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USA: KFC Is Testing Plant-Based Fried Chicken

| 29/08/2019
USA: KFC Is Testing Plant-Based Fried Chicken

The vegan KFC menu option will be sold as chicken nuggets with a customer’s choice of dipping sauces, or boneless wings tossed in either Nashville Hot, Buffalo or Honey BBQ sauce.

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Malaysia to host Muslim World Business show

| 28/08/2019
Malaysia to host Muslim World Business show

The event will take place from September 4 to 6, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

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Africa Halal Week returns to Cape Town

| 27/08/2019
Africa Halal Week returns to Cape Town

Wesgro CEO, Tim Harris said, “Africa Halal Week is a key component of our effort in this regard, as we position ourselves as the Halal export hub of the African continent.”

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UK: Food fraud on the rise, claims research

| 26/08/2019
UK: Food fraud on the rise, claims research

The report suggests that illegal beef production from unapproved premises or without the proper inspections account for almost 43% of reported fraud in the global beef supply chain.

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Interview: Shahed Amanullah – Can Capitalism be Ethical?

| 26/08/2019
Interview: Shahed Amanullah – Can Capitalism be Ethical?

This interview with Shahed Amanullah is describing the type of work that has driven him for the past few years with value-anchored entrepreneurs that has showed him the way to move things forward NOW!

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Ethical fashion trends: Sustainability leads Twitter mentions in Q2 2019

| 25/08/2019
Ethical fashion trends: Sustainability leads Twitter mentions in Q2 2019

GlobalData tracks the top 100 influencers in ethical fashion via its Influencer platform.

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World Halal Council announces support for Indonesia’s new Halal certification agency

| 22/08/2019
World Halal Council announces support for Indonesia’s new Halal certification agency

The WHC is hopeful that the Indonesian Government and its Halal Product Certification
Agency, BPJPH will once again restore the confidence of its Muslim consumers.

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Malaysia: DNeX inks MoU with PIJ Holdings

| 20/08/2019
Malaysia: DNeX inks MoU with PIJ Holdings

This includes the embedding of blockchain technology for the application and verification of halal and marriage certificates.

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Belgium tests EU rules on halal and kosher slaughter

| 20/08/2019
Belgium tests EU rules on halal and kosher slaughter

From September 1, the French-speaking region of Wallonia will be the second Belgian authority after Flanders to ban halal and kosher slaughter.

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Malaysia: Matrade launches halal eTrade for Europe market

| 20/08/2019
Malaysia: Matrade launches halal eTrade for Europe market

“This collaboration means Malaysian halal SMEs will be able to receive eTrade assistance such as monetary facilitation when they take part in Halal Street,” Simon said at the Matrade headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.

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Philippine food giant San Miguel eyes exports to Gulf Arab states after halal certification

| 19/08/2019
Philippine food giant San Miguel eyes exports to Gulf Arab states after halal certification

The Pure Foods Hormel’s facilities for the production of Purefoods Corned Beef and Tender Juicy Chicken Franks are halal-certified by UAE-based Prime Group.

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Malaysia: Entrepreneur Development Ministry mulls takeover of halal industry development

| 18/08/2019
Malaysia: Entrepreneur Development Ministry mulls takeover of halal industry development

Certification would remain with the Islamic Development Department (Jakim) with the continued involvement of the International Trade and Industry ministry to award the Malaysian standard.

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UK: The Ummah app has been making waves around the globe

| 16/08/2019
UK: The Ummah app has been making waves around the globe

The app designed “for Muslims by Muslims” includes prayer times, Islamic quotes, reminders, faith-based daily passages, a halal food finder and social messaging.

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Opinion: The ‘Green Pound’ of Muslim spending could save the British economy after Brexit

| 16/08/2019
Opinion: The ‘Green Pound’ of Muslim spending could save the British economy after Brexit

As Brexit looms, there is a strong economic argument for businesses to tap into the Halal economy, of which modest fashion is a growing part.

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Malaysia to focus on halal, Islamic finance industries in trade with Arab countries

| 15/08/2019
Malaysia to focus on halal, Islamic finance industries in trade with Arab countries

Through the AMCC, Malaysia expects to cooperate with all the 16 embassies of the Arab countries there to push for stronger business between them and Malaysia.

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UK: Gulf-UK tourism rises by 9% in Q1, says VisitBritain

| 14/08/2019
UK: Gulf-UK tourism rises by 9% in Q1, says VisitBritain

Those visitors spent £382 million in the UK in the first three months of 2019 – up six per cent on the first quarter of 2018 spend levels.

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UK: Ethical shoppers get hooked on ‘fake fish’

| 10/08/2019
UK: Ethical shoppers get hooked on ‘fake fish’

In Britain as a whole, the number of stores selling Tuno, a fishless canned tuna, has expanded from 300 to 2,000 in the 11 weeks since it was introduced.

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UK: Chicken farming: birds ‘spend final days in agony’

| 10/08/2019
UK: Chicken farming: birds ‘spend final days in agony’

Chickens reared by companies supplying Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Aldi are apparently collapsing under their own weight and may be spending their final days in pain.

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Turkey: New editions of OIC/SMIIC Halal Standards

| 09/08/2019
Turkey: New editions of OIC/SMIIC Halal Standards

SMIIC has published the latest editions of the OIC/SMIIC halal standards upon the completion of a comprehensive revision process. They are described in this article.

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UK: Why are shops in Iraq stocking up on Scottish sweets?

| 09/08/2019 | Reply
UK: Why are shops in Iraq stocking up on Scottish sweets?

In northern Iraq, shops are rushing to fill their shelves with sweets. The Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha, or Festival of the Sacrifice, is approaching – and it is an important part of the year for confectionery businesses.

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