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Malaysia: Halal Signboards not meant to discriminate

| 25/01/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Signboards not meant to discriminate

Regarding an issue involving signboards that were placed at elevators on three floor levels of a fourstar hotel in Petaling Jaya which were exclusively intended for suppliers who delivered goods to the hotel, informing them that the lifts were for transporting ‘halal’ goods only.

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Pakistan: LCCI body calls for end to slaughter of female animals

| 25/01/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: LCCI body calls for end to slaughter of female animals

The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Standing Committee on Halal Meat Chairman Nasib Ahmed Saifi has called for stopping the slaughtering of female animals saying it is necessary for future growth of animals.

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South Africa: Muslims hit back for Halal symbol on foods

| 24/01/2013 | Reply
South Africa: Muslims hit back for Halal symbol on foods

Two halal certification bodies, as well as members of the Muslim public have defended their right to have a halal symbol on foods, dismissing a lawsuit being brought by Christian groups as being needlessly intolerant. They say that It has become a sought after symbol.

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Poland to amend animal rights law to legalise Kosher and Halal slaughter

| 24/01/2013 | Reply
Poland to amend animal rights law to legalise Kosher and Halal slaughter

The bill has now been passed on to social and trade union organizations for consultation. Ritual slaughter for meat earns 1.2 to 1.5 billion zloty (400 million euros) per year for the Polish economy, and creates between 4 and 5,000 jobs.

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UK: Changes to Animal Welfare with Regards to Regulation 1099/2009

| 23/01/2013 | Reply
UK: Changes to Animal Welfare with Regards to Regulation 1099/2009

From 1 January 2013, Reg EC No 1099/2009 came into effect in all EU Member States. This introduces a number of changes to welfare requirements for the slaughterhouse, moving the emphasis for monitoring and improving welfare to the Food Business Operator.

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Kuwait: Second Gulf Conference on Halal Industry

| 23/01/2013 | Reply
Kuwait: Second Gulf Conference on Halal Industry

A large number of experts are taking part in the three-day conference, titled ‘Towards the Effective Management of the Halal Industry,’ which is organised by the Ministry of Awqaf in cooperation with Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR).

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USA: McDonald’s To Pay $700,000 To Settle Allegations Franchise Falsely Claimed Food Complied With Halal

| 22/01/2013 | Reply
USA: McDonald’s To Pay $700,000 To Settle Allegations Franchise Falsely Claimed Food Complied With Halal

The attorney, Dakhlallah, said there are only two McDonald’s in the United States that sell Halal products and both are in Dearborn, which has one of the nation’s largest Arab and Muslim communities.

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UK: ‘We don’t export meat to MidEast’, British retailer Tesco confirms

| 20/01/2013 | Reply
UK: ‘We don’t export meat to MidEast’, British retailer Tesco confirms

Tesco does have outlets in Turkey and Malaysia, where Muslims are a majority. Capon confirms that “the three products that are the subject of the UK investigation into pork DNA found in burgers they stocked are not sold in or exported to Turkey or Malaysia.”

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China: Foods Mislabeled as Halal Imports

| 19/01/2013 | Reply
China: Foods Mislabeled as Halal Imports

A number of companies in China are mislabeling domestically made food products as halal imports from Islamic nations in order to improve their market share in the Muslim-populated northwestern Xinjiang region, according to sources.

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Opinion: Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa?

| 17/01/2013 | Reply
Opinion: Can vegans stomach the unpalatable truth about quinoa?

Quinoa was, in marketing speak, the “miracle grain of the Andes”, but ethical consumers should be aware poor Bolivians can no longer afford their staple grain, due to western demand raising prices.

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Pakistan: Need for establishing ‘accredited laboratories’ for Halal products stressed

| 17/01/2013 | Reply
Pakistan: Need for establishing ‘accredited laboratories’ for Halal products stressed

Punjab Halal Development Authority (PHDA) Chairman former Justice Khalil ur Rehman has stressed the need for establishing ‘accredited laboratories’ for Halal products especially meat to maximise exports from Punjab.

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Ireland: Coveney vows to name firms involved in meat controversy

| 16/01/2013 | Reply
Ireland: Coveney vows to name firms involved in meat controversy

There was a plausible explanation for the presence of pig DNA because meat from different animals was processed in the same meat plants but “there is no clear explanation at this time for the presence of horse DNA in products emanating from meat plants that do not use horse meat.

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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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