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USA: Sentencing in Food Safety Cases Are Not Without Complications

| 05/01/2016 | Reply
USA: Sentencing in Food Safety Cases Are Not Without Complications

After every successful prosecution comes the sentencing. But in several criminal cases involving food safety, sentencing is turning out to be pretty complicated.

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UK: Distribution boss fined after running illegal meat processing plant

| 05/01/2016 | Reply
UK: Distribution boss fined after running illegal meat processing plant

The site was raided by the Food Standards Agency, Bradford Council environmental health officers and Home Office Immigration Enforcement.

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Russia looks to become halal friendly

| 04/01/2016 | Reply
Russia looks to become halal friendly

Tourism authorities have launched a program to make more halal-certified food products available in Russia.

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UK: Where to buy halal make-up products in the UK

| 30/12/2015 | Reply
UK: Where to buy halal make-up products in the UK

Some Halal cosmetics also state the products are suitable for anyone who worries about the unknown ingredients they may be putting on their skin.

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Dubai: E-cig or cig, smoking is haraam: Scholars

| 27/12/2015 | Reply
Dubai:  E-cig or cig, smoking is haraam: Scholars

Muslim scholars here have said that vaping and e-cigarettes are stringently prohibited in Islam due to its health implications and ‘they are a waste of money.’

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Thailand Halal Assembly 2015 opens with great interest of participants

| 26/12/2015 | Reply
Thailand Halal Assembly 2015 opens with great interest of participants

This year’s theme is “Halal Culture and Innovation for Halal Economy”.

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UK: B Riley & Sons falls into administration, 131 jobs lost

| 24/12/2015 | Reply
UK: B Riley & Sons falls into administration, 131 jobs lost

This is one of the largest abbattoirs in the North of England working within Halal beef and lamb verticals, as well as meat processing.

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Malaysia: World’s first halal vaccine plant to begin production in early 2018

| 24/12/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: World’s first halal vaccine plant to begin production in early 2018

The “formulation, fill and finish state-of-the-art facility” under AJ Biologics Sdn Bhd is expected to produce over 1,000 vaccines in the country, 5 years from now.

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Saudi Arabia to Take 20% Stake in Brazil Beef Producer Minerva

| 24/12/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia to Take 20% Stake in Brazil Beef Producer Minerva

Saudi Agriculture & Livestock Investment Co. (Salic) was formed three years ago to improve Saudi food security by investing in agriculture and livestock around the world.

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Russia: Grodno Meat-Packing Plant, Rastelli Foods Group to export beef to UAE

| 24/12/2015 | Reply
Russia: Grodno Meat-Packing Plant, Rastelli Foods Group to export beef to UAE

Shipments will start once the company completes the certification of halal products and when it passes the verification inspection.

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Pakistan: PHDA accredited as first Halal certification body

| 24/12/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: PHDA accredited as first Halal certification body

After the Halal certification, Pakistani export will also get boost as worldwide people like to consume products certified by a government owned HCB.

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Federal prosecutors will argue more prison time for convicted Midamar founder

| 24/12/2015 | Reply
Federal prosecutors will argue more prison time for convicted Midamar founder

The presentencing report also recommends a four-level increase for Aossey’s role as manager or supervisor, which according to law can impact prison term.

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Brunei’s Halal Brand gets a Boost

| 23/12/2015 | Reply
Brunei’s Halal Brand gets a Boost

Brunei’s Halal certification has a reputation on its strictness which had brought in much international attention.

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Saudi Arabia: OIC Forum on Global Unified Halal Food Standards

| 22/12/2015 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: OIC Forum on Global Unified Halal Food Standards

A SESRIC presentation provided a general overview of the recent trends in global Halal food industry, with particular emphasis on OIC countries.

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Report of the OIC Stakeholders Forum on Unified Halal Food Standards and Procedures

| 22/12/2015 | 1 Reply
Report of the OIC Stakeholders Forum on Unified Halal Food Standards and Procedures

78 participants from 23 countries and OIC institutions attended the Forum inaugurated by H.E. Mr. Iyad Ameen Madani, Secretary General, OIC.

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MATRADE Collaborates With Aeon To Push Malaysia’s Export Of Halal Products

| 22/12/2015 | Reply
MATRADE Collaborates With Aeon To Push Malaysia’s Export Of Halal Products

The programme was part of MATRADE’s efforts to encourage Malaysian companies to tap into the emerging Halal industry in Japan.

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Halal and Chinese medicine-based cosmetics reach new heights

| 21/12/2015 | Reply
Halal and Chinese medicine-based cosmetics reach new heights

The projected growth rate of 15 percent between 2015 and 2020 is just an indication of the potential of this growing trend.

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Niger hosts OIC Islamic Tourism Conference

| 21/12/2015 | Reply
Niger hosts OIC Islamic Tourism Conference

Covering the implementation of the OIC Framework for Development and Cooperation among OIC Member States in the field of tourism over the next two years.

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Taiwan eyes business opportunities in Muslim markets

| 21/12/2015 | Reply
Taiwan eyes business opportunities in Muslim markets

Taiwan is preparing to assist businesses to acquire halal certification and will also take measures to boost exports to secular Turkey.

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USM, IIUM To Spearhead Malaysia’s Push Towards Becoming Halal Powerhouse

| 21/12/2015 | Reply
USM, IIUM To Spearhead Malaysia’s Push Towards Becoming Halal Powerhouse

The signing ceremony was a milestone for the varsities to take charge and ensure Malaysia remains the leading global halal hub.

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