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Japan: New app shows where to eat halal food in a non-Muslim nation

| 26/03/2013 | Reply
Japan: New app shows where to eat halal food in a non-Muslim nation

Japanese student is developing an app to help Muslims living in non-Muslim-majority countries to find and buy halal foods more easily. You can use the app to search for halal restaurants, supermarkets and convenience food stores near to where you are.

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Malaysia: From a leading banker to a leading Halal manufacturer

| 25/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: From a leading banker to a leading Halal manufacturer

Jamaluddin Kadir started his professional career in the Malaysian banking industry but he decided to trade in his business suits for coveralls to lead PrimaBagus to be one of the country’s leading Halal food manufacturers, with a bluechip list of customers.

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Malaysia: HDC Expects Investments Of RM1 Billion In Halal Parks This Year

| 25/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia:  HDC Expects Investments Of RM1 Billion In Halal Parks This Year

Currently there are 24 halal parks located throughout the country, of which 13 were awarded Halmas status. HDC accords the Halmas status to halal park operators who comply with requirements under the HDC Designated Halal Park Development Guidelines.

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Promoting, developing Philippine Halal Industry

| 25/03/2013 | Reply
Promoting, developing Philippine Halal Industry

he Philippines has an edge in Halal products as Muslim Filipinos form a significant segment of Philippine society. Mindanao, home to about four million Muslims, is projected to become the Halal hub.

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Malaysia: New guidelines on halal certification

| 25/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: New guidelines on halal certification

The Department of Islamic Development (Jakim) will issue fresh guidelines on the certification of halal food, services and consumer products in the light of recent controversies over the matter.

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Japan: Firms appeal to Muslims with Halal food

| 24/03/2013 | Reply
Japan: Firms appeal to Muslims with Halal food

With markets expanding in Muslim countries, a number of Japanese companies see the production of halal foods and other products as a passport to the Islamic world, even though this might mean the complete renovation of a factory.

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UK: Row over Halal meat at Larkswood Primary School in Chingford

| 23/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Row over Halal meat at Larkswood Primary School in Chingford

Management at Larkswood Primary in New Road, Chingford, will stop providing meat slaughtered using ‘standard’ methods and replace it with food which is prepared according to the rituals of Islam from mid-April.

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Second annual Halal Qatar festival opens

| 23/03/2013 | Reply
Second annual Halal Qatar festival opens

The 10-day festival, holds three main activities, including a showcase of breeding accessories and equipment used to groom animals, traditional pens and an auction.

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UK: Safeguard against Halal product contamination, warns Eblex

| 23/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Safeguard against Halal product contamination, warns Eblex

Trace contamination in halal meat products can be safeguarded against if processors across England work with religious communities, Eblex has said.

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Malaysia: Halal Industry Fund for SMEs to improve halal products

| 22/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Industry Fund for SMEs to improve halal products

SME Bank has been one of the driving forces behind Malaysian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to tap into the growing global appetite for halal products. SME Bank recently announced another RM200 million under its Halal Industry Fund, that is available for SMEs.

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Egypt: The New Muslim Consumer

| 22/03/2013 | Reply
Egypt: The New Muslim Consumer

According to Ogilvy Noor, an Islamic branding consultancy and subsidiary of the New York-based Ogilvy & Mather global advertising and PR firm, the worldwide Muslim market is one to watch.

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UAE: Looking for halal alpha in Dubai

| 20/03/2013 | Reply
UAE: Looking for halal alpha in Dubai

We’re talking about the halal industry: from food and pharmaceuticals to cosmetics, logistics and more — $2.1 trillion in total, with the food sector comprising about a third.

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UK: Halal authority says contamination issue can be resolved

| 20/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal authority says contamination issue can be resolved

Industry needs to take more time and look more closely at the meat they are labelling as Halal. Muslims and the halal certification bodies to get it right and not the UK Government.

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UK: Sharia Halal Board on halal meat contamination

| 19/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Sharia Halal Board on halal meat contamination

The Board has said that it holds Westminster Council, the halal certifier and the halal food supplier liable. It further added that all Muslim families of the borough should be vigilant and should avoid any meat products until the matter is fully resolved.

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Malaysia: Qatar ponders investment in Sarawak halal hub

| 18/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Qatar ponders investment in Sarawak halal hub

Qatar sees gelatine from fish as one of the new products that is in-demand. Their representative said there is a potential growth for this market especially in medicine. The diplomat stressed that Qatar is investing heavily in agriculture and food production.

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UK: Pork ‘halal meat’ scare: Meat pulled from schools’ menus

| 15/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Pork ‘halal meat’ scare: Meat pulled from schools’ menus

All meat is now off school menus in the central London borough where evidence of pork DNA was found in halal chicken sausages.

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EU gives ‘untimely’ OK to pork, poultry in fish feed

| 15/03/2013 | Reply
EU gives ‘untimely’ OK to pork, poultry in fish feed

The European Commission has reapproved the use of reconstituted animal protein for use in fish feed from June 2013, in a move declared “untimely” by French deputy minister for food Guillaume Garot.

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Norway agency to file complaint over pork in Halal food

| 15/03/2013 | Reply
Norway agency to file complaint over pork in Halal food

Kebab meat sold by Norwegian group Kuraas to restaurants contained between five and 30 percent pork even though it was marked as halal, the agency found. “We will file a complaint against the producer,” Catherine Signe Svinland, an adviser at the food safety watchdog.

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UK: Pork DNA in halal sausages at Westminster primary school

| 14/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Pork DNA in halal sausages at Westminster primary school

Tests on a sample from Burdett Coutts School revealed the presence of lamb and pork DNA in lean minced beef. The items have been removed from all school meals and the contractor was asked not to use its meat supplier.

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Canada: Canadian Halal Food Festival

| 13/03/2013 | Reply
Canada: Canadian Halal Food Festival

On June 1 and 2, 2013 Halal Food Festival Toronto, the first ever Canadian halal food festival, is coming to The International Centre located in the GTA, home to the largest concentration of Muslims in all of North America.

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