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Australia: Unstunned slaughter to continue in Australia

| 31/10/2011 | Reply
Australia: Unstunned slaughter to continue in Australia

Exemptions that allow some Australian abattoirs to conduct ritual slaughters without prior stunning will continue, after the country’s agriculture ministers last week failed to resolve discussions on calls for their withdrawal.

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USA: Halal meat practice heats national debate

| 29/10/2011 | Reply
USA: Halal meat practice heats national debate

The controversy over the appropriate method of slaughtering an animal while taking account of the Islamic rules and meeting consumers’ demand erupted again with a recent decision by the Al-Safa company. Halal Advocates of America says that Al Safa changed its slaughter process for chickens without informing its customers beforehand.

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Opinion: Can We Really Speak of a ‘Muslim Consumer’?

| 29/10/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Can We Really Speak of a ‘Muslim Consumer’?

When it comes to the growing arena of marketing to Muslims, the big question that the marketing industry is grappling with is: can you really speak of such a thing as a single homogeneous Muslim consumer, regardless of where they are in the world?

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UAE: 2nd Global Islamic Marketing Conference

| 27/10/2011 | Reply
UAE: 2nd Global Islamic Marketing Conference

Call for papers! Join Islamic Marketing scholars, researchers and experts from more than 30 countries, meet many ambassadors and commercial counselors, listen to UAE business gurus, win major awards, and publish in three international journals, and more!

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Australia: Ministers to discuss banning religious exemptions from stunning

| 27/10/2011 | Reply
Australia: Ministers to discuss banning religious exemptions from stunning

Australia’s primary industries ministers tomorrow will discuss whether to ban religious exemptions from stunning animals at Australian abattoirs.

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USA: AMCC and the Halal consumer

| 27/10/2011 | Reply
USA: AMCC and the Halal consumer

Faisal Masood, an Indian American technology director working in New York, is not the typical consumer. He happens to be one of the approx. 3 million American Muslims who have a total spending power of $170 Billion per year. Thus, Masood who grew up in a small town in one of the poorest areas of India, used his more than 20 years of experience in sales, entrepreneurship and management consulting to create the American Muslim Consumer Conference in 2009.

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UAE: Global Halal food market valued at $2.77tr

| 27/10/2011 | Reply
UAE: Global Halal food market valued at $2.77tr

Said to be the world’s largest Halal trade fair, MIHAS 2012 will showcase Halal products on 4-7 April 2012 in Kuala Lumpur. MIHAS is designed not only to bring together the world’s largest display of Halal goods, products and services under on roof, it is also aimed at showcasing the strength and potential of global networking amongst businesses. The show provides an opportunity to expand business by exploring new business markets in the world.

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Where are the angel investors?

| 26/10/2011 | Reply
Where are the angel investors?

Malaysia has raised the profile of Islamic finance, takaful and the halal industry, and, now, it must do the same to venture capital (VC). VC is an important emerging asset class that should contribute to the government’s objective of building a knowledge- based economy by 2020. There were several important takeaways from the recently concluded International Venture Capital Symposium 2011.

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Malaysia: Halal Internal Auditors Programme for hotels

| 25/10/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Internal Auditors Programme for hotels

Bachok, Kelantan–The Minister of International Trade & Industry, Dato’ Seri Mustapa Mohamed, launched a specially designed programme on Halal Internal Auditors for hotels in Kota Bharu, Kelantan on 23 October 2011. The initiative is organised by Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC).

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Malaysia: Malaysian Minister Urges Local Halal SMEs to go International in New Report Directory

| 25/10/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Malaysian Minister Urges Local Halal SMEs to go International in New Report Directory

Small and medium-sized entrepreneurs (SMEs) should seize the lucrative potentials within the burgeoning global Halal market as it is the epitome of the Blue Ocean strategy, said Dato’ Mukhriz Tun Mahathir, deputy minister for the Malaysian International Trade and Industries Ministry, in an exclusive interview published in The International Halal SME Report Directory 2011/12.

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Halal Products Exhibited in Kazakhstan

| 24/10/2011 | Reply
Halal Products Exhibited in Kazakhstan

The 2nd edition of Kazakhstan International Halal Expo 2011 and KazFood 2011 was held by the Expo Damu Company and the Association of Halal Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Astana.

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Saudi Arabia: Singapore taps into rising Saudi food sector market

| 23/10/2011 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Singapore taps into rising Saudi food sector market

A Singapore business delegation from the food sector is currently in Saudi Arabia to explore business opportunities in the Kingdom’s burgeoning food and beverage sector. GCC’s $9 billion food and beverage market, easily establishing the country as a major business and investment destination for key players in the food production value chain.

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Pakistan: Multilateral Investment and Trade Conference 2011 & Expo

| 23/10/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Multilateral Investment and Trade Conference 2011 & Expo

Halal raw materials for export were one of the topics focused on at the event. KCCI President Mian Abrar Ahmad highlighted the potential for Halal Foods during a meeting with foreign delegations .

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Pakistan: Energy, security challenges not insurmountable: UK Diplomat

| 23/10/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Energy, security challenges not insurmountable: UK Diplomat

The British Deputy High Commissioner in Pakistan, spoke at a reception for a UK trade delegation visiting the 6th Expo Pakistan 2011.
UK-Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Syed Qamar Raza also said huge potential existed for increasing bilateral trade as there was immense demand of quality halal food products in the UK which Pakistan could export.

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UK: ANSA release ‘New’ Abattoir Standard for 100% dedicated Non-Stun Halal Meat Plants

| 22/10/2011 | Reply
UK: ANSA release ‘New’ Abattoir Standard for 100% dedicated Non-Stun Halal Meat Plants

ANSA are excited to announce the launch of the ‘New’ ANSA Abattoir Standards for its members. The ANSA standard will enable the consumer to have total confidence of the Halal integrity of meat products for the first time with full confidence in the Halal Food Chain from Farm to Fork.

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USA: Taft Food Masters to Launch the Halal Certified Seitan Vegetarian Gyro

| 21/10/2011 | Reply
USA: Taft Food Masters to Launch the Halal Certified Seitan Vegetarian Gyro

Taft Foodmasters’s vegetarian gyro and sausage pizza topping are menu options meant to add as a high-protein, wheat-based vegetarian option. Up until now, there was just a falafel to offer vegetarians! And these products are also certified Halal by IFANCA.

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Bosnia – Uncharted Land

| 21/10/2011 | Reply
Bosnia – Uncharted Land

Bosnia could easily become a major halaal tourist destination, tapping the huge potential of the growing Muslim consumer market, the country’s cultural heritage and strategic geographic location, according to Amir Sakic, the head of the regional halaal certification institution – the Agency for Halaal Quality Certification.

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Malaysia: Sozo to set up halal food processing plant in Penang

| 19/10/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Sozo to set up halal food processing plant in Penang

Sozo is banking on tapping Malaysia’s halal food stature in the global arena to penetrate the booming global halal food segment. Sozo Global Ltd, of which Khazanah Nasional Bhd controls a 10.43 per cent stake via Agro Treasures Sdn Bhd, is investing RM15 million to set up a halal processing plant in Penang.

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UAE: GCC Halal stamp likely on imported meat

| 19/10/2011 | Reply
UAE: GCC Halal stamp likely on imported meat

An authorised “Halal” stamp is likely to be made mandatory for all meat imported to Qatar and other GCC countries. Forcing the importers to put a Halal stamp on the meat is one of the proposals that are being seriously considered by the member countries.

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Women in Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council, what next?

| 19/10/2011 | Reply
Women in Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council, what next?

The recent decision by Saudi King Abdullah to allow women to run and vote in municipal elections and become members of the Shura Council, a parliament that acts as an advisory council to the King but has no legislative powers, has huge implications for the status of women in Saudi Arabia.

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