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Thailand: Halal Int’l Conference and Expo

| 30/06/2011 | Reply
Thailand: Halal Int’l Conference and Expo

Organized by Central Islamic Council of Thailand, the conference attracted Muslim scholars, businessmen and members of Muslim community from all corners of the country.

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EU: Stunning of cattle a big issue in Europe’s abattoirs

| 30/06/2011 | Reply
EU: Stunning of cattle a big issue in Europe’s abattoirs

The Dutch Parliament has angered Muslims and Jews by moving to ban killing of animals in abattoirs without stunning first. Ritual killing for religious reasons must now be preceded in the Netherlands by the use of a gas or electric stun gun.

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Malaysia: Tesco to increase local SME products to be sold in China

| 29/06/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Tesco to increase local SME products to be sold in China

They also want to encourage more Halal food suppliers who want to penetrate the Chinese market to approach Tesco as the Muslim population in China is estimated to be about 80 million people.

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UAE: Municipality trains workers on genetically modified food

| 29/06/2011 | Reply
UAE: Municipality trains workers on genetically modified food

The training programme, involving 27 employees of the department reviewed the economic reality and impact of halal food, genetically modified food, the readiness of Arab countries for the production of halal food.

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EU: Dutch approve ban on religious animal slaughter

| 28/06/2011 | Reply
EU: Dutch approve ban on religious animal slaughter

The Dutch parliament passed a bill Tuesday banning the slaughter of livestock without stunning it first, removing an exemption that has allowed Jews and Muslims to butcher animals according to their centuries-old dietary rules. However, the bill must still pass the Senate, which is unlikely before the summer recess.

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South Africa: Nestle SA, Ogilvy SA, DTI to speak at Halaal conference

| 28/06/2011 | Reply
South Africa: Nestle SA, Ogilvy SA, DTI to speak at Halaal conference

The Global Halaal Market conference, a one-day event discussing the latest trends and developments in the global halaal market, will take place 17-19 July 2011 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Malaysia: CCM aiming for bigger presence in overseas markets

| 28/06/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: CCM aiming for bigger presence in overseas markets

Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam will be the key markets for expansion. They have also submitted 10 pharmaceutical products for registrations and approvals in Saudi Arabia.

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UK: Ocado shares plunge

| 28/06/2011 | Reply
UK: Ocado shares plunge

Ocado is launching its own products and it yesterday unveiled a partnership with Carrefour to sell the French chain’s food products. Tim Steiner, Ocado’s chief executive, said the link-up was the first of many “speciality” ranges that would include Oriental, kosher, halal and diabetic foods

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Russia: Going Islamic

| 28/06/2011 | Reply
Russia: Going Islamic

The stricter, more ethical rules of Islamic finance helped many countries avoid the worst of the 2008 economic meltdown. Now officials in the Russian republic of Tatarstan are hoping that Islamic finance can help them attract direct investment from Muslim nations around the world.

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EU: Halal Debate Adds to Dutch Muslims’ Woes

| 28/06/2011 | Reply
EU: Halal Debate Adds to Dutch Muslims’ Woes

Last week, Jews and Muslims wrung a concession out of lawmakers when the lower house agreed to an amendment. If religious organizations can show that their method of slaughter causes no more pain than industrial slaughtering, they will obtain a license for five years.

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India: Intertek responds to Indian Halal demand

| 26/06/2011 | 1 Reply
India: Intertek responds to Indian Halal demand

India has more than 175 million Muslim people but still does not have access to many Halal products from reputed brands, prompting Intertek to expand its services in India to include Halal certification of food products.

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Thailand: Proposed Halal Parks In Malaysia, Thailand

| 26/06/2011 | Reply
Thailand: Proposed Halal Parks In Malaysia, Thailand

Halal parks should be established in Malaysia and Thailand to facilitate the permanent promotion of halal products in both countries. The governments of both countries could facilitate the setting up of the parks, including stationing English-Thai translators in the Thai halal park as well as staff well-versed with their respective country’s business environment.

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UK: Asda celebrates 10 years with £1bn sales of local food

| 24/06/2011 | Reply
UK: Asda celebrates 10 years with £1bn sales of local food

On the day that Asda celebrates its 10th year working with local suppliers, the retailer announces that is has clocked up £1bn of sales since it began working with local and ethnic suppliers in 2001.

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USA: Malaysia’s trade surplus with US declines

| 23/06/2011 | 1 Reply
USA: Malaysia’s trade surplus with US declines

Malaysia’s trade surplus with the US is declining following rising imports from the world’s biggest economy, says the New York office of the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade).

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Pakistan: Engro Foods floating 2.7 million shares

| 23/06/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Engro Foods floating 2.7 million shares

The company is also entering international markets through launch of “Al-Safa”—a halal food business in North America acquired by Engro Corporation at a total cost of $6.3 million.

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Spain: Export Demand Driving Spanish Halal Food Sector

| 23/06/2011 | 1 Reply
Spain: Export Demand Driving Spanish Halal Food Sector

Spanish Halal production is on the rise, with more than one hundred meat businesses currently holding the Halal certification (20% more than in 2008). Despite the growing domestic demand, Spain exports around 70 per cent of all its halal production with exports covering products such as meats, vegetable oils, cheese and spices.

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Italy: Campania firm produces first ‘halal’ certified mozzarella

| 23/06/2011 | 1 Reply
Italy: Campania firm produces first ‘halal’ certified mozzarella

A company in Italy’s southern Campania region has won certification for the first ‘halal’ buffalo milk mozzarella cheese made according to strict Islamic principles.

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Philippines: Regional-crafted halal standards out in July

| 21/06/2011 | Reply
Philippines: Regional-crafted halal standards out in July

A halal certification system is being finalized and set to be launched next month in a bid to boost the country’s potential to penetrate the lucrative global halal market valued at an estimated $3 trillion, an official said.

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EU: Dutch Jews, Muslims appeal ritual slaughter plan

| 18/06/2011 | Reply
EU: Dutch Jews, Muslims appeal ritual slaughter plan

Jewish and Muslim representatives Thursday appealed to Dutch lawmakers not to enforce plans requiring animals to be stunned before halal and kosher slaughtering rituals. Dutch law required animals to be stunned before being slaughtered but made an exception for ritual halaal and kosher slaughters.

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Thailand: F&N opens S$110m canned milk plant in Thailand

| 18/06/2011 | Reply
Thailand: F&N opens S$110m canned milk plant in Thailand

The Thai plant will serve as a blueprint for the group’s new S$150 million plant at Pulau Indah in Port Klang, Malaysia, which is due to be completed in the second half of 2011. ‘Consumers will feel comfortable because it is from a Halal Hub in a Muslim country.’

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