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Brunei Wafirah UK Ltd appoints CEO

| 09/08/2011 | Reply
Brunei Wafirah UK Ltd appoints CEO

Pursuant to the establishment of the subsidiary office, the Board of Directors of Brunei Wafirah Holdings Sdn Bhd has appointed Dr. Mohammad Nazir, OBE as CEO of Brunei Wafirah UK Ltd with effect from 1st August 2011.

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France: No longer niche, Halal food finds mass market

| 06/08/2011 | Reply
France: No longer niche, Halal food finds mass market

French retailers and food manufacturers are realizing there’s money to be made by embracing halal, food produced according to Islamic law. Though sales tend to spike during Ramadan, halal is very much a year-round market.

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UK: New Company, Jealous, Launches Halal Sweet Range For All

| 05/08/2011 | Reply
UK: New Company, Jealous, Launches Halal Sweet Range For All

Sweet lovers in the UK now have more choice to enjoy as a new range of high-end boxed sweets, made purely from natural ingredients and suitable for people with dietary or ethical requirements, has launched.

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Malaysia: Business as usual for bakeries despite losses due to non-halal butter

| 05/08/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Business as usual for bakeries despite losses due to non-halal butter

KUCHING: The declaration that Golden Churn Creamery butter is non-halal has cost some bakeries here big losses but they are taking it in their stride.

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Malaysia: Golden Churn butter confirmed to contain pig DNA

| 04/08/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Golden Churn butter confirmed to contain pig DNA

The Jakim halal certification logo on the Golden Churn Creamery Butter product will be withdrawn now that it has been confirmed to be non-halal. A test in June this year through the Chemistry Department found that the sample analysed contained pig DNA.

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Malaysia: Jakim must carry out thorough tests before rejecting applications

| 04/08/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim must carry out thorough tests before rejecting applications

Halal food producers here have complained of high-handed tactics by the Islamic Development Malaysia Department (Jakim) in the issuance of halal certificates. Jakim had refused to issue them halal certificates after traces of pigs and dogs were detected in their products.

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Saffron Road to Serve Muslim Consumers During Ramadan

| 21/07/2011 | Reply
Saffron Road to Serve Muslim Consumers During Ramadan

It is not often that brands and retailers in the U.S. acknowledge American Muslim consumers and their major holidays, but occasionally when they do, they see first hand an outpouring of support from that community.

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USA: Saffron Road™ Celebrates One Year

| 09/07/2011 | Reply
USA: Saffron Road™ Celebrates One Year

Adnan Durrani, CEO of American Halal Co., said, “Our niche is not bound to just one category—ethnic, halal or all-natural, but transcends several dietary needs, making way for a more premium choice for consumers with sophisticated and unique tastes.”

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Italian company creates halal mozzarella

| 06/07/2011 | Reply
Italian company creates halal mozzarella

The changing fabric of Italian society has given a new twist to one of the country’s signature delicacies, with the advent of halal mozzarella.

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Malaysia: Tesco to increase local SME products to be sold in China

| 29/06/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Tesco to increase local SME products to be sold in China

They also want to encourage more Halal food suppliers who want to penetrate the Chinese market to approach Tesco as the Muslim population in China is estimated to be about 80 million people.

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India: Intertek responds to Indian Halal demand

| 26/06/2011 | Reply
India: Intertek responds to Indian Halal demand

India has more than 175 million Muslim people but still does not have access to many Halal products from reputed brands, prompting Intertek to expand its services in India to include Halal certification of food products.

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Pakistan: Engro Foods floating 2.7 million shares

| 23/06/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Engro Foods floating 2.7 million shares

The company is also entering international markets through launch of “Al-Safa”—a halal food business in North America acquired by Engro Corporation at a total cost of $6.3 million.

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Spain: Export Demand Driving Spanish Halal Food Sector

| 23/06/2011 | Reply
Spain: Export Demand Driving Spanish Halal Food Sector

Spanish Halal production is on the rise, with more than one hundred meat businesses currently holding the Halal certification (20% more than in 2008). Despite the growing domestic demand, Spain exports around 70 per cent of all its halal production with exports covering products such as meats, vegetable oils, cheese and spices.

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Italy: Campania firm produces first ‘halal’ certified mozzarella

| 23/06/2011 | Reply
Italy: Campania firm produces first ‘halal’ certified mozzarella

A company in Italy’s southern Campania region has won certification for the first ‘halal’ buffalo milk mozzarella cheese made according to strict Islamic principles.

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Thailand: F&N opens S$110m canned milk plant in Thailand

| 18/06/2011 | Reply
Thailand: F&N opens S$110m canned milk plant in Thailand

The Thai plant will serve as a blueprint for the group’s new S$150 million plant at Pulau Indah in Port Klang, Malaysia, which is due to be completed in the second half of 2011. ‘Consumers will feel comfortable because it is from a Halal Hub in a Muslim country.’

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Malaysia: HP Sauce And Tabasco Are Certified Halal

| 18/06/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: HP Sauce And Tabasco Are Certified Halal

The brand owners for HP Sauce and Tabasco, HJ Heinz and Mclhenny Company, refuted recent claims that both brands are not halal-certified. The companies said in a statement Friday that both brands are in full compliance of regulatory guidelines by their respective halal certified bodies.

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Indonesia: Nestle to Invest $100m in Indonesia

| 17/06/2011 | Reply
Indonesia: Nestle to Invest $100m in Indonesia

Nestle is planning to invest $100m in Indonesia for the third time in 18 months to expand its operations at a new factory currently under construction in Karawang, West Java.

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Saffron Road introduces 8 new products to Whole Foods

| 16/06/2011 | Reply
Saffron Road introduces 8 new products to Whole Foods

Saffron Road™, the packaged food brand of American Halal Co., will begin shipping eight additional All Natural, Antibiotic-Free, Hormone-Free, Halal Certified frozen foods to Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ: WFM) stores nationally in June 2011.

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Oman: A’saffa Foods ensures consumers buy with trust and confidence

| 15/06/2011 | Reply
Oman: A’saffa Foods ensures consumers buy with trust and confidence

The quality of the operations from A’Saffa is being increasingly recognised in the region leading to the company operating as a consultant to help set up other poultry manufacturing and processing operations in the region such as the partnership with Hassad Foods in Qatar.

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Opinion: An Islamic approach to ethical consumerism

| 09/06/2011 | Reply
Opinion: An Islamic approach to ethical consumerism

Until recently, halal foods were defined only by ritual slaughter and mass-market production. But today’s ethical consumer trends are making the industry take a second look at what halal really means.

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