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Australia: Industry figure serves up details of corruption in Halal Certification

| 08/09/2015 | Reply
Australia: Industry figure serves up details of corruption in Halal Certification

A LEADING halal consultant has slammed “corrupt, unethical and improper” practices in the multi-million dollar halal food certification industry.

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Australian halal certifiers offer payment to access to Indonesian market

| 07/09/2015 | Reply
Australian halal certifiers offer payment to access to Indonesian market

Halal certifiers in Australia have offered tens of thousands of dollars to Indonesia’s top halal authority — the Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) to ensure greater access.

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Pakistan Halal Authority: a first step

| 07/09/2015 | Reply
Pakistan Halal Authority: a first step

For now the primary beneficiary of PHA would be the halal meat industry of Pakistan since meat is currently country’s only halal product that gets exported.

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USA: Midamar Statement on Settlement with US DoJ

| 04/09/2015 | Reply
USA: Midamar Statement on Settlement with US DoJ

Midamar reached final settlement agreements with the US Department of Justice and USDA resolving charges stemming from a December 2014 indictment of the company.

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Malaysia: 4,000 Halal SMEs expected to use Dagang Net platform

| 03/09/2015 | Reply
Malaysia: 4,000 Halal SMEs expected to use Dagang Net platform

Kuala Lumpur: Dagang Net Technologies Sdn Bhd, which provides e-commerce services for trade facilitation, expects some 4,000 halal small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to use its platform by end of 2016. Its Chief Executive Officer, Zulina Mohammed Salleh said the company’s roadmap was to see all the SMEs go global within three to five years. […]

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Dubai Exports sharpens focus on fast-growing East African markets

| 03/09/2015 | Reply
Dubai Exports sharpens focus on fast-growing East African markets

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Engineer Saed Al Awadi, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Exports
Engineer Saed Al Awadi, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Exports

A trade mission went to Kenya in a bid to further strengthen bilateral exchanges and connect more and more UAE businesses to the promising East African markets.

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Pakistan: PHDA launches training programs for butchers

| 03/09/2015 | Reply
Pakistan: PHDA launches training programs for butchers

Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funded training programmes for butchers and Halal slaughtering.

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USA: American Halal Company, Inc announces new COO

| 02/09/2015 | 3 Replies
USA: American Halal Company, Inc announces new COO

American Halal Company, Inc. announced today the key addition to its executive leadership team of Haroon Jafree as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development.

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Opinion: Islamic art and fashion hit the mainstream

| 02/09/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Islamic art and fashion hit the mainstream

Islamic art and fashion are quickly becoming burgeoning industries within the diverse landscape of the Islamic economy, and are dominating a key market share in the global lifestyle sector.

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UAE: South Korea to adopt UAE’s Halal certification system

| 02/09/2015 | Reply
UAE: South Korea to adopt UAE’s Halal certification system

The country is adopting the Emirate’s halal certification system, which officials hope will act as a catalyst for the trade in animal products and have a knock-on effect for other food produce.

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Opinion: What halal travel means to people

| 02/09/2015 | Reply
Opinion: What halal travel means to people

Will customers book a room at your “Shariah-compliant” hotel or would they prefer a “Muslim-friendly” hotel? Will they search for a “halal holiday” or an “Islamic holiday”?

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Qatar: QDB to host ITC’s world export forum

| 01/09/2015 | Reply
Qatar:  QDB to host ITC’s world export forum

Qatar Development Bank (QDB) will host the International Trade Centre’s (ITC) 15th World Export Development Forum (WEDF) on October 20 and 21 in Doha.

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UK: AHDB to launch Guidelines for Qurbani in the UK

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
UK: AHDB to launch Guidelines for Qurbani in the UK

This is to bring awareness that the Qurbani sacrifice can ONLY be performed after Eid-ul-Adha prayers otherwise it is unlawful.

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Poland to start exporting beef to Israel

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
Poland to start exporting beef to Israel

In 2013 that as much as 90 percent of Polish beef was exported, with a third destined for the kosher and halal markets in the Middle East.

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UK: Charges against controversial slaughterhouse dropped in court

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
UK: Charges against controversial slaughterhouse dropped in court

The firm’s £3m slaughterhouse has faced major opposition from villagers after plans were unveiled in 2011 to revive the dormant facility.

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Gambia: GBOS Sensitises WCR Technical Advisory Committee On ‘Halal’standards’

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
Gambia: GBOS Sensitises WCR Technical Advisory Committee On ‘Halal’standards’

The project was to develop the capacity and skills of staff and stakeholders of the Bureau for the development on Halal standards.

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Opinion: Halal certification is fast-growing hard currency for trade

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
Opinion: Halal certification is fast-growing hard currency for trade

The value of the Halal certification for the producer determines how wide the market is for their product.

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Austalia: Senator decries ‘religious tax’ on kosher, halal meat.

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
Austalia: Senator decries ‘religious tax’ on kosher, halal meat.

Jewish organizations in Australia have expressed confidence in their government’s protection of shechita from a parliamentary enquiry.

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Why China wants a bite of the Halal food market

| 25/08/2015 | Reply
Why China wants a bite of the Halal food market

China has sought opportunities for halal trade with Muslim and Arab countries through bilateral trade agreements.

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USA: American Halal acquires Mediterranean Snack Foods

| 24/08/2015 | Reply
USA: American Halal acquires Mediterranean Snack Foods

American Halal Co., Inc., parent company of Saffron Road, has acquired Mediterranean Snack Foods Co., L.L.C.

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