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UK: Church of England concerns over Halal

| 14/02/2011 | 3 Replies
UK: Church of England  concerns over Halal

The Church’s financial arm has also come under pressure to withdraw its investments – worth millions of pounds – in supermarkets that do not clearly label halal food.

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Malaysia: A New Business Platform For Halal Product Industry

| 14/02/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: A New Business Platform For Halal Product Industry

DinarHijjaz, a Bumiputera-owned multi-level marketing business, is opening up its business platform to multi-racial Malaysians in efforts to expand the halal food industry in the country.

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France: French Muslims Confused Over Halal Restrictions

| 14/02/2011 | Reply
France: French Muslims Confused Over Halal Restrictions

Reaching a consensus on halal standards will be difficult among France’s diverse, disparate Muslim population. Lacking an international structure like the Catholic Church to replicate at the national level, French Muslims remained largely unorganized until 2003, when government authorities helped found the French Council of the Muslim Faith as the representative of France’s “official Islam.” However, the organization has continually been undercut by rival factions and clashing loyalties that have made uniting French Muslims under a single structure — or unified halal Code — impossible.

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Appeal to change labelling airline meals to Halal Meal instead of Muslim Meal

| 12/02/2011 | Reply
Appeal to change labelling airline meals to Halal Meal instead of Muslim Meal

The following letter has been sent to Senior management in International Air Transport Association IATA, by the CEO of Halal India, in order to request a change in the labeling of meals served to Muslim travellers to ‘Halal Meal’. In some instances the label ‘Muslim Meal’ has not guaranteed an actual Halal certified meal being served on the aircraft when requested. They may just have ensured there were no pork dishes.

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Mideast tops world in 2010 Aussie lamb sales

| 11/02/2011 | Reply
Mideast tops world in 2010 Aussie lamb sales

The Middle East established itself as Australia’s largest lamb export destination in 2010, surpassing the US, with shipments increasing 2% on the previous year, to a record 36,670 tonnes according to figures released by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries – DAFF in Australia.

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Indonesia: Most halal products lack official approval

| 10/02/2011 | Reply
Indonesia: Most halal products lack official approval

Just over a third of all the halal products offered for sale in Indonesia actually have official halal certificates, according food and drug monitoring agencies.

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Malaysia: Study Underway To Use Cocoa Fats For Cosmetics

| 10/02/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Study Underway To Use Cocoa Fats For Cosmetics

Hamzah said the study was the Barisan Nasional government’s initiative to diversify cocoa-based products and to develop Malaysia’s halal product market. “With the study being carried out, we want to determine eventually cosmetics produced in this country are halal products.

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Middle East states expected to invest $700m in Malaysia

| 08/02/2011 | Reply
Middle East states expected to invest $700m in Malaysia

Middle East countries are expected to invest nearly $700 million (Dh2.57 billion) in Malaysia’s eastern region, especially in halal food, a Malaysian official has said.

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Qatar: Qatar emulates Malaysia on Islamic banking

| 08/02/2011 | Reply
Qatar: Qatar emulates Malaysia on Islamic banking

Qatar, in requiring banks from HSBC Holdings Plc to Doha Bank QSC to close units offering Syariah- compliant services, is emulating Malaysia, the world’s biggest market for Islamic debt.

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Pakistan: Pakistan seeks Halal products market in Middle East

| 07/02/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Pakistan seeks Halal products market in Middle East

The Pakistan government is drafting a bill to give a better exposure to Pakistan’s exports by fulfilling the requirements of the consumers of trillion dollar halal products and services sector who comprise of one fourth of world’s population.

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IRAN: Tehran hosting Halal products exhibition

| 06/02/2011 | Reply
IRAN: Tehran hosting Halal products exhibition

The second International Halal Fair and Forum has opened in Tehran, with more than 75 domestic and foreign firms showcasing their halal products.

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Opinion: Abandoning hurdles in the race for Halal Branding

| 06/02/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Abandoning hurdles in the race for Halal Branding

Many discussions and practices talk of halal as being a brand – it’s not! Also, what is halal branding – does that mean branding in a halal way, or a brand which identifies a product or service as comprising of halal components? Halal is a descriptor and therefore can be termed an Ingredient Brand, but on it’s own it definitely isn’t a brand.

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UAE: Demand for halal products on the rise

| 05/02/2011 | Reply
UAE: Demand for halal products on the rise

More than 80 per cent of the world halal trade is done by non-Muslim countries, both in the West and East, who, by utilising the halal brand to their economic benefit, have become the biggest exporters of halal products in the world.

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Philippines: Gov’t targets to finalize national Halal standards by April

| 04/02/2011 | Reply
Philippines: Gov’t targets to finalize national Halal standards by April

Nationwide consultations are now under way to finalize three draft standards, namely: the Halal Agriculture and Fishery Products, the Code of Halal Slaughtering Practices for Poultry and the Code of Halal Slaughtering Practices for Large Ruminants.

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France: Suspension of Herta halal production

| 04/02/2011 | 1 Reply
France: Suspension of Herta halal production

Nestle’s Position Statement on their withdrawal of Herta Halal products until full assessment has been made of the necessary supply chain needs.

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UAE: Speading awareness is crucial to food safety

| 03/02/2011 | Reply
UAE: Speading awareness is crucial to food safety

In reply to a question about halal food in the UAE, Sharif said the country’s strategy since 1986 is based on three main points to verify whether imported food is halal, which include the commitment of the source country, the food export documents and field inspection visits to food plants in other countries.

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UK: Pak Butchers of Bristol: a Halal story worth telling

| 03/02/2011 | Reply
UK: Pak Butchers of Bristol: a Halal story worth telling

Abdul Raoof Malik, the Founder of Pak Butchers, became the voice for ‘Halal’ in the south west; he did many press interviews and won several awards for his hard work and dedication to his Bristol community.

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France: Nestle suspends Herta halal products due to pork traces

| 03/02/2011 | Reply
France: Nestle suspends Herta halal products due to pork traces

“We have decided to carry out DNA tests so this will delay deliveries … As a result we are suspending production in France until we find a new production process,” a spokeswoman said.

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Pakistan: Engro expanding the Halal way

| 02/02/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Engro expanding the Halal way

Many in Pakistan understand the importance of putting their best foot forward in international markets, but few actually take a step. Engro Corp, however, is one such company that recently decided to take the plunge, to mark its presence in the international community. The Pakistani conglomerate recently announced that it has reached an agreement with a Canada-based company to purchase its halal food business.

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Malaysia: Halal methods can rid products of meat gelatine

| 01/02/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal methods can rid products of meat gelatine

At the recently concluded Invest Malaysia 2011 conference in the Capital, the Malaysian government wooed investors from the UAE in particular and the GCC region in general to invest in halal cosmetics and halal food ?products.

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