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Philippines: 10th General Assembly Meeting of the World Halal Council (WHC)

| 16/11/2012 | Reply
Philippines: 10th General Assembly Meeting of the World Halal Council (WHC)

The Islamic Da’wah Council of the Philippines, Inc. (IDCP) is hosting this event, and, in addition, a 2-day Halal World Forum (HWF) 2012 for Halal manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, academe and consumers is also being organized on 21 & 22 November 2012

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USA: Dubai’s AWGAL in talks to purchase Texas cattle farms

| 15/11/2012 | Reply
USA: Dubai’s AWGAL in talks to purchase Texas cattle farms

“The appeal is simply the fact that people prefer American beef; it’s the best. We want Halal-certified American-approved beef,” Zubair A Razzaq, CEO and President, said, declining to give a figure for investment.

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USA: Mobile food carts increasing

| 15/11/2012 | Reply
USA: Mobile food carts increasing

These new food carts are more elaborate, virtual stainless steel kitchens on wheels, and are raising questions about whether a growing number will hurt traditional restaurants that have been the backbone of the business community.

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UK: European Halal Food Park, Banham, Norfolk – Nov & Dec Courses

| 14/11/2012 | Reply
UK: European Halal Food Park, Banham, Norfolk – Nov & Dec Courses

The government has no plans to ban religious slaughter of animals. However, changes to all rules on welfare at slaughter will be required when a new EU Regulation on welfare at the time of killing comes into effect in January 2013.

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Malaysia: Megacoral targets 15% halal market share

| 14/11/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Megacoral targets 15% halal market share

Megacoral, which specialises in supplying halal Chinese cuisine to hotels under Happy Food brand, is planning to enter the retail market and is investing in a RM1 million new kitchen and headquarter in Kuala Lumpur to carve out 15% of the retail segment in this niche by 2013.

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UAE: Calls for global Halal standards gain ground at Dubai Halal expo

| 12/11/2012 | Reply
UAE: Calls for global Halal standards gain ground at Dubai Halal expo

At the launch of the 5th Halal Expo in Dubai yesterday, exhibitors said a single international agency issuing regulations would boost the halal market by unifying the existing system, which differs according to individual countries’ regulations.

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Opinion: How kosher harvesting affects meat quality

| 12/11/2012 | Reply
Opinion: How kosher harvesting affects meat quality

Research has shown that increased stress in the feedlot, during transportation and at the slaughterhouse can lead to an overall decreased tenderness. These negative quality traits influence the producer’s bottom line and the consumer’s.

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UAE: Top food retailers, restaurateurs and thought leaders head to SIAL Middle East

| 12/11/2012 | Reply
UAE: Top food retailers, restaurateurs and thought leaders head to SIAL Middle East

SIAL Middle East returns to the UAE from 26-28 November 2012 with a three-day conference programme that focuses on a trio of complementary themes covering food, beverage and hospitality industry developments across the region.

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France: Halal toothpaste to be produced in central France

| 10/11/2012 | Reply
France: Halal toothpaste to be produced in central France

A factory in the centre of France is to start producing Europe’s first Halal toothpaste, due to be available in shops later this month. But because of press attention in France, the factory making the toothpaste wanted to remain anonymous.

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India: Airline caterers respond to Halal Tourism Requirement

| 10/11/2012 | Reply
India: Airline caterers respond to Halal Tourism Requirement

Halal India, one of the leading Halal certification bodies in the world, has recently certified two major airline caterers in India: TajSATS and SkyGourmet. They sought Halal Certification from Halal India to give more value and credibility to their facilities.

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Opinion: Malaysia’s commodified Islam

| 09/11/2012 | Reply
Opinion: Malaysia’s commodified Islam

The rise of religious commodification has been argued to go hand in hand with the emergence of ‘Islamic modernity’, a political and cultural sensibility whereby modernity is embraced alongside a commitment to Islam as part of the project of modernity.

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China: Disneyland gets an Islamic flavor

| 09/11/2012 | Reply
China: Disneyland gets an Islamic flavor

Hong Kong Disneyland has introduced halal food to woo Muslims as looming competition could draw away mainlanders to Shanghai.

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USA: East Coast expansion for Crescent Foods

| 09/11/2012 | Reply
USA: East Coast expansion for Crescent Foods

In response to a sizeable and growing demand on the East Coast, Crescent Foods, the leading provider of premium Halal chicken, is now available in retail stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware.

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Croatia: Hotel Westin-received Halal certificate

| 08/11/2012 | Reply
Croatia: Hotel Westin-received Halal certificate

Halal certification is a testament to the hotel of meeting the high demands of halal quality in terms of service accommodation and food supply.

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USA: Another Big Retail Win for Saffron Road

| 08/11/2012 | Reply
USA: Another Big Retail Win for Saffron Road

Ahold, a Dutch conglomerate which is the #3 food retailer in the U.S. including supermarket banners Stop & Shop, Giant, Giant Carlisle, Peapod, and Martin’s, has authorized shelf placement of Saffron Road into over 500 of their stores.

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Punjab Halal Development Agency formed

| 07/11/2012 | Reply
Punjab Halal Development Agency formed

PUNJAB Halal Development Agency (PHDA) has formally been formed with the aim of prescribing Halal standards, auditing and certification procedure and system.

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Malaysia: Sudan beef to enter Malaysian mart in mid Nov 2012

| 01/11/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Sudan beef to enter Malaysian mart in mid Nov 2012

Beef supply shortage in Malaysia, particularly during the run-up to festive seasons, will be a thing of the past when halal beef from Sudan starts entering the Malaysian market in mid-November. The beef, will bear the brand name “Sudan Beef”.

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Malaysia: M’sian firm to ink MoU on halal network with Sudan, China, Indonesia

| 01/11/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: M’sian firm to ink MoU on halal network with Sudan, China, Indonesia

The MoU’s main aim was to ensure adequate supply of halal food through the Global Halalan Toyyiban Supply Chain (GHTSCP). It is the world’s first initiative to ensure halal products are not contaminated in the production and distribution chain.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s Holdings targets Middle East market

| 01/11/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s Holdings targets Middle East market

Brahim’s Holdings Bhd aims to penetrate the Middle East market upon completion of its first factory in Jordan, expected early next month. The group was also looking at Nigeria as a potential market.

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Turkey: Unsaturated halal market promising large revenues

| 29/10/2012 | Reply
Turkey: Unsaturated halal market promising large revenues

The halal market is a growing one with a potential well within the multitrillion dollar range, but only a small portion of it is utilized, according to World Halal Council’s (WHC) Turkish chairman Hüseyin Kami Büyüközer.

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