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Philippines: NCMF inks MOU with two HALAL food organizations

| 04/07/2012 | Reply
Philippines: NCMF inks MOU with two HALAL food organizations

The National Commission for Muslim Filipinos signed an MOU with Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America and SAHL International Pte. Ltd. of Singapore to further promote HALAL industry in the country.

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Saudi Arabia: The Hotel Show

| 01/07/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: The Hotel Show

The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia is set for success as the Kingdom’s Hospitality sector booms
with a flourishing Travel & Tourism industry driving unprecedented business opportunities.

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Russia: Moscow Halal Expo 2012: summing up

| 01/07/2012 | Reply
Russia: Moscow Halal Expo 2012: summing up

The number of exhibitors at the Exhibition exceeded a hundred this year, showing a more than 25% growth compared with the previous year, and almost doubling the results of the first Exhibition in 2010.

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USA: Institute of Food Technologist Annual Meeting & Food Expo

| 30/06/2012 | Reply
USA: Institute of Food Technologist Annual Meeting & Food Expo

I.S.A. welcomed the opportunity to serve as the forefront of Halal certifiers at the Expo again this year by answering questions and providing information to the public on Halal, its guidelines, and the vast opportunities for industry and producers.

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UK: Ritual slaughter and animal welfare

| 29/06/2012 | Reply
UK: Ritual slaughter and animal welfare

Halal Food Authority is working to achieve agreement with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs over the rules governing ritual slaughter of animals ahead of full implementation of new regulations.

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Malaysia: British fare goes halal

| 28/06/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: British fare goes halal

Victoria Crest Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian company that specialises in the production of high-quality halal meat products, emerged due to a lack of quality halal European meat products available on the market.

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Thailand: IBank sets sights on halal export loans

| 27/06/2012 | Reply
Thailand: IBank sets sights on halal export loans

The Islamic Bank of Thailand (IBank) plans to increase its focus on halal food exports, with a target of 3 billion baht in loans for the industry this year. The target is a 50% increase from last year.

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UK: Muslim scholars reject machine slaughtered meat as halal

| 27/06/2012 | Reply
UK: Muslim scholars reject machine slaughtered meat as halal

Around 40 of the country’s leading Islamic Scholars have called on fast food giant KFC to stop selling their meat as halal which they say is slaughtered using machines.

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Saudi Arabia: New Brazilian food brand to enter KSA

| 25/06/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: New Brazilian food brand to enter KSA

Maricota brand products are about to enter supermarket shelves in Saudi Arabia after signing contracts to supply 300 tons of frozen products to Al Othaim Markets, that operates in retail, wholesale and distribution of foods.

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US: Edible packaging latest food tech revolution

| 25/06/2012 | Reply
US: Edible packaging latest food tech revolution

Edible packaging is being presented as the latest food technology revolution. Two US companies are currently vying to be the first to commercially exploit the “untapped market” for wrappers you can munch.

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Opinion: Is Kosher Meat Halal? A Comparison of the Halakhic and Shariah Requirements for Animal Slaughter

| 25/06/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Is Kosher Meat Halal? A Comparison of the Halakhic and Shariah Requirements for Animal Slaughter

Due to the dearth of kosher meat products available, and even higher scarcity of halal meat in the US, many Muslims feel comfortable purchasing kosher meat.

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Pakistan: Halal cell set up to promote exports

| 25/06/2012 | Reply
Pakistan:  Halal cell set up to promote exports

The Punjab government has set up a Halal Development Authority Cell to help local businesses increase their meat exports from the province.

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Opinion: Crude Oil Price To Fall Further? Saudi Seeks To Checkmate Iran and Russia

| 25/06/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Crude Oil Price To Fall Further? Saudi Seeks To Checkmate Iran and Russia

Forget the plunge to $80 a barrel, there are new predictions emerging that oil could fall further to between $60 and $40 per barrel by this autumn. Why? There are many factors at work and Saudi Arabia is one of them.

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EU: Polish attorney general wants probe into halal, kosher slaughter

| 22/06/2012 | Reply
EU: Polish attorney general wants probe into halal, kosher slaughter

Polish Attorney General Andrzej Seremet has asked the Constitutional Tribunal to review whether halal and kosher ritual slaughter violates the country’s animal treatment laws.

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UAE: Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority stresses animals welfare

| 21/06/2012 | Reply
UAE: Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority stresses animals welfare

This initiative comes in line with ADFCA’s keenness to avoid the spread on common diseases passed from animals to humans during and/or after slaughter, or when trading in any form.

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UAE: Etihad eyes organic airline food, buys 200 hens

| 21/06/2012 | Reply
UAE: Etihad eyes organic airline food, buys 200 hens

Etihad Airways has announced that it has purchased 200 hens which are being raised free-range at Abu Dhabi Organics Farms, in line with its commitment to offer customers the finest and freshest products.

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NZ: Meat exporter gains from Halal challenge

| 21/06/2012 | Reply
NZ: Meat exporter gains from Halal challenge

New Zealand has gone from being a “distant farm” for Great Britain to establishing itself as a world leader in the halal meat market. The country has 48 certified processing plants and employs more than 200 qualified halal meatworkers.

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UK: Food eco labels more popular with shoppers and manufacturers

| 20/06/2012 | Reply
UK: Food eco labels more popular with shoppers and manufacturers

They used to be a hard sell for a niche agenda, but eco labels exploded on to the mainstream and now consolidation is on its way. The largest is Fairtrade, but the Ecolabel Index tracks 431 eco labels worldwide.

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Dutch upper house rejects ban on ritual slaughter

| 19/06/2012 | Reply
Dutch upper house rejects ban on ritual slaughter

European Union regulations require animals to be stunned before slaughter but allow exceptions for ritual slaughter, which the European Court of Human Rights has ruled is a religious right.

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China, Arab countries to hold third economic, trade forum

| 19/06/2012 | Reply
China, Arab countries to hold third economic, trade forum

The third China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum will be held in Northwest China’s city of Yinchuan, capital of Ningxia Hui autonomous region, from September 13-17, with a trade fair for vendors to sell halal food, Muslim commodities and other products.

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