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3rd IMT-GT SYMPOSIUM ON HALAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT 2009

| 10/08/2009 | Reply
3rd IMT-GT SYMPOSIUM ON HALAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT 2009

Call for papers for the 3rd IMT-GT SYMPOSIUM ON HALAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT 2009 to
be held in Malaysia, from 21-22 December 2009.
The Symposium will provide one conference room
for researchers, academicians and Halal expertise
to share ideas, opinions and views revolving
ongoing issues with Halal products.

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Muslims Urged To Continue With Business Jihad

| 08/08/2009 | Reply
Muslims Urged To Continue With Business Jihad

KUALA LUMPUR, (Bernama) — The Muslim community in the country has been urged to
continue with its business jihad through the corporate Waqaf concept in
order to continue to compete at the international level.

President of the Malaysia Islamic Business Council (DPIM), Tengku
Tan Sri Ahmad Rithauddeen, said the business jihad was aimed at uniting
all Muslims on a single trading platform and creating a culture of
competing at the global level. The halal industry offers a major potential, he said.

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Titan Chemicals produces Halal polyolefins

| 07/08/2009 | Reply
Titan Chemicals produces Halal polyolefins

Malaysia’s Titan Chemicals claimed yesterday that it has become the
first petrochemical company in the world to have their polyolefins
(polypropylene and polyethylene) certified Halal by the Halal
Development Corporation (HDC) in Malaysia and Majelis Ulama Indonesia
(MUI) in Indonesia respectively.

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Halal on the Rise

| 07/08/2009 | Reply
Halal on the Rise

For the Philippines to grab a piece of the cake, combination of
political will, private sector involvement, and trade openness in
needed. This industry can revive the export sector of the country. If
the country is able to capture the domestic market and penetrate the
international marketplace, it can boost not only the economy of the
country but the quality of life of the Filipino Muslims in the Mindanao
region.

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Ghanim aims high with its Brunei Halal brand

| 06/08/2009 | Reply
Ghanim aims high with its Brunei Halal brand

Ghanim International Food Corporation announced last Friday that it
is seeking to conduct business with major retailers to sell its
products under the
Brunei Halal

brand. Interim CEO Noel Shield said that the company is aiming for
retailers like Tesco and Carrefour and is targeting demographics within
the UK, the Middle East and Europe with “high disposable incomes.”

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How To Obtain Brunei Halal Brand

| 03/08/2009 | Reply
How To Obtain Brunei Halal Brand

Steps on how to achieve the Brunei Halal Brand
were explained in a presentation at the fourth International Halal
Market Conference yesterday by the Director of Agriculture, who stated
that local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are encouraged to attain
the brand in order to enable their products to make their way into the
international halal market.

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OIC nations should have common Halal certifying body

| 03/08/2009 | Reply
OIC nations should have common Halal certifying body

Darhim Hashim, the Chief Executive Officer of International Halal Integrity Alliance presented his topic on the last day of the International Halal Market Conference 2009 on
the development of Halal Standards for the Organisation of Islamic Conference.

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Al Islami Expands Fresh Meat Shops in the UAE

| 02/08/2009 | Reply
Al Islami Expands Fresh Meat Shops in the UAE

United Arab Emirates: Al Islami has started selling fresh meat in
Dubai, Sharjah and Al Ain, initially opening 15 shops during the first
half of the year. The company plans 12 more shops for the next two
quarters making total of 27 shops at the end of this year.

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Brunei’s Halal Brand Takes Centre Stage At IHP Expo

| 01/08/2009 | Reply
Brunei’s Halal Brand Takes Centre Stage At IHP Expo

The ‘Brunei Halal Brand’ took centre stage
yesterday during the International Halal Product (IHP) Expo 2009 at the
International Convention Centre (ICC). The Brunei Halal Brand, according to information provided by the
Agricultural Department, Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources,
“is a platform for the development of local products, in terms of
marketing, advertisement, packaging and so on. The prerequisite for
application of the brand is the Brunei Halal Label. The brand also
incurs royalty fees, and is certified by Ghanim International Food
Corporation Sdn Bhd.”

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JAKIM’s Halal Hub Division Starts Operations Officially

| 01/08/2009 | Reply
JAKIM’s Halal Hub Division Starts Operations Officially

The Halal Hub Division of Jabatan
Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (Jakim) which is based in Cyberjaya will
officially start its operations and management of halal certification
tomorrow. A statement issued by Jakim today said that the start of the
operations was in line with the decision made by the Cabinet on July 8
to return to Jakim the responsibility of managing Malaysian halal
certification for local and overseas products with the Malaysian halal
logo.

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SMEs need to keep in step with halal agenda

| 31/07/2009 | Reply
SMEs need to keep in step with halal agenda

BRUNEI needs to take an integrated approach in implementing the
national halal programme and ensure small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
involved move forward in tandem with the development of the Brunei
Halal Brand, a halal business expert said.

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Over 100 goods to use Brunei Halal premium trademark

| 31/07/2009 | Reply
Over 100 goods to use Brunei Halal premium trademark

MORE than a hundred products manufactured in and outside the
Sultanate will be marketed under the Brunei Halal brand by June next
year, The Brunei Times learned.


This is the short-term objective
of the Brunei government which yesterday made available to the public
two products bearing the Brunei Halal brand as it begins its first
foray into the international market following the establishment of
Ghanim International Food Corporation. The company is the joint-venture
vehicle that will manage the use of the country’s premium halal brand
to the world.

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Special report: Halal logistics

| 31/07/2009 | Reply
Special report: Halal logistics

The logistics world is waking up to the enormous potential of the
halal industry. Benefiting from a ready-made global customer group of
nearly two billion Muslims, the international halal food industry was
valued at US$570 billion during 2005. And with the total spend on
logistics operations accounting for around 5-10% of total revenue, its
not surprising that logistics companies all over the world are keen to
grab a piece of this growing market.

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Nestle Malaysia Committed To Providing Halal Products

| 31/07/2009 | Reply
Nestle Malaysia Committed To Providing Halal Products

Bandar Seri Begawan – Nestle Malaysia is fully committed to providing quality Halal food products for the Muslim population.

In an interview, the Chairman of Nestle Halal committee, Othman Md
Yusoft explained the rules and procedures Nestle has to go through to
ensure its food products are Halal certified.

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Guidelines On Halal Medicines, Food Soon

| 30/07/2009 | Reply
Guidelines On Halal Medicines, Food Soon

Brunei will soon have its very own set of
guidelines and standards for the manufacture of halal pharmaceuticals
and food products, as well as the designs for the AgriTechnology Park
and the establishment of a joint-venture vehicle to promote the Brunei
Halal Brand internationally.
These new developments is expected to be announced during the
upcoming International Halal Market Conference (IHMC), which will take
place on August 1-2 at the International Convention Centre in Berakas.

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Al Islami UAE market study indicates compelling need for fresh meat

| 29/07/2009 | Reply
Al Islami UAE market study indicates compelling need for fresh meat

“Since the launch of meat shops, the market demand for our meat is
testament of an unbreakable consumer trust on Al Islami meat.”, said
Lootah and added: “We are continously receiving enquiries of opening up
Al Islami meat shops from the retail outlets. We have the established
food standards and do not open a new Al Islami meat shop unless the
retailer complies with Al Islami standards. Upon each enquiry, our
quality control team visits the retail outlet premisis to ensure the
outlet complies with the Al Islami food safety, quality and halal
standards.”

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BFAR presses bid to create halal regulatory body in Philippines

| 28/07/2009 | Reply
BFAR presses bid to create halal regulatory body in Philippines

The struggle for dominance in Halal accreditation and certification in the Philippines continues, with this latest move to create a new governing body to regulate the Halal sector. This issue will need to be resolved before the Philippines can really take a strong position in the regional halal market.

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Ningxia Hui Region set to promote halal food production

| 27/07/2009 | Reply
Ningxia Hui Region set to promote halal food production

As China’s only provincial-level Hui (Chinese Muslim) autonomous
region, Ningxia has an obvious and distinct advantage in terms of
developing a halal meat industry, according to Wang Zhengwei, chairman
of the Ningxia Hui autonomous region government. He added: “Ningxia has four real advantages in this sector – its
Muslim culture, its location, its well-established industrial base and
its superb natural environment.”

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Malaysia’s JAKIM take back Halal certification form HDC

| 25/07/2009 | Reply
Malaysia’s JAKIM take back Halal certification form HDC

Chronic indecision as to which agency should be handling Halal Certification duties in Malaysia continues to undermine their Halal Hub programme. After handing over Halal certification to the GLC Halal Industry Development Corporation three years ago, a recent cabinet decision under the new administration has ordered Jakim (the religious department) to resume their role as the countries only Halal certification agency. HalalFocus received the following email….more details should be forthcoming shortly.

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Green Zabiha provides organic, halal, and spiritually nourishing meat

| 22/07/2009 | Reply
Green Zabiha provides organic, halal, and spiritually nourishing meat

In
many non-Muslim areas it is relatively easy to find meat that has been
killed according to Islamic tradition. Organic meat can also be found.
Finding meat which is both halal and organic presents a far greater
challenge. Fortunately, in the USA, Green Zabiha is coming to the rescue!

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