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Oman: A’Saffa Foods sponsors health education walk

| 12/05/2011 | Reply
Oman: A’Saffa Foods sponsors health education walk

The company is totally committed to being a good corporate citizen and putting something back on a regular basis to the communities where the company works and supplies its 100% pure Halal products to across the Sultanate.

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Italy eager to boost trade, investment ties with UAE

| 10/05/2011 | Reply
Italy eager to boost trade, investment ties with UAE

A majority of the Middle East and Gulf tourists look for Halal foods when they go abroad and Italy is not an exception. Italy has a good variety of Halal food and trying to improve it more. There is certified authentic Halal food available in Italy and it is also very important for their exports to Arab countries.

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Pakistan: Engro to purchase Al Safa Halal in North America

| 10/05/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Engro to purchase Al Safa Halal in North America

Engro Corporation is all set to enter the halal food business in North America as the company has finalised and signed an agreement with US-based Al Safa Halal to purchase its food business.

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Thailand:Royal Cliff Hotels Group opening a Halal certified kitchen

| 10/05/2011 | Reply
Thailand:Royal Cliff Hotels Group opening a Halal certified kitchen

The need to cater to the various patrons of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group has prompted the management to come up with this highly welcomed initiative for the benefit of all Muslim travelers.

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Canada: Global Halal Food Market

| 09/05/2011 | Reply
Canada: Global Halal Food Market

Global Halal Food Market May 2011 The Government of Canada has prepared this report based on primary and secondary sources of information. Readers should take note that the Government of Canada does not guarantee the accuracy of any of the information contained in this report, nor does it necessarily endorse the organizations listed herein. Readers […]

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Turkey Eyes Halal Industry Share

| 09/05/2011 | Reply
Turkey Eyes Halal Industry Share

Seeking a greater share of the halal industry pie, Turkey is concentrating its efforts to get a lion’s share of the growing global market, hoping it will contribute to a boom in the Turkish economy.

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The rise of Pakistan in the global meat trade

| 09/05/2011 | Reply
The rise of Pakistan in the global meat trade

At a time when Pakistani businessmen have a hard time selling even high-quality products to foreign customers due to Pakistan’s negative country brand, meat processing companies report customers practically begging for Pakistani red meat to be exported to countries in the Middle East and Southeast Asia.

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Malaysia: Pig DNA found in popular Halal meat product

| 08/05/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Pig DNA found in popular Halal meat product

The Malaysian Islamic Development Department (JAKIM) has found traces of pig DNA in meat products supplied by Lucky Food Processing resulting in the revocation of its Halal certification with immediate effect.

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Canada: Supermarket speaks language of Halal

| 08/05/2011 | Reply
Canada: Supermarket speaks language of Halal

Sunny Foodmart is owned by three Chinese Canadians who have stocked food from a multitude of cultures and reached out to Muslim customers with a certified halal meat counter.

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UAE: Islamic finance bloc needed to boost Sharia-based investment

| 08/05/2011 | Reply
UAE: Islamic finance bloc needed to boost Sharia-based investment

Some have suggested that one of the Group of Seven (G7) wealthy countries, having historical commonwealth ties to the Muslim world, could be an anchor for a proposed grouping. For example, United Kingdom or France for the GCC or Maghreb, respectively, but to date nothing has materialised.

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Thailand: Thai research projects win World Halal Research Excellence Awards

| 02/05/2011 | Reply
Thailand: Thai research projects win World Halal Research Excellence Awards

Two research studies from Chulalongkorn University won World Halal Research Excellence awards at the recent World Halal Research Summit 2011. The top award was given to the HAL-Q system developed by Chulalongkorn University’s Halal Science Center.

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NZ: Halal slaughtermen meet in city

| 02/05/2011 | 2 Replies
NZ: Halal slaughtermen meet in city

A celebration was planned to mark New Zealand winning the Halal Journal Award, the first non-Muslim country to achieve this. The union nominated the New Zealand Food Safety Authority for the award, which recognises New Zealand as having the best halal system in place.

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GCC: Looking Good

| 29/04/2011 | Reply
GCC: Looking Good

Latest figures show halal beauty products account for $500 million of the $2 trillion global halal market. And while western brands are seeking to prove their commitment to the Muslim consumer, the market is facing tougher scrutiny to meet buyers’ expectations.

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Pakistan: Pakistan, Mauritius sign Halal food agreement

| 28/04/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Pakistan, Mauritius sign Halal food agreement

Pakistan and Mauritius have signed an agreement for the promotion of Halal industry, research and education and export of Halal goods to Mauritius, the Pakistan Halal Food Council said Tuesday.

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Singapore: Visit Crescentrating at the Arabian Travel Market 2011

| 27/04/2011 | Reply
Singapore: Visit Crescentrating at the Arabian Travel Market 2011

Crescentrating will participate at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) for the second consecutive year. ATM 2011, the leading travel exhibition for the Middle East region, will take place from 2nd to 5th May 2011 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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Malaysia: CCM eyes global halal domination

| 27/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: CCM eyes global halal domination

As part of the government’s push to establish Malaysia as a global halal hub,CCM collaborates with HDC and other organisations on several fronts to develop the industry through partnership programmes, seminars, workshops and other activities.

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Australia: Camel Meat Exports Aim to Turn Pest into Profit

| 26/04/2011 | Reply
Australia: Camel Meat Exports Aim to Turn Pest into Profit

As populations and food needs grow across the Middle East, one Egyptian businessman has spotted a niche export opportunity for Australia: camel meat.

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USA: Midamar executive speaks about Halal opportunities

| 26/04/2011 | Reply
USA: Midamar executive speaks about Halal opportunities

The challenges of serving the Halal market begins with the identification of the Halal consumer. How are Halal consumers defined and who are they? That answer is difficult in secular countries, as the Halal consumer could be from any one of 56 Islamic countries or simply be native of the secular state.

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Thailand: Thaifex – World of Food Asia 2011

| 23/04/2011 | Reply
Thailand: Thaifex – World of Food Asia 2011

THAIFEX – World of Food ASIA 2011, which includes Thai Halal Food and Halal Conference, aims to once again underline that, with internationally renowned food-producing capabilities and service excellence, the Thai food industry is well prepared and able to steer the country to become one of the most prominent food exposition hubs in Asia Pacific.

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UK: UAE Royal guests attend UK export meeting

| 23/04/2011 | Reply
UK: UAE Royal guests attend UK export meeting

As part of the visit, the Al Mualla ruling family of Umm Al Qaiwain and UAE trade representatives, discussed certification of meat in the UK to ensure that Halal principles on the slaughter line are compliant with UAE standards.

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