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Australia: Cattle boss: ‘We’ve simply got to fix it.’

| 18/06/2011 | Reply
Australia: Cattle boss: ‘We’ve simply got to fix it.’

THE departing head of Meat and Livestock Australia has said he will co-operate with the Senate inquiry into the controversial live animal export trade and face questions about his company’s attempts to improve animal welfare conditions in Indonesia and other markets.

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Australia: Carbon tax ‘threatens meat jobs’

| 18/06/2011 | Reply
Australia: Carbon tax ‘threatens meat jobs’

A WODONGA export abattoir says the Gillard government’s carbon tax could cost it up to $2 million a year, threatening jobs and its international competitiveness. As many as 30 frozen containers of Halal approved meat leave the abattoirs for the rest of the world each week.

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Malaysia: HP Sauce And Tabasco Are Certified Halal

| 18/06/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: HP Sauce And Tabasco Are Certified Halal

The brand owners for HP Sauce and Tabasco, HJ Heinz and Mclhenny Company, refuted recent claims that both brands are not halal-certified. The companies said in a statement Friday that both brands are in full compliance of regulatory guidelines by their respective halal certified bodies.

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Thailand: Phuket gets cooking for halal food expo

| 18/06/2011 | Reply
Thailand: Phuket gets cooking for halal food expo

Representatives from 70 halal organizations from 35 countries have been invited to join the ‘Phuket Halal International Forum and Andaman Muslim Expo 2011’, which gets underway at Phuket Graceland Resort and Spa in Patong on June 22.

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Indonesia: Nestle to Invest $100m in Indonesia

| 17/06/2011 | Reply
Indonesia: Nestle to Invest $100m in Indonesia

Nestle is planning to invest $100m in Indonesia for the third time in 18 months to expand its operations at a new factory currently under construction in Karawang, West Java.

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Turkey: Turkey to issue “Halal” certificates as of Fall 2011

| 17/06/2011 | 1 Reply
Turkey: Turkey to issue “Halal” certificates as of Fall 2011

Chairman of the Turkish Standards Institute (TSE), Hulusi Senturk, said Thursday that a list of standards for “halal food” was accepted by 33 Islamic countries in a meeting that took place in Cameroon on May 16 and 17.

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EU: Special labeling of non stunned meat removed from EU legislation

| 17/06/2011 | Reply
EU: Special labeling of non stunned meat removed from EU legislation

The European Council and the European Parliament agreed this week that the new food information regulation will not include a requirement that all kosher and halal meat would be labeled “meat from slaughter without stunning”.

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Oman: A’saffa Foods ensures consumers buy with trust and confidence

| 15/06/2011 | Reply
Oman: A’saffa Foods ensures consumers buy with trust and confidence

The quality of the operations from A’Saffa is being increasingly recognised in the region leading to the company operating as a consultant to help set up other poultry manufacturing and processing operations in the region such as the partnership with Hassad Foods in Qatar.

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Malaysia Has Potential To Capture Slice Of Halal Gelatine Mart

| 15/06/2011 | Reply
Malaysia Has Potential To Capture Slice Of Halal Gelatine Mart

Halal Industry Development Corp’s (HDC) chief executive officer, Datuk Seri Jamil Bidin, said currently, less than one per cent of the world’s gelatine production was derived from halal sources. Halal Industry Development Corp’s (HDC) chief executive officer, Datuk Seri Jamil Bidin, said currently, less than one per cent of the world’s gelatine production was derived from halal sources. “Malaysia’s palm oil can be used as a source to produce halal gelatine.”

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First Int’l Halal Congress to be held in Turkey

| 15/06/2011 | Reply
First Int’l Halal Congress to be held in Turkey

The First International Halal Congress is organized by Islamic Chamber and Information Center, in partnership with the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Islamic Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), Statistical Economic and Social Research and Training Center (SESRIC), Iran Chamber of Commerce Industry and Mines and Muslim Excellence and Competitiveness Corporations Award on 14-15 October 2011, in Ankara, Turkey.

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Singapore: CrescentRating to promote Halal Friendly Travel in the Balkans

| 14/06/2011 | Reply
Singapore: CrescentRating to promote Halal Friendly Travel in the Balkans

Singapore based Crescentrating have joined hands with the Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Agency for Halal Quality Certification to promote Halal Friendly Travel services and facilities in the region.

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Opinion: Islamic Branding and the Revolution 2.0

| 14/06/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Islamic Branding and the Revolution 2.0

In mid 2011, Ogilvy Noor undertook a large multi-country research on the Muslim consumers around the world while undercovering their habits and views on faith. The research provided some insight into the feelings, emotions and aspirations that guide the Muslim youth across the globe.

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Pakistan: Iran keen to invest in Halal products

| 14/06/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Iran keen to invest in Halal products

A business council will be formed between the businessmen communities of Pakistan and Iran to strengthen bilateral trade activities. Beside energy sector, Iran was keen to invest in the Halal meat sector in Pakistan.

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Opinion: Innovation and Islamic finance

| 13/06/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Innovation and Islamic finance

To date, Islamic finance has reached, at best, 2-3 per cent of 1.6 billion or 48 million Muslims, while the halal industry has not only great reach, including non-Muslim countries, but deeper penetration. What can Islamic finance learn from halal industry?

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Philippines and Brunei explore improving linkages

| 13/06/2011 | Reply
Philippines and Brunei explore improving linkages

The government has reinitiated talks with Brunei Darussalam to further develop linkages and supply chains between the two nations, including the sultanate’s possible investments into several proposed private-public partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects.

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Malaysia: HDC To Assist In Development Of Halal Infrastructure In China

| 13/06/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC To Assist In Development Of Halal Infrastructure In China

In a statement Monday, the HDC said it recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SM International Wholesale (China) Centre Sdn Bhd (SMIW) for developing halal models aimed at benefiting Muslim consumers in that country.

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Malaysia To Continue Championing For Equitable Market

| 13/06/2011 | Reply
Malaysia To Continue Championing For Equitable Market

International Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir, who is attending the WEF on East Asia in Jakarta, said Malaysia was seeking its ‘blue ocean’ with the halal industry which was not limited to the food sector but also encompassed banking, transportation, cosmetics and medicine.

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USA: Krispy Krunchy Chicken experiencing growth spurt

| 11/06/2011 | 1 Reply
USA: Krispy Krunchy Chicken experiencing growth spurt

Krispy Krunchy Chicken features Extended Shelf Life (ESL) chicken; chicken exclusively produced by Tyson; and Halal chicken, all with a proprietary preparation process.

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Malaysia: Ministry Awaits Nod On Setting Up Of Firm To Run Labuan Halal Hub

| 11/06/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Ministry Awaits Nod On Setting Up Of Firm To Run Labuan Halal Hub

The Ministry of Federal Territories and Urban Wellbeing is in the midst of obtaining the nod from the Finance Ministry on the memorandum of association pertaining to the setting up of a company to run the RM86 million Labuan Halal Distribution Hub.

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WIEF Recommends 10 Key Priorities To Realise Growth And Equity

| 10/06/2011 | Reply
WIEF Recommends 10 Key Priorities To Realise Growth And Equity

The just-ended seventh World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) has recommended the adoption of 10 key priorities to realise both sustained growth and equity.

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