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Malaysia: Indian Companies To Undertake Research In Malaysia

| 19/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Indian Companies To Undertake Research In Malaysia

Indian companies specialising in Ayurveda Pharmaceutical Formulations have shown interest in conducting research and trials on health products to treat three common diseases affecting Malaysians. Traditional herbal products manufactured in the country would have easier access to the huge middle eastern market due to its Halal (permitted in Islam) endorsement.

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Malaysia: Seminar On Guidelines For Halal Restaurants

| 19/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Seminar On Guidelines For Halal Restaurants

Restaurant and food service operators are encouraged to partipate in the “Seminar on Guidelines for Halal Restaurants”, to be held nationwide, so that operators can obtain vital information on how to obtain halal certification from the Islamic Development Department of Malaysia or JAKIM.

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Malaysia: Venture into Halal

| 19/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Venture into Halal

Entrepreneurs in Sabah have been urged to emulate the success of multinational companies in this country which have already ventured into the Halal-based business.

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UK: Arson probe after Gafoor Poultry Products factory fire

| 17/12/2010 | Reply
UK: Arson probe after Gafoor Poultry Products factory fire

This follows Gafoor’s recent successful application for British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Food Standard Grade B accreditation following a £4m investment to automate the Preston site’s infrastructure over the past four years; the company is also planning imminent product launches for mainstream and halal markets.

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Brunei: Halal certification boosts confidence in public eateries

| 17/12/2010 | Reply
Brunei: Halal certification boosts confidence in public eateries

THE year 2010 has seen a surge of interest among food businesses and restaurants in Brunei on the application of Halal Certification for their establishments, thanks to the efforts of the Ministry of Religious Affairs in raising the awareness on the importance and benefits of the accreditation.

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USA: Urban slaughterhouses on the rise

| 16/12/2010 | Reply
USA: Urban slaughterhouses on the rise

“New York Live Poultry,” is one in a vast and growing network of over a dozen urban slaughterhouses in the Bronx where customers can choose their dinner from a cage and have the animal slaughtered and butchered within minutes.

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UK: Gafoor invest in Halal poultry processor

| 16/12/2010 | Reply
UK:  Gafoor invest in Halal poultry processor

Gafoor Poultry Products Ltd, one of the UK’s longest serving Halal poultry processors, is reaping the benefits from a substantial investment at the purpose-built high-tech processing plant in Preston.

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Brunei: 2011 year of growth for Brunei Halal products

| 15/12/2010 | Reply
Brunei: 2011 year of growth for Brunei Halal products

LESSONS learned and experiences gained during the past year will allow Brunei’s halal industry to grow even stronger in 2011, said the Minister of Industry and Primary Resources at the launching of the Brunei Halal Certification Workshop yesterday.

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Islamic Finance in Russia – Developments in 2010

| 14/12/2010 | Reply
Islamic Finance in Russia – Developments in 2010

The major milestones are the establishment of the Russian Association of Experts in Islamic Finance; the first Halal Expo Exhibition; publication of an authorized translation of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions’ Standards of Islamic Finance Transactions; and the first Islamic finance deals on the Russian market.

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Malaysia Among Top Islamic Tourist Destinations

| 14/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia Among Top Islamic Tourist Destinations

In relation to this, Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) director-general Zainuddin Abdul Wahab said the centre was focusing on providing information and facilities sought by the Muslim commun

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Malaysia, New Zealand Ink Agreement On Halal Certification

| 14/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia, New Zealand Ink Agreement On Halal Certification

Veterinary Services Department director-general Datuk Dr Abd Aziz Jamaluddin said with the signing of the Malaysia Meat and Meat Products Halal Requirements (Overseas Market Access Notification) Notice 2010, Malaysians need no longer worry about the halal status of meat and dairy products from New Zealand.

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Malaysia: Resolution on Halal Status of GM Crops and Foods Adopted

| 11/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Resolution on Halal Status of GM Crops and Foods Adopted

The participants of an Agri-biotech Workshop for Islamic Scholars adopted a resolution that accepts GM crops and products as halal should all ingredients used to develop them are from halal sources.

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Pakistan: Halal movement can strengthen Muslims in the global economy

| 11/12/2010 | Reply
Pakistan: Halal movement can strengthen Muslims in the global economy

The Grand Mufti of Bosnia Herzegovina, Dr Mustafa Ceric said that Pakistan could become a Halal hub in the region and has the potential to earn billions of dollars through exports of Halal products, like Malaysia. He pointed that Iran and Turkey are also emerging on world Halal economy.

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Opinion: Why ‘Halal Malaysia’?

| 11/12/2010 | Reply
Opinion: Why ‘Halal Malaysia’?

HAVE you ever thought why non-Muslim consumers in other countries choose halal goods while Muslim consumers in Malaysia are sometimes petty about halal certification?

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UK: Halal meat to stay on school dinner menus

| 11/12/2010 | Reply
UK: Halal meat to stay on school dinner menus

A CAMPAIGN led by the BNP to take halal meat off school menus has been defeated.

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Philippines: ARMM vows to enhance economic dev’t programs

| 11/12/2010 | Reply
Philippines: ARMM vows to enhance economic dev’t programs

Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) acting Gov. Ansaruddin Adiong on Friday vowed to enhance further the ARMM’s socio-economic development program which aims to improve the standard of living of the over four million people in the region.

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Hong Kong: First Hotel in Hong Kong to Receive Halal Food Certification

| 11/12/2010 | Reply
Hong Kong: First Hotel in Hong Kong to Receive Halal Food Certification

Although Hong Kong is a culturally diversified community, the number of Halal certified restaurants and dining places are still very limited, with majority of them located in Wanchai, Central and Tsimshatsui area. Seeing the huge business potential, SkyCity Marriott has taken the lead and become the first hotel to have successfully obtained the certification.

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Malaysia Establishes Pilot Breeding Project Of Nili Ravi Buffaloes

| 10/12/2010 | Reply
Malaysia Establishes Pilot Breeding Project Of Nili Ravi Buffaloes

The first ever consignment of 170 Nili Ravi buffaloes from Pakistan have arrived in Malaysia. The buffaloes will be used to establish a pilot breeding project in the country.

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UK: Kosher bosses welcome EU labelling decision

| 10/12/2010 | Reply
UK: Kosher bosses welcome EU labelling decision

The kosher body has said it is pleased that a European Council meeting where a new draft of the food information regulation was agreed, did not include Amendment 205, which would have required that all meat and meat products slaughtered by kosher and halal methods to be pejoratively labelled.

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Korea: [Viewpoint] Succeeding in the Muslim Market

| 10/12/2010 | Reply
Korea: [Viewpoint] Succeeding in the Muslim Market

Despite the austere image of Islamic living, robust spending is not absent. Muslims who have deep pockets display a high propensity to consume.

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