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Dubai’s 2017-2021 Islamic Economy strategy tied to GDP growth

| 01/02/2017 | Reply
Dubai’s 2017-2021 Islamic Economy strategy tied to GDP growth

By Shalini Seth, Media ME DUBAI – The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) on Tuesday announced what it calls a “refreshed” growth strategy for the next five years until 2021, after multiple sessions of stakeholder engagement, with the objective of measuring and expanding its impact on the UAE’s gross domestic product, or GDP. THREE PILLARS, […]

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France: New book claims halal is ‘invented tradition’

| 28/01/2017 | Reply
France: New book claims halal is ‘invented tradition’

According to anthropologist Florence Bergeaud-Blackler, author of the new book “The Halal Market or The Invention of a Tradition”, buying halal is not a religious obligation.

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Halal Meat Fraud and Safety Issues in the UK

| 28/01/2017 | Reply
Halal Meat Fraud and Safety Issues in the UK

A comprehensive and well-researched paper that reviews UK fraud and safety issues around Halal meat and poultry products, particularly in the context of EU legislation.

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UAE: Healthy food to drive growth in retail sector

| 27/01/2017 | Reply
UAE: Healthy food to drive growth in retail sector

A shift towards healthier options in the food segment (particularly fresh foods) along with a high level of price consciousness might present the biggest opportunity for retailers in 2017.

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INDONESIA: Mandatory Halal Certification Looms for Food, Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics

| 26/01/2017 | Reply
INDONESIA: Mandatory Halal Certification Looms for Food, Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics

Promoted as a Halal Product Guarantee, the certification forms part of the bid to make Indonesian products more competitive in the international market.

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Philippines: Shari’ah must be included in Halal development law

| 26/01/2017 | Reply
Philippines: Shari’ah must be included in Halal development law

By Ace June Rell S. Perez – SunStarDAVAO THE Mindanao Islamic Chamber of Commerce Inc. (MICCI) raised concern to incorporate Shari’ah aspect to the Philippine Halal Export Development and Promotion Act of 2016. Marilou Ampuan, one of the founders of MICCI and president of the Universal Islamic Center told reporters Tuesday, January 24, during the […]

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Philippines: Halal Tourism Expo exhibitors seen to double with ASEAN chairmanship

| 26/01/2017 | Reply
Philippines: Halal Tourism Expo exhibitors seen to double with ASEAN chairmanship

This year’s Halal expo was organized to increase the public’s level of awareness of Halal as well as to give better position of the Philippines, especially Davao, in aligning programs for Halal tourism.

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UAE: DCL launches new service to verify Halal cosmetics products

| 25/01/2017 | Reply
UAE: DCL launches new service to verify Halal cosmetics products

The Dubai Central Laboratory, DCL, at Dubai Municipality has launched a new service to verify Halal cosmetics and personal care products.

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USA: USDA Guarantees Kosher and Halal Meat Can Be Organic, Too

| 24/01/2017 | 1 Reply
USA: USDA Guarantees Kosher and Halal Meat Can Be Organic, Too

The USDA’s statement came in its final version of regulations for organic livestock and poultry practices, published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017.

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Pakistan: Fauji Meat officially begins commercial operations

| 17/01/2017 | 1 Reply
Pakistan: Fauji Meat officially begins commercial operations

Pakistan has been endowed with a large livestock population which includes cattle, buffalo, sheep and goat. It has a herd size of more than 60 million animals; one of the largest in the world.

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Bosnian Businesses Choose Halal to Target Gulf Market

| 16/01/2017 | Reply
Bosnian Businesses Choose Halal to Target Gulf Market

The huge variety of hotels and restaurants choosing to serve exclusively Halal products within their establishments is truly revolutionizing travel and tourism within Bosnia.

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UAE: DIEDC, Astana International Financial Centre sign MoU

| 16/01/2017 | 1 Reply
UAE: DIEDC, Astana International Financial Centre sign MoU

Furthermore, DIEDC will assist in setting up the Kazakh Halal Accreditation Body in collaboration with its strategic partners. The organisation will join the International Halal Accreditation Forum.

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Yunnan principally agrees to work with Malaysia with trade and Halal products

| 15/01/2017 | Reply
Yunnan principally agrees to work with Malaysia with trade and Halal products

Yunnan has agreed in principle to work with Malaysia on several issues related to increasing trade, including certification for halal products and connectivity.

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Malaysia: Alibaba and the Halal industry: A win-win situation

| 13/01/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Alibaba and the Halal industry: A win-win situation

The Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) is in talks with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group to form a joint venture to enter the international halal market in a big way.

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UK: Halal food gets a modern day twist

| 13/01/2017 | Reply
UK: Halal food gets a modern day twist

More entrepreneurs are focusing on food for the Muslim community, with a number of American-style restaurants and dessert parlours opening up across the country.

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Malaysia: HDC to double number of firms exporting Halal products by 2020

| 12/01/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC to double number of firms exporting Halal products by 2020

CEO Jamil said this came on the back of positive outlook in global growth with the International Monetary Fund forecasting 3.4% this year.

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Indonesia: Minister promotes international Halal food certification for MSMEs

| 12/01/2017 | Reply
Indonesia: Minister promotes international Halal food certification for MSMEs

“We are encouraging international halal food product certification, so that our food products become popular abroad,” State-owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno said.

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Humane Slaughter: Islamic Teaching & Modern methods

| 11/01/2017 | Reply
Humane Slaughter: Islamic Teaching & Modern methods

An academic paper from the Pakistan Society of Food Scientists and Technologists reviewing Islamic methods and modern practices of humane slaughter.

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UK: AHDB Beef & Lamb Halal Seminar 22 February 2017

| 11/01/2017 | Reply
UK: AHDB Beef & Lamb Halal Seminar 22 February 2017

The event will provide a platform to discuss the key issues and opportunities for the Halal sector and how AHDB Beef & Lamb supports it.

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Pakistan: Food sector should get zero-rated facility for global share

| 11/01/2017 | Reply
Pakistan: Food sector should get zero-rated facility for global share

“There is no Muslim country in the list of top-10 halal meat exporters, although Pakistan has a big potential of exporting halal meat globally,” said Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry representatives.

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