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Azerbaijan to set new food safety standards

| 21/01/2011 | Reply
Azerbaijan to set new food safety standards

Azerbaijan had not yet introduced a standard for halal food, food deemed permissible under Islamic law. They have not found a Halal mark that they consider ‘significant’ to use yet.

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Opinion: Europe goes Halal

| 21/01/2011 | 3 Replies
Opinion: Europe goes Halal

With the exponential growth of Europe’s Muslim population in recent years, thousands of tons of religiously slaughtered halal meat is now entering the general food chain, where it is being unwittingly consumed by the non-Muslim population.

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UK: Row brewing over Halal meat regulation

| 20/01/2011 | Reply
UK: Row brewing over Halal meat regulation

Halal Monitoring Committee, which licenses companies dealing in halal meat, has been accused of bullying the firms it regulates.

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Malaysia: RM10m training fund for Muslims

| 19/01/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: RM10m training fund for Muslims

The Selangor government today announced that it was allocating RM10 million to help train and provide capital for Muslim workers in the state who are doing non-halal (not permissible in Islam) jobs.

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UAE: Watch out for haram food on holiday, Muslims warned

| 19/01/2011 | Reply
UAE: Watch out for haram food on holiday, Muslims warned

Dubai Municipality’s food control department has produced a leaflet containing common non-halal food terms. It is available to the public, and 5,000 copies will soon be handed out at Dubai International Airport.

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Malaysia: Legend Group of Hotels & Resorts gets Halal Friendly Recognition

| 18/01/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Legend Group of Hotels & Resorts gets Halal Friendly Recognition

All five properties of the Malaysia-based Legend Group of Hotels & Resorts have been awarded a Crescentrating of five for its Halal Friendly Services and Facilities.

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Kazakhstan: 7th World Islamic Economic Forum In Astana

| 18/01/2011 | Reply
Kazakhstan: 7th World Islamic Economic Forum In Astana

WIEF being held in the Republic of Kazakhstan has particular meaning in light of its chairmanship at the Organization of Islamic Conference and also under activated implementation of the state program on forced industrial and innovation development of Kazakhstan for 2010-2014.

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USA: Midamar introduces Halal air chilled, antibiotic free and organic chicken

| 17/01/2011 | Reply
USA: Midamar introduces Halal air chilled, antibiotic free and organic chicken

Air Chilled Halal Chicken is another pioneering first by Midamar Halal Foods. Midamar has introduced the first Halal, Air Chilled, Antibiotic Free and Organic chicken out on the market today. The chickens are humanely raised and processed in Iowa, USA.

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Indonesia to host largest ever Food, Hotel and Hospitality Trade Exhibition

| 17/01/2011 | Reply
Indonesia to host largest ever Food, Hotel and Hospitality Trade Exhibition

Food and Hotel Indonesia will return 6-9 April at the Jakarta Exhibition Centre, Kemayoran. The 2011 event, the 11th in the series is the largest to date occupying five halls at the exhibition venue. There will also be a World Halal Forum Dialogue – Indonesia held on the 9th April at the exhibition venue.

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UK: Halal Statement- For Better Coexistence

| 17/01/2011 | Reply
UK: Halal Statement- For Better Coexistence

The Christian Muslim Forum is the national organization bringing together Christians and Muslims to build better relationships and dialogue with each other, as well as with British society generally.

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Malaysia: Halal Sector Expected To See High Demand

| 16/01/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Sector Expected To See High Demand

Deputy Minister Datuk Mukhriz Tun Mahathir said the Ministry of International Trade and Industry had undertaken a study recently to understand where the demand was for halal products and services of late.

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USA: FDA report notes improved food safety in retail food outlets

| 15/01/2011 | Reply
USA: FDA report notes improved food safety in retail food outlets

Food safety compliance has improved significantly in fast food restaurants, full-service restaurants, and produce markets and departments, according to a Food and Drug Administration study that monitored more than 800 retail food establishments from 1998-2008.

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USA: Opinion: Food Trends We’d Like To See More (or Less) of in 2011

| 15/01/2011 | 2 Replies
USA: Opinion: Food Trends We’d Like To See More (or Less) of in 2011

The writer would like to see more Halal trucks open for business on the streets of Long Island.

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Halal Certifications for Airline Catering Facility in Kathmandu

| 15/01/2011 | Reply
Halal Certifications for Airline Catering Facility in Kathmandu

Soaltee Crowne Plaza Kathmandu and LSG Sky Chefs officially announce the recent Halal certification of their airline catering facility near Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM).

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Kenya: Farmer’s Choice targets UAE meat market

| 15/01/2011 | Reply
Kenya: Farmer’s Choice targets UAE meat market

The company said plans are complete and within the next few months, the company would roll out the expansion plan also targeting Egypt within Africa. Farmer’s Choice recently completed the construction of a $4 million dollar slaughter house facility.

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Nigeria: Interest-free cooperative: A reliable source of finance

| 15/01/2011 | 2 Replies
Nigeria: Interest-free cooperative: A reliable source of finance

The concept of interest-free co-operative is an integral part of the Islamic economic system. What we are familiar with is the conventional co-operative system of financing, which according to its operations, is interest-based.

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Malaysia: HDC Targets RM2 Billion Investments For Halal Parks

| 14/01/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC Targets RM2 Billion Investments For Halal Parks

The Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) is targeting RM2 billion worth of new investments into its eight halal parks this year from local and international investors.

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Iran to enhance trade with Asian countries

| 13/01/2011 | Reply
Iran to enhance trade with Asian countries

Iran and Pakistan can increase trade with each other and the private sectors of both countries should come forward to exploit these trade opportunities, said Iran’s Commerce Minister Mehdi Ghazanfari, while addressing a meeting at the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI)

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Malaysia: Kontena Nasional Bhd (KNB) signs MOU with Gerimis Baiduri Sdn Bhd

| 13/01/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Kontena Nasional Bhd (KNB) signs MOU with Gerimis Baiduri Sdn Bhd

KNB became the first halal certified logistics provider in Malaysia following the certification for its warehouse in Petaling Jaya in December 2009. KNB will obtain Jakim-Halal certification for two more of its branches in Johor Baharu and Kuantan by end of this month, in addition to its branches in Penang and Ipoh.

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USA: Foods Made of Beetles Now Must Say So

| 12/01/2011 | Reply
USA: Foods Made of Beetles Now Must Say So

FDA has required food manufactures to disclose whether red cochineal beetles are among their products’ ingredients. These beetles are farmed, harvested, dried and crushed to produce a red dye called carmine that, until this year, had been disguised in the ingredient list as “artificial color,” “color added” or the all-encompassing “natural and artificial coloring.”

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