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World’s Best Halal Restaurants Competition

| 05/09/2008 | Reply
World’s Best Halal Restaurants Competition

Zabihah.com, which is the world’s largest guide to halal restaurants and markets, is holding a ‘World’s Best Halal Restaurants’ competition during Ramadhan. You can go to their site and vote for your favourite Halal eatery. You may even suggest new ones to add to their site! You may also want to put your Halal products up on their new site for review by their readers. Great way to do market research for free.

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US Muslims tell Ramadan hardships under secular life

| 05/09/2008 | Reply
US Muslims tell Ramadan hardships under secular life

Once again the blessed month of Ramadhan is here. This is a time when people all around the world can witness the sincerity of the muslims living amidst them in their commitment to perform the fast that has been made obligatory on them. It is a time when Halal food spirals upward in sales because, although fasting, people seem to consume so much more through not only feeding themselves but feeding others to receive the blessings of this sacred month. Ramadhan Kareem.

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Food processors eye halal exports next year

| 05/09/2008 | Reply
Food processors eye halal exports next year

The Philippines are working full steam ahead on breaking into the world Halal markets by the first quarter of 2009. Now they have their Halal standard they are  working on getting the companies certified and ready for the export market.

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Young Muslim Sees Running Family Business as His "Life’s Journey"

| 05/09/2008 | Reply
Young Muslim Sees Running Family Business as His "Life’s Journey"

This story needs to be read to remind other muslims that going into the field of Halal for their work can be both financially and personally satisfying. Job satisfaction in this day and age is rare, and those working in Halal usually can achieve it. The fact that he did not have the immediate trust of the muslim community only made him work all the harder doing things correctly to earn that trust. This is important for all Halal businesses to be successful.

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Reforming the Halal Food Economy

| 30/08/2008 | Reply
Reforming the Halal Food Economy

Creating Muslim-Driven Supply and Demand

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Halal board to boost export market, int’l standards for RP-processed foods

| 28/08/2008 | Reply
Halal board to boost export market, int’l standards for RP-processed foods

Aware of the huge market potential of halal products here and
abroad, the Muslim Mindanao Halal Certifying Board, Inc. (MMHCBI) will
meet here on Thursday (August 28) with the Northern Mindanao Poultry
Growers’ Association on compliance with the Philippine Halal Standards
in food and non-products preparation.

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Thailand seeking to increase global share of halal food market

| 20/08/2008 | Reply
Thailand seeking to increase global share of halal food market

Thailand”s cuisine has achieved a meteoric rise in popularity and now
stands proudly as a staunch international favorite alongside the
world”s longtime champions. But as Thailand”s food exports are
growing by as much as eight percent per annum, the country has been
slow in catering to the international halal food market, an industry
that is estimated to be worth somewhere around one trillion U.S.
dollars per year.

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Thumbs Up For Halal Academy

| 18/08/2008 | Reply
Thumbs Up For Halal Academy

Panelists and participants of the International
Halal Market Conference (IHME 2008), which concluded yesterday in Brunei, gave
their unanimous support for Brunei to set up the Halal Products Academy.

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Kuwait confirms halal investment in South; Kuwaiti-Thai MOU signed

| 16/08/2008 | Reply
Kuwait confirms halal investment in South; Kuwaiti-Thai MOU signed

Kuwait affirmed its interest in launching
the halal food industry in Thailand’s southernmost region and also
pledged to provide jobs for some 3,000 more workers from this country
to be employed in the Middle East state.

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Brunei To Set Up Company To Manage Halal Brand

| 16/08/2008 | Reply
Brunei To Set Up Company To Manage Halal Brand

The Brunei government is
setting up a company to oversee the development of a halal brand in
line with its move to be one of the major players of the halal brand
globally.

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Al Islami Cart awarded SGS Certification for Best Food Safety Practices

| 12/08/2008 | Reply
Al Islami Cart awarded SGS Certification for Best Food Safety Practices

Al Islami Foods, Dubai, a pioneer in the halal food industry, has been awarded
an SGS Cerfification for Best Food Safety and Hygience Practices
recognizing the company’s superior quality standards, best practices
and procedures established at Al Islami Cart project, a food franchise
model.


Mr Saleh Lootah, CEO, Al Islami Foods will be speaking at the International Halal Market Conference being held in Brunei Darussalem on the 16-17 August 2008.

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Halal food drive starts

| 12/08/2008 | Reply
Halal food drive starts

Thailand has created a Halal
Food Services Standard for Tourism, developed by the Tourism Authority
of Thailand and the Halal Standard Institute of Thailand. What a clever plan! Restaurants are queued up in Malaysia trying to get Halal certification, and in the end most do not bother. This might be a more interesting approach to it.

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Halal Logo Hopes To Generate Trust

| 11/08/2008 | Reply
Halal Logo Hopes To Generate Trust

Brunei’s
Halal logo is hoped to

Hyperlinkgenerate trust on Brunei’s Halal products in
Southeast Asian and international markets
said the
Director of Agriculture from the Ministry of Industries and Primary
Resources, Hjh Normah Suria Hayati PJDSM Dato Seri Utama (Dr) Hj Jamil
Al-Sufri during an interview on the 3rd International Halal Expo 14-17 August 2008,

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Pro-India Trade Policy – II

| 11/08/2008 | Reply
Pro-India Trade Policy – II

Pakistan has finally decided
to establish a halal certification board, under the Ministry of Science
and Technology, to devise and enforce halal standards and certification
mechanism for export of halal food products. It is no longer good enough to say because your are a Muslim country things can be assumed to be Halal, especially for export and import purposes. It is interesting to note the ministry they have used for this purpose rather than Religious Affairs as is done in other countries like Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.

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A Halal Meat Business Thrives in New York

| 09/08/2008 | Reply
A Halal Meat Business Thrives in New York

There is a great satisfaction in a father being able to pass a business, he has built, down to his son to carry on after his retirement, but when through this he brings the son back to his Islam and his culture, that is an achievement. This is another success story for Halal.

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Area meat-packing plants prepare product for Muslim community

| 09/08/2008 | Reply
Area meat-packing plants prepare product for Muslim community

Muslims
may not figure prominently into the demographics of Central Alberta,
but a pair of meat processing plants here have adjusted their
operations to serve that market. Sunterra Meats Ltd. in Innisfail and Canadian
Premium Meats Inc. in Lacombe have both obtained halal certification,
approval that allows their meat products to be consumed by devout
Muslims.

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PIHB To Set Up 40 Halal Hub Complexes Nationwide By 2010

| 08/08/2008 | Reply
PIHB To Set Up 40 Halal Hub Complexes Nationwide By 2010

Perbadanan Industri Halal Bhd (PIHB)
targets to set up 40 halal hub complexes nationwide by 2010, said its
chairman Datuk Dr Abdullah Md Zin. He said the complexes would offer various products like daily necessities, healthcare, cosmetics and medicines under one roof.


The Halal supermarket is an idea that has been raised at various times, now let’s see if it is possible to stock the shelves and keep them full with Halal certified products.

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Halal Science Center aims to safeguard faith of Muslim communities worldwide

| 08/08/2008 | Reply
Halal Science Center aims to safeguard faith of Muslim communities worldwide

Thailand’s
fairly large Muslim population means there is always a need for Halal
food. The Halal Science Center, a part of the Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn
University, has been in existence since 1994.

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New Producer-Owned Beef Plant For Winnipeg

| 08/08/2008 | Reply
New Producer-Owned Beef Plant For Winnipeg

Natural
Prairie Beef Inc. announced today it has purchased a former Winnipeg
meat processing plant and begun to upgrade and redevelop it to produce
premium-branded Manitoba beef. Following a new business model for the
Canadian beef industry, the producer-owned company will target niche
markets like Halal and Kosher and own more parts of the value chain from gate-to-plate.

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Imams want halal controls

| 08/08/2008 | Reply
Imams want halal controls

Unlike Montreal’s Jewish community, which has a long-established kosher
monitoring system, there are few safeguards in the city to ensure
Muslim consumers are getting food that respects their dietary
restrictions. Reports abound of companies misleading consumers by falsely labelling
their products halal to take advantage of the growing global market.

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