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UK: Bassetts Mint Favourites now contains porcine gelatine

| 15/01/2016 | Reply
UK: Bassetts Mint Favourites now contains porcine gelatine

Mondelez International will be adding a mint chew, containing porcine gelatine, to its Bassetts Mint Favourites which will be landing in store this month.

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Charity status stripped from Adelaide’s oldest mosque and main Halal certifier

| 13/01/2016 | Reply
Charity status stripped from Adelaide’s oldest mosque and main Halal certifier

CHARITY status has been stripped from Adelaide’s oldest mosque and main halal certifier for failing to reveal financial dealings.

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Malaysia: Exports of halal goods expected to reach RM50 billion this year

| 13/01/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Exports of halal goods expected to reach RM50 billion this year

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 (Bernama) — The demand for halal products remains positive despite the global economic downturn amid plunging commodity prices, the Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC) said. Its Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Seri Jamil Bidin said Malaysia’s halal sector recorded a stellar performance last year, growing about 30 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y), dominated […]

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Saudi Arabia’s Salic buys $188m stake in Brazil’s Minerva

| 13/01/2016 | Reply
Saudi Arabia’s Salic buys $188m stake in Brazil’s Minerva

Saudi Arabia’s Salic investment body has bought a 19.95% stake in Brazilian beef producer, Minerva, for US$188.4m, following the kingdom’s lifting of a ban on Brazilian beef.

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The French government confirms the legality of ritual slaughter

| 12/01/2016 | Reply
The French government confirms the legality of ritual slaughter

This response should reassure Jews and Muslims in France, which regularly concerned about the questioning of ritual slaughter.

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Indonesia: Clariants Tangerang site receives Halal certification

| 12/01/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: Clariants Tangerang site receives Halal certification

Singapore, January 11, 2016 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announced today that its production site located in Tangerang, Indonesia under the business unit of Industrial & Consumer Specialties (ICS) has received the Halal certification in Indonesia. With the certification, Clariant’s products will be granted better access to Muslim consumers located in countries […]

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Turkey: ANUFOOD Eurasia is gathering speed

| 11/01/2016 | Reply
Turkey: ANUFOOD Eurasia is gathering speed

The German-Turkish joint trade fair project ANUFOOD Eurasia provides access to one of the world’s largest growth markets for food and beverages: Eurasia.

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Malaysia: Jakim to suggest Halal Council of Malaysia to cabinet

| 11/01/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim to suggest Halal Council of Malaysia to cabinet

Jamil Khir said the council would help to standardise the laws and jurisdiction issues among the ministries in handling the process of issuing halal certificates.

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UAE International Forum for Halal Certification Bodies

| 10/01/2016 | Reply
UAE International Forum for Halal Certification Bodies

Hosting the International Forum for Halal Certification Bodies in Dubai reflects the government’s efforts to be a global reference point in Halal certification.

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Pakistan: PHDA to play vital role in Halal Industry growth

| 10/01/2016 | Reply
Pakistan: PHDA to play vital role in Halal Industry growth

PHDA Chairman Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Khan said the Agency was striving to regulate Halal sector of Pakistan and its accreditation was a step towards achieving the objectives.

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Malaysia: Halal Products Export To Hit RM50 Bln This Year

| 09/01/2016 | Reply
Malaysia:  Halal Products Export To Hit RM50 Bln This Year

The top five markets for Malaysia’s halal products exports last year were China, Singapore, the United States, Indonesia, and the Netherlands.

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Latvia boosted by halal meat exports

| 08/01/2016 | Reply
Latvia boosted by halal meat exports

Last year they exported 420t of religiously slaughtered beef. 50t to Egypt, 100t Lebanon and the rest to the EU.

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Malaysia: TPP nod for Jakim’s halal certification

| 08/01/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: TPP nod for Jakim’s halal certification

Ahmad Maslan said that recognition was unprecedented as no other free trade agreements had acknowledged the local halal industry in this manner before.

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Canada: Little Mosque producer makes move to fashion

| 06/01/2016 | Reply
Canada:  Little Mosque producer makes move to fashion

Zarqa Nawaz and her business partner have launched a clothing line to fill a gap that she noticed while producing the set-in-Saskatchewan comedy.

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South Korean Food Producers Set Sights On Halal Market

| 06/01/2016 | Reply
South Korean Food Producers Set Sights On Halal Market

South Korean processed food companies and farmers are ramping up efforts to tap into the rapidly growing global halal market as they face tougher competition from cheaper rivals.

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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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