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Category: Farm-to-Fork News

China: West Halal Food Base

| 08/05/2013 | Reply
China:  West Halal Food Base

The Xi’an Yongxin Halal Food Company has invested in the West Halal Food Base, located in the Xi’an Bonded Area and covering an area of 70 mu (about 4.67 hectares). The products of Xi’an Yongxin Halal Food Company are available around China

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Russia: Major poultry complex planned for North Caucasus

| 08/05/2013 | Reply
Russia: Major poultry complex planned for North Caucasus

The Russian government has approved the construction of the largest poultry complex in the Republic of North Caucasus, in the southern part of the country. It will be located in the territory of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria.

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USA: Muslims having problem in “halal meat” in US

| 07/05/2013 | Reply
USA: Muslims having problem in “halal meat” in US

Ali Kucukkarca, the owner of the biggest halal slaughter facility in the east, said, “60 percent of the meat which is being sold with halal certificate in New York and New Jersey is not Halal.” Many institutions which gave a halal certificate are not reliable.

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UK: Luton Council of Mosques ban’s halal meals in 18 local schools

| 06/05/2013 | 1 Reply
UK: Luton Council of Mosques ban’s halal meals in 18 local schools

The authority has reassured parents that there is no issue relating to the source or safety of the meat and poultry that has been served previously. Schools are now having to offer pupils vegetarian meals while the review is taking place.

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Malaysia: Hub Evolves Into High-tech Manufacturing Activities For Halal Products

| 04/05/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Hub Evolves Into High-tech Manufacturing Activities For Halal Products

Although a big chunk of the 280-hectare hub has been sold, only five firms had started operations, while another 18 other companies or land owners had not developed their land.

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South Africa: Cadbury is Halal

| 04/05/2013 | 2 Replies
South Africa: Cadbury is Halal

Cadbury’s chocolates produced in South Africa will soon have a halal emblem on its packaging following the completion of its halal certification process by the South African National Halal Authority (Sanha).

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China: Hunan Halal food and products favored at fair held in Qinghai

| 03/05/2013 | Reply
China:  Hunan Halal food and products favored at fair held in Qinghai

More than 500 domestic enterprises from the country’s 21 provinces and cities, and over 50 overseas enterprises from 17 countries such as Iran, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka participated in the fair.

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Nestle Malaysia ready to help local players tap global halal market

| 03/05/2013 | Reply
Nestle Malaysia ready to help local players tap global halal market

It will continue to expand its manufacturing capabilities and increase the existing capacity for halal products. It is also committed to on-going investments in research and development, capacity building, consumer insights and communication.

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Korea: Food makers rush to secure ‘halal’ certification

| 03/05/2013 | 2 Replies
Korea: Food makers rush to secure ‘halal’ certification

The change was driven by an explosive growth of demand for Korean food in populous Muslim countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Pakistan.

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EU: Dutchman fined for selling horsemeat as ‘halal beef’

| 02/05/2013 | Reply
EU: Dutchman fined for selling horsemeat as ‘halal beef’

A Dutch businessman under investigation in a Europe-wide probe into a horse-for-beef food scandal on Thursday was given a suspended sentence and fined 50,000 euros for selling horsemeat as Islamic halal-slaughtered beef in France.

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Pakistan is an emerging Halal food hub says PHDA Chairman

| 01/05/2013 | Reply
Pakistan is an emerging Halal food hub says PHDA Chairman

However, he said that there is a strong need of developing standards and enacting a law to make their Halal products compliant with international requirements. He said that draft of a law has been pending with the Federal Government since 2011.

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Brunei: Brunei Halal launches 23 new easy-to-prepare products

| 30/04/2013 | Reply
Brunei:  Brunei Halal launches 23 new easy-to-prepare products

The new meal range is essentially meant for the UK and European markets but the group was confident that these would be well-received in Brunei as well. With the addition of the new food range, Brunei Halal now has over 50 products under its name.

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EU: First Pecorino Toscano to be certified Halal

| 30/04/2013 | Reply
EU: First Pecorino Toscano to be certified Halal

The first pecorino cheese made in Tuscany to be certified Halal, made in accordance with Islamic food standards, is produced by the Caseificio Sociale Manciano.

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Opinion: Thriving Halal hotels in Malaysia lack standardization

| 28/04/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Thriving Halal hotels in Malaysia lack standardization

Zainol Abidin, also a board chairman of one of the Malaysian Halal hotels, said there is growing demand for Halal hotels in Malaysia but that there are no rules regulating this booming industry.

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UAE and Spain discuss halal meat exports

| 26/04/2013 | Reply
UAE and Spain discuss halal meat exports

Dubai: The Ministry of Environment and Water and Spain yesterday discussed ways to enhance cooperation, and facilitate trade between the UAE and the Iberian country.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s banks on Jordan for more Mideast deals

| 26/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s banks on Jordan for more Mideast deals

The project was initiated four years ago when King Abdullah visited Malaysia to discuss the possibility of a Malaysian company producing halal ration packs for the United Nations peacekeeping forces and the regional military.

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USA: From Bloggers’ Wrath to Foodies’ Delight: Saffron Road

| 26/04/2013 | Reply
USA: From Bloggers’ Wrath to Foodies’ Delight: Saffron Road

Multinational food brands and fast food chains doing billions in halal sales globally are “hesitant to openly associate themselves to be marketing to the American Muslim,” says Faisal Masood, who organizes the annual American Muslim Consumer Conference.

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UK: Muslims raise halal concerns at House of Lords meeting

| 25/04/2013 | Reply
UK: Muslims raise halal concerns at House of Lords meeting

Burning issues from the halal meat industry, as well as Islam-a-phobia, were discussed earlier this week by clerics, Imams and industry leaders at the House of Lords.

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Canada: Chai Kosher sells to Halal meat processor

| 25/04/2013 | 1 Reply
Canada: Chai Kosher sells to Halal meat processor

Chai Kosher Poultry has sold its rights to purchase live chickens in Ontario to Halal chicken processor Sargent Farms in Milton. Sargent Farms supplies halal chickens to both foodservice and retail establishments within Ontario.

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Australia: Beef exporters face Halal certification hike

| 24/04/2013 | Reply
Australia: Beef exporters face Halal certification hike

Issues surrounding halal certification and pre-slaughter stunning have underlined the ongoing challenges beef and cattle exporters continue to face in Indonesia. MUI has delisted key Halal certifier, Australian Halal Food Services AHFS.

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