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Canada’s Paramount Fine Foods takes its Mideast cuisine to the world

| 29/09/2016 | Reply
Canada’s Paramount Fine Foods takes its Mideast cuisine to the world

Mr. Fakih’s plans aren’t limited to Canada, though: With franchise partners, he has begun opening Paramounts in the United States and even Lebanon, with an agreement to soon launch 20 locations in Britain.

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UAE: IHAF to hold first-ever general assembly meeting in UAE

| 29/09/2016 | Reply
UAE: IHAF to hold first-ever general assembly meeting in UAE

The International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF), the world’s first Halal international accreditation network, will hold a general assembly on November 6, 2016.

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UAE: Dubai Chamber Partners Up with Top-Tier Institutions for GIES 2016

| 29/09/2016 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Chamber Partners Up with Top-Tier Institutions for GIES 2016

Bearing the theme “Inspiring Change”, the summit will take place on October 11 and 12, 2016, in Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.

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The importance of start-ups to the halal economy

| 26/09/2016 | Reply
The importance of start-ups to the halal economy

SMEs, start-ups and entrepreneurs employ, innovate and experiment across a range of industries and sectors, acting as the lifeblood of their local markets with huge contributions in terms of presence and profits.

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Natural and organic cosmetics labelling rise set to continue

| 23/09/2016 | Reply
Natural and organic cosmetics labelling rise set to continue

These labels vary in descriptions, such as ethical labels like Halal, to those promoting sustainability and/0r safety aspects.

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USA: Lush Handmade Cosmetics to Receive 2016 Multicultural Award at AMCC

| 23/09/2016 | Reply
USA: Lush Handmade Cosmetics to Receive 2016 Multicultural Award at AMCC

The 2016 Multicultural Award will be presented to Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics by the American Muslim Consumer Consortium (AMCC) on October 1, 2016.

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UAE to welcome more family tourists in 2016

| 23/09/2016 | Reply
UAE to welcome more family tourists in 2016

A spectrum of subjects will be discussed under the Islamic economy label, including family tourism, at the 3rd Global Islamic Economy Summit held in Dubai in October.

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In Morocco, Halal certification opens the door to new markets

| 22/09/2016 | Reply
In Morocco, Halal certification opens the door to new markets

ITC has collaborated closely with Morocco’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and IMANOR to support the country’s ambition to become an important player in global halal food production and trade.

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Shock report suggests imposing halal tax could help crush radical Islam in France

| 22/09/2016 | Reply
Shock report suggests imposing halal tax could help crush radical Islam in France

CALLS for a nationwide halal tax to help stop Muslim youths being radicalised have been raised in France.

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Emirates Global Centre for Accreditation board appointed by decree

| 21/09/2016 | Reply
Emirates Global Centre for Accreditation board appointed by decree

The decree is effective from the date of issuance and will be published in the Official Gazette.

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USA: Muslim fashion designer makes history with hijab collection

| 20/09/2016 | Reply
USA: Muslim fashion designer makes history with hijab collection

A Muslim fashion designer has made history as the first ever designer to feature hijabs in every outfit on a Newnyfw2 York Fashion Week catwalk.

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Brazil eyes Malaysia as entry point for Asean trade

| 20/09/2016 | Reply
Brazil eyes Malaysia as entry point for Asean trade

Brazil, Latin America’s largest market, could export the products to Malaysia to be processed and packaged before being exported to other Asean countries.

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Philippines target Halal exports

| 20/09/2016 | Reply
Philippines target Halal exports

DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez said the government will align its accreditation systems and institutions to be able to issue Halal certifications for the country’s products.

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Dubai wants to integrate Halal market

| 20/09/2016 | Reply
Dubai wants to integrate Halal market

The emirate of Dubai wants to be the world center of halal trade and is making an effort to globally unify the market’s procedures.

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Malaysia – Halal Logistics Training Programme

| 20/09/2016 | Reply
Malaysia – Halal Logistics Training Programme

Dr Marco Tieman is conducting an awareness and training programme focussing on the Malaysian Halal logistics standard MS 2400:2010

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Halal Sector – it is time to step up, no?

| 18/09/2016 | Reply
Halal Sector – it is time to step up, no?

The Halal sector has for too long been obsessed with ensuring technically correct slaughter methods with only minimal regard for the Tayyib components that will ensure real food quality.

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Monsanto and Bayer: Why Food and Agriculture Just Took a Turn For The Worse

| 18/09/2016 | 1 Reply
Monsanto and Bayer: Why Food and Agriculture Just Took a Turn For The Worse

News broke this week that Monsanto accepted a $66 billion takeover bid from Bayer. The new company would control more than 25 per cent of the global supply of commercial seeds and pesticides.

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USA: How Halal Food Became a $20 Billion Hit in America

| 15/09/2016 | Reply
USA: How Halal Food Became a $20 Billion Hit in America

Overall, from restaurants to supermarkets, halal sales are projected at $20 billion this year, up by one-third since 2010, according to the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (Ifanca)

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