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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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EU: Halal Masterclass in Buersgebouw Eindhoven, The Netherlands

| 28/03/2013 | Reply
EU: Halal Masterclass in Buersgebouw Eindhoven, The Netherlands

This is an opportunity to spend the 17 April 2013 with three Halal sector specialists with proven international track-records who have gained a deep insight and a breadth of knowledge about the in’s and out’s of the Halal marketplace.

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Australia: Halal Easter eggs and cat food: where big money meets religion

| 28/03/2013 | Reply
Australia: Halal Easter eggs and cat food: where big money meets religion

Cadbury will sell a mountain of chocolates this Easter. It has been careful to make sure that its products are certified as halal, even though it is not necessary. Hundreds of companies in Australia do the same. Halal certification has become a big business.

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UK: Halal food producer presses for higher monitoring standards

| 28/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Halal food producer presses for higher monitoring standards

Halal food producer, KQF, has denounced as ‘shameful’ recent lapses in food monitoring processes that have allowed British manufacturers and retailers to sell horse, pork and other uncertified meats as part of food products labelled as ‘halal’.

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Russia: Pig DNA Found in Halal Meat Plant in Moscow

| 27/03/2013 | Reply
Russia: Pig DNA Found in Halal Meat Plant in Moscow

“The DNA traces that have been discovered may be a result of contact with raw meat consisting of pork or pork products,” said Boris Gutnik of the Gorbatov All-Russian Meat Research Institute.

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Malaysia: JAKIM launches ‘Halal Square’ and ‘Halal Inside’ apps

| 27/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: JAKIM launches ‘Halal Square’ and ‘Halal Inside’ apps

Halal Inside app is for consumers to get updated status of Halal food products; and the Halal Square app enables consumers to locate Halal certified food premises all over the world.

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UAE: Initiative to provide Halal meat to aid agencies

| 26/03/2013 | Reply
UAE: Initiative to provide Halal meat to aid agencies

Noor Awqaf, a Dubai-based joint venture between Noor Investment Group and the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF), launched a humanitarian project that will give aid agencies around the world access to relief aid in Halal meat during natural disasters.

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Japan: New app shows where to eat halal food in a non-Muslim nation

| 26/03/2013 | Reply
Japan: New app shows where to eat halal food in a non-Muslim nation

Japanese student is developing an app to help Muslims living in non-Muslim-majority countries to find and buy halal foods more easily. You can use the app to search for halal restaurants, supermarkets and convenience food stores near to where you are.

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Malaysia: From a leading banker to a leading Halal manufacturer

| 25/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: From a leading banker to a leading Halal manufacturer

Jamaluddin Kadir started his professional career in the Malaysian banking industry but he decided to trade in his business suits for coveralls to lead PrimaBagus to be one of the country’s leading Halal food manufacturers, with a bluechip list of customers.

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Malaysia: HDC Expects Investments Of RM1 Billion In Halal Parks This Year

| 25/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia:  HDC Expects Investments Of RM1 Billion In Halal Parks This Year

Currently there are 24 halal parks located throughout the country, of which 13 were awarded Halmas status. HDC accords the Halmas status to halal park operators who comply with requirements under the HDC Designated Halal Park Development Guidelines.

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Promoting, developing Philippine Halal Industry

| 25/03/2013 | Reply
Promoting, developing Philippine Halal Industry

he Philippines has an edge in Halal products as Muslim Filipinos form a significant segment of Philippine society. Mindanao, home to about four million Muslims, is projected to become the Halal hub.

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Malaysia: New guidelines on halal certification

| 25/03/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: New guidelines on halal certification

The Department of Islamic Development (Jakim) will issue fresh guidelines on the certification of halal food, services and consumer products in the light of recent controversies over the matter.

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Japan: Firms appeal to Muslims with Halal food

| 24/03/2013 | Reply
Japan: Firms appeal to Muslims with Halal food

With markets expanding in Muslim countries, a number of Japanese companies see the production of halal foods and other products as a passport to the Islamic world, even though this might mean the complete renovation of a factory.

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UK: Row over Halal meat at Larkswood Primary School in Chingford

| 23/03/2013 | Reply
UK: Row over Halal meat at Larkswood Primary School in Chingford

Management at Larkswood Primary in New Road, Chingford, will stop providing meat slaughtered using ‘standard’ methods and replace it with food which is prepared according to the rituals of Islam from mid-April.

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