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EU: European Council agrees on new labeling rules for food

| 07/12/2010 | Reply
EU: European Council agrees on new labeling rules for food

The version of the regulation that the Council has sent back to the European Parliament for their consideration does not include Amendment 205 the clause which would have required that all meat and meat products slaughtered by the shechita/Halal method be pejoratively labeled.

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UK: A Cautious Welcome from Shechita UK to EU Council’s Rejection of 205

| 07/12/2010 | Reply
UK: A Cautious Welcome from Shechita UK to EU Council’s Rejection of 205

Shechita UK has welcomed the outcome of Tuesday’s European Council meeting, where a new draft of the food information regulation was agreed. The version of the regulation that the Council has sent back to the European Parliament for their consideration does not include Amendment 205 the clause which would have required that all meat and meat products slaughtered by the shechita method be pejoratively labeled.

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Opinion: When haram can become halal

| 07/12/2010 | 3 Replies
Opinion: When haram can become halal

If a prohibited food product undergoes trans­formation that changes its properties or attributes to the point that it becomes a different product, it is no longer forbidden.

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EU: Clerics call for religious freedom in Europe

| 07/12/2010 | Reply
EU: Clerics call for religious freedom in Europe

Fifty clerics from Austria, Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States petitioned Van Rompuy to protect their freedom of religion at a time when some right-populist parties are calling for bans to certain non-Christian religious practices, including circumcision for minors and kosher and halal butchering of meat.

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UK: Halal cosmetics store to open in Birmingham city centre

| 07/12/2010 | 1 Reply
UK: Halal cosmetics store to open in Birmingham city centre

Pure Halal Beauty will offer ethical beauty products and cosmetics, all free of animal products and alcohol and all Halal certified.

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Malaysia: ‘Don’t be misled on Halal food’ advice

| 07/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: ‘Don’t be misled on Halal food’ advice

Many Muslims don’t seem to be very aware of the halal concept and their rights to buy and consume halal products, said Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department, Datuk Nasir Tun Sakaran.

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Malaysia: Qatar, the World Cup and Islamic finance

| 06/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Qatar, the World Cup and Islamic finance

“WE go to new lands!” exclaimed Sepp Blatter, president of Fifa in unveiling Qatar, over the US, for hosting the 2022 Fifa World Cup. Now, how does Islamic finance and Malaysia “ride on the coat-tails” of this incredible opportunity, having missed many opportunities over the years?

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Brunei: Brunei’s First Halal and Good Manufacturing Practice

| 06/12/2010 | Reply
Brunei: Brunei’s First Halal and Good Manufacturing Practice

Brunei Darussalam will be the world’s first country to issue guidelines on the production of halal pharmaceuticals, including the use of alcohol and animal products.

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Pakistan: NA speaker to support halal food promotion bill

| 05/12/2010 | Reply
Pakistan: NA speaker to support halal food promotion bill

National Assembly will fully support the passing of bill for marketing and promotion of Halal food, said the Speaker for the National Assembly, Dr Fehmida Mirza, at the 1st Global Halal Congress

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UK: Turning Halal can Increase Restaurant Margins during the Recession

| 04/12/2010 | Reply
UK: Turning Halal can Increase Restaurant Margins during the Recession

Inventive Edinburgh restaurateur Michael Yip, owner of Dragon Way, Newington, believes he has found the way and has recently received a quality Halal Seal of Approval, to become the capital’s first certified Halal Chinese restaurant. This is not the first time Michael has looked at ways to increase profit margins and retain customers in the current economic climate.

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Pakistan: Global Halal Congress to be held today

| 04/12/2010 | Reply
Pakistan: Global Halal Congress to be held today

As many as 25 world renowned and eminent scholars, scientist and experts from 17 countries are participating in the first ever Global Halal Congress (GHC) scheduled to be held today (Saturday) at Karachi.

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Marketing 101 for the Global Muslim Community

| 04/12/2010 | Reply
Marketing 101 for the Global Muslim Community

The answers lie in, first, understanding the trends within the community then, secondly, delving into each subset of the trends to identify emotional triggers that would provide a platform for the brand to establish itself with its target segment and lastly, basing or developing the brand’s business strategy on the ethical values of Islam.

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Malaysia must comply with International Standards

| 03/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia must comply with International Standards

In the New Economic Model – Concluding Part report launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Friday, it said concerns on food safety, labour rights, best practices in environmental protection and climate change management will also add to new international protocols that could impose barriers to Malaysian exports to global markets.

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UK: Birmingham Muslim Community Outraged

| 03/12/2010 | Reply
UK: Birmingham Muslim Community Outraged

Members of the Birmingham Muslim community raised concerned to the Birmingham EHO with regards to halal poultry falsely labeled by major high street chain KFC.

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Turkey: TSE addresses Islamic countries for common Halal certificate

| 03/12/2010 | Reply
Turkey: 	 TSE addresses Islamic countries for common Halal certificate

Turkish Standards Institute (TSE) President Tahir Büyükhelvac?gil has said they have the competency to certify products halal and are ready to do so when there is a need for it.

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Malaysia: Website for quality Halal beef launched

| 03/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Website for quality Halal beef launched

Real Food Company Sdn Bhd (RFC) has set up a one-stop centre for consumers to order premium Gemas Gold Meat (GGM) beef brand online.

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Pakistan: SBI signs MoU with Malaysia’s Halal Industry Development Corp.

| 02/12/2010 | Reply
Pakistan: SBI signs MoU with Malaysia’s Halal Industry Development Corp.

Sindh Board of Investment (SBI) achieved a historic milestone in its progress towards development of Halal sector in Pakistan by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) which is the premier agency for development of Halal Industry in Malaysia.

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Meet the new Muslim Consumer

| 02/12/2010 | Reply
Meet the new Muslim Consumer

When it comes to big consumer markets, Asia is not short of contenders. China and India, with their billion-plus populations have led the way, while a number of large emerging markets are now also catching the eyes of marketers.

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UAE: Burger Fuel chain plans to open 15 outlets in UAE

| 02/12/2010 | Reply
UAE: Burger Fuel chain plans to open 15 outlets in UAE

New Zealand’s Burger Fuel chain of restaurants, known for its grass fed halal meat, will open 15 outlets in the UAE, within the next five years.

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USA: ISNA Advances the Halal Movement at World Halal Forum-Europe

| 01/12/2010 | Reply
USA: ISNA Advances the Halal Movement at World Halal Forum-Europe

The Forum team brought a distinguished array of speakers and panelists who illuminated the promise and some of the pitfalls of the Halal industries. Halal industries represented were food, finance, cosmetics and personal care products, pharmaceuticals, travel, and logistics. The speakers gave plenty of information for the attendees to weigh, and experts in the audience also contributed to the panel sessions.

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