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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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Oman: A’Saffa Foods sets up its own specially branded restaurant outlet

| 17/07/2011 | Reply
Oman: A’Saffa Foods sets up its own specially branded restaurant outlet

This year the company has decided to establish its own “A’Saffa Restaurant” on the site of the Khareef Festival ground providing tasty, healthy and 100 per cent pure Halal snacks at great value prices.

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UAE: Pakistan pursuing ‘economic diplomacy’ to boost economy and trade with UAE

| 17/07/2011 | Reply
UAE: Pakistan pursuing ‘economic diplomacy’ to boost economy and trade with UAE

ABU DHABI — Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UAE Jamil Ahmed Khan has emphasised the need for pursuing economic diplomacy to benefit from the international opportunities available to Pakistan in the field of economy and trade. In the field of trade, he said that Pakistan can supply fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products and Halal meat to the Gulf region and beyond.

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Brunei: Sarawak-Brunei ties on track

| 17/07/2011 | Reply
Brunei: Sarawak-Brunei ties on track

Cooperation between Sarawak and Brunei in five key areas – energy, agriculture, telecommunications, manpower exchange and tourism – is expected to increase following the visit of a state delegation there on Friday.

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Taiwan: Local restaurants obtain Halal certification

| 16/07/2011 | Reply
Taiwan: Local restaurants obtain Halal certification

Fourteen local restaurants obtained Halal certification Friday, the first time Taiwan issued such certification in an effort to attract Islamic tourists worldwide.

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USA: Halal not just for Muslims anymore

| 15/07/2011 | Reply
USA: Halal not just for Muslims anymore

The Halal industry is where kosher was in the early 1950s before there was any kind of national certification process and when much of what was available was produced only on a local or regional basis.

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50 Leading Business Schools of the OIC Show Growing Local Talent Base

| 13/07/2011 | Reply
50 Leading Business Schools of the OIC Show Growing Local Talent Base

DinarStandard™, a specialized market research and business media firm, released a listing of 50 Leading Business Schools of the OIC (Organization of the Islamic Conference) member countries. The listing showcases how OIC based Business Schools are giving leading regional employers access to top talent.

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Malaysia: Malaysia will double EU trade in ten years – trade minister

| 13/07/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Malaysia will double EU trade in ten years – trade minister

After the failure to reach a EU-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Malaysia is entering serious negotiations with the European Commission for a bilateral agreement. An interview with the Asian country’s International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed.

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