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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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China looks to meat exports to boost ties to Arab world

| 27/12/2012 | Reply
China looks to meat exports to boost ties to Arab world

With U.S. and European markets still recovering, the Arab world is an increasingly enticing market for Chinese exports and a potential source of investors for Chinese projects. The short-term goal of increasing Halal meat going to Arab countries is to build up the local Ningxia economy.

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EU: Growing demand sees Europe firms warm to ‘Halal production’

| 24/12/2012 | Reply
EU: Growing demand sees Europe firms warm to ‘Halal production’

One of the organizations in Europe that promote production of goods according to halal standards and encourages producers to enter this business is Belgium’s Halal Club, an initiative that is supported by the Walloon Export and Foreign Investment Agency (AWEX).

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Philippines: RP Gains Popularity As Halal Food Market Gateway

| 23/12/2012 | Reply
Philippines: RP Gains Popularity As Halal Food Market Gateway

The Philippines is gaining popularity as a global business platform and gateway for the $632-billion Halal food market, the Center for International Trade, Exhibitions and Missions (CITEM) said. Target exhibitors are accredited with the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos.

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Malaysia: Halal gelatin in the process

| 22/12/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal gelatin in the process

The International Islamic University (IIU) of Malaysia and the King Saud University in Saudi Arabia will work together to produce gelatin from camels to meet world demand for halal gelatin.

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UK: Caterlink suspends meat to specific schools

| 21/12/2012 | Reply
UK: Caterlink suspends meat to specific schools

Further to a request by schools and the Local Authority a review is being conducted by the Local Education Partnership (LEP) into the provision of halal meat to determine whether its supply chain can provide halal meat that is approved by the Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC).

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UK: New Halal counter at Tesco Store

| 20/12/2012 | Reply
UK: New Halal counter at Tesco Store

The National Halal Centre now have a halal counter in a major store in Lancashire.

Their counter is based at the Tesco Store Blackburn. They also have a halal counter at the Tesco Cheetham Hill Store in Manchester.

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Saudi Arabia: Halal International Authority (HIA) being set up by Muslim World League

| 20/12/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Halal International Authority (HIA) being set up by Muslim World League

The statement said that, “HIA is an international independent body affiliated to the MWL that will seek to maximize vigilance, attention, and commitment to verify Islamic standards of all products used and consumed by Muslims.”

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Brunei: Call To Utilise Brunei’s Strong Halal Certification

| 20/12/2012 | Reply
Brunei: Call To Utilise Brunei’s Strong Halal Certification

Foreign investors should look into the booming 62 million people of the BIMP-EAGA sub-regional grouping to invest in, and utilise, Brunei Darussalam’s strong ‘halal’ certification for the processing of halal food products and then to market them regionally.

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Indonesia: Mui adopts porcine detection kits for Halal food

| 20/12/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: Mui adopts porcine detection kits for Halal food

Indonesia’s top Muslim clerical body, has adopted PerkinElmer’s Porcine Detection Kits for Halal Food Testing & Screening. Designed for the fast detection of porcine meat traces, the kits can provide results for the presence of porcine biomarkers in less than 15 minutes.

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UAE: Halal Congress Middle East Declaration; Unified Halal Code

| 19/12/2012 | Reply
UAE: Halal Congress Middle East Declaration;  Unified Halal Code

Halal Development Council intends to take the Halal Congress platform to other countries with the aim to promote the Halal trade within OIC and other countries with Muslim population, and to introduce the ‘Halal’ brand in the world as the guarantee for ‘Good Quality’ product.

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Pakistan: EPZA, ICCI to establish Halal Export Processing Zone

| 16/12/2012 | Reply
Pakistan: EPZA, ICCI to establish Halal Export Processing Zone

Various international brands should be attracted towards Pakistan for investment in a Halal Processing Zone which would ultimately increase the exports of Halal products as global value for trade of Halal foods and non-food products.

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Malaysia: Jakim sets up first Halal lab in Nilai

| 14/12/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim sets up first Halal lab in Nilai

The laboratory will become a one-stop-centre for the world’s halal certification and research industry.

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Saudi Arabia: The Food Exporter’s Hidden Gem

| 14/12/2012 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: The Food Exporter’s Hidden Gem

Like the rest of the Persian Gulf region, Saudi Arabia saw an explosion in consumer spending over the past decade due to the bourgeoning global energy demand. Per capita food consumption through 2015 is forecast to grow 7.31%.

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USA: Saudi Arabia Retail Foods Update 2012

| 14/12/2012 | Reply
USA: Saudi Arabia Retail Foods Update 2012

This report provides an update on the Saudi retail food market structure and information that the U.S., and other exporters would need to enter this important market.

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Malaysia: AIM to increase financing for operators of halal products

| 14/12/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: AIM to increase financing for operators of halal products

National micro financing provider Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) is increasing its funding for operators of halal products in Sarawak up to RM12.9 million starting next year. They will also be providing financing facility for the renovation of their premises

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