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Nestle sees continuous growth in exports

| 08/02/2009 | Reply
Nestle sees continuous growth in exports

NESTLE
(M) Bhd sees continuous growth in the exports of its products,
especially to the Middle East countries, says managing director
Sullivan O’Carroll. This is because Nestle Malaysia is now the biggest halal food producer in the Nestle group, distributing more than 300 types of halal products, he says.

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Kuwait ‘Awash’ With Fake Halal Meat

| 08/02/2009 | Reply
Kuwait ‘Awash’ With Fake Halal Meat

The
swell in demand for halal products has given rise to fraud, where
companies and exporters are labeling foods as halal, when, in fact,
this is not the case.
Up until recently, there was no centralized body defining the standards of halal and accrediting certification organizations. The International Halal Integrity
Alliance (IHI) aims to counter halal deception and standardize
regulations.

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Branding key to halal foods

| 04/02/2009 | Reply
Branding key to halal foods

Branding and the standard of purity of halal
food products are the key challenges to Thailand’s entry into the
growing global halal market. Despite the government’s long-standing efforts to transform the
country into one of the world’s leading halal products exporters, the
goal has yet to be accomplished.

According to Nordin Abdullah, deputy chairman of the World Halal
Forum, the standard of purity of Thai halal products is always in
question because Thailand is not a Muslim country.

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Muslim leaders vow to be active in peace process campaign

| 02/02/2009 | Reply
Muslim leaders vow to be active in peace process campaign

The National Ulama Conference of the Philippines (NUCP), which represents more than 3, 000 ulama and aleema (women religious authorities) nationwide, said it would be a catalyst to improve the Muslims’ welfare.

Ulama are a social, political, developmental, and can
even be an environmental force because of their influence,” said Amina
B. Rasul, director of the Philippine Council for Islam and Democracy
and NUCP convenor.

The pledged was made at the recently concluded three-day second National Summit of Ulama in the Philippines.

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Halal board to open Manila office this year

| 02/02/2009 | Reply
Halal board to open Manila office this year

THE NATIONAL Halal Accreditation Board of the Philippines
is planning to open an office in Manila this year in a bid to promote
the growing halal export industry.

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Bengal Meat Moves Fast to Ensure Smooth Supply Chain

| 02/02/2009 | Reply
Bengal Meat Moves Fast to Ensure Smooth Supply Chain

Global economic recession has bit into Bengal
Meat as plunging demand has caused the country’s lone meat processing
company to suspend mutton exports, an official said Saturday. Senior
executive of the company Sharif Ahmed Chowdhury said the
Sirajganj-based company has suspended its mutton exports to Dubai’s
upmarket stores since November.

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Malaysian Group To Petition Against Supermarkets, Retail Outlets

| 30/01/2009 | Reply
Malaysian Group To Petition Against Supermarkets, Retail Outlets

To segregate Halal and non-Halal Products on the shelves so the Muslims in Malaysia can be certain the items they are picking up off the shelf are Halal is not an easy job! It is one thing segregating the meat, but the processed shelf products are another story when it comes to having to read the tiny writing on all the labels, and know the potential Haram ingredients in non-meat products, or search for the Halal cert. Might make for some new jobs for qualified ‘Halal sorters’ if their petition is successful.

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Halal Meat in Solution for School in the UK

| 29/01/2009 | Reply
Halal Meat in Solution for School in the UK

Dale Primary School in Derby, England is to have only Halal meat on the school menu for certain days of the week. The reason being, that if the meat being served on the day is not totally Halal, there could be
cross contamination with non Halal meat, especially pork. As the majority of the 550 pupils at this school are Muslim they have opted out of the local council school meals system.

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UK Farming Minister Kennedy launches animal slaughter consultation

| 29/01/2009 | Reply
UK Farming Minister Kennedy launches animal slaughter consultation

UK FARMING Minister Jane Kennedy has launched a consultation on proposed new rules on the welfare of animals at slaughter. The rules follow an EU proposal and will see
measures introduced for all animals including poultry to ensure animals
are slaughtered by a method that leads to instant death or death after
stunning. She also confirmed exemptions would be available for
slaughter in accordance with religious rites, such as for Halal and
Kosher meat.

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Study reveals ‘shocking’ kebabs

| 29/01/2009 | Reply
Study reveals ‘shocking’ kebabs

Once again they are warning the public about the contents of the doner kebab and how bad it is for your health. You have no idea what is put in it, and truthfully no one really wants to know, they are just going for the taste and fast food. However, when you hear that they are being sold as ‘Halal’ and contain pork, then this becomes an issue of labelling and should be accountable for in a properly audited Halal industry.

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Draft International Halal Standards To Be Tabled At WHF

| 24/01/2009 | Reply
Draft International Halal Standards To Be Tabled At WHF

KUALA LUMPUR, (Bernama) — The Fourth World Halal
Forum, to be held in May, will see the International Halal Integrity
(IHI) Alliance tabling the draft International Halal Standards for
public comment.





IHI Alliance chairman Datuk Seri Sheikh Saleh Abdullah Kamel said
the draft would be endorsed first at the Organisation of the Islamic
Conference (OIC) Standards Committee meeting in April.

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Australia-MLA Halal accredited brand.

| 23/01/2009 | Reply
Australia-MLA Halal accredited brand.

The global expansion of the MLA’s Halal Brand, is an important step
towards expanding markets for Australian red meat, according to Ian
Ross the Middle East regional manager for the MLA.




Ross said “with 28% of the worlds population being Moslem and with most
of these people living in countries with growing economies, its vital
the Australian red meat industry positions itself in the best possible
way to supply these important markets”.The world has over 2 billion
Moslems and the market for Halal products, exceeds US$500 billion.

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United Kingdom-Tesco and Asda stock Halal meat.

| 23/01/2009 | Reply
United Kingdom-Tesco and Asda stock Halal meat.

National Halal Meat Company in Birmingham, have opened new franchise’s for their product in Tesco and Asda supermarkets. National Halal products, from fresh lamb and mutton to burgers, can be
obtained nationwide, from as far south as Slough west of London to
Bradford Yorkshire in the north of England. Tesco and Asda are now
displaying the National Halal products.

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Malaysia plan temporary stop to chicken from China

| 23/01/2009 | Reply
Malaysia plan temporary stop to chicken from China

PUTRAJAYA:
The Veterinary Services Department has recommended a temporary
suspension on the import of chicken from China after the Chinese New
Year following the avian flu outbreak there.

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Halal Pizza UK

| 21/01/2009 | Reply
Halal Pizza UK

Domino Pizza, have launched a new Halal meat pizza in Birmingham, where there are close to one million Muslims living.

This comes only months after National Halal meats of Birmingham, opened
franchise with Tesco and Asda supermarkets, with a Halal meat sales
section. The company has plans to open 37 more with the supermarket
giants in 2009.



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Al Islami Foods enters Saudi Arabia

| 21/01/2009 | Reply
Al Islami Foods enters Saudi Arabia

Middle Eastern Halal food producer Al Islami Foods has
entered Saudi Arabia, following the signing of a strategic distribution
agreement with locally-based distributor Arabian Trading Supplies (ATS).

Al Islami also confirmed that it would consolidate its presence in
Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Syria, Jordan and
Sudan in 2009.

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Green World to invest RM100m in edible container plant in Penang

| 21/01/2009 | Reply
Green World to invest RM100m in edible container plant in Penang

Biodegradable
product manufacturer Green World Biotech Sdn Bhd is investing RM100
million in Penang over the next four years to set up a plant that will
churn out edible containers from cane husks and other agro-based
materials.


In a country that uses styrofoam containers for its take away food practically 3 times a day this could be good news. Let’s just hope the food stalls invest in using them! They should be given some kind of incentive to ‘go green’ with their containers.


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South African Halal bodies onboard with boycott call

| 21/01/2009 | Reply
South African Halal bodies onboard with boycott call

Five of South Africa’s halaal certifying authorities have given their
support to a call made last week by the Muslim Judicial Council to
withdraw halaal certificates for products imported from Israel. MJC PRO
Nabeweya Malick told VOC that the boycott will be extended later to the
withdrawal of halaal certificates to food outlets whose parent
companies are deemed to be strong Israeli supporters.

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Protestors boycott Manchester Halal Subway

| 20/01/2009 | Reply
Protestors boycott Manchester Halal Subway

PROTESTORS have launched an internet
campaign asking people to boycott a sandwich retailer for only stocking
Halal meat in two of its stores in Manchester.

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Marrybrown’s humble shoplot beginnings to global franchise branding

| 18/01/2009 | Reply
Marrybrown’s humble shoplot beginnings to global franchise branding

Over the last 28 years, Marrybrown has ventured into other countries, proving that a Malaysian brand is able to make an impact in the global branding fraternity. Business Development Manager, Joshua Liew says being a halal Malaysian brand helps the company convince master franchisees especially in the Middle East. He
says the Middle East region is the most promising for franchising
business and Marrybrown will increase its outlets there to between 80
and 90 by year-end from 47 now. For
years, customers in these countries have only known fast-food
restaurants products and brands from Europe and the USA, he says.

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