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Malaysia: China’s participation in MIHAS 2019 not affected by US-China trade war

| 03/03/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: China’s participation in MIHAS 2019 not affected by US-China trade war

Malaysia could provide an alternative to the Chinese importers affected by the 25 per cent tariffs imposed by the US.

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Opinion: Muslims, the world’s last great untapped market

| 02/03/2019 | Reply
Opinion: Muslims, the world’s last great untapped market

From halal mozzarella to smart hijabs, faith-driven consumers are demanding products that dovetail with their modern lifestyles. A look at where the market is headed – and when

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Growing Need for Multi-stakeholder Approach towards Food Safety in Asia

| 01/03/2019 | Reply
Growing Need for Multi-stakeholder Approach towards Food Safety in Asia

Responsibilities of the private sector were also highlighted at the session and as the producer of food, it is vital that all players possess the necessary knowledge and skills to develop safe products.

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Halal Expo Canada 2019 and HDC announce Media Partnership for WHC2019

| 28/02/2019 | Reply
Halal Expo Canada 2019 and HDC announce Media Partnership for WHC2019

With this media partnership, both organizations will leverage from the marketing opportunities each party has to offer to allow for further market reach.

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Australia: Woolworths becomes first supermarket to make own-brand halal food

| 28/02/2019 | Reply
Australia:  Woolworths becomes first supermarket to make own-brand halal food

The Director of Buying said that because halal food is religiously sensitive, the company wanted their own in-house brand to make sure they get it right.

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EU: European Court of Justice says Halal meat not allowed to carry the EU-organic seal

| 27/02/2019 | Reply
EU: European Court of Justice says Halal meat not allowed to carry the EU-organic seal

Meat from animals slaughtered without prior stunning, is not eligible for the EU-Bio-label for organic products.

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Malaysia: SimplySiti eyes 50% sales growth on higher exports

| 27/02/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: SimplySiti eyes 50% sales growth on higher exports

SimplySiti Sdn Bhd aims a 50% year-on-year (YoY) sales growth as it looks to expand its presence in the region, beginning with Indonesia by the second half of the year (2H19).

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Gulf nations fall in new global health ranking

| 27/02/2019 | Reply
Gulf nations fall in new global health ranking

High rates of diabetes, obesity and a lack of focus on preventive medicine were blamed after Gulf countries slumped in a global health ranking.

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UK: Supermarket to become UK’s first to make it mandatory for suppliers to tell shoppers where their ingredients are sourced from

| 26/02/2019 | Reply
UK: Supermarket to become UK’s first to make it mandatory for suppliers to tell shoppers where their ingredients are sourced from

Midcounties Co-operative in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, will make it mandatory for suppliers to prove and publish where they source their ingredients from.

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Malaysia: CIMB Islamic aims to help local halal players scale globally

| 26/02/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: CIMB Islamic aims to help local halal players scale globally

The bank today announced that it has partnered with local cosmetic company SimplySiti Sdn Bhd to expand its halal beauty care business beyond Malaysia.

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Philippines: ‘Coopetition’ helps SMEs enter global Halal

| 26/02/2019 | Reply
Philippines: ‘Coopetition’ helps SMEs enter global Halal

It has to be a government-to-government effort but there must be a private sector that creates the value chain… so that people can see that it is possible.

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UAE launches integrated ‘Arab system’ for mutual recognition of halal certificates

| 25/02/2019 | Reply
UAE launches integrated ‘Arab system’ for mutual recognition of halal certificates

“The first Arab halal system will include mutual recognition of halal certificates and easing the trade movement between our Arab countries and the world.”

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Interview: Most Ferrero chocolates Halal-certified, all factories to be Halal

| 25/02/2019 | Reply
Interview: Most Ferrero chocolates Halal-certified, all factories to be Halal

“We, as a company, anticipated Halal. We knew that we needed to do this now or later. We started the process and did it globally,” added General Legal Counsel, Moutaz Abdullat.

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Pakistan: Imported food items’ labels must be in Urdu & English

| 23/02/2019 | Reply
Pakistan: Imported food items’ labels must be in Urdu & English

The importers are notified that the consumer packaging of the imported food items should have label printed both in Urdu & English languages.

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Indonesia: Bank Indonesia Develops Halal Economy Ecosystem

| 23/02/2019 | Reply
Indonesia: Bank Indonesia Develops Halal Economy Ecosystem

According to the central bank governor, there are four sectors of the halal economy with good prospects. It can be generated from a community.

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UK: Brexit ’should not affect’ halal standards, certification or accreditation

| 21/02/2019 | Reply
UK: Brexit ’should not affect’ halal standards, certification or accreditation

Brexit is also not expected to impact the exception for halal and kosher slaughter that is permitted in the EU because UK has its own laws to deal with this.

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Malaysia: Global Halal Summit: Kuala Lumpur 1 – 6 April 2019

| 21/02/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Global Halal Summit: Kuala Lumpur 1 – 6 April 2019

Introduced this year, the Global Halal Summit (GHaS) is a rebrand of the World Halal Week. 6 Programmes catering to different target audiences.

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UAE: Dubai Industrial Park Launches a Report Exploring Global Food Trends up to 2030

| 20/02/2019 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Industrial Park Launches a Report Exploring Global Food Trends up to 2030

It identifies 20 global agri-food trends indicating the planet’s prospects for the future, and how this relates to the GCC, from the manufacturing stage to the supply chain.

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Singapore: Speciality & Fine Food Asia Joins Forces with World Gourmet Summit

| 20/02/2019 | Reply
Singapore: Speciality & Fine Food Asia Joins Forces with World Gourmet Summit

Partnership with the premier haute cuisine festival focuses on elevated programming on the Fine Food Live demo stage.

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Making Indonesia a hub of global Halal economy

| 19/02/2019 | Reply
Making Indonesia a hub of global Halal economy

Indonesian Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and his running mate, Sandiaga Uno, have pledged to make Indonesia the fifth biggest halal economy in the world.

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