Category: Halal Integrity

New Zealand: Demand grows for Halal meat exports

| 24/11/2013 | Reply
New Zealand: Demand grows for Halal meat exports

Questions are being raised about whether all New Zealand meat should become halal. Today was the first-ever meeting in New Zealand of the Muslim World Forum.

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UAE: Demand on halal products to grow by 15%

| 22/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Demand on halal products to grow by 15%

While Islami Food is a leading halal industry in the UAE, Lootah expected an increase in the number of investors in the halal market.

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UK: Halal body to withdraw poultry approval if EU’s new stunning rule is enforced

| 22/11/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal body to withdraw poultry approval if EU’s new stunning rule is enforced

UK poultry processors certified by the HFA have claimed they are caught in the middle and set to lose a lot of money if the government enforces the EU Regulation.

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UAE: Dubai can take a big bite out of global halal industry

| 21/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Dubai can take a big bite out of global halal industry

Amid the global move towards an Islamic economy, Dubai has already laid its robust footsteps with the launch of “Dubai: Capital of Islamic Economy”.

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UAE: Glitzy Dubai eyes profit in setting Islamic standards

| 21/11/2013 | Reply
UAE: Glitzy Dubai eyes profit in setting Islamic standards

The emirate is mounting the world’s first systematic drive to profit from “halal” goods and services by setting global standards for them, as part of its plans to make the emirate a center of the “Islamic economy”

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UAE leads global halal standardisation drive

| 20/11/2013 | Reply
UAE leads global halal standardisation drive

UAE is taking a lead in efforts to create unified global halal standards that would offer a single point of reference and certification to manufacturers, consumers as well as suppliers.

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UAE Halal check: Meat, pudding, lipstick, carpets

| 20/11/2013 | Reply
UAE Halal check: Meat, pudding, lipstick, carpets

UAE residents do not need to worry about the food chain in the UAE,” said Al Badri. “Currently all food products on the shelves are halal, we are looking at the regulations in this sector.

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Pakistan: Focus on Halal meat market

| 19/11/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: Focus on Halal meat market

It is only in recent years that Pakistan has begun to realise the importance and export potential of halal food. In fact no Muslim country features among top 10 halal meat exporters.

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Opinion: Faking It

| 13/11/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Faking It

For many Muslim brands, the failure to be truly Islamic is not through lack of trying – Shari’ah-compliant funding simply isn’t there.

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Saudi Arabia: Industry Leaders To Converge At Foodex For The Saudi Food Forum

| 12/11/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Industry Leaders To Converge At Foodex For The Saudi Food Forum

The forum invites industry experts to dissect the local market in terms of opportunities, key initiatives, innovation, challenges and sustainable growth.

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Singapore Muslims embrace technology to practise their faith

| 12/11/2013 | Reply
Singapore Muslims embrace technology to practise their faith

“All this cumulates to an arguably effortless life that combines ancient wisdom with contemporary living, as long as we Muslims adhere to the correct teachings of Islam moderately.”

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USA: Barkaat Foods leading charge in growing US halal industry

| 03/11/2013 | Reply
USA: Barkaat Foods leading charge in growing US halal industry

Barkaat Foods is a zabiha halal USDA-inspected meat packing plant (abattoir). It is one of the three largest slaughter plants of this size and capability in North America for lamb, goat and veal.

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UK: New Halal product range launched by KQF

| 02/11/2013 | Reply
UK: New Halal product range launched by KQF

KQF, the British manufacturer of halal meat products, has announced the launch of two new ranges of frozen convenience foods, which are available to both trade and consumer clients.

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European halal: A tale of diverging standards, foreign influence and religious fraction

| 01/11/2013 | Reply
European halal: A tale of diverging standards, foreign influence and religious fraction

A centralised standard for halal products in Europe is needed to combat the “really chaotic” current situation, according to a professor who has written extensively on the topic of halal regulation.

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Japan to increase Halal food export

| 31/10/2013 | Reply
Japan to increase Halal food export

Japan plans to increase its export of Halal food as demand for Japanese food grows in Muslim countries in the Middle-East and Asia.

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Canada: Quebec looks to tighten regulations on kosher, halal meat production

| 30/10/2013 | Reply
Canada: Quebec looks to tighten regulations on kosher, halal meat production

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, or CFIA, oversees animal slaughter regulations nationally, so Quebec could only regulate meat that is produced within the province and not exported.

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Indonesia: Govt’ to Establish Halal Industrial Region in 2015

| 30/10/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: Govt’ to Establish Halal Industrial Region in 2015

It is estimated that a Halal industrial region will be established in 2015, and that the government will stipulate a standardization for the region next year.

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UK: Forum shows support for Halal assurance scheme

| 29/10/2013 | Reply
UK: Forum shows support for Halal assurance scheme

Delegates at EBLEX’s first Halal forum, dedicated to airing issues affecting the Halal market, overwhelmingly showed their support for the proposed scheme.

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UK: Eblex research reveals halal consumers’ priorities

| 28/10/2013 | Reply
UK: Eblex research reveals halal consumers’ priorities

Not stunning animals before slaughter is acceptable, according to 50% of UK Muslims in a recent survey. However, MeatInfo.co.uk can reveal, 12% disagreed and said animals could be stunned.

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Turkey: First International Halal Accreditation Forum held in Istanbul

| 28/10/2013 | Reply
Turkey: First International Halal Accreditation Forum held in Istanbul

Prime Minister of Turkey, addressed the inaugural ceremony of International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF), and welcomed all the international experts of the Halal Industry that came from different parts of the world.

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