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Malaysia: F&N To Explore Opportunities In Halal Industry

| 13/01/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: F&N To Explore Opportunities In Halal Industry

Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd (F&N) will explore more opportunities in the halal industry in order to expand its business, says chief executive officer Datuk Ng Jui Sia. “We must transform ourselves, we should explore other opportunities by using our halal status,” he told reporters at the company’s annual general meeting here Friday.

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Rise in Muslim population opens business avenues in Kenya

| 13/01/2012 | Reply
Rise in Muslim population opens business avenues in Kenya

A surge in population of Muslims in Kenya has seen many businesses repackage their products to conform to Halal standards to win more buyers. Majority of businesses in the East African nation are making products with Halal specifications in an attempt to appeal to a rising Muslim community.

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The future of ritual slaughter in the U.S.

| 13/01/2012 | Reply
The future of ritual slaughter in the U.S.

‘Meatingplace’ contacted Joe M. Regenstein, professor in the Department of Food Science at Cornell University, to discuss recent issues and the future of ritual slaughter in the United States.

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Brunei: Use of RFID to track Halal food products

| 12/01/2012 | Reply
Brunei: Use of RFID to track Halal food products

Under this pilot project, the RFID traceability system will be developed by John Harith Technology Sdn Bhd to authenticate and track the Halal status for food products where the initial focus will be on detection of chicken and raw meat produced by the local abattoir.

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Thailand: Southern businesses push for halal industrial estate

| 11/01/2012 | Reply
Thailand: Southern businesses push for halal industrial estate

Business entrepreneurs and the Thai Chamber of Commerce in the South are looking to establish a halal industrial estate in Pattani province in hopes of turning the region into a hub of halal food.

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UK: Krispy Kreme proud to announce their doughnuts are Halal-certified

| 10/01/2012 | Reply
UK: Krispy Kreme proud to announce their doughnuts are Halal-certified

Krispy Kreme, though there is no change to their product, has recently had 16 doughnut varieties certified by the Halal Food Authority.

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Philippines: Guidelines for halal certification issued

| 10/01/2012 | Reply
Philippines: Guidelines for halal certification issued

IN A BID to further develop the halal industry in the country, the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) yesterday published the criteria and guidelines for the accreditation of halal certification entities.

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Oman: A’Saffa Foods – New Identity, New Brands

| 10/01/2012 | Reply
Oman: A’Saffa Foods – New Identity, New Brands

A’Saffa Foods, one of the Sultanate’s largest producers of poultry products has changed its name from A’Saffa Poultry to A’Saffa Foods to facilitate its plans to diversify and expand their range of Halal and 100 per cent healthy and tasty food products into new markets.

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Dubai: Corruption rife in Dubai hotel F&B supply chain

| 10/01/2012 | Reply
Dubai: Corruption rife in Dubai hotel F&B supply chain

Bribery in the sale of poor-quality food and beverage products to hotels in Dubai is common, industry sources have told Hotelier Middle East. They reported that the head chef and the butcher at the Burj Al Arab were being tried in court for taking kickbacks of nearly AED 900,000 in return for buying poor-quality food at inflated prices from four suppliers.

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Malaysia: Fahim To Develop Halal Integrity Management System In Ningxia Muslim Region

| 09/01/2012 | Reply
Malaysia: Fahim To Develop Halal Integrity Management System In Ningxia Muslim Region

Executive Chairman Datuk Ibrahim Ahmad Badawi, of Ibrahim Holdings Bhd, the parent company of Fahim Technologies, said Fahim worked together with the Ningxia provincial government to develop Ningxia as the first hub for its halal integrity management solution in China via a joint-venture company, Ningxia Fahim International Halal Industry Co Ltd.

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Indonesia: The Halal Beauty Debate Is More Than Skin Deep

| 08/01/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: The Halal Beauty Debate Is More Than Skin Deep

For some Indonesian Muslims, the voluntary halal label is the determining factor in their decision about whether to eat at a certain restaurant or buy particular products. For some international companies working in Indonesia, having the label is also crucial for selling their products because almost 90 percent of the population is Muslim, making it the world’s most populous Muslim country.

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Indonesia: Jakarta to be World’s Halal Food Center

| 05/01/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: Jakarta to be World’s Halal Food Center

The Annual General Meeting of WHFC will be held in Jakarta on January 16-18 and will be opened by Indonesian Vice President Boediono. The agenda of the meeting would be a discussion on the work program, standardization, socialization, and education of Halal products all around the world.

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China province first to get a Halal status tracking system

| 05/01/2012 | Reply
China province first to get a Halal status tracking system

With an eye on the small but growing halal food market in China, Malaysia-based Fahim Technologies has expanded its halal integrity solution services to the country’s autonomous Muslim-populated province of Ningxia.

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UK: Kingsmill gains Halal certification

| 03/01/2012 | Reply
UK: Kingsmill gains Halal certification

Guy Shepherd, category director at Allied Bakeries, said: “This demonstrates our dedication to catering to differing consumer needs. The accreditation means that it’s easy and simple for retailers and consumers to be confident that these products are suitable for a Halal diet.”

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UK: MPs and peers reject demands to serve Halal meet at Westminster

| 01/01/2012 | Reply
UK: MPs and peers reject demands to serve Halal meet at Westminster

Muslim MPs and peers have been told they cannot have meat slaughtered in line with Islamic tradition because the method – slitting an animal’s throat without first stunning it – is offensive to many of their non-Muslim colleagues.

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Malaysia: Malay Chamber to facilitate QSR stake buy

| 29/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Malay Chamber to facilitate QSR stake buy

The Malay Chamber of Commerce Malaysia (DPMM) has offered to facilitate, on behalf of the Tabung Haji Board, Amanah Saham Mara Bhd and Felda, the purchase of Kulim Bhd’s interest in QSR Brands Bhd worth over RM1 billion.

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Brazil company to expand ME chicken exports

| 29/12/2011 | Reply
Brazil company to expand ME chicken exports

The endeavour is aligned with the growing Brazilian poultry exportation to the region, a statement from the company said. The total Brazilian poultry production reached 13 million tons in 2011, almost 6.9 percent increase from 2010.

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USA: Where Kosher Meets Halal

| 29/12/2011 | Reply
USA: Where Kosher Meets Halal

“There’s a lot of misunderstanding about what religious slaughter is, and it is being combined successfully by those interested in animal welfare with anti-Semitism and Islamophobia,” Dr. Regenstein, head of Cornell’s Kosher and Halal Food Initiative, said.

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Malaysia: Halal Market A Typical Blue Ocean For SMEs

| 28/12/2011 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Market A Typical Blue Ocean For SMEs

Small and medium-sized entrepreneurs (SMEs) should seize the lucrative potentials within the burgeoning global halal market as it is the epitome of the Blue Ocean strategy, Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir says.

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New Zealand: $3 trillion industry challenges New Zealand firms

| 28/12/2011 | Reply
New Zealand: $3 trillion industry challenges New Zealand firms

The New Zealand Trade and Enterprise recommends companies stay up to date with this rapidly changing global Halal market said to be worth $2.95 trillion. Food products comprise 61% pharmaceutical products 26% and cosmetics 11%.

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