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EU: Dutch uncover large-scale meat fraud

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
EU: Dutch uncover large-scale meat fraud

Some 50,000 tonnes of meat supplied by two Dutch trading companies and sold as beef across Europe since January 2011 may have contained horsemeat. 132 companies in the Netherlands and some 370 more around Europe are affected.

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Opinion: Over 80% halal produced in the UK is covert …WHY?

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Over 80% halal produced in the UK is covert …WHY?

More meat and poultry is now produced as covert halal than ever before, which may act as a spanner in the works for a cohesive community. It is creating unnecessary hostility, as more and more people are being forced to consume halal without being told.

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Malaysia: Nestle’s new plant to boost competitive edge

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Nestle’s new plant to boost competitive edge

Nestle Malaysia is the centre of halal expertise in the world, exporting to 50 countries because Malaysia’s Halal certification by Jakim is recognised around the globe. Nestle sees Malaysia as a manufacturing hub.

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USA: Halal United with the IFANCA International Halal Food Conference

| 10/04/2013 | Reply
USA: Halal United with the IFANCA International Halal Food Conference

Food bridges diverse cultures effectively, and it forged bonding at the International Halal Food Conference, hosted by the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA). The event brought together a multinational array of corporations.

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Saudi Arabia: Savola buys strategic stake in subsidiaries

| 09/04/2013 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Savola buys strategic stake in subsidiaries

The Saudi Arabia-based food conglomerate, has entered into a deal with Dammam-based Al-Muhaidib Holding Company, a key player in the kingdom’s food distribution sector, to acquire a 10 per cent stake in its subsidiary Savola Foods Company.

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Australia: Qantas takes pork off menu after Emirates tie-up

| 08/04/2013 | Reply
Australia:  Qantas takes pork off menu after Emirates tie-up

Australian airline Qantas Airways has removed food items containing pork and alcohol from its in-flight menu on routes that transit through Dubai starting 1 April.

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UK: Covert Halal damages British consumers Confidence

| 06/04/2013 | Reply
UK: Covert Halal damages British consumers Confidence

Naved Syed Board member of EBLEX Halal steering Group said that In his opinion the main problem with halal meat and poultry here in the UK is that so many companies are doing covert halal.

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China: Brunei, China to explore Halal food industry ventures

| 06/04/2013 | Reply
China: Brunei, China to explore Halal food industry ventures

The leaders encouraged enterprises of both China and Brunei to cooperate in developing ventures in the Halal food industry and fisheries industry and the international market.

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Malaysia: Halal seen as ‘key ingredient’ to business success

| 05/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal seen as ‘key ingredient’ to business success

The use of the halal concept can enhance business efficiencies and act as a key ingredient to the successes of local and foreign businessmen, speakers at a World Halal Week conference concurred yesterday.

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UK: Halal meat served in three-quarters of council-supported schools in Waltham Forest

| 04/04/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal meat served in three-quarters of council-supported schools in Waltham Forest

A total of 46 schools and academies supported by the local authority order only Halal meat from Waltham Forest Catering, their supplier.

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Malaysia: Pakistani companies showcase products at MIHAS

| 04/04/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Pakistani companies showcase products at MIHAS

The Pakistan High Commissioner urged the Malaysian government to consider importing processed Pakistani meat, especially beef and chicken, to meet its domestic requirements.

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Thailand: Thai agency adopting Malaysian Halal standards

| 04/04/2013 | Reply
Thailand:  Thai agency adopting Malaysian Halal standards

THE Central Islamic Council of Thailand (CICOT) yesterday signed a memorandum of collaboration with DagangHalal Sdn Bhd to adopt syariah standards applicable in Malaysia for widespread usage within the Siamese nation.
THE Central Islamic Council of Thailand (CICOT) yesterday signed a memorandum of collaboration with DagangHalal Sdn Bhd to adopt syariah standards applicable in Malaysia for widespread usage within the Siamese nation.
CICOT plans to standardise all halal certification guarantees.They signed a memorandum of collaboration with DagangHalal Sdn Bhd to adopt shariah standards applicable in Malaysia for widespread usage within the Siamese nation.

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Denmark: BHJ Launches World’s First Functional Chicken Protein

| 03/04/2013 | Reply
Denmark: BHJ Launches World’s First Functional Chicken Protein

The company says it is ideal for use in a wide range of chicken applications including cold meats, marinated chicken, nuggets, burgers and meat balls. BHJ’s SCANPRO FCP 75/SF is Halal-approved.

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Moscow meat products to be tested for Halal certification abroad

| 03/04/2013 | Reply
Moscow meat products to be tested for Halal certification abroad

Halal products from Moscow’s Tsaritsyno meat processing plant will be examined in laboratories in Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) following recent reports that pig DNA has been detected in them.

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Opinion: The politics of halal

| 01/04/2013 | Reply
Opinion: The politics of halal

This is probably the most extreme case so far when it comes to the politics of halal. But tensions over manufacturing, certifying and promoting halal products are replicated in other countries, too.

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16 more restaurants in Taiwan obtain Halal certification

| 31/03/2013 | Reply
16 more restaurants in Taiwan obtain Halal certification

This brings to 31 the number of restaurants throughout the country that are now certified as Halal or Muslim friendly restaurants. The certified restaurants offer a wide range of food, including Indian, Thai and Turkish and Egyptian cuisine.

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UK: Pork found in halal chicken burgers

| 31/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Pork found in halal chicken burgers

Birmingham City Council’s environmental health team discovered the Humza brand burgers, sold in packs of 20, contained pork protein after the officers were checking for horsemeat.

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Malaysia continues to be regional sourcing hub for halal ingredients

| 30/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia continues to be regional sourcing hub for halal ingredients

Among the products that are in demand by foreign companies are medical products like halal gel and capsules as well as franchising opportunities. These are some ideas or products that have attracted interest from foreign companies coming to MIHAS 2013,

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UK: Wafirah UK to tap Bruneians

| 29/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Wafirah UK to tap Bruneians

The Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources is expecting Bruneians to fill up future job vacancies at Brunei Wafirah Holdings’ subsidiary in the UK, said its minister yesterday.

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Saudi consortium buys farming group to increase food security

| 29/03/2013 | Reply
Saudi consortium buys farming group to increase food security

A London-listed company which owns swaths of the world’s most fertile farmland in the Ukraine and Poland was snapped up yesterday by a consortium of Saudi Arabian investors for £61.5m.

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