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UK: ANSA is dismayed with pig DNA found in burgers from Ireland

| 16/01/2013 | Reply
UK: ANSA is dismayed with pig DNA found in burgers from Ireland

The Association of non stun abattoirs is seeking assurity and support that the halal burgers in the Birmingham market do not have any pork DNA protein in them after a recent Food Standards Agency Ireland report claiming 23 products analysed contained pig DNA.

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France: ANSA Joins ASIDCOM and Warns European Muslims

| 16/01/2013 | Reply
France: ANSA Joins ASIDCOM and Warns European Muslims

The Association of Non-Stun Abattoirs teamed up with ASIDCOM and warned Muslims at the Association Awareness, Information and Consumer Defence Muslims seminar launch of their Traditional Halal Butchers Survey: Northern France in LILLE.

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Japan: World’s first Halal certified Halal Miso Paste

| 16/01/2013 | Reply
Japan: World’s first Halal certified Halal Miso Paste

The additive free Halal certified Soya bean based Miso paste is healthy and complies the concept of Halal and Taybaan. The producer aims to increase the international sales at 10% in 5 years and is intending to export to South east Asia, Middle East.

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UAE: Sharjah Halal Expo to play key role in boosting intra-OIC trade

| 15/01/2013 | Reply
UAE: Sharjah Halal Expo to play key role in boosting intra-OIC trade

Aiming to speed up the achievement of the target of 20 per cent intra-OIC trade by 2015, two key Islamic organizations have decided to throw their weight behind the premier industry event, Halal MiddleEast that will be held in Sharjah this year.

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Malaysia’s FAMA keen on Brunei Halal Brand

| 14/01/2013 | Reply
Malaysia’s FAMA keen on Brunei Halal Brand

FAMA is willing to assist and link up any interested Malaysian SMEs with Brunei Halal Brand, in order to penetrate the regional and international market. Brunei Halal can just name the products, and they will look for the right SMEs who can meet their demand.

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Pakistan needs to be active in global halal market

| 13/01/2013 | Reply
Pakistan needs to be active in global halal market

Pakistan is still developing its own halal standards and there is no official halal certification body in Pakistan. The countries with Muslims majority are the most obvious target market for halal products especially for meat and meat products.

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Opinion: Dubai’s timely vision

| 13/01/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Dubai’s timely vision

Halal is not just about food, but is also a consumer non-cyclical asset class, and, with Muslim demographics rising and interest by non-Muslims, the inclusion of Halal by Shaikh Mohammed is him understanding and doing something about the eco-system Islamically.

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Kuwait: Second Gulf Conference on Halal Industry and its Services

| 12/01/2013 | Reply
Kuwait: Second Gulf Conference on Halal Industry and its Services

Under the auspices of Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, Kuwait the Second Gulf Conference on Halal Industry and its Services ‘Towards an Effective Management of Halal’ will be held on the 22-24 January 2013 at the Crown Plaza Hotel-Farwaniyah, State of Kuwait.

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Saffron Road Introduces First Non-GMO Verified Frozen Entrée in the USA

| 10/01/2013 | Reply
Saffron Road Introduces First Non-GMO Verified Frozen Entrée in the USA

Saffron Road™, the packaged food brand of American Halal Co., will be launching the first frozen entrée of its kind nationally at the end of January. The new gourmet, frozen entrée, Chana Saag with Cumin Rice, is the first frozen entrée in the USA to be Non-GMO Verified.

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Malaysia: Hotel explains ‘Halal’ elevator signboards

| 10/01/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Hotel explains ‘Halal’ elevator signboards

The controversial signboards beside three elevators at the Crystal Crown hotel here were put up to comply with the requirements stipulated by the Department of Islamic Development (Jakim) regarding the transportation of non-halal food.

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Dubai: Giant leap in diversification

| 09/01/2013 | Reply
Dubai: Giant leap in diversification

Along with initiatives on Islamic finance announced by Shaikh Mohammed, was the development of commercial standards for Islamic industries and guidelines for Halal food manufacturing. Dubai also seeks to develop Islamic quality standards for Halal food approval.

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Malaysia: ‘Halal’ elevators at four-star hotel

| 09/01/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: ‘Halal’ elevators at four-star hotel

A leading four star hotel has signboards beside several elevators which instruct that only ‘halal’ goods can be transported in the lift. The hotel definitely will do everything they can to prevent losing their halal certification as it would mean a huge loss of business for them.

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Brunei: Halal Science Centre in offing

| 09/01/2013 | Reply
Brunei: Halal Science Centre in offing

To firm up decisions on Halal matters, the minister said that the government will set up a Halal Product Academy which consists of syariah scholars, halal scientists and halal industry experts. Brunei is currently streamlining its capabilities in the field of analytical services.

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Malaysia: World-class training needed to help boost Halal industry

| 08/01/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: World-class training needed to help boost Halal industry

The Malaysia Halal Industry Market Report 2012 includes insights on the consumer understanding and awareness of ‘halal’ investments, export market potentials, challenges and opportunities from multiple stakeholder groups including consumers, authorities and industry players.

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India: Halal products must be certified and labelled

| 07/01/2013 | Reply
India: Halal products must be certified and labelled

The new draft rules framed by the FSSAI on food labelling claims has set a separate section for a provision to be made for claims related to religious practices, like ‘halal’, so that the food conforms to the requirements of the appropriate religious or ritual authorities.

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Japan offers more Halal certified services for tourists

| 07/01/2013 | Reply
Japan offers more Halal certified services for tourists

According to Japan National Tourism Organization, there is increased tourist flow from Muslim populated countries to Japan since the year 2010. This trend indicates that more halal-friendly services in Japan could promote tourism industry to a great extent.

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Pakistan: Export of Halal products to bring forex

| 07/01/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: Export of Halal products to bring forex

Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA) Chairman Justice Retd Khalil-ur-Rehman Khan has stressed the need for devising a ‘development plan’ to promote exports of quality Halal products from Pakistan to the international market.

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Pakistan faces problems in the meat industry

| 07/01/2013 | Reply
Pakistan faces problems in the meat industry

Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Standing Committee on Halal Meat Convener Nasib Ahmad Saifi said that one of the major problems facing the Halal meat sector in Pakistan is the loss of electricity and gas.

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Malaysia: Ban on ‘confusing’ Halal logos begins Jan 1

| 30/12/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Ban on ‘confusing’ Halal logos begins Jan 1

Starting Jan 1, the use of halal logos, symbols and words such as ‘ditanggung halal’ (halal assured), ‘Muslim food’ and “Ramadan buffet’ which can confuse Muslim consumers will be banned, said Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) director-general Datuk Othman Mustapha.

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UK: British cheese-maker sees sales boom thanks to going Halal

| 29/12/2012 | Reply
UK: British cheese-maker sees sales boom thanks to going Halal

Joseph Heler Cheese is going from strength to strength. Based just outside Nantwich, in Cheshire, it has been helped by gaining halal accreditation, helping it to tap into Muslim markets. The business also exports to China, Japan, the Caribbean, the Middle East and Africa.

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