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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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Malaysia: HDC Recognizes Halal Science and Research Community

| 22/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC Recognizes Halal Science and Research Community

Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) awarded prizes to 6 winners for the best poster design, a competition that required submissions to depict Halal science and research ideas, at the closing of WHR 2011 officiated by Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

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EU: EU wants to label ritually slaughtered meat ‘slaughter without stunning’

| 21/04/2011 | Reply
EU: EU wants to label ritually slaughtered meat ‘slaughter without stunning’

New EU proposals have steered away from labelling meat from ritually slaughtered animals as Halal or Shechita to avoid causing religious offence, instead opting for the label of “meat from slaughter without stunning”.

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Malaysia: New herbal mouthwash could prevent oral cancer

| 20/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: New herbal mouthwash could prevent oral cancer

A mouthwash that may help prevent mouth cancer has been developed by researchers at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). The plant based product could provide a non-alcoholic alternative to conventional products for the Islamic market.

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Malaysia: HDC to guide SMEs on Jakim certification

| 20/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC to guide SMEs on Jakim certification

Chief executive officer Datuk Seri Jamil Bidin said under the MoU, the corporation would provide training and guidance for small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to apply for halal certificates from Jakim.

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Malaysia: Palm oil base for pharmaceutical & cosmetic products

| 18/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Palm oil base for pharmaceutical & cosmetic products

Oleopharma Sdn Bhd, in partnership with Redhacare Sdn Bhd, University of Malaya, Malaysia and Imed Lab Sdn Bhd are introducing a robust and natural base cream for use in the production of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products – in a semi solid dosage form. This product is known as HAMIN™.

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Halal index is new Islamic investment frontier

| 18/04/2011 | Reply
Halal index is new Islamic investment frontier

Experts say the index will be a bridge-builder for Islamic funds, exchange-traded funds and sukuks as well as for global non-Islamic investors interested in the emerging food sector. Here are some basic facts about the index and its role in the future of Islamic investing.

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Malaysia:New index will position halal as an asset class

| 16/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysia:New index will position halal as an asset class

The 6th World Halal Forum (WHF), 4-5 April, premiered with a notable paradigm shift with the introduction of Halal 2.0 The Convergence of Islamic Finance and Halal. The main theme of the event was to push for the convergence of two influential industries Islamic finance and the halal sectors into an integrated halal economy estimated to be now worth several trillion US dollars. The key milestone was the unveiling of a first of its kind “Halal Food Index”, which will position halal as an asset class within the investment community.

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USA: Abbott Recognized as Company of the Year for Global Halal Initiatives

| 15/04/2011 | Reply
USA: Abbott Recognized as Company of the Year for Global Halal Initiatives

“Abbott has demonstrated outstanding attention to Halal conformance and execution for more than five years,” said Muhammad Munir Chaudry, Ph.D., President of IFANCA. “This award recognition should reassure Muslims living around the world that Abbott Nutrition products are truly Halal.”

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USA: Ethnic Food Markets are Expanding

| 15/04/2011 | Reply
USA: Ethnic Food Markets are Expanding

According to this article, if you enjoy discussing and researching food trends, you can earn thousands of dollars at home online generating and marketing ethnic food market reports on your computer and selling them for more than $3,000 each to industries.

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Russia: Market Emerging for Islamic Finance

| 15/04/2011 | Reply
Russia: Market Emerging for Islamic Finance

Russia is the most attractive of the four BRIC countries for Islamic investment because it’s relatively stable, close to the Middle East and has an established legal system and infrastructure, said Abas Jalil, executive director of AmanahRaya Capital Group in Malaysia.

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Canada: Kraft calls on star chefs to capture immigrant market

| 13/04/2011 | Reply
Canada: Kraft calls on star chefs to capture immigrant market

Major North American food companies have been expanding their overseas markets for decades. But targeting ethnic consumers on home turf is still relatively uncharted territory. Industry analysts say that’s changing, as shifting demographics in Canada force mainstream food companies to recognize new growth opportunities among domestic minority groups.

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NZ: Halal award a boon for NZ meat

| 13/04/2011 | Reply
NZ: Halal award a boon for NZ meat

The New Zealand meat industry is expected to grow significantly after the Agriculture and Forestry Ministry won the award for best service provider at the World Halal Forum in Malaysia last week.

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Malaysia: The winners of The Halal Journal Awards 2011

| 09/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: The winners of The Halal Journal Awards 2011

Former Malaysian Prime Minister, YABhg Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi presented the prestigious Halal Journal Awards to eight of the industry’s movers and shakers at The 6th Halal Journal Awards Gala Dinner held to honour and celebrate the success within the global Halal industry.

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EU: Dutch consider banning religious animal slaughter

| 09/04/2011 | Reply
EU: Dutch consider banning religious animal slaughter

In the Netherlands, an unlikely alliance of an animal rights party and the xenophobic Freedom Party is spearheading support for the ban on kosher and halal slaughter methods that critics say inflict unacceptable suffering on animals.

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UK: Farming Minister supports plans to label kosher meat

| 08/04/2011 | Reply
UK: Farming Minister supports plans to label kosher meat

Slaughtering animals without pre-stunning is banned in the UK, but there is currently an exception for Jewish and Muslim methods of slaughter which require the animal to be alive and well when it is killed.

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Malaysia: Agricultural Sector Offers Opportunity To Expand Halal Industry

| 07/04/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Agricultural Sector Offers Opportunity To Expand Halal Industry

The agricultural sector including palm oil offers tangible opportunities for expanding the halal industry, said Minister of Domestic Trade, Co-Operatives and Consumerism, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob Wednesday.

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Singaporean Firms Eyeing Halal Frozen Food At MIHAS 2011

| 07/04/2011 | Reply
Singaporean Firms Eyeing Halal Frozen Food At MIHAS 2011

Singaporean firms, currently participating in the on-going 8th Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS), are eyeing the import of halal frozen food market into the island state

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