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Turkey: ‘Halal Facebook’ introduced to global audiences in Istanbul

| 14/02/2012 | Reply
Turkey: ‘Halal Facebook’ introduced to global audiences in Istanbul

Monday evening saw prominent Muslim figures from all over the world gather at Istanbul’s stunning Çyragan Palace for the first official insight into a new social networking phenomenon set to hit the Muslim worldwide — Salam World.

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Oman: A’saffa Foods in major expansion spree

| 14/02/2012 | Reply
Oman: A’saffa Foods in major expansion spree

A’saffa Foods, in its bid to become a major food producer in the region, is setting out on major expansion plans. The company is increasing its poultry production by about 24 per cent with a capital expenditure of RO 4 million. The expanded facility is expected to begin commercial production by the middle of the first quarter of this year.

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IDB ready to fund Oman’s Islamic banking sector

| 14/02/2012 | Reply
IDB ready to fund Oman’s Islamic banking sector

Islamic Development Bank (IDB), an international financial institution based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is ready to provide equity capital to Oman’s upcoming Islamic banking industry, development projects in the sultanate and private-sector businesses.

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Oman: Sultanate’s Participation in Riyadh’s Halal Food Conference

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Oman: Sultanate’s Participation in Riyadh’s Halal Food Conference

The Sultanate’s participation in this conference comes within the framework of exchanging expertise, data and to view the latest developments and changes in halal food area, as well as to coordinate efforts and activities among states participating in the conference.

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France: After Halal products and Halal stores, here comes HALAL Logistics

| 14/02/2012 | Reply
France: After Halal products and Halal stores, here comes HALAL Logistics

The Port of Marseille, with the strong support of the Malaysian government, is actively developing the Halal logistics sector. Intense lobbying is in place in order to convince logistic companies to move into this developing sector.

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UAE: Population growth spurs demand for food

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UAE: Population growth spurs demand for food

Many international suppliers which export food to the UAE are reporting double digit growth in the last year. This growing demand is reflected in the high attendance figures of Gulfood 2012 which has attracted a sell-out participation from 88 countries and 110 international pavilions.

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Saudi Arabia: Scientists, scholars to redefine Halal

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Saudi Arabia: Scientists, scholars to redefine Halal

The main sessions will focus on genetically modified food, lawfulness of food additives, analysis methods of halal food, control of halal food, its standards, certification and countries’ experiences in halal food control.

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USA: Midamar directors and partners to speak at Gulfood Franchise Workshop

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USA: Midamar directors and partners to speak at Gulfood Franchise Workshop

US Halal food pioneer and global supply chain leader Midamar, will be exhibiting in the American Pavilion at Gulfood 2012, in Dubai on February 19 to 22. Midamar will be introducing its new line of specialty Halal beef strips at the exhibition.

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UK: ANSA re-iterates commitment to Prophetic Dhabihah, welcomes IHCA

| 13/02/2012 | Reply
UK: ANSA re-iterates commitment to Prophetic Dhabihah, welcomes IHCA

ANSA (Association of Non Stun Abattoirs) would like to welcome the formation of the Independent Halal Certification Authority (IHCA). ANSA understands that IHCA is a professional body of Muslim Scholars with a national network of qualified and experienced Imams and Muftis with a specialism in Islamic Jurisprudence.

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Saudi Arabia: Brazilian commercial mission in Riyadh to spur Saudi trade

| 13/02/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Brazilian commercial mission in Riyadh to spur Saudi trade

Forty-seven Brazilian companies from the sectors such as food, beverages and agribusiness; machinery and equipment; and house and civil construction aim boost trade ties with potential local buyers from Saudi Arabia.

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Saudi Arabia: Sattam inaugurates halal food event in Riyadh

| 13/02/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Sattam inaugurates halal food event in Riyadh

Riyadh Governor Prince Sattam opened an international conference on halal food in the capital here on Sunday. The Saudi Food and Drugs Authority organized the three-day conference focusing on monitoring halal food. In his address, Executive President of SFDA Muhammad Al-Kanhal stressed the need to monitor imported food.

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Saudi Arabia: Riyadh meeting to clarify the concept of halal food

| 11/02/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Riyadh meeting to clarify the concept of halal food

SFDA has brought scientific and religious scholars to a common platform to explore new ways of improving the global halal food industry and to chalk out a mechanism to maintain a uniform check on the quality as well as the regulations adopted by the local authorities to ensure that the food consumed is halal.

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Russia: Third Moscow International Halal Exhibition and Moscow Halal Expo, 7-10 June 2012

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Russia: Third Moscow International Halal Exhibition and Moscow Halal Expo, 7-10 June 2012

The task of today is bringing halal certified products to the consumers from every region of Russia. One of the major beginnings is the development of halal store chains in different regions of Russia.

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Opinion: Building halal brands

| 11/02/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Building halal brands

The race is on to establish powerful international ‘halal brands’. But it’s a market strewn with confusion, as separate Muslim countries try to establish recognised standards and producers from outside the Muslim world also hurry to enter the market. That leaves many Muslim consumers crying out for reliable brands that will help them guide their choices.

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Saudi Arabia: Experts to discuss Halal food at conference in Riyadh Sunday

| 10/02/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Experts to discuss Halal food at conference in Riyadh Sunday

King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, will patronize here Sunday the first global conference on Halal food held by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority. The conference will come up with recommendations on the best ways to monitor food, lay down Halal food requirements, and seek to foster trade relations between participating countries.

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UAE: Marcus Evans launches the 2nd Annual Social Media Marketing Conference in Dubai

| 10/02/2012 | Reply
UAE: Marcus Evans launches the 2nd Annual Social Media Marketing Conference in Dubai

The goal of Social Media Marketing Conference is to grasp the understanding that the social media platforms work on the faith of people. It utilises the existing fan brand and making them the brand army to viral on the effects.

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France: Frozen Foods Success in French Halal Sector

| 10/02/2012 | Reply
France: Frozen Foods Success in French Halal Sector

The 10 per cent growth rate in the overall Halal market is clearly driven by the frozen products category. Savoury products alone total approx. €31 million (up 12 per cent). Frozen meats are one of the biggest contributors in terms of sales.

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USA: Malaysia Remains Asean’s Leading Exporter To US

| 10/02/2012 | Reply
USA: Malaysia Remains Asean’s Leading Exporter To US

The New York MATRADE office, which has been organising the Malaysia Kitchen Programme, in an effort to popularise Malaysian food and promote exports of food products and ingredients, is keen to increase its food supplies to US importers.

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UAE: World’s 1st Halal Certified Sugar from India

| 09/02/2012 | Reply
UAE: World’s 1st Halal Certified Sugar from India

Kazi Mufti Mohamed Kifayathullah Baqavi, a recognized government body in India, issued a 2 year-halal certificate to Warana Sugar valid from 20th November in 2011 which confirms that Warana sugar is lawful and permitted for human consumption and fit for Muslim community. The company also announced plans to penetrate the GCC market this year, immediately after launching in the UAE.

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Organic food off the menu for UAE hotels

| 09/02/2012 | Reply
Organic food off the menu for UAE hotels

Organic food, which is produced naturally and under eco-friendly conditions, is too expensive for the majority of restaurant-goers, most of whom prefer lower-cost, conventional products, hotel staff said.

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