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UK: First Halal School of Excellence for Halal Butchers

| 24/10/2010 | Reply
UK: First Halal School of Excellence for Halal Butchers

With 3500 Independent Halal Butchers in the UK, Janan Meat in conjunction with NPD Services Ltd, are to open the first dedicated school of excellence for Halal Butchery & Abattoir training.

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Brunei Halal proves quick sellout at 7th China-Asean Expo

| 23/10/2010 | Reply
Brunei Halal proves quick sellout at 7th China-Asean Expo

The team charged with promoting the brand at the 7th China-Asean Expo were seen working overtime yesterday at the Brunei pavilion, two days ahead of the end of the expo, to ensure that they have enough supplies to last them until tomorrow.

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UK: Kosher Shechitah scare over McDonald’s meat

| 21/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Kosher Shechitah scare over McDonald’s meat

Kosher consumers suffered a double blow this week when a major abattoir in Ireland closed its kosher facility and a second in the north of England temporarily suspended operations. The decision was prompted by media stories that halal meat was being used without the knowledge of the public by some McDonald’s restaurants.

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Turkey: World Halal Council AGM

| 21/10/2010 | Reply
Turkey: World Halal Council AGM

The 2010 Annual General Meeting of the World Halaal Council (WHC) took place in Istanbul, Turkey between the 29th of September and the 3rd of October 2010. Lukmanul Hakim (Indonesia) was elected as the new Secretary General, with South African Sheik Thaffier Najjaara (SAHUC) elected as Honorable President.

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Canada: Bonté Foods receives Halal certification

| 21/10/2010 | Reply
Canada: Bonté Foods receives Halal certification

Dieppe-based Bonté Foods are looking to capitalize on the growing demand for Halal food, as they received certification earlier this week to produce some of its signature products throughout Canada that will be certified Halal.

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USA: Muslims Try to Get Media-Savvy

| 21/10/2010 | Reply
USA: Muslims Try to Get Media-Savvy

Beyond creating media, writer Reza Aslan thinks Muslims need to hold media accountable. He said older Muslims don’t appreciate their own economic clout, about $170 billion in annual spending. But he thinks younger Muslims do, and will eventually make demands of corporate America, whether it’s networks or advertisers.

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Dubia: Al Islami Eyes France’s $7.5bln Halal Food Market

| 21/10/2010 | Reply
Dubia: Al Islami Eyes France’s $7.5bln Halal Food Market

With the France’s US$7.5bln Halal food market a year, Al Islami Foods, the leading producer of quality halal products in the Middle East, today revealed its plan to enter France’s food market, on the occasion of the 23rd edition of SIAL Expo, held in Paris, France, which ended today.

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Canada: Toronto-made Campbell’s soups has U.S. conservatives simmering

| 20/10/2010 | Reply
Canada: Toronto-made Campbell’s soups has U.S. conservatives simmering

At issue is a line of 15 halal soups made in Etobicoke, available in certain Canadian markets and certified by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).

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USA: Muslim Consumer Conference to highlight contributions to U.S. economy

| 20/10/2010 | Reply
USA: Muslim Consumer Conference to highlight contributions to U.S. economy

Muslim professionals, entrepreneurs, and media and marketing executives will meet to share their experiences during the second annual Muslim Consumer Conference on Oct. 30 in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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UK: Daily Mail halal reports fail to hit sales

| 19/10/2010 | Reply
UK: Daily Mail halal reports fail to hit sales

Media campaigns to stir up concern on halal production are failing to hit home with consumers at the point of purchase, retailers have claimed.

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Muslim brands keep faith with their audience

| 19/10/2010 | Reply
Muslim brands keep faith with their audience

If Muslim products stand a chance of going head-to-head with their Westernised counterparts, they need ethical branding and mainstream global positioning, writes Josh Colley.

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Canada: A Canadian line of Campbell’s soups has activists stewing

| 18/10/2010 | Reply
Canada: A Canadian line of Campbell’s soups has activists stewing

Campbell Soup Co., the Camden, N.J., food giant, has been fighting a grass-roots boycott of its products after its Canadian subsidiary rolled out a line of soups certified as halal, meaning they’re prepared according to Islamic dietary laws.

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Opinion: Internationalisation of Arab Brands: the Journey to the East

| 18/10/2010 | Reply
Opinion: Internationalisation of Arab Brands: the Journey to the East

Judging by the small number of their brands that have international presence, Arab and Islamic companies are commonly described as non-branders i.e. either they do not seek to achieve brand recognition and dominance or they do not know how to do it.

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Brunei Halal eyes wider market

| 17/10/2010 | Reply
Brunei Halal eyes wider market

BRUNEI Halal brand’s marketing and trading agency is looking at two countries within the region as potential markets following the initial success of its entry in the Singapore market.

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Building bridges: Muslims, Jews, Christians join forces for peace

| 16/10/2010 | Reply
Building bridges: Muslims, Jews, Christians join forces for peace

The keynote speaker, Joshua Dubois, head of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, said the current administration believes interfaith action is “the future of grassroots engagement.”

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Malaysia: Matrade To Grow Malaysian Presence In France’s Halal Food Sector

| 16/10/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: Matrade To Grow Malaysian Presence In France’s Halal Food Sector

Through participation at major food events, like the upcoming Salon International de I’Alimentation (SIAL) Paris 2010 from Oct 17 to 21, Malaysian companies will be able to market their products to France’s Muslim community which is the largest in Europe.

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Kenya: Halal friendly travel is the next frontier in bid to attract customers

| 15/10/2010 | Reply
Kenya: Halal friendly travel is the next frontier in bid to attract customers

Kenya’s tourism sector has yet to tap into the lucrative halal friendly travel market that is quickly gaining popularity.

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Kenya: Why Sharia-compliant economy is growing fast

| 15/10/2010 | Reply
Kenya: Why Sharia-compliant economy is growing fast

Ongoing expansion of the Muslim segment of Kenya’s newly rich is rapidly changing the face of business in the country in favour of Sharia-compliant offers that are taking root across all segments of the consumer market.

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Brunei Proposes Recognition Of Halal Seals Among Neighbours

| 13/10/2010 | Reply
Brunei Proposes Recognition Of Halal Seals Among Neighbours

The proposal and nine other working papers will be presented today and tomorrow by representatives from the four Mabims member countries.

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Malaysia: BIMP-Eaga eyes bigger Halal market sharelatest!

| 12/10/2010 | Reply
Malaysia: BIMP-Eaga eyes bigger Halal market sharelatest!

Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area’s (BIMP-Eaga) proponent projects, Halal poultry was set to capture at least two per cent of the demand for 770,000 metric tonnes per year of Halal food products in the Gulf States, including Jordan and Yemen.

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