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Holland to ban export of Halal meat

| 17/02/2016 | Reply
Holland to ban export of Halal meat

The Dutch government said it plans to limit ritual slaughter through new measures, including a ban on the export of kosher and halal meat.

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UK: Muslim Arbitration Tribunal on Machine Slaughter

| 17/02/2016 | Reply
UK: Muslim Arbitration Tribunal on Machine Slaughter

Due to the ongoing concern in the UK Muslim community regarding machine slaughter being accepted as Halal an arbitration on machine slaughter is taking place.

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New E-Commerce Sites Specialize in Halal Products for Muslims

| 17/02/2016 | Reply
New E-Commerce Sites Specialize in Halal Products for Muslims

New e-commerce firms are jostling to capitalize on the growing numbers of middle class Muslims who are now spending more than $100 billion a year shopping online.

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Philippines accelerates plans to develop Halal tourism

| 17/02/2016 | Reply
Philippines accelerates plans to develop Halal tourism

The Philippine Department of Tourism (PDOT) has unveiled a series of initiatives as part of a major drive to create a long-term infrastructure across the country to diversify its visitor arrivals.

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More than 47,000 hotel rooms under development in Saudi Arabia

| 17/02/2016 | Reply
More than 47,000 hotel rooms under development in Saudi Arabia

The majority of projects are in the final construction and pre-opening stages with 52 projects and almost 20,000 rooms set to open this year.

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Food manufacturers ‘don’t know their supply chains’

| 17/02/2016 | Reply
Food manufacturers ‘don’t know their supply chains’

This article from Food Manufacture claims that ‘53% of global food suppliers have no way of finding out their supply chain’, even after the horsegate scandal.

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Malaysia’s Halal Industry Attracts Investment Worth RM10.6 Bln In 2015

| 16/02/2016 | Reply
Malaysia’s Halal Industry Attracts Investment Worth RM10.6 Bln In 2015

To date, there are 128 halal certified companies in Malaysia, producing halal-compliant cosmetic and personal-care products.

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EU: Muslims Sue Animal Welfare Minister Over Halal Slaughter Ban

| 16/02/2016 | Reply
EU: Muslims Sue Animal Welfare Minister Over Halal Slaughter Ban

Several Muslim organisations are bringing legal proceedings against the Flemish Animal Welfare Minister, Ben Weyts.

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Japan joins bandwagon to tap ‘halal’ food market

| 15/02/2016 | Reply
Japan joins bandwagon to tap ‘halal’ food market

Japanese firms are also starting to test the waters and exporting small quantities of halal food.

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Egypt looks to expand F&B export base, halal influence

| 14/02/2016 | Reply
Egypt looks to expand F&B export base, halal influence

Egypt’s food and beverage industry is looking to expand its worldwide export footprint and leverage growing demand for halal products.

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Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) launching inquiry into AFIC

| 13/02/2016 | Reply
Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) launching inquiry into AFIC

Charities regulator warns Australian Federation of Islamic Councils it has launched inquiry into whether senior figures spent funds inappropriately.

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Australia: Beef exports to US and Japan slowdown in January

| 13/02/2016 | Reply
Australia: Beef exports to US and Japan slowdown in January

Australian beef processors are getting strangled by tightening cattle supply, higher prices at home, and a fall in international beef prices.

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Opinion: Global Halal Market Growing Bigger

| 13/02/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Global Halal Market Growing Bigger

The halal economy — encompassing everything from banking and finance to food and beauty products — is on the rise.

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Malaysia Halal Council To Spearhead Halal Management, Development

| 11/02/2016 | Reply
Malaysia Halal Council To Spearhead Halal Management, Development

The committee’s functions would be divided between the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) and the Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC).

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UAE hosts the first branch of the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation

| 10/02/2016 | Reply
UAE hosts the first branch of the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation

Signing the agreement will help in supporting the Islamic banking environment in the UAE, as well as Dubai’s ‘Capital of Islamic Economy’ initiative.

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Pakistan pavilion to showcase top food exports at Gulfood

| 10/02/2016 | Reply
Pakistan pavilion to showcase top food exports at Gulfood

Pakistan’s revitalised food and beverage agricultural industry is readying for a major export push a leading Pakistan Flagfood and hospitality trade platform in Dubai, UAE.

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IFANCA Pakistan is organizing a series of conferences

| 10/02/2016 | Reply
IFANCA Pakistan is organizing a series of conferences

‘Development of the Halal Industry and Government Regulations in Pakistan – The Way Forward’. Venues are in Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad during February 2016.

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Brunei: Simpor Pharma Is One of First Plants to Be Halal Audited

| 09/02/2016 | Reply
Brunei: Simpor Pharma Is One of First Plants to Be Halal Audited

Simpor Pharma, a Brunei pharmaceutical food supplement manufacturer, announced it is bringing its product line to the US Market from its world-class facility.

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USA: Sentencing in Halal food case continued to Feb. 25

| 06/02/2016 | Reply
USA: Sentencing in Halal food case continued to Feb. 25

Also to be sentenced on Feb. 25 are Midamar Corp., Islamic Services of America, and two of Aossey’s sons.

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Malaysia: HDC To Host Halal Cosmestics And Personal Care Conference

| 05/02/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC To Host Halal Cosmestics And Personal Care Conference

The event, to be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, will comprise workshops, forums and exhibitions.

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