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NZ: The world launch of the first Robot for automated sheep meat processing

| 29/03/2011 | Reply
NZ: The world launch of the first Robot for automated sheep meat processing

Funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI) and nine industry members, with the support of two research organisations, the research consortium aims to enhance sheep processing productivity and quality through the use of automation.

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Opinion: Pakistan Export Potential in Global Halal Market

| 29/03/2011 | Reply
Opinion: Pakistan Export Potential in Global Halal Market

The halal products are moving into mainstream business and their demand is steadily increasing. It is now seen as a potential engine of economic growth. Pakistan can assume a leadership role in global halal food market, being a Muslim country, provided proper strategies are put in place.

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USA: IFANCA® Organizes 13th International Halal Food Conference

| 29/03/2011 | Reply
USA: IFANCA® Organizes 13th International Halal Food Conference

The annual International Halal Food Conference series provides technical sessions on the latest development in global halal certification guidelines for food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, and non-food products.

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Horn of Africa to double livestock exports to Saudi Arabia

| 28/03/2011 | Reply
Horn of Africa to double livestock exports to Saudi Arabia

Livestock traders in Somaliland welcomed the latest development in Saudi Arabia after the kingdom announced on Friday it will increase livestock imports from the Horn of Africa by two-fold by 2012.

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USA: American Interest in Muslims Rises After Muslim Hearings

| 26/03/2011 | Reply
USA: American Interest in Muslims Rises After Muslim Hearings

American Muslim Mom blogger Sabra has discovered how negative media about Muslims during the recent Muslim Hearings, has turned into a positive outcome for her business. Many businesses are now seeking professional assistance to reach out to Muslim consumers.

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UK: Eblex to woo UAE trade reps

| 26/03/2011 | Reply
UK: Eblex to woo UAE trade reps

Eblex’s Halal Steering Group will meet trade representatives of the United Arab Emirates in a bid to open up halal meat export markets to the Middle East.

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USA: Hear about this new Halal Brand based on ethical consumerism at the World Halal Forum

| 25/03/2011 | Reply
USA: Hear about this new Halal Brand based on ethical consumerism at the World Halal Forum

Saffron Road, a pioneer in natural and organic food movement, is a praiseworthy brand for its pasture-raised and 100% vegetarian-fed livestock. Zahed Amanullah will be giving a case study on this exciting new brand to hit Wholefoods’ shelves.

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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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