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Category: Farm-to-Fork News

ILIA Get A Taste Of Leadership

| 07/11/2009 | Reply
ILIA Get A Taste Of Leadership

Bandar Seri Begawan – Some 31 senior executive officers of the
public service involved in the Middle Management Officers 2009 (Middle
EDP) Programme took part in an educational tour of BMC Food Industries’
production site in Junjongan Light Industrial Park, Mukim Pangkalan
Batu, and yesterday to learn more of how the company is preparing to
enter the realm of international business.

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Halal Industry Research Centre (HIRC) launches Pakistan’s first Halal certification and assurance program

| 07/11/2009 | Reply
Halal Industry Research Centre (HIRC) launches Pakistan’s first Halal certification and assurance program

Halal
Industry Research Centre (HIRC) has launched Pakistan’s first Halal
certification and assurance program in the country. Through this
program, HIRC will provide Pakistani and International businesses with
recognized Halal certification advisory for both food and non-food
products.

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Pakistan, Malaysia Signed MOU for Halal Development

| 06/11/2009 | Reply
Pakistan, Malaysia Signed MOU for Halal Development

The Halal Development Project (HDP) of Pakistan and
International Halal Integrity Alliance Ltd (IHI) of Malaysia have
signed MOU for forging bilateral ties in the Halal Food Sector.

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Playing Halal

| 05/11/2009 | Reply
Playing Halal

Since she hit the market in 2003, the veiled Barbie doll Fulla has
made international headlines. A product of the Dubai-based Syrian toy
company New Boy, this best-seller was touted as Barbie’s ‘modest’
relative – a cousin who promotes Islamic virtues.
Fast-forward six years and Fulla no longer has to face the arduous
task of setting the right example on her own.

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Reaping the rewards

| 05/11/2009 | Reply
Reaping the rewards

As international demand for halal products rises, Ben Watts examines
the size and potential of a market that is attracting attention from
operators around the world — in F&B and beyond.

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Key pacts to be signed during Thai PM’s visit

| 05/11/2009 | Reply
Key pacts to be signed during Thai PM’s visit

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva will pay an official visit to Qatar from November 24-26, an embassy source said yesterday. Thailand
as a non-Islamic country with only 10% Muslim population has gained
reputation in halal food technology with the most advanced laboratory
in the Far East. It became the world’s fifth largest halal food exporter in 2008 with market share of 5.6% valued $35.7bn.



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Asda launches World Food Store

| 05/11/2009 | Reply
Asda launches World Food Store

Asda has this week launched its first World Food store in Hounslow, West London. Cathryn
Ramsden, emerging markets customer planning manager said: “In the last
year we have seen a 42% year-on-year rise in sales of ethnic products
across our stores, off the back of an 83% increase last year(2008),
showing that there is a real appetite for diverse and specialist foods
from across the world

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The Eco-Halal Revolution: Clean food for Muslims

| 05/11/2009 | Reply
The Eco-Halal Revolution: Clean food for Muslims

A growing movement of
Muslims is seeking to revolutionize the production and supply of halal
meat in the U.S. This drive for a more transparent and environmentally
sound approach to halal meat reflects the natural juncture of Islamic
dietary principles and the increasingly popular but almost entirely
secular sustainable-food movement sweeping across the country.

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Fast Food, Franchising & Me

| 04/11/2009 | Reply
Fast Food, Franchising & Me

Tony
Urwin reflects on the development of the Mahmoods franchise in the UK, which has
built an exciting fast food opportunity on the back of an established
company-owned network.

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Asda Named Best National Retailer for World Foods

| 04/11/2009 | Reply
Asda Named Best National Retailer for World Foods

Asda has won an award for ‘Best National Retailer’ at the World
Foods Association awards for our wide range of ethnic foods, products
and clothing. There is already a Halal meat and a Polish deli counter at Asda
Hounslow and today the store is relaunched as their first ever World Food
store with a fifth of the store dedicated to specialist foods and
products for our Asian, Caribbean, Mediterranean and Polish customers.

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Third-party Audits: What the (Halal) Food Industry Really Needs

| 04/11/2009 | Reply
Third-party Audits: What the (Halal) Food Industry Really Needs

This article from Food Safety magazine is a must read for anyone in the Halal food manufacturing industry, and its related fields. Transparent independent third party auditing is an essential – and currently missing – component of the Halal certification process. It is coming. Get ready.

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Pig, cow or vegetable? USM test gets it right

| 04/11/2009 | Reply
Pig, cow or vegetable? USM test gets it right


Malaysian university has developed a method to identify the source of gelatine.

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Royal plea to PM on ritual slaughter

| 02/11/2009 | Reply
Royal plea to PM on ritual slaughter

PRINCESS Alia bint
al-Hussein of Jordan has appealed to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to stop
the ritual slaughter of conscious animals for halal meat in Australia. She said its continuation would set back attempts to improve animal welfare in the Middle East.

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A’Saffa introduces halal chicken to Qatar

| 02/11/2009 | Reply
A’Saffa introduces halal chicken to Qatar

A’Saffa
is the Gulf’s newest and most innovative chicken producer and is
committed to ensuring its chickens have the best natural feed,
conditions to grow on a state of the art facility in the south of Oman
with every bird slaughtered by hand according to the most stringent of
Halal processes.

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Brunei Meat Exports Via Halal Brand Probable

| 02/11/2009 | Reply
Brunei Meat Exports Via Halal Brand Probable

Ghanim International Food Corp Sdn Bhd is
keeping its doors open to the possibility of helping domestic poultry
producers export their goods to Singapore using the premium Brunei
Halal brand.

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A higher calling

| 30/10/2009 | Reply
A higher calling

Kosher
and halal meats are gaining popularity among both growing U.S. Jewish
and Muslim populations as well as non-religious consumer groups.
A growing number of non-Jewish and non-Muslim consumers who are turning
to kosher and halal foods, particularly meat, since both types of meat
have to meet stringent standards.

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Interview: World halal standard plausible, Malaysia says

| 29/10/2009 | Reply
Interview: World halal standard plausible, Malaysia says

Malaysia hopes that Muslim
countries can agree on which goods and products are halal, or
acceptable to Muslims, a move that would boost the $2 trillion
industry, although politics and interpretation of islamic law
may complicate the task. The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) is working
on a single standard to be applied in its 57 member countries.

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PKFZ, Marseille-FOS Port Sign Strategic Alliance Pact

| 28/10/2009 | Reply
PKFZ, Marseille-FOS Port Sign Strategic Alliance Pact

Port Klang Free Trade
Zone (PKFZ) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with
Marseille-Fos Port (MFPA) to boost the strategic alliance between them.Transport Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat said the MOU was aimed
at establishing a framework for the cooperation between PKFZ and MFPA,
one of the largest ports in Europe, to promote the halal industry in
Malaysia and France.

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Punjab invites investment in dairy, livestock sectors

| 27/10/2009 | Reply
Punjab invites investment in dairy, livestock sectors

LAHORE: The Punjab Board of Investment and Trade (PBIT) is facilitating
investment in the resource-rich livestock and dairy sector.

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Brunei trains sights on Singapore poultry market

| 27/10/2009 | Reply
Brunei trains sights on Singapore poultry market

BRUNEI’S
Agriculture Department is positive domestic poultry producers will be
able to ship their goods to Singapore next year, hopefully under the
Sultanate’s Brunei Halal brand. This will involve the doubling of current poultry production in the
country, which already enjoys 100 per cent self-sufficiency in poultry,
Dr Dabeding Hj Dullah, assistant director of the department, said in an
interview with The Brunei Times.

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