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Opinion: Halal certification organisations, lab-grown meat, and labelling debate

| 04/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Halal certification organisations, lab-grown meat, and labelling debate

When the lab-grown meat hits the market, it could become another source of cross-contamination. How the lab-grown meat is defined by its regulatory agency is going to make a difference.

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UAE: IHAF Celebrates 1,000 Days With 32 Member-countries Representing Over $700 Billion Halal Economy

| 04/03/2019 | Reply
UAE: IHAF Celebrates 1,000 Days With 32 Member-countries Representing Over $700 Billion Halal Economy

The 32 member-countries represent a halal economy that is more than $700 billion and accounts for approximately 34 percent of the $2.1 trillion global halal economy.

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Turkish halal agency receives demand for accreditation, training from abroad

| 04/03/2019 | Reply
Turkish halal agency receives demand for accreditation, training from abroad

Institutions from a number of countries from Spain to Kosovo and from Russia to Croatia have applied to Turkey’s Halal Accreditation Agency (HAK) for accreditation.

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Malaysia: Blockchain Technology to Help Penang Track Halal Products

| 04/03/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Blockchain Technology to Help Penang Track Halal Products

The Malaysian government is looking into utilizing blockchain to track and control agricultural and halal products.

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Opinion: How Dubai can build the world’s greatest Halal brands

| 03/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: How Dubai can build the world’s greatest Halal brands

And what does Dubai do best? Build the world’s greatest brands by Muslims and non-Muslims for Muslims and non-Muslims. Emirates, Jumeirah, Emaar and more.

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Opinion: Meeting demands of the Halal Industry

| 03/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Meeting demands of the Halal Industry

The global halal market is set to grow at an exponential rate driven by increasing demand from the Muslim as well as non-Muslim population.

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Malaysia: China’s participation in MIHAS 2019 not affected by US-China trade war

| 03/03/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: China’s participation in MIHAS 2019 not affected by US-China trade war

Malaysia could provide an alternative to the Chinese importers affected by the 25 per cent tariffs imposed by the US.

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Opinion: Muslims, the world’s last great untapped market

| 02/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Muslims, the world’s last great untapped market

From halal mozzarella to smart hijabs, faith-driven consumers are demanding products that dovetail with their modern lifestyles. A look at where the market is headed – and when

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Growing Need for Multi-stakeholder Approach towards Food Safety in Asia

| 01/03/2019 | Reply
Growing Need for Multi-stakeholder Approach towards Food Safety in Asia

Responsibilities of the private sector were also highlighted at the session and as the producer of food, it is vital that all players possess the necessary knowledge and skills to develop safe products.

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Halal Expo Canada 2019 and HDC announce Media Partnership for WHC2019

| 28/02/2019 | Reply
Halal Expo Canada 2019 and HDC announce Media Partnership for WHC2019

With this media partnership, both organizations will leverage from the marketing opportunities each party has to offer to allow for further market reach.

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Australia: Woolworths becomes first supermarket to make own-brand halal food

| 28/02/2019 | Reply
Australia:  Woolworths becomes first supermarket to make own-brand halal food

The Director of Buying said that because halal food is religiously sensitive, the company wanted their own in-house brand to make sure they get it right.

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EU: European Court of Justice says Halal meat not allowed to carry the EU-organic seal

| 27/02/2019 | Reply
EU: European Court of Justice says Halal meat not allowed to carry the EU-organic seal

Meat from animals slaughtered without prior stunning, is not eligible for the EU-Bio-label for organic products.

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Malaysia: SimplySiti eyes 50% sales growth on higher exports

| 27/02/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: SimplySiti eyes 50% sales growth on higher exports

SimplySiti Sdn Bhd aims a 50% year-on-year (YoY) sales growth as it looks to expand its presence in the region, beginning with Indonesia by the second half of the year (2H19).

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Gulf nations fall in new global health ranking

| 27/02/2019 | Reply
Gulf nations fall in new global health ranking

High rates of diabetes, obesity and a lack of focus on preventive medicine were blamed after Gulf countries slumped in a global health ranking.

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UK: Supermarket to become UK’s first to make it mandatory for suppliers to tell shoppers where their ingredients are sourced from

| 26/02/2019 | Reply
UK: Supermarket to become UK’s first to make it mandatory for suppliers to tell shoppers where their ingredients are sourced from

Midcounties Co-operative in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, will make it mandatory for suppliers to prove and publish where they source their ingredients from.

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Malaysia: CIMB Islamic aims to help local halal players scale globally

| 26/02/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: CIMB Islamic aims to help local halal players scale globally

The bank today announced that it has partnered with local cosmetic company SimplySiti Sdn Bhd to expand its halal beauty care business beyond Malaysia.

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Philippines: ‘Coopetition’ helps SMEs enter global Halal

| 26/02/2019 | Reply
Philippines: ‘Coopetition’ helps SMEs enter global Halal

It has to be a government-to-government effort but there must be a private sector that creates the value chain… so that people can see that it is possible.

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UAE launches integrated ‘Arab system’ for mutual recognition of halal certificates

| 25/02/2019 | Reply
UAE launches integrated ‘Arab system’ for mutual recognition of halal certificates

“The first Arab halal system will include mutual recognition of halal certificates and easing the trade movement between our Arab countries and the world.”

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Interview: Most Ferrero chocolates Halal-certified, all factories to be Halal

| 25/02/2019 | Reply
Interview: Most Ferrero chocolates Halal-certified, all factories to be Halal

“We, as a company, anticipated Halal. We knew that we needed to do this now or later. We started the process and did it globally,” added General Legal Counsel, Moutaz Abdullat.

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Pakistan: Imported food items’ labels must be in Urdu & English

| 23/02/2019 | Reply
Pakistan: Imported food items’ labels must be in Urdu & English

The importers are notified that the consumer packaging of the imported food items should have label printed both in Urdu & English languages.

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