photo: Sindre Bangstad. In spite of a substantial volume of academic research on Islam and Muslims […]

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Qatar: Ministry amends list of Halal certification bodies

| 07/03/2017 | Reply
Qatar: Ministry amends list of Halal certification bodies

The Ministry of Public Health has amended the list of Islamic associations approved to issue Halal certification and Halal slaughterhouses in the countries exporting to Qatar.

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Belarus plans to launch poultry and beef exports to UAE in 2017

| 07/03/2017 | Reply
Belarus plans to launch poultry and beef exports to UAE in 2017

At present the Agriculture and Food Ministry is working on the list of meat processing companies and poultry farms ready to meet the Halal standards of the UAE.

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UK: Meat sector ponders over potential development of Halal Assurance standards

| 07/03/2017 | Reply
UK: Meat sector ponders over potential development of Halal Assurance standards

AHDB is currently considering introducing assurance standards for both stunned and traditional Halal sheep meat.

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UAE: Fresh food sales to hit Dh30 billion this year

| 07/03/2017 | Reply
UAE: Fresh food sales to hit Dh30 billion this year

Establishing an internationally recognised trademark would stand to expand the trade of Halal food products around the world.

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