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Thailand: Thai Airways caters to Pakistan’s needs

| 28/05/2014 | Reply
Thailand: Thai Airways caters to Pakistan’s needs

Thai Airways, one of the largest airlines in the world, becomes the first Asia-Pacific carrier to offer halal food to all passengers flying to and from Pakistan.

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Kuwait: The Conference on the Halal Industry concludes

| 26/05/2014 | Reply
Kuwait: The Conference on the Halal Industry concludes

The conference concluded by honoring Dr Hani Al-Mazeedi with title of Halal Ambassador for his commitment and passion in developing the halal industry.

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Malaysia: 2 Cadbury chocolate products officially ‘not halal’ for now

| 25/05/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: 2 Cadbury chocolate products officially ‘not halal’ for now

It was reported that Cadbury Malaysia has taken immediate action by recalling its two products which were tested positive for traces of pig DNA (porcine).

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UK: Defra delay stun legislation for poultry

| 23/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Defra delay stun legislation for poultry

After a judicial review was launched on behalf of over 20 abattoir operators, implementation of an EU regulation requiring increased currents is under further consideration.

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Malaysian Halal food companies feed Muslims’ taste for travel

| 21/05/2014 | Reply
Malaysian Halal food companies feed Muslims’ taste for travel

In the last few years, growing middle-class wealth has spawned a new genre of Muslim travelers who pursue leisurely escapes to atypical destinations.

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UAE retailer Lulu plans halal-only outlets in Malaysia

| 20/05/2014 | Reply
UAE retailer Lulu plans halal-only outlets in Malaysia

UAE-based supermarket chain Lulu Group said it plans to invest $200m on halal-only outlets in Malaysia in the next two years ahead of expanding into other south Asian markets.

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UK: Will people pay more to ensure their meat is not Halal?

| 19/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Will people pay more to ensure their meat is not Halal?

The vast majority of UK shoppers are not prepared to pay more to ensure they do not eat halal meat, research indicates.

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Japan: Soy sauce maker shifts focus through halal certification

| 19/05/2014 | Reply
Japan: Soy sauce maker shifts focus through halal certification

In order to learn about production line management, 11 employees were sent to Japanese food company factories in Malaysia in February.

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UK: Ethical, organic, safe: the other side of Halal food

| 18/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Ethical, organic, safe: the other side of Halal food

Many halal meat producers too often mirror the pitfalls of the mass food industry: expediency and cheapness rather than natural methods of farming and raising animals.

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Mexico Seeks Malaysia’s Expertise To Develop Halal Industry

| 17/05/2014 | Reply
Mexico Seeks Malaysia’s Expertise To Develop Halal Industry

Mexico is seeking Malaysia’s expertise to develop its halal industry to become a regional halal hub given the huge potential of the global halal industry.

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Kuwait: Al-Awqaf concludes Gulf Halal conference

| 16/05/2014 | Reply
Kuwait:  Al-Awqaf concludes Gulf Halal conference

Participants in the three-day gathering called for improving understanding of consensus between Sharia (Islamic law) interpretation and scientific evidence.

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Pakistan: 3rd Int’l Halal Conference and Expo 2014

| 16/05/2014 | Reply
Pakistan: 3rd Int’l Halal Conference and Expo 2014

UVAS and the Punjab Halal Development Agency are jointly organising “3rd International Halal Conference and Expo 2014” in Lahore on 22-23 May, 2014.

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Third Gulf Conference on the Halal Industry and Services in Kuwait

| 15/05/2014 | Reply
Third Gulf Conference on the Halal Industry and Services in Kuwait

Dr. Muhammad Munir Chaudry, IFANCA’s President, talked about the feasibility of appointing international halal certification bodies to manage halal affairs in Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC).

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UK blocked labels on halal meat

| 15/05/2014 | Reply
UK blocked labels on halal meat

The British government opposed EU measures that would have required meat to carry labels confirming whether it came from animals that had been stunned.

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UK: Ministers will consider labelling if there is ‘widespread demand’

| 14/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Ministers will consider labelling if there is ‘widespread demand’

Ministers say they will consider compulsory labelling for halal meat if there is ‘widespread demand’ and it is done across Europe.

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Indonesia: Jakarta to host global Islamic tourism forum

| 13/05/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: Jakarta to host global Islamic tourism forum

Jakarta will host the first OIC International Forum on Islamic Tourism next month to develop sharia tourism among 57 OIC country members.

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UAE: Gulf Halal Center Inauguration Ceremony

| 12/05/2014 | Reply
UAE: Gulf Halal Center Inauguration Ceremony

Introducing the Gulf Halal Center, Asad informed that GHC Halal Scheme is a product as well as process certification, confirming traceability of complete food chain.

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Opinion: The huge uproar against the Halal industry

| 12/05/2014 | Reply
Opinion: The huge uproar against the Halal industry

Is this about business and certification fees? Should the certification body be a government-owned/operated entity to reduce conflict of interest?

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UK: David Cameron ‘won’t intervene on labels’ for Halal meat

| 10/05/2014 | Reply
UK: David Cameron ‘won’t intervene on labels’ for Halal meat

The labelling of ritually-slaughtered meat is a matter for retailers, customers and faith groups, the prime minister’s spokesman has said.

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UK: Pizza Express, halal chicken and the anti-Muslim prejudice that stands exposed

| 09/05/2014 | Reply
UK: Pizza Express, halal chicken and the anti-Muslim prejudice that stands exposed

The High Street restaurant chain says it serves only ritually-slaughtered chicken on its menu, provoking anger among campaigners.

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