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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 | Reply
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 | 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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EU: Poland to reintroduce kosher, halal slaughter methods

| 24/04/2013 | Reply
EU: Poland to reintroduce kosher, halal slaughter methods

According to Prime Minister Donald Tusk, “the new regulations on the matter will however eliminate the most shocking methods of animal slaughter.” They will be working on “reducing the suffering of animals as much as is possible.”

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Korea open to Brunei halal certification

| 20/04/2013 | Reply
Korea open to Brunei halal certification

KOREAN promotion agencies are open to using Brunei’s halal certification system as it will help increase awareness about halal in the east Asian country and allow the export of their food products to the Middle East.

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UAE: Halal food company eyeing opportunities in Africa

| 20/04/2013 | Reply
UAE: Halal food company eyeing opportunities in Africa

Africa’s Muslim population has been identified as an opportunity for expansion. According to Saleh Lootah, these consumers have become more educated because of the internet and social media and they are looking for quality Halal food.

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UAE: UK’s Waitrose plans expansion in UAE

| 19/04/2013 | Reply
UAE: UK’s Waitrose plans expansion in UAE

The food shop of the John Lewis Partnership is to extend its presence in the country with the opening of another supermarket in Dubai, bringing the total number of shops in the UAE to five, with two more opening in Abu Dhabi later this year.

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UAE: 4th International Franchise Forum 23-24 April in Dubai

| 18/04/2013 | Reply
UAE: 4th International Franchise Forum 23-24 April in Dubai

Midamar Corporation, will sponsor the 4th International Franchise Forum in to be held at the Grosvenor House in Dubai on 23rd and 24th April 2013. This year’s forum promises to deliver information and insights into the international franchise industry.

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USA: Judge approves McDonald’s non-halal settlement

| 18/04/2013 | Reply
USA: Judge approves McDonald’s non-halal settlement

Judge Kathleen Macdonald of the Wayne County Circuit Court approved the $700,000 non-halal meat class action lawsuit settlement against defendants McDonald’s Corporation and Finley’s Management Company.

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