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Pakistan to follow Malaysia on Halal Certification

| 25/03/2011 | Reply
Pakistan to follow Malaysia on Halal Certification

Since Pakistan has currently no laws on halal product certification, the government is considering to adopt the Malaysian law with certain amendments, Zubair Motiwala, Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister on Investment said.

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Pakistan: Investment Seminar to be held by MIDA in Kuala Lumpur

| 25/03/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Investment Seminar to be held by MIDA in Kuala Lumpur

The Board of Investment (BOI), in collaboration with the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA), will be holding an investment seminar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 31, according to BOI Chairman Saleem H Mandviwalla.

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Malaysia: Price Of Chicken To Return To Normal By April

| 22/03/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Price Of Chicken To Return To Normal By April

Agriculture and Agro- based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Noh Omar today gave the assurance that the price of chicken, which had gone up steeply to RM8.20 per kg, would return to normal by April.

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Denmark: We eat Halal meat without knowing it

| 21/03/2011 | Reply
Denmark: We eat Halal meat without knowing it

A vast majority of all Danish slaughter chickens – 99 percent – are butchered using the stunned halal method, with the majority being exported.

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Halal food for the travel industry as Muslim tourists grow

| 20/03/2011 | Reply
Halal food for the travel industry as Muslim tourists grow

The second Halal Conference and Exhibition, Halal Expo 2011 was held in Colombo last week and it encompasses the entire Halal industry and companies and individuals from sectors such as food and beverages, Islamic Banking and finance, travel and tourism, education and lifestyle were represented at this first-ever event held in Sri Lanka.

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Malaysia: Companies Re-issued Halal Certs If Requirements Met

| 20/03/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Companies Re-issued Halal Certs If Requirements Met

The Islamic Development Department (Jakim) will re-issue halal certificates (SPH) to companies which had theirs suspended, if they meet the set requirements.

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USA: Saffron Road Naturally a Hit at Natural Products Expo West

| 19/03/2011 | Reply
USA: Saffron Road Naturally a Hit at Natural Products Expo West

Adnan Durrani, CEO of American Halal (parent company of Saffron Road), said, “We had this intuitive vision over a year ago – that with Saffron Road we could build a Halal brand based on ethical consumerism, which embodied the timeless values of the natural food movement our team had embraced over the last two decades: antibiotic-free, hormone-free, sustainably-farmed, and Certified Humane®.

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Canada: Quebec mayor reaches out to French-speaking Muslim immigrants

| 17/03/2011 | Reply
Canada: Quebec mayor reaches out to French-speaking Muslim immigrants

Like small-town mayors everywhere, Stéphane Gendron is trying to entice newcomers to settle in his community. But he may be the only one whose enticement offers include a promise to build a mosque and halal slaughterhouse. The mayor says immigrants from the Maghreb, with their French skills and high levels of education, could fill badly-needed manpower needs.

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Malaysia: Over 500 Foreign Buyers Expected At Mihas 2011

| 16/03/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Over 500 Foreign Buyers Expected At Mihas 2011

For the exhibitors, Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation chief executive officer Datuk Noharuddin Nordin said they had gone through a strict selection process to ensure the event remain as the world’s premier exhibition of halal products.

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Malaysia: Jakim, IIUM collaborate on research for halal products

| 16/03/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim, IIUM collaborate on research for halal products

Jakim’s director-general Datuk Wan Mohamad Sheikh Abd Aziz said Jakim would tap the IIUM’s expertise in various fields of research to identify halal products that we free from non-halal deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) content. He said the collaboration was a step in the right direction to make the halal industry more organised to boost the confidence of all quarters, including international certification bodies.

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UK:Halal certified rubber Boot and rubber Apron for the Halal food industry

| 16/03/2011 | Reply
UK:Halal certified rubber Boot and rubber Apron for the Halal food industry

While we try to educate people that Halal is not just about how you slaughter meat and poultry, but a whole farm to fork process, Raven Safety Footwear has taken it one step further to have their industrial footwear and aprons to use in Halal facilities certified Halal!

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UK: Islamic Finance Roundtable deliberates on ‘public good’

| 16/03/2011 | Reply
UK: Islamic Finance Roundtable deliberates on ‘public good’

Public good is one concept that is common to both conventional and Islamic finance. The values advocated by the Shariah are not only confined to the detailed technical aspects of transactions, but also in the extent to which the objectives of the Shariah are achieved. If every aspect of Islamic finance were to be subject to a public good test, arguably no negative repercussion could ever arise.

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Opinion: Time right for growth of Islamic finance

| 16/03/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Time right for growth of Islamic finance

The halal food industry has greater brand recognition and penetration than Islamic finance among the 1.6 billion Muslims. But how many Muslims know about Islamic finance and, more important, how many are participants, the bankable 2 to 3 per cent?

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UK: Luxury Halal Sun & Beach Resort Holidays

| 14/03/2011 | Reply
UK: Luxury Halal Sun & Beach Resort Holidays

In 2009 a group of visionary Muslims with senior management experience from travel and bluechip companies came together to realise the Crescent Tours vision – Holidays with an Islamic ethos.

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More Japanese companies go halal to expand sales in Muslim markets

| 13/03/2011 | Reply
More Japanese companies go halal to expand sales in Muslim markets

A rising number of Japanese food manufacturers are seeking halal certification for their products from Malaysia and setting up factories in the country to produce halal food while some have also started to request for their plants in Japan to be certified.

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Opinion: Dubai on Empty

| 13/03/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Dubai on Empty

Its skyline erupting from the desert in just two decades, Dubai is a cautionary tale about what money can’t buy: a culture of its own. After gorging on the Viagra of easy credit, the emirate has the world’s tallest building, the world’s most expensive racetrack, and a financial crisis to match. A. A. Gill discovers that no one truly belongs in Dubai, where the legacy of oil has made everything worthless.

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USA: If You Eat Organic Food, Have You Just Been Betrayed?

| 12/03/2011 | Reply
USA: If You Eat Organic Food, Have You Just Been Betrayed?

Organic consumers and producers in the U.S. are facing betrayal. A self-appointed group of “Organic Elites”, including Whole Foods Market, Organic Valley, and Stonyfield Farm, are surrendering to Monsanto. Top executives from these companies publicly stated several weeks ago that they support the so-called “coexistence” of organics with genetically modified (GM) crops. The Organic Consumers […]

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UAE: Al Islami consolidates its strengths at Gulfood 2011

| 12/03/2011 | Reply
UAE: Al Islami consolidates its strengths at Gulfood 2011

Al Islami Foods, the leading halal food producer in the Middle East, consolidated its strengths at this year’s Gulfood show, organized by the Dubai World Trade Centre, which and ran from February 27 to March 2, 2011.

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Philippines: Commission to unify national halal standards

| 11/03/2011 | Reply
Philippines: Commission to unify national halal standards

THE NATIONAL Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) has started creating a unified system for various existing halal standards to aid government intervention in developing appropriate products for the market, the agency said in a statement yesterday.

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Brunei: MIPR goals for Brunei Halal Brand stand

| 11/03/2011 | Reply
Brunei: MIPR goals for Brunei Halal Brand stand

BRUNEI is sticking to its original plan to use the Brunei Halal Brand as a platform for local products to reach the export markets although many of the products under the brand were made overseas, the Minister of Industry and Primary Resources yesterday said.

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