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Full Modules Of Global Halal Standard By Year-end

| 04/05/2009 | Reply
Full Modules Of Global Halal Standard By Year-end

KUALA LUMPUR, — The global halal
standard modules, which will pave the way for harmonisation of the
global halal industry, will be ready for public comments by end of this
year.
International Halal Integrity Alliance (IHI) chief executive
officer Darhim Hashim said there are 10 modules under the halal
standard which also represented eight particular sectors.

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Intel & Tracetracker To Develop Mobile Halal Food Traceability Device

| 01/05/2009 | Reply
Intel & Tracetracker To Develop Mobile Halal Food Traceability Device

Intel Technology Sdn
Bhd and TraceTracker Innovation ASA (TraceTracker) through their
Malaysian subsidiary TraceTracker Malaysia Sdn Bhd recently signed a
Teaming Agreement to develop a low cost mobile Halal food traceability
device.

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Bringing the Halal to Saint John

| 01/05/2009 | Reply
Bringing the Halal to Saint John

A new online Halal grocery store specializing in East Indian and Middle Eastern foods has begun operating in Saint John.

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When pork is found in halal-guaranteed food

| 29/04/2009 | Reply
When pork is found in halal-guaranteed food

Jakarta, Indonesia: The halal labels, made by the Assessment Institute for Foods,
Drugs and Cosmetics (LP POM MUI) for the purpose of providing certainty
about the permissibility of some products to ease the minds of
consumers, have turned into business commodities.

Consequently, a lot of consumers are disadvantaged and halal
labels are no longer a guarantee to obtain products permitted by their
religion.

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Many flock to food made under Islamic law in Tennessee

| 29/04/2009 | Reply
Many flock to food made under Islamic law in Tennessee

Halal food in Nashville, Tennessee – not what you would normally associate with the Country & Western music capital of the USA. However, in the
span of about seven years, halal eating has gained such a foothold in
Nashville that the city has its own halal food corridor, said several
Nashville store and restaurant owners offering halal goods there.

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Bosnia aiming to become the center of European halal business

| 29/04/2009 | Reply
Bosnia aiming to become the center of European halal business

Bosnia: A delegation consisting of several Bosnian businessmen, representatives
of foreign chambers and the Agency for halal certification from Tuzla
will be attending the World Halal Forum, which will be held in Kuala Lumpur
at 4th and 5th May.

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‘Focus On Agriculture Advantage For Brunei’

| 28/04/2009 | Reply
‘Focus On Agriculture Advantage For Brunei’

Bandar Seri Begawan – Brunei’s focus on agriculture will prove to be
an advantage once the global economic crisis recedes since agri-based
food products will dominate the market,
Arthur Cua Yap, Agriculture Secretary of
Philippines said yesterday.




When asked
what he thought of Brunei’s initiative in its own halal brand, he
lauded the ambition and said that “Brunei is on the right track”.

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Strategy being pursued to control meat prices

| 27/04/2009 | Reply
Strategy being pursued to control meat prices

Islamabad—The government is pursuing a comprehensive
strategy to control meat prices by increasing its supply and in this
regard it has suspended export of livestock. Provincial authorities
have been asked to check unauthorized movement of live animals
across the country to ensure smooth supply of meat to the people at
a reasonable price.

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Carrefour MD Shafie Shamsuddin answers your 10 questions

| 26/04/2009 | Reply
Carrefour MD Shafie Shamsuddin answers your 10 questions

Carrefour’s Managing Director for Malaysia gives his views on various aspects of Carrefour’s position as a retail giant in Malaysia.

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Restricting Trade: Export of livestock suspended to control meat prices

| 25/04/2009 | Reply
Restricting Trade: Export of livestock suspended to control meat prices

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has suspended export of livestock and
allowed import of halal meat to control prices in the country.

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Is Yeo Hap Seng going to bid for Coca Cola Franchise in Malaysia?

| 23/04/2009 | Reply
Is Yeo Hap Seng going to bid for Coca Cola Franchise in Malaysia?

BEVERAGE maker Yeo Hiap Seng (Malaysia) Bhd (4642) said the “separation” next year between Coca-Cola and Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd (F&N), a rival, will lead to a major industry shake-up. “It
will usher in a new paradigm, it’s a wake-up call to many of us.
There’ll be new winners and losers,” said Owen Ow, managing director of
the homegrown company famous for its Yeo’s brand of drinks and canned
food.

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Malaysia starts ‘double dip’ shipping service for Pakistan

| 22/04/2009 | Reply
Malaysia starts ‘double dip’ shipping service for Pakistan

RECORDER REPORT
KARACHI (April 21 2009):
Malaysia has commenced its upgraded Halal Express Service (HES) for
Pakistan with the maiden call of a large vessel at Pakistan
International Container Terminal (PICT) on Monday. ‘The volume of
bilateral trade between Pakistan and Malaysia was recorded at $1.8
billion during last year,’ Malaysian Deputy High Commission to
Pakistan, Mohammed Khalid Abdul Razak told in a ceremony held at PICT
to mark the commencement of HES.

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OMA wants gov’t to lead halal regulatory board

| 22/04/2009 | Reply
OMA wants gov’t to lead halal regulatory board

To
further safeguard and promote the Philippine’s halal industry, the Office
on Muslim Affairs (OMA) said Tuesday that a regulatory body to monitor
and accredit Islamic groups engaged in halal certification should be
led by the government.


“This is the thinking of OMA to effectively regulate the country’s
halal program and be able to tap and get into the world market catering
to the 1.5 billion Muslims all over the world,” OMA Executive Director
Datu Ali B. Sangki said.

The OMA official made the reaction amidst the creation of a
private-led and managed halal body called the National Halal
Accreditation Board of the Philippines, Inc. (NHABPI).

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Muslims Can Now Be Sure They Eat Halal Meat

| 18/04/2009 | Reply
Muslims Can Now Be Sure They Eat Halal Meat

First boxes with quick tests for halal meat arrived to the capital of
Tatarstan, Kazan. Now every Muslim, concerned about meat purity, can
find out whether minced meat contains pork in several minutes.

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Nestlé investing RM320mil this year

| 18/04/2009 | Reply
Nestlé investing RM320mil this year

Nestlé managing director Sullivan O’Carrol said a growth area for Nestlé was the export of halal products to Europe. “We started exporting halal products to Europe about a year ago and the uptake has been encouraging,” he said. He added that there was a growing Muslim population in countries such as the Netherlands and Germany.

O’Carrol
said Nestle’s tie-up with established hypermarkets such as Tesco,
Carrefour and Giant would help ensure its products were well
distributed and accessible to consumers globally.

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W.Va. Farmers Aim at Growing Muslim Market

| 18/04/2009 | Reply
W.Va. Farmers Aim at Growing Muslim Market

In a room where farmers in camouflage baseball caps and John Deere
jackets mix with women in head scarves, Larry Gardner is scolding
himself for forgetting Ramadan last year.



 



After 30 years raising lambs, the Waverly farmer is learning something
new about the business. There’s a growing demand in West Virginia for
sheep and goats from Muslim residents tired of traveling hundreds of
miles for meats prepared in accordance with their faith’s dietary
requirements.

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Italian dining experience – the halal way

| 18/04/2009 | Reply
Italian dining experience – the halal way

This is an article on a new Halal restaurant concept in the UK bringing Halal Italian food for the first time to the Muslim community of Bradford. This is not just for whetting their appetite for European food but also for health reasons, to combat the problems of diabetes in the Asian Community, by offering Mediterranean food.

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Sabah Manufacturing Sector To Post Slower Growth

| 18/04/2009 | Reply
Sabah Manufacturing Sector To Post Slower Growth

The Sabah
manufacturing sector is expected to register a slower growth this year
and next year following investors’ cautious stand due to the gloomy
global economic climate, Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Ahmadshah Abdullah
said today.

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‘Buy Malaysia’ Campaign Not A Half-hearted Attempt

| 18/04/2009 | Reply
‘Buy Malaysia’ Campaign Not A Half-hearted Attempt

For many among the Malaysian
entrepreneurs, there is always an aspiration to see their products
being offered for sale on the shelves at hypermarkets nationwide. The ‘Buy Malaysia’ campaign organised by the Ministry of
Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry held at the Mydin
Wholesale Hypermarket is helping them to achieve this.

Apart from helping to sell and market the SME products, Mydin also
assists the entrepreneurs, among others, by providing courses on
awareness and halal practices. For the course on halal practices, Mydin is collaborating with the Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC).

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UAE Market report shows good growth for Halal sector

| 17/04/2009 | Reply
UAE Market report shows good growth for Halal sector

Despite the current global economic outlook, the food and drink sector, and especially the Halal sub-sector has been receiving a lot of new interest lately. With companies like Canada’s Prairie Halal and the UAE’s Al Islami continuing their expansion, the Halal sector seems likely to buck the general trend.

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