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Opinion: Halal food products: Lucrative business amid strong demand

| 31/07/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Halal food products: Lucrative business amid strong demand

The logistics of the Halal industry show a dynamic market in the Muslim world. Halal products’ rate of growth, undoubtedly, indicates areas creating opportunities for investment and food national security. Halal food products and their supporting service providers will have to work harder to ensure participants meet Halal requirements.

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Malaysia: Sufficient Supply Of Food, Chicken During Ramadan, Aidilfitri

| 29/07/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Sufficient Supply Of Food, Chicken During Ramadan, Aidilfitri

Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Noh Omar said a meeting held with the representatives of chicken breeders last Monday had convinced the ministry to increase the national chicken production by between 15 and 20 per cent.

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Canada: Where’s the beef… from?

| 29/07/2011 | Reply
Canada: Where’s the beef… from?

We love our beef, we humans, so we share our planet with a heck of a lot of cattle. According to Gira, an international market research group, almost a billion beef cattle are being raised for dinner tables worldwide, about 12.3 million of them in Canada, primarily in Alberta and Saskatchewan. That’s about one head of beef for every three Canadians.

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Opinion: Ending cruelty against animals has its price

| 29/07/2011 | 1 Reply
Opinion: Ending cruelty against animals has its price

The ball is now in the hands of the Indonesian Meat Producers and Feedlot Association who will work together with government officials from both countries, as well as the Meat and Livestock Australia to ensure best practices in Indonesian slaughterhouses.

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Pakistan: Commerce minister imposes ban on export of meat, live stocks

| 29/07/2011 | 1 Reply
Pakistan: Commerce minister imposes ban on export of meat, live stocks

According to a statement issued by the Commerce Ministry, Makhdoom Amin Fahim has taken a serious notice of the price hike in meat and live animals and banned, for three months, the export of meat and livestock, keeping in view the Holy month of Ramadan and Eid-ul-Azha.

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Philippines: Gov’t seeks Brunei help to develop halal industry

| 29/07/2011 | Reply
Philippines: Gov’t seeks Brunei help to develop halal industry

The national government is seeking the help of Brunei to help with their Halal certification needs, in order to penetrate the lucrative halal global market. Locally, however, there is already an existing government-owned halal laboratory that could address the certification need of the industry.

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Opinion: The no-kids-allowed movement is spreading

| 28/07/2011 | Reply
Opinion: The no-kids-allowed movement is spreading

What’s the matter with kids today and why doesn’t anyone want them around? In June, Malaysia Airlines banned babies from many of their first class cabins, prompting other major airlines to consider similar policies.

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Malaysia: List Out Medicines Without Halal Certification

| 28/07/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: List Out Medicines Without Halal Certification

The Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) today called on relevant authorities to list out medicines that do not have halal certification issued by the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim). “When consumers request for halal medicines, the manufacturers, whether they like it or not, will have to apply for halal certification if they are to market their products to Muslims.”

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Opinion: How Gate Gourmet is trying to raise its game in airline meals

| 28/07/2011 | Reply
Opinion: How Gate Gourmet is trying to raise its game in airline meals

With many taking their summer holidays now, and flights full to places all around the world, here is an article on that famous airline meal that we all dread but still look forward to when we are the trapped recipients of it.

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Opinion: Ramadan guide for non Muslims

| 28/07/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Ramadan guide for non Muslims

A short guide on the Do’s and Don’ts during Ramadan if you are a non Muslim visiting or living in a Muslim country.

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USA: Whole Foods Goes Social for Ramadan

| 28/07/2011 | Reply
USA: Whole Foods Goes Social for Ramadan

Whole Foods and upstart natural meals brand Saffron Road are employing Facebook, Twitter, and blogs to target Muslims for Ramadan, a month-long spiritual holiday beginning Aug. 1.

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Malaysia: Hotels Asked To Obtain Halal Certification

| 28/07/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Hotels Asked To Obtain Halal Certification

Hotel operators which have yet to obtain halal certificates from the Islamic Development Department of Malaysia (Jakim) have been urged to get their certifications to ensure that the food and drinks they served during Ramadan are halal.

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Opinion: Muslim vacationers worry over availability of halal food abroad

| 28/07/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Muslim vacationers worry over availability of halal food abroad

Many Muslims who travel to a non-Muslim countries say that getting halal food is a major concern, and many say that they are reluctant to eat in restaurants that serve pork.

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USA: New Gift Guide Features Islamic Gifts for Easy Halal Shopping

| 26/07/2011 | 2 Replies
USA: New Gift Guide Features Islamic Gifts for Easy Halal Shopping

The first ever Eid Gift Guide makes halal shopping easy for Muslims everywhere. A new business initiative to find Islamic gifts made by and for Muslims that features strict Halal permissible products appropriate for the entire family.

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UK: EBLEX Research Project Investigates Mutton Quality

| 26/07/2011 | Reply
UK: EBLEX Research Project Investigates Mutton Quality

EBLEX, working together with the University of Bristol and the organisation for beef and sheep levy payers, hopes to be able to identify clear practices that will allow producers and processors to offer a more consistent eating experience for mutton.

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Malaysia: Malt Soft Drinks Halal For Muslims, Says National Fatwa Council

| 26/07/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Malt Soft Drinks Halal For Muslims, Says National Fatwa Council

The National Fatwa Council in Malaysia has ruled that malt soft drinks like Barbican are allowed to be consumed by Muslims.

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Turkey: Arabs fuel tourism boom for Turkey

| 26/07/2011 | Reply
Turkey: Arabs fuel tourism boom for Turkey

The Arab spring is fuelling a Turkish summer as Saudis, Kuwaitis and other tourists from the Gulf states who would have previously spent summers in Syria or Egypt look further north.

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Opinion: Halal Meat and Science

| 23/07/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Meat and Science

Halal or ‘Dhabiha’ meat is the meat derived after slaughtering the animal in accordance with Islamic way. But very little is written on the benefits of Dhabiha meat’s health benefits.

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China: Large Halal fair opens in NW China

| 23/07/2011 | Reply
China: Large Halal fair opens in NW China

The four-day event in the provincial capital of Xining attracts more than 3,000 business people from 29 domestic provinces and autonomous regions and 28 foreign countries, according to the provincial governor Luo Huining.

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Malaysia: HDC to Organise Halal Exhibition And Seminar

| 20/07/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC to Organise Halal Exhibition And Seminar

The Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) will be organising the Halal Transformation Programme (HTP) at the end of this month. The event highlights sectors like the economy, education and edutainment in the halal industry, with a exhibition of more than 100 booths and a one-day seminar on “Halal Entrepreneurship Transformation Programme”.

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